The list below is complied from various sources: Commissioned officers are as they appear in the relevant editions of the Navy List [note, because of a time lag between appointments and the publication of the lists some officers are not included]. Names of Telegraphist Air Gunners are primarily drawn from incident reports. Maintenance and other squadron personnel from Admiralty Fleet Orders.  

 

Abbreviations: A = Air Branch, P = Pilot, O = Observer, TAG = Telegraphist Air Gunner, RM = Royal Nay, RM = Royal Marines, RNVR = Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, RCNVR = Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, RNZNVR = Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, Tpy = Temporary, Mid = Midshipman, KIA = Killed in Action, MPK = Missing Presumed Killed, FTR = Failed To Return.

 

 

November 1943 - November 1945

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. Conn. (A) (P)

D.M. Jeram

15 Nov 43

In command

       
Lieut. Conn. (A) (P) R,N,R,  S.F..F Shotton DSC  8 Sep 44 In command
       
Lieut. Conn. (A) (P)  B.H.C. Nation  26 Apr 45  In command

Ex 1840 Sqn†

       
 Lieut. (A)  T. D. Handley  26 Apr 45  Strategic reconnaissance pilot
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  P. Fell  15 Nov 43  
   N. G. Mitchell  15 Nov 43  
   W. F. H. Schwenk  6 Nov 44  
   D. W. Langdon *  6 Nov 44 MPK, 16 Apr 45
   P.D.C. Street 26 Apr 45 Ex 1840 Sqn
       
Sub- Lieut.  R.Neth.N.  H Mookardanoe ?  
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

 R. J. Corkhill  15 Nov 43  Killed, air crash, 31 Jan 44
   R. C. Neal  15 Nov 43  
   D. M. Mackenzie  15 Nov 43 Killed, air crash, 17 Oct 44
   F. J. Rankin  15 Nov 43  
   B. F. Hicks  15 Nov 43  
   D. G. Jenkins  24 Feb 44  
   W,J, Valentine  30 Jun 44  
   H. A. Adlam  26 Aug 44  
   D. P. Q. Smith  26 Aug 44  
   N. G. Rollins  27 Dec 44  
   W. McM. Reid  11 Jan 45  
   T. B. Speak  9 Jun 45  
   E. P. A. Blore  9 Jun 45  
   H. P. Smith  9 Jun 45  
   G. H. Smith  27 Jul 45  
   E. H. Littlewood  2 Aug 45  
   R.T. Bell  26 Apr 45  Ex 1840 Sqn
    J. H. Clark  26 Apr 45  Ex 1840 Sqn
   R. E. Goadsby *  26 Apr 45  Ex 885 Sqn, Strategic reconnaissance pilot
   I.G. Dymott 26 Apr 45 Ex 1840 Sqn
       
Tpy. Sub-Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P)  J. R. Thompson  15 Nov 43  
   J.R. Black ?  Killed. air crash, ditched 7 Jul 44
   J. M. Haberfield  15 Nov 43 FTR, Operation Meridian 19 Jan 45. PoW executed 31 Mar 45
   A. B. Macrae, DSO  11 Jan 45  
       
Tpy. act. Sub-Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  J. A. Starkey  15 Nov 43  Killed, air crash, 8 May 44
   D. S. Creabo  - Apr 45  Ex 1840 Sqn
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Information drawn from the Navy list October 1944 through July 1946 (final edition before squadron disbanded)

 

* Pilot appears in Navy List as being appointed to both 1839 and 1844 squadrons; both operated together as the 5th Naval Fighter Wing, and later 11th Carrier Air Group, Pilots regularly flew machines from each squadron.

 † 1840 squadron was disbanded on April 26th 1945 and many of its personnel and aircraft were transferred to 5 Naval Fighter Wing- however the Navy List continued to report these officers as being on 1840 in both the July and October 1945 editions.

 


List last modified 07 April 2019


 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Lieut. (A) (P) Donald William LANGDON, RNVR

CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

Bay 6. Panel 2

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Ronald John CORKHILL, RNVR

CWGC entry FAUGHANVALE (ST. CANICE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD Grave 11

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Donald Munro MACKENZIE,, RNVR

CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

Bay 5, Panel 6

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) John Kerle Tipaho HABERFIELD, RNZNVR

CWGC entry NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND

Panel 8

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) John Ross BLACK,  RNZNVR

CWGC entry NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND

Panel 8

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) John Aubrey STARKEY, RNVR

CWGC entry   MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI Grave 1. A. 2.

 

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