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April 1944 - October 1945


Formation and work-up

No. 1842 Squadron personnel assembled at the Fleet Air Arm Transit Camp Townhill, Dunfermline on July 1st 1943 for passage to the USA. It officially formed in the United States at US Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine on April 1st 1944 as a single seat fighter squadron under the command of Lt. Cdr (A) A. McD Garland RNVR. Initial equipment was 18 Corsair IIIs. After familiarisation with the aircraft and equipment the squadron began training in earnest to prepare for active service.




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Content revised: 09 June 2020

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.






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Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945


Aircraft Types

Corsair III Apr 1944 - Jum 1944

Corsair II Jul 1944 - Feb 1945

Corsair IV Feb 1945 - Oct 1945


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) A. McD Garland RNVR 1 Apr

 1944Lt. Cdr (A) D.G. Parker DSC RNVR 27 Apr 1945

Squadron disbanded 31 Oct 1945


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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