No.821 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War

Aircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - Books

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Aircraft
-September 1939-2 December 1940: Fairey Swordfish

1 July 1941-March 1942: Fairey Swordfish
March 1942-10 October 1943: Albacore

1 May 1944-January 1945: Barracuda II
January 1945-April 1945: Barracuda III
April 1945: Barracuda III and Grumman Wildcat
April? 1945-early 1946: Barracuda III

Location
-September 1939-2 December 1940: HMS Ark Royal

1 July 1941: Reforms Detling
Rest of 1941: Anti-submarine patrols from Sumburgh and Hatston
January 1942-: Dekheila, operating over Western Desert
c.April 1942?: Cyprus
September 1942-November 1942: Western Desert
November 1942-June 1943: Malta
    March 1943-: Detachment to Castel Benito
June-10 October 1943: North Africa

1 May 1944: Reforms
November 1944-: HMS Puncher
3 July 1945-: HMS Trumpeter to travel to Far East
Late 1945: HMS Fencer to return home

Squadron Codes:
Swordfish: A5A+ then 5A+ then single letters
Albacore: S5A+ then single letters
Barracuda: N:A+ then single letters

Duty/ Battle Honours
1940: Norway
1942: Libya
1942-43: Mediterranean

Books

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (pending), No.821 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/FAA/821_NAS.html

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