A unique 264-page bilingual book including never-before published photos and documents recounting 439 Sabre-Toothed Tiger Squadron’s history.
This book describes:
• The squadron's beginning in Canada during World War II as the School of Army Co-operation and later No. 123 Army Co-operation Training Squadron to its operational fighter-bomber missions flying the Hawker Typhoon out of England and mainland Europe.
• The 1950s and early ‘60s period in its day fighter role flying the F-86 Sabre in Canada, England and France.
• The conversion to a Strike/Reconnaissance, Attack and Tactical Fighter Squadron with the CF-104 Starfighter in France and Germany from 1964 to 1984.
• The CF-18 Hornet frontline multi-role fighter era in Germany from 1985 to 1993.
• The unit’s mission at CFB Bagotville (QC) as a Combat Support Squadron since 1994 flying the CT-133 Silver Star, the CH-118 Iroquois and the CH-146 Griffon.
Forewords by General Tom Lawson, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff; Colonel Joël Roy, 17 Wing Commander; and Major Jean-François Gauvin, 439 CS Sqn Commanding Officer.
Published once more by IMAVIATION, it continues the unique format of being bilingual, and entirely designed and produced in Canada without any public or private subsidies of any kind.