877 Naval Air Squadron

877 Naval Air Squadron (877 NAS) was a Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. The squadron formed at Tanga, East Africa in April 1943 as a Fleet Fighter unit for local defence duties, using RAF Hurricane IIBs. In July 1943 the squadron moved to Port Reitz, Mombasa with the intention to fly with long-range fuel tanks to the defence of Ceylon but this was cancelled and the squadron disbanded in December 1943. [1]

877 Naval Air Squadron
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofFleet Air Arm


  1. Drucker, Graham R F. "Fleet Air Arm 877 squadron profile. Squadron Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945". www.fleetairarmarchive.net. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

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