Listen to this article

 

 

August 1943 - October 1945
 

Formation and work-up

No. 1836 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 18th as a single seater fighter squadron, Lt. Cdr (A) C.C. Tomkinson RNVR in command. Initial equipment was 10 Corsair Is. After familiarisation with the aircraft and equipment the squadron began training in earnest to prepare for active service.

 

 

 

Page under construction


 



First-Line squadrons menu | go to the top

 

Content revised: 18 November 2016

 

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 issed

 

 

 

Battle Honours

 

Norway 1944

Sabang 1944

Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945

 

Aircraft Types

 

Corsair Mk. I Aug - Nov 43

Corsair Mk. II Nov - OCt 45

Corsair IV Apr - Oct 45

 

 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt. Cdr (A) C.C. Tomkinson RNVR 18 Aug 1943

Lt. Cdr J.B. Edmundson DSC RN 27 Mar 1945

Lt. Cdr .JG. Baldwin RN 21 May 1945

Lt. Cdr (A) D.K. Evans RNZNVR 14 Jun 1945

Lt. (A) D.T. Chute RNVR 27 Aug 1945

Squadron disbanded 31 Oct 1945

 

 

Aircrew and Squadron Personnel

 

Click here

 

 

 

 

 © 2016 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment

 

 Click to refresh the page after posting your comment or to hide the form