No. 804 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War

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First squadron to get Martlet, and first anywhere to score a victory with the F4F - shooting down a Ju 88A on 25 December 1940 close to Scapa Flow

Aircraft
31 November 1939-November 1940: Gloster Sea Gladiator
November 1940-February 1941: Grumman Martlet I
February 1941-: Fairey Fulmar and Hawker Sea Hurricane
March 1941-April 1942: Fairey Fulmar I/ II
May 1941-August 1942: Hawker Sea Hurricane
August 1943-17 June 1944: Grumman Hellcat

24 September 1944-November 1945: Grumman Hellcat

Location
31 November 1939-April 1940: Hatston, Orkney
April 1940: HMS Glorious
May 1940-: HMS Furious
May 1941-: Catapult-armed merchant ships
May 1942-: Shore-based
July 1942-: HMS Argus to Gibraltar, HMS Furious to return
November 1942-: HMS Dasher
December 1943-June 1944: HMS Emperor

September 1944-: HMS Ameer
before June 1945: HMS Empress and HMS Shah
June 1945-: HMS Ameer
November 1945: Disbanded

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Duty
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (pending), No. 804 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/FAA/804_NAS.html

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