861 Naval Air Squadron

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861 Naval Air Squadron
Active1946–1947
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofFleet Air Arm

861 Naval Air Squadron (861 NAS) was a Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

Service history[edit]

861 Squadron was formed in September 1946 at RNAS Dale, Wales, from personnel of the Royal Netherlands Navy, under the command of Luitenant G.H. Greve.[1] Flying the Fairey Firefly, the squadron was assigned to the escort carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman (QH1) in February 1947, but was disbanded soon afterwards.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fleet Air Arm 861 Squadron". Squadron Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945. 2005. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Netherlands Naval Aviation Unit History: No.861 Squadron". Aeroflight. 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2015.