Operational History and Background
The squadron formed at Lee-on-Solent in March 1943 as a Fleet Fighter unit with 12 Martlet IVs.

In June 1943 the squadron embarked on HMS Illustrious for operations around Iceland.
In August 1943 the ship sailed for the Mediterranean where the squadron was involved in the landings at Salerno.

The squadron disembarked at Port Ellen in October 1943 where it re-equipped with 10 Martlet Vs, before transferring to Eglington.

The squadron was disbanded in January 1945.

Battle Honours
Salerno 1943

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) MF Fell, RN March 1943-Oct 1943
  • L/C(A) DK Evans, RNZNVR Oct 1943-Jan 1944
  • Martlet IV March 1943-Oct 1943
  • Wildcat V Oct 1943-Jan 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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