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806 Naval Air Squadron

Brian Cull Frederick Galea

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FONTHILL
03 February 2020
History; Military history; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Air forces & warfare
806 Squadron was formed in early 1940 and was equipped with Skuas and Rocs, both outdated as fighters and dive-bombers, the latter hampered by a gunner's turret and most unsuited for modern warfare; however, 806 was fortunate to have at its head the volatile but skillful and aggressive Lt-Cdr Charles Evans, a 30-year-old born-leader with ten years' experience flying with both the RAF and Royal Navy.

With the aid of his equally experienced senior observer, Lt Desmond Vincent-Jones, the young fledgling pilots, mainly straight from training school, were soon receiving expert instruction. Having survived early ops over Norway and Dunkirk, 806 was selected to fly the new fleet-fighter, the underrated Fulmar, with which it went to war in the Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and won its spurs. The young pilots, led by the CO, wreaked havoc amongst the Italian navy's spotter seaplanes and bombers. This is their story.
By:   Brian Cull, Frederick Galea
Imprint:   FONTHILL
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781781557501
ISBN 10:   1781557500
Publication Date:   03 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brian Cull is a highly respected Grub Street author with past publications such as Hurricanes over Tobruk, Hurricanes over Malta, Spitfires over Sicily and Buffaloes over Singapore to his credit. Frederick Galea is a prolific writer on Malta's WWII aviation heritage. He and Brian have combined forces on many occasions to produce historical aviation gems.

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