united kingdom 848 Squadron

Fleet Air Arm


848 NAS : 848 Naval Air Squadron

1943 to 2016    






848 Naval Squadron 1953


848 Sq embarked 10 Whirlwind HAR.21 on HMS Perseus and departed UK on 12 Dec 1952, arriving in Singapore on 8 Jan 1953.

WV189 / A
WV190 / B
WV191 / C
WV192 / D
WV193 / E
WV194 / F
WV195 / G
WV196 / H
WV197 / J
WV198/ K

5 more Whirlwind (this time, British built HAR.1) left UK in Sep 1954 and were added to the unit in Oct 1954.

XA866 (code not known), loan to RAF 155 Sq
XA867 (code not known), loan to RAF 155 Sq
XA868 (code not known), loan to RAF 155 Sq
XA869 (code not known), loan to RAF 155 Sq
XA870 (code not known), loan to RAF 155 Sq

The HAR.1 underperformed in the hot and high Far East environment, both for the Navy and the RAF - which took all 5 on loan by 155 Sq for trials. They were all returned to 848 Sq and shipped back to UK early in Jul 1955.

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