Squadrons & Units of the Fleet Air Arm - by Theo Ballance, Lee Howard & Ray Sturtivant
This is THE definitive work on the histories of every Naval Air Squadron (including Australian, Dutch and Canadian units using the 700/800 series) starting from the introduction of the 800 series squadron numbering series in 1933 when it was the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force
A huge amount of work has gone into revising and updating the 1994 edition using a miscellany of sources: Museum and National Archives; Squadron and Flight diaries; Navy Lists; Flying Log Books; aircraft records; reference works; photographic records, contemporary newspaper reports and the magazines, websites and reports of aviation historical societies. Much of the information has never been previously published.
This is a remarkable labour of love with something for anyone with an interest in the Fleet Air Arm.
Almost 500 lavishly illustrated pages.