June 1943 - July 1945
Formation and work-up
The personnel for No.1830 Squadron assembled at Lee-on-Solent on 1 April 1943 and later embarked for passage to the USA. The squadron was disembarked to the US Naval Air Station
Quonset Point, Rhode island, on May 7th and officially formed on June 1st 1943 as a single seater fighter squadron under the command of Lt. Cdr D. BM Fiddes DSO RN. Initial equipment was 10 Corsair Is.
After familiarisation with the aircraft and equipment the squadron began training in earnest to prepare for active service.
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08 June 2020
Sources used in compiling this account:
Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995)'Fleet Air Arm
Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain
Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994)'Squadrons of the
Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)