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HMS Warrior - Carrier Deck Letters

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Old 6th August 2019, 04:51
brisray brisray is offline  
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HMS Warrior - Carrier Deck Letters

Almost 20 years ago I put some some photos of HMS Warrior, that my dad served on, on one of my websites - That shows the ship with the identification letter "J".

Now I've got an email saying "J" at the time belonged to HMS Eagle. So I did some reading and am as confused as ever. and Appendix F of

But there's also pictures of HMS Warrior at Operation Grapple in 1957 and that's got the J lettering as well -

Can someone explain what's going on? Are all the sites with photos of Warrior wrong? HMS Eagle mislabeled as HMS Warrior.

Was something else going on with these deck letters?
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Old 6th June 2020, 16:25
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Carrier deck letter

I have only just found this thread. I served onboard EAGLE 1956/57 and she carried the letter J, as did her aircraft. Photos attached.

The photo of EAGLE taken from above was pre-flypast off Malta May 1956 and the photo of 897 Squadron Seahawks was taken about the same time.
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