Squadron History

826 Squadron
Canadian-Manned Royal Navy Torpedo Bomber Reconnaisance Squadron (1945-46)
Royal Canadian Navy Maritime Reconnaisance Squadron (1947-51)

Originally formed as 826 Squadron as part of the Royal Navy and was Canadian-Manned from August 1945 until it was disbanded in February 1946. It was then reformed as part of the RCN in May 1947 and later renumbered to 881 Squadron (RCN) in May 1951 whereupon the 826 designation returned to the Royal Navy.

Role: Served as one of the RCN's original Maritime Reconnaisance & ASW squadrons flying from carriers.

Aircraft Flown: Fairey Barracuda , Fairey Firefly , Grumman Avenger

Home Base: East Haven/Fearn, England (1945-46) & Dartmouth, NS (1947-51)

Ships Served On: HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent

Colours: N/A

Motto: Latet Anquis In Aqua (A Snake Lies Concealed In The Water)