Came upon this photo of a Swordfish operating from RAF Maydown / HMS Shrike during the war. The station was used by FAA squadrons whilst not on board their ships. There was also a Anti submarine Tactical School. It is situated near Londonderry on the North coast of Northern Ireland. Another station Eglinton which was used by the FAA as a fighter station is also near by. the caption states it has been launched using some form of jet assist take off. An airborne Fairey Swordfish in flight, showing the position of the rockets used to assist the aircraft in take off. The Fairey Swordfish was operating from Royal Naval Air Station at Maydown in Northern Ireland. Note the radar dome mounted beneath the chin of the aircraft. 860 Sqn stringbags parked up. Aerial shots of the airfield. 744 Squadron Baracuda. Flyco Maydown 1945 Alist of some of the squadrons based at Maydown/HMS Shrike.