Motto: Intercedimus Et Delemus (Intercept And Destroy) 
Operational History and Background
Squadron formed after WW2 in 1951 when 803 squadron was renumbered, this Canadian unit becoming VF-870 when US Navy style numbering was adopted in November 1952

Formed as the redesignation of 803 Squadron in May 1951, it was renamed VF 870 under the US system of numbering in November 1952 and continued service until it was first disbanded in March 1954. It was then reformed in March 1955 and then disbanded a final time in September 1962.

Battle Honours
Squadron formed after WW2

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
Squadron formed after WW2

Squadron formed after WW2

Ships and Squadron bases
Squadron formed after WW2

The Squadron Today
Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

Associations and Reunions
No information

See 870 sqdn - Canadian subsequent history of the squadron
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8  
Robert Horsten's FAA
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