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Old 6th June 2020, 17:46
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Re: One for our Fulmar buffs

From what I understand most if not all got ashore and became part of the shore based unit.

From " The Squadrons and Units of the Fleet Air Arm" by Howard & Sturtivant
807 Sqn.
" When the ship was torpedoed on 13 November four aircraft airborne at the time landed at North Front, Gibraltar".
Originally 12 a/c but there were losses prior to the 13th and they may not have been replaced ?

808 Sqn, also began with 12 a/c but again there were losses before the 13th, replacements (?).
" When HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed on the 13th November, Squadron personnel were put ashore to Gibraltar, where they were absorbed into 807 Sqn".

From " The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm" by Sturtivant and Balance
807 Sqn
" When the ship was torpedoed on the 13th November the four surviving aircraft flew to North Front, Gibraltar ".
808 Sqn
" remnants of the Squadron were put ashore to Gibraltar, where they were absorbed into 807 Squadron".
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