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No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight was formed in July 1925 to operate Seagull Mark 3 amphibian aircraft for naval support roles. Initially land-based for a Great Barrier Reef survey, the unit later embarked on the RAN seaplane tender HMAS Albatross.
No. 9 Fleet Co-operation Squadron was formed in January 1939 operating mainly Seagull Mark 5 and some Walrus aircraft from numerous RN, RAN and RNZN warships. Squadron elements were involved in many historic naval battles during WW2 losing aircraft and personnel in actions including the sinkings of HMAS Sydney, Perth and Canberra. The Squadron was disbanded in 1944 after naval air strategy changed.