Fairey Swordfish on the icy deck of HMS Campania

Fairey Swordfish on the icy deck of HMS Campania
Here we see crewmen clearing ice off the decks of the escort carrier HMS Campania during an Arctic convoy. The Fairey Swordfish in the background will be from either No.813 or No.825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (21 July 2010), Fairey Swordfish on the icy deck of HMS Campania, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_campania_icy.html

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