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438 Tactical Helicopter SquadronMotto:
Argent the head of a wildcat affronté Gules langued Azure.
Fortress Europe 1944, France and Germany 1944-1945, Normandy 1944, Arnhem, Rhine
438 Fighter Bomber Squadron was created from No.118 Fighter Squadron in November 1943. During the war the squadron was stationed in England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. They were disbanded on 26 August 1945. They reformed at RCAF Station St.Hubert on 15 April 1946. The "City of Montreal" title was added on 1 May 1950. In 1981 the squadron changed roles, becoming 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and currently flying the CH-146 Griffon.
438 has flown these Aircraft:
- Hawker Hurricane
- Hawker Typhoon
- North American Harvard
- de Havilland Vampire
- Canadair (Lockheed) CT-33 Silver Star
- Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre
- Beech CC-128 (C-45) Expeditor
- de Havilland CC-123 (DHC-3) Otter
- Bell CH-136 Kiowa
- Bell CH-146 Griffon