Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

892 Squadron

Battle Honour Atlantic 1943.

  • The First Sea Vixen Squadron to form up with the FAW Mk1, 2/July/1959.
  • Embarked HMS ARK ROYAL in March 1960.
  • Equipped with Sea Vixen Mk 1's 1959.
  • 892 Squadron initial delivery of Mark 1 A/c (from records of Allan Briggs) XK484 208, XJ489 209, XJ490 210, XJ491 211, XJ486 212, XJ513 213, XJ514 214, XJ487 215, XJ493 216, XJ515 218. Date not known for changeover to Sea Vixen Mk 2's.
  • Embarked October 1960 to February 1962 H.M.S. VICTORIOUS.
  • Disembarked to RAF Tengah, Singapore 8/4/61 to 19/4/61. Squadron fly by for opening of the new International Airport of Paya Lebar, Singapore.
  • Solo aerobatic display by CO. "Shorty" Hamilton. (Lt Jack "Bovey" Cary had a hydraulic failure and did a flapless landing at RAF Tengah. Nose wheel Collapsed.)
  • Disembarked RAF Tengah 6/5/61 for short period (unknown)
  • Change of CO 15/5/1961. Now Lt. Cdr. Alan Gray. RN.
  • Embarked HMS CENTAUR 1963 to 1965
  • Embarked HMS HERMES 3rd Commission. 1967/1968
  • 1968 Aerobatic Team

Sqn Crest and below: Lt Cdr (F) DMAH Shorty Hamilton RN leads his Sqn on the taxi out for first embarkation

Historic first embarkation of 892 Sqn Mk 1 Sea Vixens from RNAS Yeovilton to HMS Ark Royal March 1960

Aircrew Officers 892 Sqn at Cyprus 1960

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