INDEX OF NAVAL AIR SQUADRONS

 

 

871

squadron 

(Canada)
 

Motto: Pugnandum Surgimus (We Rise To Fight)
Operational History and Background


Squadron formed after WW2 in 1951 by renumbering 883 squadron. This Canadian unit became VF-871 when American style numbering was adopted in Nov 1952


HAWKER SEA FURY FB.11, VW231 "120", VF 871 RCN, HMCS Magnificent, 1953 [A0454]
©  Rick Kent FAUCONBERG AEROGRAPHICS

Formed as the redesignation of 883 Squadron in May 1951, it was renamed VF 871 under the US system of numbering in November 1952 and continued service until it disbanded in March 1959. Its personnel and aircraft were then amalgamated with VF 870.

Battle Honours
Squadron formed after WW2

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel
Squadron formed after WW2

Aircraft
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

FURTHER INFORMATION
 
See 871 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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