Snowbirds Demonstration Team
The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces.
In 2012, 431 Squadron celebrates its 70th anniversary.
431 Iroquois Squadron, The Hatiten Ronteriios or “Warriors of the Air”, is formed on November 11, 1942 in Burn, England and disbanded in 1945. During that time, the Squadron is part of Bomber Command during World War II. It is reformed briefly in 1954 (for a fiew months) in Bagotville, Quebec as a F-86 sabre squadron which contributes to the “Prairie Pacific” aerobatic team. Finally, the Squadron is reformed for a third time in 1978 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It becaumes 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (Snowbirds).
The Snowbirds are, without any doubt, part of our Royal Canadian Air Force heritage. All members of 431 Squadron are proud to represent the Canadian Forces throughout the country and other parts of North America.