Operational History and Background
The squadron officially formed for the first time at Palisadoes, Jamaica in June 1942 as a torpedo bomber reconnaissance Swordfish squadron, after working up in Miami the squadron embarked in HMS Battler in December 1942 for passage to New York, where it continued working up at Quonset Point.

In March 1943 the squadron joined HMS Attacker for the UK, where it was allocated for MAC ship duties, embarking in MV Empire MacAndrew in July 1943. The squadron was disbanded in August 1943, becoming "M" Flight of 836 squadron.

Battle Honours
Atlantic 1943

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • Lt(A) LR Tivy, RN June 1942-April 1943
  • Lt(A) CMT Hallewell, RN April 1943-Aug 1943
  • Aircraft
  • Swordfish I June 1942-March 1943
  • Swordfish II Sept 1942-Aug 1943
  • 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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