INDEX OF NAVAL AIR SQUADRONS
In June 1944 a fighter flight of 4 Wildcat Vs was added at Eglington with a short service on HMS Formidable.
The squadron embarked on HMS Tracker in September 1944 for Arctic Russia convoys, disembarking at Machrihanish for Hatston .
In January 1945 the squadron embarked on HMS Queen for operations off Norway, and subsequently undertook further Arctic Russia convoys, finally disbanding in May 1945.
Arctic 1944-1945, Norway 1945
Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
L/C(A) NG Haigh, RNVR Nov 1943-Dec 1944 L/C(A) JM Glaser, RN Dec 1944-30 May 1945
Avenger II Dec 1943-May 1945 Wildcat V May 1944-Sept 1944 Wildcat VI Sept 1944-May 1945 Ships and Squadron bases
To be listed
The Squadron Today
Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information
Associations and Reunions
853 Naval Air Squadron reunion Reunion at Bournmouth. Contact details via FAAOA
FURTHER 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