118(F) Squadron RCAF



On Patrol

Eight Kittyhawks from 118 Squadron near Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 4th, 1942.


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The Survivor

These next few photos showing Kittyhawk I AK803 (RCAF 1034) were possibly taken
during the same flight as the shot above. This Hawk survives today... more HERE...


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Ready to Head West

This Kittyhawk was photographed by Gerald Trevor Roberts at RCAF Station Debert,
Nova Scotia after 118 Squadron's code letters had been changed from 'RE' to 'VW',
probably in April or May of 1942. Shortly after this photo was taken, in June of 1942,
the outfit would redeploy West, to Annette Island, Alaska.

You can see more of Mr. Roberts' photos from RCAF Station Debert HERE...


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The Predecessor

Yeah, strange lookin' P-40, isn't it?

I include this here only as a matter of interest... 'tis a Grumman Goblin, one of
the types that 118 Squadron operated immediately before the outfit was equipped with
the Kittyhawk. These were built in Canada, under license, by Canadian Car and Foundry.


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