INDEX OF NAVAL AIR SQUADRONS

 

 

877

squadron 

 
Operational History and Background
 
The squadron formed at Tanga, East Africa in April 1943 as a Fleet Fighter unit for local defence duties, using RAF Hurricane IIBs.

In July 1943 the squadron moved to Port Reitz, Mombasa with the intention to fly with long-range fuel tanks to the defence of Ceylon but this was cancelled and the squadron disbanded in December 1943.
 


Battle Honours
None

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
      Capt PP Nelson-Gracie, RM April 1943-Dec 1943
Aircraft

Hurricane IIb April 1943-Dec 1943

Ships and Squadron bases
To be listed

The Squadron Today
Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information


Associations and Reunions
No information

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
Squadrons
 
 
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