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August 1952 - March 1957



No. 1842 1842 Squadron was re-formed on March 28th 1953 at RNAS Ford as an RNVR Anti-Submarine squadron by renumbering No.1840A Squadron. (1840A had It was to form part of the Channel Air Division of the RN Volunteer Reserve. The squadron shared a pool of aircraft with 1840 squadron.

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)






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Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945


Aircraft Types

Seafire F.17 Jun 48 - May 53

Harvard T.2b Jul 47 - Apr 55

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) RA Jameson RNVR 28 Mar 1953

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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