827 Naval Air Squadron

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827 Naval Air Squadron
An 827 Squadron Fairey Barracuda taking off from HMS Furious during the Operation Mascot attack on the German battleship Tirpitz in July 1944
An 827 Squadron Fairey Barracuda taking off from HMS Furious during the Operation Mascot attack on the German battleship Tirpitz in July 1944
Country Britain
Branch Fleet Air Arm
Role Attack
Size Squadron
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Aircraft flown
Attack Fairey Barracuda

827 Naval Air Squadron was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during World War II.

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It operated Fairey Barracudas starting in May 1943, becoming the first squadron to receive Barracudas in any substantial number. Postwar it initially operated the Blackburn Firebrand strike fighter.

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