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July 1947 - March 1957


 

Formation

No. 1832 squadron officially re-formed at RNAS Culham on July 1st 1947 as an RNVR Fighter squadron. It was one of four squadrons formed in 1947 as the RNVR Air Branch, the other three were 1830 at RNAS Abbotsinch, 1831 at RNAS Stretton, and 1833 at RNAS Bramcote, 1830 was the only one to have anti-submarine tasking.

 

Southern Air Division

On June 1st 1952 1832 squadron was elevated to Division status and the Southern Air Division came into existence. On October 1st 1952 the squadron spawned two offshoots; Nos.1832A and 1832B Squadrons which were formed to expand the Division. They achieved full squadron status on March 280th1953 when 1832A was renumbered 1836 Squadron and 1832B became 1835 Squadron. In July 1953 the three squadron of the Southern Air Division was relocated to R.A.F. Benson


R.N.V.R. Air Branch disbands

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Content revised: 07 April 2019

Sources used in compiling this account:

Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995)'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994)'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

 

 

 

 

 

Motto: Robur in pace

(Strong in peace)

 

 

 

Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Atlantic 1944

Arctic 1944

 

Aircraft Types

Seafire III Jul - Nov 47

Seafire FR.46 Aug 47 - Jan 50

Seafire F.17 Jun 48 - May 53

Seafire F.15 Apr 49 - Aug 51

Harvard T.2b Jul 47 - Apr 55

Harvard T.3 Jan 48 - Feb 51

Anson 1 Jan 49 - Mar 50

Auster 5 Jan 50 - Jul 52

Sea Fury T.20 Oct 50 - Jun 56

Sea Fury FB.11 Aug 51 - Aug 55 Dominie 1 Jul 53 - Nov 55

Sea Balliol T.21 Mar 55 - Nov 55

Sea Vampire T.22 Jul 55 - Mar 57

Attacker FB.2 Aug 55 - Nov 56

Sea Hawk F.1 Jan 56 - Mar 57

 

Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) P Godfrey OBE RNVR 1 Jul 1947

Lt. Cdr (A) GM Rutherford MBE DSC RNVR 7 Dec 1948

Lt. Cdr (A) GR Willcocks DSC RNVR 1 Jun 1952

Lt. Cdr (A) MRH Shippey RNVR 27 Nov 1953

Lt. Cdr (A) TC Fletcher RNVR 30 Sep 1955

Lt. Cdr (A) AJ Austin RNVR 12 Jul 1956

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957

 

Aircrew and Squadron Personnel

 

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