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817 Naval Air Squadron

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Country  United Kingdom
Role  Anti-submarine warfare
Branch  Fleet Air Arm
817 Naval Air Squadron
Battle honours  Norway 1941 Biscay 1942 North Africa 1942 Atlantic 1942 Sicily 1943

817 Naval Air Squadron was a unit of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.

In 1941, the squadron operated Fairey Albacore aircraft in the Anti-Submarine Warfare role in Icelandic and Mediterranean waters. The Squadron was reformed in 1943, with Fairey Barracuda aircraft and carried out operations in the Far East before disbanding at the end of the war.

The squadron was reformed as 817 Squadron RAN in 1950.

Aircraft

  • Fairey Albacore I March 1941–August 1943
  • Fairey Barracuda II December 1943–January 1945
  • Barracuda II (ASH) April 1945–August 1945
  • References

    817 Naval Air Squadron Wikipedia


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