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July 1943 - October 1945


Formation and work-up

No.1834 Squadron personnel assembled at RNAS Donibristle and Fleet Air Arm Transit Camp Townhill, Dunfermline on 15 June 1943 for passage to the USA. It officially formed at US Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode island, on 15 July as a single seater fighter squadron, Lt. Cdr (A) A.M. Tritton DSC RNVR in command. Initial equipment was 10 Corsair Is. 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:

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

Sabang 1944

Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945


Aircraft Types

Corsair Mk. I Jul - Oct 43

Corsair Mk. II Oct 43 - Aug 45

Corsair IV Apr - Aug 45


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) A.M. Tritton DSC RNVR 15 Jul 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) P.N. Charlton DFC RN 23 Dec 1943

Lt. Cdr (A) R.D.B. Hopkins RN 10 Oct 1944

Lt. Cdr J.G. Baldwin DSC RN 26 Apr 1945

Squadron disbanded 31 Oct 1945


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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