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Bridges82

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852 Squadron
« on: 22 December 2020 06:48:07 am »

Hi
I have recently discovered a range of documents relating to my late grandads service in WW2 and found that he served in 852 Squadron on board the HMS Nabob and subsequently transferred into 848 Squadron and HMS Formidable. I have located the patch for 848 Squadron which seems to have quite a bit of information online about them but 852 Squadron is a bit of a mystery and I cannot find much out there on them, just wondered if anyone can help? And possible have information on their patch? My grandfather never discussed his service and now I know the ships he was on I am keen to find out more about what he was prt of.
Thank you for your time
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: 852 Squadron
« Reply #1 on: 22 December 2020 03:13:17 pm »


852 was only in existence for a short time, less than a year (Nov 43 to Oct 44) which is why there is little info.

See:  https://flowersfamily.yolasite.com/852-squadron-history.php

which has a round up of the squadron

Patch?  Not sure what you mean by that -  I think you probably mean what the Royal Navy calls the Badge - as the squadron was only short lived, no badge was ever approved.

For the history of Nabob   - the escort carriers 852 served with, see elsewhere on this site:

http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/NABOB.htm#.X-IKMTRxfIU

 
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Re: 852 Squadron
« Reply #2 on: 23 December 2020 11:07:57 am »

Thank you so much for the reply, yes sorry I do mean badge! Shame they were not together long enough to have one.
The links are brilliant thank you I have also sent off for his service records so hopefully that will give me more too!
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Re: 852 Squadron
« Reply #3 on: 04 January 2021 05:38:51 pm »

The history of 852 squadron has now been added to our RN Air Squadrons web site/

http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/SQUADRONS/852_Squadron.htm

Also added list of aircrew and known maintenance personnel. There may be some more images to add, and a small gallery.
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