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March 1953 - March 1957



No. 1836 The squadron officially re-formed at RNAS Culham on March 280th1953 as an RNVR squadron by redsignating 1832A squadron as 1836. Together with 1832 and 1835 RNVR squadrons they formed the Southern Air Division of the RNVR. All three squadrons shared common pool of aircraft; at that time these were Sea Fury T.20 and FB.11. [No.1832A & 1932B had formed at Culham on October 1st 1952, being elevated to full squadron status as 1836 and 1835 respectively in March 1953.]


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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)






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Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Sabang 1944

Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945


Aircraft Types

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) T.O Adkin RNVR 14 Fe.b 1953

Lt. Cdr (A) W.L.E. Brewer RNZNVR 23  Jul 1956

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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