Operational History and Background

The squadron formed at Lee-on-Solent as an amphibian bomber reconnaissance squadron with 6 Sea Otters in November 1944.

In January 1945 the squadron embarked on HMS Khedive for Sulur, southern India where Walruses were added.

In April 1944 the squadron aircraft were detached to the escort carriers, HMS Stalker, HMS Hunter, HMS Khedive, HMS Emperor, HMS Ameer, HMS Attacker and HMS Shah for air sea rescue and minesweeping duties.

Detachments were with HMS Emperor in July 1944 for operations at Car Nicobar, and on HMS Ameer and HMS Emperor for operations off Phuket island, Thailand also in July 1944.

By VJ-Day the squadron was still on escort carrier detachment duties on 3 ships.

Battle Honours
Burma 1945

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

Lt(A) AB Edgar, RNVR Nov 1944-end of WW2


  • Sea Otter I Nov 1944-end of WW2
  • Walrus Feb 1945-end of WW2
  • Ships and Squadron bases
    To be listed
    The Squadron Today
    Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

    Associations and Reunions
    No information

    World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
    Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8  
    Robert Horsten's FAA
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