Battle Honours

Battle of Taranto

Fairey Swordfish bi-planes, launched from the deck of a Royal Navy carrier, wrought devastation on the warships of the Italian Navy in a mission that marked the ascendancy of naval aviation over the big guns of battleships. read more

The Fleet Air Arm in the Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic against the U-boat menace was the hardest fought victory in history and it was one in which the Fleet Air Arm played a vital part. Thirty-six Fleet Air Arm Squadrons including Swordfish, Albacores, Avengers, Martlets and Sea Hurricanes, flew some of the most hazardous missions imaginable during the arduous six year campaign. read more

Fleet Air Arm Battle Honours

  • Atlantic – 1939-45
  • English Channel – 1939-45
  • North Sea – 1939-45
  • River Plate – 1939
  • Biscay – 1940-45
  • Norway – 1940-45
  • Libya – 1940-42
  • Mediterranean 1940-45
  • Narvik – 1940
  • Dunkirk – 1940
  • Battle of Britain – 1940
  • Calabria – 1940
  • Spartivento – 1940
  • Malta Convoys – 1941-42
  • Matapan – 1941
  • Crete – 1941
  • Arctic – 1941-45
  • Malaya – 1942-45
  • Diego Suarez – 1942
  • North Africa – 1942-43
  • Sicily – 1943
  • Salerno – 1943
  • Aegean – 1944
  • Normandy – 1944
  • Sabang – 1944
  • South France – 1944
  • Burma – 1944-45
  • Palembang – 1945
  • Okinawa – 1945
  • Japan – 1945
  • Falkland Islands – 1982
  • Kuwait – 1991
  • Al Faw – 2003