A history of 1841 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Air Squadron

August1952 - March 1957



No. 1841 squadron reformed at RNAS Stretton on August 18th 1952 as an Anti-Submarine squadron in the Northern Air Division of the RN Volunteer Reserve, Lt. Cdr (A) K. H. Tickle, RNVR in command. Initial equipment was five Firefly FR. Is, these were replaced in March 1955 by eight Firefly AS.6s, In December 1955 the squadron was re-equipped with six Avenger AS.5s.

A Fairey Firefly FR.5

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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.



Content revised: 19 September 2022


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Motto: Aquila moras nescit

(The eagle knows no obstacles)





Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Atlantic 1944

Arctic 1944


Aircraft Types

Firefly FR.1 Aug 1952 - Jun 1954

Firefly T.2 Jan 1952 - Oct 1955

Firefly T.3 Aug 1952 - May 1953

Harvard T.2b Aug 1952 - Jan 1955

Harvard T.3 Jul 1952 - Feb 1954

Anson 1 Aug 1953 - Nov 1953

Sea Prince T.1 Nov 1953 - Apr 1956

Firefly AS.6 Mar 1955 - Dec 1955

Avenger AS.5 Dec 1955 - Mar 1957


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) KH Tickle RNVR 18 Aug 1952

Lt. Cdr (A) F Morrell RNVR 22 Jul 1955

Lt. Cdr (A) AE Frost RNVR1 Oct 1956

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957






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