Acceptance by RN and first Atlantic crossing



August 1943, H.M.S. Emperor working-up off New York after her transfer to the Royal Navy from the Us Navy on August 6th.


Working up with her squadrons


The officers and men of 800 Naval Air Squadron shortly after their arrival onboard H.M.S. Emperor

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This sequence of four photos shows Hellcat ‘J’ of 800 naval air squadron going into the barrier on HMS Ravager on November 3rd 1943 during a period of Deck Landing Training (DLT) prior to joining HMS Emperor in December.





Operations in Northern waters









Operations in Artic waters







Strike against the Tirpitz




All photographs on this page are from the collection of the late Jack Price, Air Mechanic 800 Squadron, kindly supplied by Mr Carl Berrington.


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