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No. 423 Squadron RCAF
Active 18 May 1942 – 4 September 1945
1 June 1953 – 31 December 1962
3 September 1974 – present
Country  Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Air Force
Nickname(s) Eagle
Motto(s) Latin: Quaerimus et petimus
("We search and strike")
Battle honours Atlantic 1942-1945
English Channel and North Sea 1944-1945
Normandy 1944
Biscay 1944
Gulf and Kuwait
Honorary colonel Rick Mercer

423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under Royal Canadian Air Force. It currently operates the Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King from CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia, Canada.


No. 423 Squadron RCAF was a World War II unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Formed in 1942 in Oban, Argyll, Scotland it was disbanded in 1945. Reformed in 1953 at RCAF Station St Hubert, now Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport, it was again disbanded in 1962. In 1974, it was reformed a final time and in 1994 given its present name.[1]


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