409 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Squadron Badge

Significance: The crossbow in front of a dark cloak indicates the unit's original role as a night fighter squadron.

409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tac F Sqn) was stood up on 6 July 2006 at 4 Wing Cold Lake by amalgamating personnel and aircraft from 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron. On 30 June 2015, personnel and equipment from 409 Tac F Sqn were reassigned to 401 Tac F Sqn, one of two Tac F Sqns within the Royal Canadian Air Force which were stood back up.

409 Tac F Sqn complements the duties of 401 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.

409 Squadron is now one of two operational CF-18 Squadrons at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Aircraft

Motto

MEDIA NOX MERIDIES NOSTER (Midnight is our noon)

History

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