Swordfish MkIII NR995/G

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  1. mosquitoman

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    Where can I find information about this particular Swordfish?
    It was used in RATO trials and was part of 838 Squadron FAA but that's all I know.
     
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    NR995
    Delivered 27/06/1944 (marked NR995/G)
    813 Sqn 08/1944
    838 Sqn (F) 12/1944
    Worthy Down SS 03/02/1945
    Maydown to 836B Flt Empire McDermott 11/04/1945
    Maydown 25/05/1945



    813 Sqn formed 18/01/1937 Eagle 1937-42 then Gibralter. Disbanded 18/10/1943 Reformed 01/11/1943 Campania 1944,Vindex 1945 Disbanded 15/05/1945.

    838 SqnFormed 15/05/1942 Attacker then MAC ships.
    Disbanded into 836 Sqn 13/08/1943
    Reformed 01/11/1943 Nairana 1943-44, later attached to Coastal Command
    Disbanded 03/02/1945

    836 Sqn Formed 01/03/1942 shore based unit until 05/1943 when allocated to MAC ships becoming Headquarters Squadron for MAC ship flights.
    Disbanded 28/07/1945


    source: Ray Sturtivant

    I think info this may point you in the right direction for further investigation Mossie
     
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    Thanks, that's some very useful info.
     
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