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The Green Book - A 427 History to 1970

427 Squadron Casualties since 1942


427 (Lion) Squadron has had a proud history since November, 1942 when it was first formed. As an Association of former Lions our objective is to ensure that the exploits experienced as well as the sacrifices made by Squadron members, past and present, are shared and acknowledged. We achieve our objective by:

  • coordinating with the active Squadron to maintain and foster the sense of pride we feel with this famous and historic Squadron
  • providing a forum for exchange of military history and genealogical information
  • support for military activities
  • participation in and support for all military memorials
  • contributing to qualified institutions
  • publishing a Newsletter
  • maintaining a Web Site
  • participating in the annual "Gathering of the Lions"

The primary purpose of the Association is to ensure that the achievements, traditions and memories of our famous Squadron are maintained and shared. The Association comprises not only the World War II and post-war Lions but current Squadron personnel and former Lions still serving elsewhere in the Canadian Armed Forces(CAF). The Association was founded as a non-profit organization and is entirely dependent on membership dues and donations. All Association workers are unpaid volunteers.

Web Site Contents


This page outlines our motivation and objectives as well as a brief description of the following pages.

Squadron News

This page will be dedicated to detailing the history of the Squadron and its aircraft.

427 History

This page will be dedicated to detailing the history of the Squadron and its aircraft.


Copies of our ROAR newsletter will be published here.


Any current information, including Lost Trails, updated monthly.


Information and a mail form for joining the Association as well as Association financial information.


A record and obituaries of our deceased comrades.

About Us

A list of Association people and their duties.


Lists of links that members may find interesting.


i) Biographies of members, past and present.
ii)  Books written by members about their military experience.
iii)  Videos of interviews and memories
iv) Shorter stories written by members about their military experience.


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