Royal Navy Service history of de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.22 XG730
29 Aug 1957 - Accepted into RN at RNAS Stretton, Cheshire.
19 Nov 1957 - Transferred to RNAY Belfast.
10 Dec 1957 - Allocated to 891 Squadron RNAS Merryfield, Somerset.
12 Jan 1958 - 891 Squadron embarked HMS Bulwark for cruise to Caribbean and Canada then into Mediterranean and on to Far East.
17 May-3 Jun 1958 - Disembarked RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong.
31 Jul-4 Aug 1958 - Disembarked RAF Khormaksar, Aden.
24 Oct 1958 - Disembarked to RNAS Hal Far, Malta.
27-28 Oct 1958 - Squadron overland flight to RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, via France.
30 Oct 1958 - Lent to RN Aircraft Yard Fleetlands, Hants, for modifications
24 Nov 1958 - Returned to 891 Squadron Yeovilton.
23 Jan 1959 - Squadron embarked HMS Centaurior deployment into Mediterranean.
20 Feb-3 Mar 1959 - Disembarked RNAS Hal Far, Malta.
23 Mar 1959 - Disembarked to RNAS Yeovilton.
27 Apr 1959 - To Aircraft Repair Section RNAS Yeovilton.
14 May 1959 - To RNAY Belfast for modifications.
30 Oct 1959 - Allocated to 894 Squadron RNAS Yeovilton.
22 Jan 1960 - Allocated to 893 Squadron RNAS 4th March 1960 - 893 Squadron disbanded, sent to Abbotsinch for storage.
8 Oct 1960 - Dispatched by road and sea to Belfast.
12 Oct 1960 - Arrived RNAY Belfast.
24 Mar 1961 - Returned to Abbotsinch.
2 Mar 1963 - To Shorts Belfast. by 12 Nov 1965 - allocated to Fleet Requirements
Unit (Airworks), RNAS Yeovilton.
by 23 Oct 1967 - To RNAY Belfast.
by 6 Nov 1969 - Returned to FRU Yeovilton.
7 Jul 1970 - Static display onboard HMS Hermes at Portsmouth.
8 Jul 1970 - To Lee-on-Solent, for static display at HMS Dryad, Southwick, Hants.
Total flying hours 1163:45 (237:55 with 891 Squadron; 45:50 with 894 Squadron; 14:55 with 893 Squadron; remainder test/delivery flying and with FRU Yeovilton. There are no record of accidents or major incidents involving this aircraft. Aircraft history beyond 1963 is sparse. There appears to be very little in the way of records held from the Yeovilton FRU which provided aircraft for the Fighter Direction School; Sea Venom FAW.22's were on strength March 1961-October 1970, replacing FAW.21's, and in turn being replaced by Hunter T.8's
XG730 is on display at the deHavilland Heritage Trust, Mosquito Aircraft Museum