Squadron History

803 Squadron
Royal Canadian Navy Fighter Squadron (1946-51)

Originally formed as 803 Squadron as part of the Royal Navy and was transferred to the RCN in January 1946 upon the commissioning of HMCS Warrior. It was later renumbered to 870 Squadron (RCN) in May 1951 and the 803 designation returned to the Royal Navy.

Role: Served as one of the RCN's original Operational Fighter squadrons flying from carriers.

Aircraft Flown: Supermarine Seafire , Hawker Sea Fury

Home Base: Dartmouth, NS

Ships Served On: HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent

Colours: N/A

Motto: Cave Punctum (Beware Of The Sting)