782 Naval Air Squadron

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782 Naval Air Squadron
Active1939
1940-53[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofFleet Air Arm

782 Naval Air Squadron (782 NAS) was a Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. It initially formed in November 1939 as an Armament Training Squadron but disbanded in December to provide personnel for 774 Naval Air Squadron.

In December 1940 it reformed at RNAS Donibristle as the Northern Communications Squadron, providing links between the Naval Air Stations in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Shetland and Orkney islands. It finally disbanded in October 1953.[1]


Aircraft flown[edit]

The squadron operated a variety of different aircraft, including:[1]


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Bibliography[edit]

  • Sturtivant, R; Ballance, T (1994). The Squadrons of The Fleet Air Arm. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-223-8.