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July 1943 - July 1945


Formation and work-up

No.1833 squadron officially formed in the United States at US Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode island, on July 15th 1943 as a single seater fighter squadron under the command of Lt. Cdr (A) HA Monk DSM & Bar 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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Motto: In caelo regimus

(We rule the skies)




Battle Honours

Sabang 1944

Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945


Aircraft Types

Corsair Mk. I Jul -Sep 1943

Corsair Mk. II Jul 43-May 45


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) H.A. Monk DSM & Bar RN 15 Jul 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) N.S. Hanson DSC RNVR 20 Mar 1944

Squadron disbanded 28 Jul 1945


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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