401 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Argent a rocky mountain sheep's head Sable horned Or caboshed.

Squadron Badge

Significance : The mountain sheep, indigenous to many parts of Canada, is known for its great stamina and fighting power.

401 Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tac F Sqn) was stood up on 30 June 2015 at 4 Wing Cold Lake by separating equal portions of personnel and equipment from 409 Tac F Sqn, also based at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The newly reformed 401 Squadron complements the duties of 409 Tac F Sqn and, assisted by 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron, deploys tactical fighter forces to meet Canadian and allied defence needs. Under the umbrella of the NORAD mission, fighter crews are on stand-by 24/7 ready to respond to any aerospace threat.

The newly re-formed 401 Squadron is now one of two operational CF-18 Squadrons at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Aircraft

Motto

MORS CELERRIMA HOSTIBUS (Very swift death for the enemy)

History

The complete squadron history can be found on the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

Our Contact Details

401 Tactical Fighter Squadron
4 Wing / CFB Cold Lake
PO BOX 6550 STN FORCES
COLD LAKE, AB T9M 2C6