The story of wartime Castle Archdale is a fascinating one which needs to be preserved. The success of Coastal
Command depended on the base.
Coastal Command was responsible for locating and destroying enemy submarines ( U- boats ) in the North Atlantic
Ocean during World War 2.
Castle Archdale played a vital part in the war effort, providing a much needed base for the allies from
which to battle the German U-Boats whom were trying to sink as much shipping as they could in order to disrupt allied
With help from those who served there, family members of those who served there, as well as local
historians and authors this website has been created to help tell the story of wartime Castle Archdale.
This website is dedicated to the brave men and women of RAF 201 Squadron, RAF 280 Squadron, RCAF
Squadron 422, RCAF Squadron 423, and all else who served at Castle Archdale during WW2 in the North Atlantic, but especially
this website is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, Sqdns. 280, 422 and 423, Pilot F/LT F.G."Jerry"
I have also included information about 446 SAM Squadron, the last squadron my grandfather served with until