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861 Naval Air Squadron
Active 1946–1947
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Part of Fleet Air Arm

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

Service history[]

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[]

  1. "Fleet Air Arm 861 Squadron". Squadron Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945. 2005. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/squadrons/861.html. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. "Netherlands Naval Aviation Unit History: No.861 Squadron". Aeroflight. 2008. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/neth/mld/units/861_sqn.htm. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 



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