742 National Capital Squadron was founded in 1963 and proudly continues to serve the Ottawa community.

Names of 742

742 National Capital SQN
742 Montgomery Legion SQN
742 West Optimist SQN
742 Capital Optimist SQN

SQN Moto

Our Youth, Our Pride

SQN Attitude Check

742, "Best in Blue!"

Flight 1 - Barker Flight - Wing Commander William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars

(3 November 1894 - 12 March 1930) was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient.

Flight 2 - Mynarski Flight - Pilot Officer Andrew Charles (Andy) Mynarski, VC

(14 October 1916 - 13 June 1944) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross,the highest and most prestigious award for bravery in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Mynarski was 27 years old and flew with 419 "Moose" Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War when he gave his life attempting to help rescue a trapped crew member.

Flight 3 - Bazalgette Flight - Ian Willoughby Bazalgette, VC, DFC

(19 October 1918 - 4 August 1944) was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and while serving in the Royal Air Force was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Flight 4 - Bishop Flight - Air Marshal William Avery Bishop (Billy), VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED

(8 February 1894 - 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace and Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian ace of the war. During the Second World War, Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Flight 5 - Gray Flight - Robert Hampton Gray (Hammy), VC, DSC

(2 November 1917 - 9 August 1945) was a Canadian naval officer, pilot, and recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Second World War, one of only two members of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm to have been thus decorated in that war.

Flight 6 - Beurling Flight - George Frederick Beurling (Buzz), DSO, DFC, DFM & Bar

(6 December 1921 - 20 May 1948) was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War.



Updated: Aug 10th, 2018 at 10:24 AM (EST)