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March 1953 - March 1957


 

Formation

No. 1840 squadron officially re-formed at RNAS Culham on  as an RNVR anti-submarine squadron on April 1951 when eight pilots and eight observers were detached from 1832 and allotted a mixed bag of Firefly Mk.1s and Mk.3s, this break-away group was commissioned as 1840 squadron.

 The squadron moved to RNAS Ford on June 30th 1951.

 

Channel Air Division

On 1 June 1952 the Channel Air Division of the RNVR Air Branch was formed at RNAS Ford. No. 184o squadron was sub divided to form 1840A on October 1st 1952, this was renumbered asNo.1842 Squadron in March 1953.


R.N.V.R. Air Branch disbands

Due tor defence spending cuts the R.N.V.R. Air Branch was axed in 1957, the organisation and its squadrons ceased to exist on March 10th 1957.


 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

Motto: Robur in pace

(Strong in peace)
 

 

 

Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Atlantic 1944

Arctic 1944

 

Aircraft Types

Seafire III Jul - Nov 47

Seafire FR.46 Aug 47 - Jan 50

Seafire F.17 Jun 48 - May 53

Seafire F.15 Apr 49 - Aug 51

Harvard T.2b Jul 47 - Apr 55

Harvard T.3 Jan 48 - Feb 51

Anson 1 Jan 49 - Mar 50

Auster 5 Jan 50 - Jul 52

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) P Godfrey OBE RNVR 1 Jul 1947

Lt. Cdr (A) GM Rutherford MBE DSC RNVR 7 Dec 1948

Lt. Cdr (A) GR Willcocks DSC RNVR 1 Jun 1952

Lt. Cdr (A) MRH Shippey RNVR 27 Nov 1953

Lt. Cdr (A) TC Fletcher RNVR 30 Sep 1955

Lt. Cdr (A) AJ Austin RNVR 12 Jul 1956

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957

 

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