Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945


 The Fleet Air Arm squadrons taking part in the Dunkirk evacuation under RAF Coastal Command


The Fleet Air Arm played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces during the hectic period in the Dunkirk evacuation and the suibsequent BVattale of France 1940, not more so than the FAA squadrons and 100 or so men who served under RAF Coastal Command. This page is dedicated to their dedication and bravery.

Operation Dynamo, evacuation of British Expeditionary Force, and other Allied forces, from France, 26 May to 4 June 1940. The Battle Honour is awarded to Squadron numbers: 801, 806, 825, and 826.

The Fleet Air Arm Squadrons flying with RAF Coastal Command in the Dunkirk evacuation 






The History of Coastal Command


Coastal Command and Maritime Air Association


Official Battle of Britain website by the Royal Air Force


Christopher Shores and Clive Williams, Aces High: a tribute to the most notable fighter pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces in WWII, Grub Street publishers, 1994


Ministry of Information (1943). Battle of Britain. Published by His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1943.


Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 

 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 0 85130 232 7 

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