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1835 (1) July 1943 - November 1943


Formation and work-up

No. 1835 Squadron personnel assembled at the Fleet Air Arm transit camp Townhill, Dunfermline on July 1st 1943 for passage to the USA. It officially formed at US Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode island, on August 15th as a single seater fighter squadron, Lt. Cdr (A) M.S. Godson RN in command. Initial equipment was 10 Corsair Mk.Is. After familiarisation with the aircraft and equipment the squadron began training in earnest to prepare for active service.

 In October the squadron received Corsair Mk. IIs, with which it was to have become part of the 47th Naval Fighter Wing. Revised planning saw it being disbanded on November 23rd 1943 to form the basis of the new Operational Training Unit, No.732 Squadron, at US Naval Air Station Brunswick.



1835 (2) December 1944 - September 1945

Formation and work-up

No. 835 Squadron re-formed at US Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine on December 1st 1944, again as a single seater fighter squadron, Lt. Cdr (A) T.J.A. King-Joyce RN in command. The squadron was issued with 18 Corsair Ivs.


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Content revised: 09 June 2020

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)




No badge issued




Battle Honours



Aircraft Types

Corsair Mk. I Aug - Nov 43

Corsair Mk. II Oct - Nov 45

Corsair IV Dec 44 - Mar 45

Corsair III Apr 1945 - Jun 1945

Corsair IV Jun - Aug 45

Widgeon 1 Dec 44 - Mar 45


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) A.M. Tritton DSC RNVR 15 Jul 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) P.N. Charlton DFC RN 23 Dec 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) R.D.B. Hopkins RN 10 Oct 1944

 Squadron disbanded 23 Nov 1943


Lt. Cdr J.G. Baldwin DSC RN 26 Apr 1945

Squadron disbanded 31 Oct 1945



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