The Story of Frank Mitchell 1941 to 1946

HMS Sparrowhawk 17th November 1942 to 29th December 1942

The information below was obtained from:- http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/Airstations/FAAAirStationsHomepage.htm#UK

Hatston (HMS Sparrowhawk), Hatston, Orkney Islands (1939-1945)

HMS Sparrowhawk was one of the main Fleet Air Arm Air Stations of WW2 commissioned in 1939. Its value lay in being far from enemy attacks and being close to the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow. Brief RAF detachment 4-1940 to 5-1940/Joined by USN 4-1942/Kirkwall Airport post war/Orkney Flying Club 1953 to 1957

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