INDEX OF NAVAL AIR SQUADRONS
The squadron embarked from Belfast on HMS Dasher in October 1942 to provide fighter patrols in the landings in North Africa.
In January 1943, the squadron re-embarked at Machrihanish, the ship having joined the Home Fleet and sailed that month to Iceland. On a successive trip HMS Battler exploded in the Clyde on 27 March, with the extreme loss of life including a detachment from 891 sqaudron. The squadron was subsequently disbanded April 1943.
In June 1945 the squadron reformed at Eglington with 16 Hellcat II(NF)s, moving to Nutts Corner in August just before VJ-Day. The squadron disbanded in September 1945.
North Africa 1942
Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
Lt(A) MJS Newman, RN July 1942-March 1943 Lt(A) BHStAH Hurle-Hobbs, RN March 1943-April 1943 L/C N Perrett, RNZNVR June 1945-end of WW2 Aircraft Sea Hurricane Ib July 1942-Oct 1942 Sea Hurricane IIc Oct 1942-April 1943 Hellcat I June 1945-Aug 1945 Hellcat II NF Aug 1945-Sept 1945
Ships and Squadron bases
To be listed
The Squadron Today
Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information
Associations and Reunions
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