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The FAA Naval Air Squadron Home Page provides a comprehensive overview of all the naval air squadrons in existence 1939-1945, including a squadron directory which has a brief history summary, list of battle honours, list of commanding officers, equipment and aircraft, air stations and ships, biobliographies, and links to other sources.
 



 

Fleet Air Arm Information & Bulletin Board
 

Directory of FAA and Commonwealth squadrons
The most complete internet Directory in the world of all the front line squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units. 

The wartime front-line squadrons consisted of the 800 series: 800-819 carrier squadrons, 820-859 spotter reconnaissance and torpedo bomber reconaissance squadrons, 860-879 Commonwealth and allied navy squadrons, 880-899 single-seat fighter squadrons in carriers, 1700 series: two-seat fighter squadrons, torpedo bomber reconnaissance squadrons, later listed as amphibian bomber reconnaissance squadrons, 1800 series: dive-bomber and single-seat fighter squadrons. 

Fleet Air Arm Naval Wings
Directory of Fleet Air Arm Naval Wings 1943-1945, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units. 

Carrier Air Groups
Directory of Fleet Air Arm Carrier Air Groups, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units.

Mobile Naval Air Bases (MONAB)
Directory of MONABs, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units.

Squadrons involved in sinking Axis warships
Directory of Axis warships sunk and links to the accredited squadrons and Aircraft carriers.
 

Squadrons involved in sinking Axis U-Boats and submarines
Directory of Axis U-Boats and submarines sunk and links to the accredited squadrons and Aircraft carriers

Fleet Air Arm squadrons and the Royal Air Force (RAF) 1940-1945
Directory of Fleet Air Arm units operating from 1940-1945 under the command of RAF Fighter Command, including during Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Coastal Command, Desert Air Force, Balkan Air Force, Mediterranean Command, and the Tactical Air Force during D-Day.

RAF Fighter Command and the Fleet Air Arm
Directory of Fleet Air Arm units operating under the command of RAF Fighter Command 1940-1945, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units.

RAF Coastal Command and the Fleet Air Arm
Directory of Fleet Air Arm units operating under the command of RAF Fighter Command 1940-1945, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units.

U.S. Navy and the Fleet Air Arm in the USA
Directory of Fleet Air Arm units operating under the command of the United States Navy 1941-1945, including British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units, as well as information about the Fleet Air Arm squadrons operating or working up on US or Royal Navy Air Stations in the USA.

Squadron POWs
Information about POWs indexed by Squadron. 

Squadron Memorial Roll
Information about memorial rolls dedicated to FAA squadrons. 

FAA Squadron Gallery
A gallery of squadron crests, photographs and squadron profiles. 

Squadron Associations and Reunions
Details of squadrons associations, including the Fleet Air Arm Association, Fleet Air Arm Officers Association, FAA TAG Association, Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots Association, Arctic Convoy Association and the British and Commonwealth Air Register

Royal Navy and Commonwealth Squadron Badges (Crests) and other merchardise
Squadron badges. Also crests, and ties for sale from UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Links also to USA. Includes online purchases (coming soon). 

Virtual Library and Squadron Bibliography
Key bibliographic sources. Includes online purchases (coming soon).

Fleet Air Arm and Naval Aviation Squadron Museums 
Information about any museums dedicated to FAA and naval aviation squadrons. 

FAA and Commonwealth squadrons today 
Links to current squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, including British Royal Navy FAA, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand units.

Commonwealth and Overseas squadrons
 

US naval aviation squadrons list and history.

U. S. Navy Patrol Squadrons VPNAVY is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Navy flying "ASW" (VP/VPB) Patrol Aircraft (past and present). VPNAVY has attempted to collect every available piece of information via the InterNet. Everything (and anything) relating to U. S. Navy "ASW" Patrol Squadrons is posted (with permission) on pages "dedicated" to each respective squadron. Currently, over 200 squadrons are represented. Thanks to EVERYONEs contributions, VPNAVYs History (and pictures) far exceed those currently found on the InterNet.

U.S. Navy Fighters (Marine Fighters) Homepage

Navy Fighter, Strike Fighter and Attack Squadrons: Past and Present, a very good and comprehensive listing of current and decommissioned U.S. Navy squadrons 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Squadrons in the News
Highlighted news and events.


Website Aircraft Directories and Databases
with Fleet Air Arm naval air squadron information

The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm. An inventory of the Squadrons with an outline of their Battle honours.
 http://www.fleetairarmoa.org/History/Squadrons.html

Swordfish Heritage Trust information about their FAA aircraft, including aircraft history, technical details and photographs.
http://www.yeovilton.org.uk/aircraft.htm

The Royal Navy. Official website of the Royal Navy. Information on the current Aircraft of the Fleet. 
http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/145.html


This site has been created to fill a void on the internet, a web site dedicated solely to the remembrance of the Canada's light fleet aircraft carriers, squadrons and their aircraft. Information includes Squadron histories and aircraft specifications, photo galleries, links and sources and acknowledgements. Click on the small aircraft images for the detailed information and photographs.
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/2230/ 

THE ROYAL NAVY: FLEET AIR ARM INDEX: by British Forces.com
Significant website with much Fleet Air Ram and Royal Navy histotic information. These specific pages inclue information of Fleet Air Arm squadrons. Although British carriers operated squadrons between 1918 and 1937 these were RAF Naval Air Branch squadrons and as such not under Navy control, they are therefore not listed here. 
http://www.british-forces.com/rtw/fleet_air_arm/faaindex.html

Robert Horsten's FAA Squadrons
http://website.lineone.net/%7Eroyalnavy/FAA-SQN.html

Canadian squadrons The squadrons that were part of the RCN, their squadron crests and a synopsis.
 http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/awmuseum/navair/squadrons.html

 New Zealand naval aviation squadrons The squadrons that were part of the RNZN, their squadron crests and a synopsis.

 Netherlands Naval Aviation squadrons The squadrons that were part of the RNN, their squadron crests and a synopsis.

U. S. Navy Patrol Squadrons VPNAVY is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Navy flying "ASW" (VP/VPB) Patrol Aircraft (past and present). VPNAVY has attempted to collect every available piece of information via the InterNet. Everything (and anything) relating to U. S. Navy "ASW" Patrol Squadrons is posted (with permission) on pages "dedicated" to each respective squadron. Currently, over 200 squadrons are represented. 
http://www.vpnavy.com/

Website dedicated to U.S. Navy Fighters (Marine Fighters) Homepage
 http://wwwedu.cs.utwente.nl/%7Ekamps/usnf.html
 
 

The official web site of the United States Navy. Detailed website with a history of the Aircraft carrier in the USN, including a US naval aviation squadrons list and history. 
http://www.navy.mil/
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq6-1.htmhttp://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq6-1.htm#lineages

Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Volume 1
The History of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP and VFA
Squadrons by Roy Grossnick

Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994) 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' 
Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8
 



Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 1-06-2005


 

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