Talk:816 Squadron RAN

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Terminology[edit]

When I expanded the article I used the term "816" on its own in a number of places without the word "Squadron". This was deliberate since within the Navy this is common usage. I served on 816 and 851 Squadrons during the 1970s and 80s and we very rarely added the word "squadron".

BTW, I have seen a tendancy on a few places to call Naval squadrons using the form "No 816 Squadron" (for example), this is an Air Force use, where it is common to call the squadrons "No <whatever> Squadron". This is never done in the Navy.

In vs on. The correct term is to serve or embark in a ship. You serve on a squadron. Nick Thorne 22:09, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi Nick. I added the 'squadrons' for consistancy with other articles on flying squadrons, and I'd suggest that these be retained. Using references to 'squadron' also looks more formal, which is probably a good thing in an encyclopedia. I wasn't aware that the correct terminology was for squadrons being 'in' ships and people serving 'on' the squadrons, so I would suggest that you fix my mistakes here as appropriate. --Nick Dowling 10:34, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:816sqn crest.gif[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:32, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I have added what I believe to be the appropriate fair use rationale for a military unit crest. Also, I have deleted the image from the Royal Navy article 816 Naval Air Squadron since the crest in question is the RAN one.Nick Thorne talk 06:40, 12 February 2008 (UTC)