Operational History and Background

The squadron formed at Brunswick as a dive-bomber squadron with 9 Helldiver Is in April 1944, moving in May to Squantum till July when moving on transit to Norfolk, USA.
In July 1944 the squadron embarked on HMS Arbiter for Speke in the UK, transferring to Burscough and was subsequently briefly posted to Machrihanish where DLT was carried out from HMS Speaker in October 1944.

This period indicated that the Helldiver was inadequate for its intended duties, the squadron being disbanded in December 1944.

Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) HIA Swayne, DSC, RN april 1944-Dec 1944

  • Aircraft

  • Helldiver I April 1944-Dec 1944
  • 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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