The Fleet Air Arm played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces under the control of RAF Fighter Command.
From the Battle of Britain until the Normandy D-Day invasion Fleet Air Arm squadrons were to operate under RAF Fighter Command.
At the commencement of war, Fighter Command
consisted of three Groups, No. 11 Group covering southern, southwestern and
No 10 Group RAF Fighter Command
HQ Rudloe Manor, Box.
No 10 Group Fleet Air Arm Squadrons
841(handed a/c to 415 (
) sdqn Canada
894 (accompanying RAF typhoons)
No 11 Group RAF Fighter Command
HQ Hillingdon House, Uxbridge
No 11 Group Fleet Air Arm Squadrons
Aug 1942-Oct 1943
No 13 Group RAF Fighter Command
No 13 Group Fleet Air Arm Squadrons
L/C JC Cockburn, RN Dec 1939-Nov 1940
L/C RC Tillard, RN July 1940-May 1941
880 (composite sqdn with 881)
881 (composite sqdn with 880)
Dec 1942-July 1943
Peterhead (13 Group)
attached to 13 Group taking part in D-Day
No 14 Group RAF Fighter Command
HQ Drummossie Hotel,
No 14 Group Fleet Air Arm Squadrons
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