850 Squadron RAN

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850 Squadron RAN
Active 1953–1954
Country  Australia
Branch  Royal Australian Navy
Type Carrier based squadron
Role Fighter
Part of RAN Fleet Air Arm

850 Squadron was a short-lived Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm fighter squadron. 850 Squadron was formed at HMAS Albatross on 12 January 1953. Equipped with Hawker Sea Fury aircraft, the Squadron was embarked on HMAS Sydney during her post- Korean War patrol of Korean waters in 1953. It operated briefly out of Hong Kong before returning to Australia in early 1954 where it embarked aboard HMAS Vengeance for a short period. It was then was disbanded on 3 August 1954.[1]


  1. ^ Eather 1995, p. 140.


  • Eather, Steve (1995). Flying Squadrons of the Australian Defence Force. Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory: Aerospace Publications. ISBN 1-875671-15-3. 

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