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119 Squadron (Bomber Reconnaissance) RCAF 119 Squadron (Bomber Reconnaissance) RCAF, City of Hamilton Squadron was based at RCAF Station Yarmouth between July 21, 1940 and January 10, 1942. The Squadron flew Bolingbrokes, twin engine aircraft. After a tour of anti-sub reconnaissance at Yarmouth, the Squadron moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia. One of the assignments of the 119 Squadron while at Yarmouth was to escort HMS Ramillies through the Bay of Fundy. HMS Ramillies was a Royal Sovereign-class 15in gun Battleship assigned for North Atlantic convoy escort from Halifax. On March 17, 1941 HMS Ramillies docked at the St. John, New Brunswick dry dock and remained at St. John until March 30, 1941. Originally formed as No. 19 (Bomber) Squadron (Auxiliary) at Hamilton, Ontario on May 15,1935, the Squadron commenced flying training in May 1937 when it received four Moth aircraft. It was renumbered No. 119 Squadron on November 15, 1937 and was called out on voluntary full-time duty on September 3, 1939. Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR) on October 31, 119 (BR) Squadron flew from Yarmouth NS, Sydney NS, Dartmouth NS and Mont-Joli, Que on anti-submarine duty over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the waters adjacent to Cape Breton Island. It was disbanded at Sydney NS on March 15, 1944. Bolingbroke #9053, stationed at Yarmouth was involved in a crash following engine failure on approach to RCAF Station Yarmouth at 4:12 PM on December 11, 1941. The plane came down in the woods 1/4 of a mile from the end of the runway. It was the first fatal crash for 119 Squadron. Sources: http://wartimeheritage.com/storyarchive2/crash11dec41.htm Shearwater Aviation Museum http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-01BB-Ramillies.htm http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/Naval_Svc_vol2_e.pdf https://legionmagazine.com/en/2011/04/busy-little-port-navy-part-44/
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119 Squadron - RCAF Station, Yarmouth NS (WWII)
Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives   Bristol Bolingbroke Aircraft over Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, flown by 119 Squadron RCAF (1940-1942) stationed at RCAF Station Yarmouth (West Camp).