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March 1943 - April 1945
 

Formation and work-up

No. 1840 squadron was originally planned as a single seater fighter squadron equipped with 10 Wildcat Vs to form on October 15th 1943 in the United Kingdom at Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton. This was cancelled and instead the squadron formed on March 1st 1944 at RNAS Burscough as a single seater fighter squadron equipped with 10 Hellcat Is under the command of Lt. Cdr (A) A.R. Richardson RNZNVR.

 

 

 

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Content revised: 26 November 2016

 

Sources used in compiling this account:

Brown, D. (1974) 'Carrier Operations in World War 2 - vol 1 the Royal Navy' Shepperton, Ian Allen Ltd.

Smith, P.C., (12001) 'Task Force 57: The British Pacific Fleet, 1944 - 45' Bristol, Crecy Books

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)

Winton, J. (1969) 'The forgotten Fleet', London, Michael Joseph Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motto: Allied and avenging

 

 

 

Battle Honours

 

Norway 1944

Okinawa 1945

 

Aircraft Types

 

Hellcat I Mar-Dec1944

Hellcat II Aug 1944-May 1945

 

 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt. Cdr (A) A.R. Richardson RNZNVR 1 Mar 1944

Lt. Cdr B.H.C. Nation RN 12 Sep 1944  

Squadron disbanded 27 Apr 1945

 

Aircrew and Squadron Personnel

 

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 © 2016 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


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