No 817 Squadron, FAA

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History: First formed in 1941 at Royal Naval Air Station Crail (HMS Jackdaw), Fife, Scotland as a Torpedo-Spotter-Reconnaissance Squadron for HMS Furious. Reformed 1948at Royal Naval Air Station St Merryn (HMS Curlew), Cornwall as a Royal Australian Navy Squadron with Fairey Firefly for HMAS Sydney. See No 817 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 817 Squadron, FAA
Official blazon
English Blue; a shark hauriant embowed proper pierced by an arrow red flighted gold in bend sinister.


The Badge was approved on 30 July 1952.

Literature: Image from Information from Admiralty Badges Encyclopaedia by T.P. Stopford.

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