Note:Fleet Air Arm 778 Squadron, Condor, Flare dropping trials at Arbroath, air crash.
Fleet Air Arm 778 Squadron, Condor, Flare dropping trials at Arbroath, air crash.
During the Second World War the squadron was a Service Trials Unit (STU) initially based at RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, England before moving to RNAS Arbroath, Angus, Scotland on 6 July 1940. The squadron tested all types of aircraft that could be used by the Royal Navy. Key to this was testing new types for deck landing on aircraft carriers. Such aircraft included various types of Supermarine Seafires, Grumman Hellcats, Grumman Martlets, Grumman Avengers, and Vought Corsairs.