Squadron History

883 Squadron
Royal Canadian Navy Fighter Squadron (1947-51)

Originally formed as 883 Squadron as part of the Royal Navy and reformed after wartime service to be transferred to the RCN in September 1945. The formation was unsuccessful due to manning problems and the squadron promptly disbanded in February 1946. A second and successful attempt at formation took place in May 1947 and the squadron continued service until being renumbered to 871 Squadron (RCN) in May 1951.

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: Ex Nubibus Vincemus ("From The Clouds We Will Conquer")