816 Naval Air Squadron

816 Naval Air Squadron

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816 Naval Air Squadron was a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier based squadron formed at the start of the Second World War.

The squadron formed aboard HMS Furious in October 1939 with 9 Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers for anti-submarine duty on convoys between the UK and Canada

In 1948 it was re-formed as 816 Squadron RAN an Australian squadron with the Fairey Firefly and embarked on HMAS Sydney.

Battle honours

  • Norway 1940,
  • Narvik 1940,
  • Malta Convoys 1941,
  • Mediterranean 1941,
  • Atlantic 1943,
  • Arctic 1944,
  • Normandy 1944

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