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    Can anyone confirm which FAA units operated Swordfish and Seafires from HMS Fencer in early 1943?
    Thanks and regards:
    Robert Stitt

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    Robert, checking through Ray Sturtivant's book 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Arm', shows the following information:

    842 NAS, Aug 43 - Aug 44, Swordfish II/Seafire I/II
    700W NAS, Sep 43 - Nov 43

    No Squadrons are shown as operating from Fencer before Aug 43.

    Hope that helps.

    Laurie.

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    Robert,

    Following link may be useful: http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-05CVE-Fencer.htm

    It appears that HMS Fencer only started operating in August 1943, with 842 Squadron.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Thanks, Leendert and Laurie. That will do it!
    Kind regards:
    Robert

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