Squadron History

The following squadrons served at Dartmouth/Shearwater throughout the history of the base.

NOTE: The colours used on the aircraft names (in the descriptions) correspond to the period in which the type began service with the squadron in that particular stage in its history

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Era 1 - USN Flying Corps through to Royal Canadian Air Force (circa 1918 - 1948)


Era 2 - Royal Canadian Navy (circa 1948 - 1968)


Era 3 - Canadian Forces (circa 1968 - Present)