RCAF No. 415 Squadron was formed at Thorney Island, Hampshire, on August 20, 1941, and until the summer of 1944 had a torpedo-bomber role and served with Coastal Command. Originally flying Beaufort I’s, it progressed through Hampdens, Wellingtons, Albacores and Halifax bombers.
The squadron was disbanded in 1945 and re-formed in 1981 to fly CP-107 Argus, CP-140 Aurora and CP-140A Arcturus reconnaissance aircraqft based out of Summerside, PEI. The 415th made an appearance at the 2008 Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival for the Canadian Air & Space Museum.