817 Naval Air Squadron

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817 Naval Air Squadron
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Naval Ensign
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Fleet Air Arm
Role Anti-submarine warfare
Battle honours Norway 1941
Biscay 1942
North Africa 1942
Atlantic 1942
Sicily 1943

817 Naval Air Squadron was a unit of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.

In 1941, the squadron operated Fairey Albacore aircraft in the Anti-Submarine Warfare role in Icelandic and Mediterranean waters. The Squadron was reformed in 1943, with Fairey Barracuda aircraft and carried out operations in the Far East before disbanding at the end of the war.

The squadron was reformed as 817 Squadron RAN in 1950.

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