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  • canada 443 Squadron

    Canadian Armed Forces


    443MHS : 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron

    1944 to present    





    Helicopters

    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


    Farewell to Canadian Sea King, 22-Dec-18 : #SeaKing Royal Canadian Air Force Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King last official flight after 55 years of service

    Last Flights for Canadian CH-124 Sea King, 29-Nov-18 : #SeaKing Sea King CH-124 #17 painted in original Royal Canadian Navy colors performed cross-country flight in recognition of their 55 years of service. The CH-124 Sea King has flown more than 550,000 flight hours with the Canadian Armed Forces since 1963

    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
    1974/18CH-124 Sea King






    443MHS List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    61-256 ch-124 1964 12413 413 : Took part in 3 ship flypast over Royal Roads as part of 100th Anniversary +
    Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4013 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-256, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4013, 1964;+
    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.
    433 : Took part in 3 ship flypast over Royal Roads as part of 100th Anniversary +
    Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4033 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-342, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4033, 1966;+
    61-344 ch-124 1966 12434 434 : Took part in 3 ship flypast over Royal Roads as part of 100th Anniversary +
    Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4034 : RCAN CHSS-2, 1966; Oct68 to CH-124A 12434
    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