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899 Squadron

Battle Honours: Sicily 1943, Salerno 1943, South of France 1944, Aegean 1944, Falkland Isles 1982.

  • The Fourth Sea Vixen Squadron
  • Formed February 1961 as Headquarters Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton
  • Equipped with Sea Vixen Mk 1's 1961 to 1964.
  • Equipped with Sea Vixen Mk 2's 1964 to 1972.
  • 899 Sqn August 1962. Archive Lt Cdr (F) DMAH "Shorty" Hamilton RN
  • May 1961 . Conducted Flight Refuelling Trials
  • Embarked H.M.S. Victorious August 1963 . Sea Vixen Mk 1.
  • Embarked HMS Eagle December 1964 equipped with Sea Vixen Mk2 aircraft.
  • Last Sea Vixen Squadron at sea.
  • Disbanded 23 January 1972 at RNAS Yeovilton.


Contributors: Cdr (F) DMAH "Shorty " Hamilton RN., Lt Jack "Bovey" Cary RN.

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