3 July 2015 | RCAF
RCAF 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron reborn
The commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, Major-General Dave Wheeler, along with the commander of 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Colonel Eric Kenny, participated in a ceremony to re-activate 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron on June 30, 2015.
401 Squadron was disbanded on June 23, 1996, after 55 years of operation. Before its most recent disbandment, 401 Squadron flew the CH-136 Kiowa helicopter out of St. Hubert, Quebec. With this reactivation, 401 Squadron becomes the fifth Royal Canadian Air Force squadron to fly the CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft.
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