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11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Allegiance British Empire
Service history
Active 1 March–December 1945
Commanders
Commanders Rear-Admiral Cecil Harcourt
Insignia

The British 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron [1] also called Eleventh Aircraft Carrier Squadron was a military formation of Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy from 1 March 1945 to December 1945.

HistoryEdit

The 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron was established 1 March 1945 and assigned to the British Pacific Fleet until December 1945 when it was disbanded.[2]

AdministrationEdit

Rear-Admiral, Commanding 11th Aircraft Carrier SquadronEdit

Included:

Rank Flag Name Term Notes
Rear-Admiral, Commanding 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron
1 Rear-Admiral Flag of Rear-Admiral - Royal Navy Cecil Harcourt 1 March 1945 to December 1945 [2]

Composition 11th Aircraft Carrier SquadronEdit

Included:[1][3]

United Kingdom: 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron; British Pacific Fleet March to December 1945

Ship Dates Notes/Ref
HMS Indomitable March to December 1945(Flagship till August 1945) [1]
HMS Colossus March to December 1945(Flagship from August–December 1945) [1]
HMS Glory March to December 1945 [1]
HMS VenerableMarch to December 1945 [1]
HMS Vengeance March to December 1945 [1]

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Brown, J. D. (2009). Carrier Operations in World War II. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320420.
  • Hobbs, David. "The Royal Navy's Pacific Strike Force | U.S. Naval Institute". www.usni.org. Naval History Magazine, Volume 27, No 1, United States Naval Institute, December 2013.
  • Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 12 July 2015.

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