INDEX OF NAVAL AIR SQUADRONS
In March 1944 HMS Illustrious made abortive sweeps off the Cocos Islands for 3 Japanese cruisers, and in April 1944 the squadron was involved in operations over Sabang, bombing oil tanks and harbour facilities, and subsequently was involved in attacking Port Blair, Andaman Islands.
The squadron was absorbed into 810 at Trincomalee in June 1944 and ceased to exist.
Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
- L/C(A) PC Whitfield, RN June 1943-July 1943
- L/C(A) JL Cullen, RN July 1943-June 1944
- Barracuda II June 1943-June 1944
Ships and Squadron bases
To be listed
The Squadron Today
Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information
Associations and Reunions
FURTHER INFORMATION 847 squadron today. MOD website 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