canada 443 Squadron

Canadian Armed Forces


443MHS : 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron

1944 to present    




Formed in Feb 1944 as an RAF unit, by renaming 127 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force at RAF Digby in Lincolnshire, UK. Disbanded Mar 1946. Reformed from the split of HS50 as HS443 in the anti-submarine role with CH-124 Sea Kings.  In 1994, the unit was redesignated MH443 to reflect its increasing contribution in maritime patrol activities.

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News of 443 Squadron


RCAF 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron New Hangar, 20-Apr-15 : Royal Canadian Air Force 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron currently flying the CH-124 Sea King received new hangar able to accommodate the new CH-148 Cyclone



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1989/    Victoria International AirportCYYJ
1974/89CFB ShearwaterCYAW

Models

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YearsModels
1974/    CH-124 Sea King



List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-285 ch-124 1965 12419 : ex 4019. Became 12419. Upgrade to Mk2 standard. Sustained serious damage o+
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4019 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-285, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4019, 1965;+
61-290 ch-124 1965 12424 : Mar11 443Sqn. embarked HMCS Charlottetown FFH 339
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4024 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-290, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4024, 1965;+
61-342 ch-124 1966 12433 : 2007 443Sqn.
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4033 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-342, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4033, 1966;+
61-345 ch-124 1966 12435 : CAF ex RCN 4035 renumbered. type:CH-124A in 2008 443Sqn.
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4035 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-345, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4035, 1966;+
61-347 ch-124 1966 12436 : CAF type:CH-124A; 2003 443Sqn.
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4036 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-347, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4036, 1966;+
61-383 ch-124 1967 12440 : CAF ex RCN 4040 renumbered. type:CH-124A in 2008 443Sqn.
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4040 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-383, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4040, 1967;+



Operations


DatesOperation
12-jun-1012-jun-10 Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy



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