Description: RAN – 808 Squadron (Fleet Air Arm) Patch (Khaki)
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – 808 Squadron (Fleet Air Arm) Patch (Khaki).
808 Squadron was re-formed on 25 April 1950 at RNAS St Merryn, equipped with Hawker Sea Furies and assigned to operate with the Royal Australian Navy. The squadron was embarked aboard HMAS Sydney as part of the 21st Carrier Air Group.
808 Squadron was one of three RAN squadrons embarked aboard Sydney during her deployment to the Korean War. 808 Squadron’s tour of Korea primarily consisted of combat air patrols, ground attack support, armed reconnaissance, and anti-shipping strikes. In 1954, the squadron was decommissioned, but was re-formed a year later, equipped with de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53s, and assigned to the new Australian carrier, HMAS Melbourne. 808 Squadron remained in service for three years, and was finally decommissioned on 1 December 1958.
It re-formed in 2011 to operate the RAN’s six MRH90 helicopters. The squadron was formally recommissioned on 11 July 2013.