Initially served with 800NAS at RNAS Ford when it was coded ‘J-102’, the markings she now wears.
Later served with 702NAS and 736NAS before being withdrawn from use in August 1954. Placed on display on a pole at RNAS Abbotsinch in January 1957. Removed from pole in August 1963 and moved by road to Yeovilton for the FAA Museum collection.
Seen on display in Hall 3 as part of the ‘Carrier’ exhibiton.
Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, UK.
30th June 2019
Fairey Barracuda was a British carrier-borne torpedo and dive
bomber designed by Fairey Aviation. It was the first aircraft of this
type operated by the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm to be fabricated
entirely from metal.