Post Tagged with: "401 Squadron"

Outgoing 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) Commanding Officer (CO), Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Forrest Rock (left) and Incoming 401 TFS CO, LCol Reid Surkan (right) salute for the National Anthem during the 401 TFS Change of Command Parade Ceremony in 4 Hangar on June 30, 2020 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.

Photo:  LS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

Change of command at 401

July 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Cliff Kenyon It was a quieter, more subdued event. It was a COVID-19 styled change of command for 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Fewer spectators attended, considering the significance of the event. Those who did attend wore masks and kept their distance. 4 Wing Commander Col Dave Moar admitted it was an unusual and quiet celebration. But that didn’t in any way diminish the significance of the ceremony. LCol Reid SurkanRead More

401 Squadron’s Flight Sergeant Mehew Zobell of Raymond, Alberta, brought his Spitfire back safely after the Dieppe raid despite being injured by an exploding cannon shell from an enemy fighter. The shell made holes in the cowling of his cockpit and the damage to his rudder can be seen in this photo. Nevertheless, he made a perfect landing. 
Photo: DND Archives

Dieppe raid first major mission for 401

August 27, 2019 at 10:59 am

Major (Retired) William March By the time Operation Jubilee, the raid on Dieppe, France, began in August 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 “Ram” Squadron was an established fighter squadron although, as with most RCAF units, it was a mix of experienced pilots and men fresh training. Ram Squadron was initially formed at Trenton, Ontario, as No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron on September 21, 1937. Mobilized for war at September 10, 1939 after distinguishing itselfRead More

Corporal Smile Pimentel Burgos from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron completes a post-flight check on a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet, during Exercise Sandy Fleece, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, on April 2, 2019.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging

401 Squadron members meet training challenges

May 21, 2019 at 9:41 am

Cliff Kenyon What makes a 4 Wing Cold Lake tactical fighter pilot happy? Near the top of the list is celebrating completion of a successful training mission. It means a job well done and meeting a challenge which can some times mean overcoming nasty weather, personnel shortages and strained supply chains. And what makes that commander of a tactical fighter squadron happy? How about a string of successful training missions? That training challenge can beRead More

Officers from 4 Wing Cold Lake take a moment to remember the Canadian contributions and sacrifices during the Battle of Britain at the Cold Lake Cenotaph on Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. 
Photo by AB Justin Spinelo, Wing Imaging

Battle of Britain – 401 Squadron’s legacy continues decades later

September 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

Christopher King A swift breeze and frigid rain set a dramatic mood at the Cold Lake cenotaph on Sunday morning. On Sept. 16, 2018, members of the Defence Team at 4 Wing Cold Lake, veterans from Cold Lake, cadets and civilians gathered for the annual Battle of Britain parade. The parade marched with a band, and two flights from 401 Squadron, down 7 Ave and wheeled onto 10 Street, halting in front of the cenotaph.Read More

401 Squadron WWII Vets attend Cold Lake Air Show

401 Squadron WWII Vets attend Cold Lake Air Show

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

Photos by Cpl Manuela Berger

401 Squadron presentations

401 Squadron presentations

July 17, 2018 at 9:32 am