Fairey Swordfish T.S.R II Photo Gallery
    A float equipped Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish of 765 NAS, based at Lee-on-Solent in February 1940. No.765 Squadron formed at RNAS Lee-on-Solent on Nay 24th 1939 as a Seaplane School and Pool squadron, Lt. Cdr H.C. Ranald RN in command. Initially equipped with Walrus amphibians, Seafox and Swordfish Seaplanes the new squadron was tasked with training pilots in seaplane techniques and to provide a reserve for catapult squadrons.

    With the coming of war, the FAA's aircraft were quickly done up in camouflage colours. Initially they were in Dark Sea Grey and Extra Dark Slate Grey with the upper surfaces of the lower wings being in Dark Sea Grey and Light Slate Grey to provide shadow compensation from the upper wing. The undersurfaces are in Sky Grey.

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Posted March 31, 2022