All but forgotten now the Skua was flown in combat over
Norway, the beaches of Dunkirk and in the Mediterranian. It gained the
distinction of being the first British aircraft to shoot down a German
aircraft in World War Two (a Dornier Do Flying boat on 26th September 1939)
and also being the first aircraft to sink a major warship in wartime when
Skuas sank the cruiser Königsberg in Bergen harbour on 10th April 1940.