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423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is the East coast operational Sea King squadron.

Air crews, maintainers and helicopters form up to eight helicopter air detachments (HELAIRDET) ready to deploy to sea in support of Maritime Operations Group One based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

423 Squadron is equipped with the CH-124 Sea King ship borne helicopter to support the Navy's Halifax-class patrol frigates and Trump-class destroyers. Domestically, 423 Squadron carries out maritime patrol in Atlantic and Arctic waters in support of other federal agencies such as law enforcement and Fisheries. Search and Rescue in the Maritime region has become increasingly important.

Internationally, the Squadron supports Navy operations in surface and subsurface surveillance, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

The 423 "Eagle" Squadron badge
The 423 "Eagle" Squadron badge
Badge
The 423 "Eagle" Squadron badge depicts a bald-headed eagle volant. The bald-headed eagle is a powerful bird of prey for the Canadian side of the Atlantic. The motto refers to the squadron's role as a coastal unit.A bald-headed eagle volant

Motto
QUAERIMUS ET PETIMUS (We search and strike)


 
Special thanks to:
 
 James Stewart     N.Ireland 
Joe O'Loughlin     N.Ireland
    Breege Mc Cusker  N.Ireland 
John Newall         Canada
                               Richard Lebek  Canada ( crew member U-672)
Norman Lebek   Canada
 Roland Berr      Germany
                                Harry Lorkin   U.K. (RAF 226 Squadron)          
     John Rogers          UK            
                                    N.Jack Logan       Canada   (RCAF 422 Squadron)
              Les and Maureen Ingram  Scotland
   Bill Barber            Canada    
  Robert Walsh        N.Ireland  
                         Capt. Jerry Mason USN (ret.)  Canada         
             Blake Wimperis      Canada              
                                   Robert Quirk     Canada                                          
                                    Norm Muffitt          Canada                                      
                         Lt/Col S. Beaton     Canada  (Camp Borden)
       Stephanie Pinder     USA            
    Alec (Johnny) Johnston    N.Z.
                 Stephen Kerr           N.Ireland             
                                   Reg Firby               Canada (RCAF 423 Squadron)
         Maurice Duffill         Australia     
                   John Hartshorn              UK                     
                                  Don Macfie      Canada ( RCAF 422/423 Squadron)
                               Frank Cauley   Canada  ( RCAF 422 Squadron)
                                Harold O'Brien  Canada  ( RCAF 423 Squadron)
                                   James Newall          UK        ( RAF 423 Squadron)
      Ian Meadows                    UK
                     Bill Baker                 Canada               
John Taylor      Canada
            Gordon Burke              Canada
          Carol Whittle                    U.K.

Last Update on Dec 07 , 2010