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Old 06-11-18, 11:26 PM
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Default Whaler Squadron, RCAF?

I recently picked up this Crest Craft patch but I'm uncertain about its origin. I can't find any definitive reference to a Canadian RCAF Squadron which was nick-named, "Whaler". The Makers back-stamp indicates it was manufactured between 1942 and 1955.
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Old 07-11-18, 11:53 AM
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Wayne. My guess is likely one of the 100 series Maritime Patrol squadrons.... 113, 116, 117 etc.... I can do some checking after work today through some reference material
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Old 07-11-18, 11:09 PM
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Default Whaler Squadron

My dad was in the Whaler Squadron in WW2. I have the crest at home and he was in the 16pth Squadron of the RCAF.
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Old 09-11-18, 01:54 PM
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Hi Kim. Thanks for that. Just to confirm, that's 116 Sqdn out of Botwood Harbour Newfoundland? I have read they didn't have an "official" badge so this must have just been something they had ordered up for their jackets.
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