No.824 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War

Aircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - Books

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Aircraft
-September 1939-August 1943: Fairey Swordfish
August 1943-June 1944: Fairey Swordfish and Hawker Sea Hurricane
June 1944-16 October 1944: Fairey Swordfish and Grumman Wildcat

2 July 1945-January 1946: Barracuda II

Location
-September 1939-March 1941: HMS Eagle
March 1941-19 April 1941: Port Sudan
19 April 1941-Summer 1941: HMS Eagle
Summer 1941-January 1942: Machrihanish (while Eagle is refitted)
January 1942: HMS Eagle
January-April 1942?: Gibraltar
April?-11 August 1942: HMS Eagle

1 October 1942-: Lee-on-Solent
March 1943-27 October 1943: HMS Unicorn
27 October 1943-16 October 1944: HMS Striker

2 July 1945-: Katukurunda, Ceylon
January 1946: Disbanded

Squadron Codes:
Swordfish: 5A+, 1A+, 2A+ then single letters
Sea Hurricane, Wildcat, Barracuda: single letters

Duty/ Battle Honours
1940: Calabria
1940: Mediterranean
1940: Taranto
1940-41: Libya
1942: Malta Convoys
1942: Atlantic
1944: Arctic

Books

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (pending), No.824 Naval Air Squadron (FAA): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/FAA/824_NAS.html

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