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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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Primary information sources

Additional sources:






Approved 1944

 Motto: Force on




Battle Honours

Sabang 1944

Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945


Aircraft Types

Corsair Mk. I Jun -Aug 1943

Corsair Mk. II Aug 43-May 45



Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr D.B.M Fiddes DSO RN 1 Jun 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) A.M. Tritton DSC RNVR 18 Dec 1943

Squadron disbanded 28 Jul 1945


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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