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850 Squadron



A Hawker Fury FB 10 displaying in the livery of a RAN FB 11 aircraft in 2011

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850 Squadron was a short-lived Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm fighter squadron formed at HMAS Albatross on 12 January 1953.

It was Equipped with Hawker Sea Fury aircraft, and was embarked on HMAS Sydney during her post- Korean War patrol of Korean waters in 1953.

It operated briefly out of Hong Kong before returning to Australia in early 1954 where it embarked aboard HMAS Vengeance for a short period.

It was then was disbanded on 3 August 1954.