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827 Naval Air Squadron was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.

827 Naval Air Squadron
830 Squadron Barracuda taking off from HMS Furious at the start of Operation Mascot.jpg
An 827 Squadron Fairey Barracuda taking off from HMS Furious during the Operation Mascot attack on the German battleship Tirpitz in July 1944
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchFleet Air Arm
RoleAttack
SizeSquadron
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Lieutenant Commander J R Godley; Lieutenant Commander Roy Baker-Falkner
Aircraft flown
AttackFairey Barracuda

It operated Fairey Barracudas starting in May 1943, becoming the first squadron to receive Barracudas in any substantial number. Postwar it initially operated the Blackburn Firebrand strike fighter. from 1954-1958 827sqn operated westland wyverns

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