Forming in the U.S.A.


 

The personnel of 1845 Squadron at at USNAS Brunswick in August 1944 after forming and working up. Click to see larger image

 

The pilots of 1845 squadron.

 

 


The squadron begins working up with the ship


 

January 3rd 1945 A Corsair of 1845 squadron about to begin its take off run for an un-accelerated take off.

 

Corsair 7P of 1845 squadron coming in to make a shaky landing - date not known.

 

Corsair 7P of 1845 squadron having made a poor landing approach has missed all the wires and is caught by the barrier -1 - date not known..

 

Corsair 7P of 1845 squadron having made a poor landing approach has missed all the wires and is caught by the barrier -2 - date not known.

 

 

January 3rd 1945 Corsairs of 1845 squadron make a practice attacking run on the ship as part of the ship and squadrons work up before sailing for the Pacific.

 

 


Arrival in Australia


 

February 25th 1945 the Corsairs of 1845 squadron perform a fly-past overhead as they say farewell to HMS SLINGER on her arrival at Sydney. The Squadron flew ashore to HMS NABTHORPE {Mobile Naval Air Base No 3} at Schofields N.S.W.1

 

February 25th 1945 a stunning view as HMS SLINGER passes under Sydney harbour bridge with the remaining {unserviceable} Corsairs of 1845 squadron ranged on deck.1

 

 

February 25th 1945 view down the flight deck as SLINGER enters Sydney harbour.1

 

 

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1845 (2)Training at RNAS Nowra


 

'139' of 1845 squadron's Corsairs on the  apron at RNAS Nowra. Photo courtesy Jason Blanchard, from the collection of his father AM(L) George Blanchard

 

Front view of '139' of 1845 squadron's Corsairs on the  apron at RNAS Nowra Photo courtesy Jason Blanchard, from the collection of his father AM(L) George Blanchard.

 

Group of men of 1845 squadron with one of their aircraft at RNAS Nowra. Photo courtesy Jason Blanchard, from the collection of his father AM(L) George Blanchard.

 

Group of men of 1845 squadron at RNAS Nowra. Photo courtesy Jason Blanchard, from the collection of his father AM(L) George Blanchard.

 

 

 

Images marked † are from the collection of Mr. John Lawson, former Coder who served on HMS SLINGER

 

 

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