Primary information sources

The details and histories of the squadrons and ships detailed in this site are drawn from a collection of primary sources brought together in a synthesis of the historical significance. Many of these sources are the product of years of research by dedicated aviation and naval researchers, without their dedication much of the detail included in these accounts would not have been possible.


Reference works

Brown, D. (1974) ‘Carrier Operations in World War 2 – vol 1 the Royal Navy’, Shepperton, Ian Allen Ltd.    .
Brown, E. M. (1961) ‘Wings on my sleeve’ London, Arthur Barker Ltd.
Hobbs, D. (2003) 'Royal Navy Escort Carriers' Liskeard, Maritime
Poolman, K. (1988) 'Allied Escort Carriers of World War Two in Action' London, Blandford Press
Poolman, K. (1972) 'Escort Carriers 1941 - 1945' Shepperton, Ian Allen Ltd
Poolman, K.  (1983) 'Escort Carrier; HMS Vindex at war' London, Book Club Associates
Roskill, S. (1960) 'The War At Sea 1939-1945' Her Majesty's Stationary Office
Smith, P. (2001) 'Task Force 57' Third Ed, Lanchester, Crecy publishing
Sturtivant, R. (1993) 'The Swordfish Story' London, Cassell & Co
Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
Sturtivant, R., Burrows, M. & Lee, H., (2004) 'Fleet Air Arm Fixed-wing Aircraft Since 1946' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T. (1994) 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
Warlow, B. (2000) 'Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy' Liskeard, Maritime Books
Winton, J. (1969) 'The forgotten Fleet', London, Michael Joseph Ltd.
Winton, J. (1978) ‘Sink the Haguro! The Last Destroyer Action of the Second World War’, London. Sheley, Serviceds & Co., Ltd.


Private publications

Crosley, R. (1986) ‘They gave me a Seafire’ Airlife publishing, Shrewsbury.
HMS Ruler and 885 Squadron Association (2000) 'Ruler's Reign' - The story of the escort carrier HMS Ruler and 885 squadron.
Hughes, R. (1990) 'In Perilous Seas' Tunbridge Wells, Spellmomnt Ltd.
Key, T. (1997) ‘The friendly squadron—1772 Naval Air Squadron’ Square One, Upton upon Severn.
Kenna, R. & Dodgson, A. (2005) 'H.M.S. Thane, Getting on with the job' a private publication telling the story of the ship
Shaw, A. (2005) 'The upside of trouble' Lewes, The Book Guild. Ward, P., (2005) ‘Pacific voyage’ Studley, Brewin Books
Steele, J. (1995) 'The Tragedy of HMS Dasher' Argyll. Argyll Publishing
Weaver, D. (2004) 'The History of HMS Queen – A World War II Lend Lease Escort Aircraft Carrier.' Hong Kong, D.G. Weaver


Admiralty publications

The Navy List, Feb 1939 - Jul 1946 editions
 Admiralty Fleet Orders 1939 - 1945

Electronic publications

Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies in World War 2 section of web site
Admiralty war diaries and reports section of web site
Royal Navy Escort Carriers section of web site
The MONAB Story section of web site
Arnold Hague convoy database section of web site
Trove - National Library of Australia, online catalogue of digitised newspapers and more
Australian War Memorial on-line collections section of the web site
Imperial War Museum on-line collections section of the web site (subscription only) on-line archive, access to a wide range of documents including War Diaries and official reports.

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