Heavier-than-air Utility Air Squadron [VU 33] (1954-92)
Formed as VU 33 under the US system of numbering in November 1954. It later disbanded in June 1992 when 414 Squadron assumed its duties.
Role: Served as the RCN's west coast fixed wing (primarily) utility squadron performing such duties as Training, Naval Gunnery Target Towing, Transport, Search & Rescue and later continued these functions as part of the CF.
Aircraft Flown: Grumman Avenger , Grumman (DeHavilland Canada) Tracker , Lockheed (Canadair) Silver Star , Piasecki HUP-3
Home Base: Patricia Bay, BC (1954-1974) & Comox, BC (1974-1992)
Ships Served On: N/A
Colours: Gold & Blue
Motto: Finis Coronat Opus (The End Crowns The Deed)