In 1954, standing up a 'new Mark IV' fighter squadron, progressing from an initial operating capability, having received its complement of aircrew, to a full operational capability required a change to a Mark III flying and training model.
First, flying practices to confirm that pilot/airborne interceptor integration was retained from No.3 OTU training, and learning the changes in Airborne Interception (AI) and Ground-Controlled Interception (GCI) tactics.
Aircrew and groundcrew of Avro Lancaster KB760 NA: P "P-Peter", from No. The badge for the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire is visible on the nose.
In maintaining its operational readiness, 428 AW(F), Call Sign: Davenport, Squadron Code: HG, saw its share of pilot/navigator loss over its short seven year CF-100 history. Doyle from to , who would go on to command 410 AW(F) Squadron and later 1 Cdn Air Group in 1970. Born in Metis Beach QC, on 11 November 1920, he joined the RCAF on 20 July 1940, selected for pilot training, he earned his wings in February 1941 and went overseas in March 1941.He was well liked by the Canadians and sadly missed when he left on promotion to group captain in February 1943.He flew two operations from Dalton, occupying the astro-dome.Of 165 Tiger Force Lancasters dispatched, 164 made the crossing, whereas on June 4, 1945, Lancaster KB764 No. Beginning reorganization and training on 10 August 1945 'Ghost' Squadron was to be ready for deployment on 1 January 1946, manned with ‘volunteering' personnel from within No. As the fifth Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck equipped squadron, on June 21, 1954, the squadron was re-activated at RCAF Station Uplands as 428 All-Weather (Fighter) Squadron, stood up as an interceptor squadron, capable of operating both day and night.428 Squadron approaching Lagens, having previously lost its port outer engine and then its port inner engine, power completely asymmetric, crashed 3 km (1.9 mi) out to sea. 661 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (10 July 1945), to be commanded by Wing Commander F. Sharp, DFC, was to form at RCAF Station Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with No. 428 All-Weather (Fighter) Squadron was re-activated, as one of nine Canadian based RCAF squadrons, to be operating under the new RCAF Air Defense Command, protecting North American airspace from Soviet intruders and long range bombers. 18211/18223), seeing an engine boost in the MK-4Bs it began to receive in February 1955 (i.e. 18331/18356) and the big change with the Mk-5s (i.e. 18464/18542) it began to receive in March 1956 (losing its guns).