No.820 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War

Aircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - Books

Fairey Swordfish I of No.820 Squadron over HMS Ark Royal
Fairey Swordfish I
of No.820 Squadron
over HMS Ark Royal

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Aircraft
-September 1939-Late 1941: Fairey Swordfish
Late 1941-13 November 1943: Albacore

1 January 1944-September 1944: Barracuda
September 1944-March 1946: Avenger I then Avenger II

Location
-September 1939-17 June 1941: HMS Ark Royal
17 June 1941-February 1942: HMS Victorious
February 1942-13 November 1943: HMS Formidable

1 January 1944: Lee-on-Solent
10 June 1944-September 1944: HMS Indefatigable
21 November-March 1946: HMS Indefatigable

Squadron Codes:

Duty/ Battle Honours
1940-44: Norway
1940: Spartivento
1940: Mediterranean
1941: Bismarck
1941: Atlantic
1941: Malta Convoys
1942-43: North Africa
1943: Sicily
1943: Salerno
1945: Palembang
1945: Okinawa
1945: Japan

Books

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (pending), No. 820 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/FAA/820_NAS.html

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