A history of 1842 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Air Squadron

March 1953 - 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. 1842, under the command of Lt. Cdr (A) R. A. Jameso,n RNVR was to form part of the Channel Air Division of the RN Volunteer Reserve. The squadron shared a pool of aircraft with 1840 squadron.

A Fairey Firefly AS.6

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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: 10 October 2022


Primary information sources

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 badge issued




Battle Honours

Norway 1944

Okinawa 1945

Japan 1945


Aircraft Types

Firefly AS.6 Jul 1951 - May 1956
Firefly T.2 Jul 1951 - Jun 1956
Harvard T.2b Apr 1951 - Dec 1954
Harvard T.3 Jul 1952 - Feb 1954
Anson 1 Oct 1951 - Jul 1953
Sea Prince T.1 Jun 1953 - Mar 1956
Sea Balliol T.21 Mar 1954 - Sep 1955
Firefly T.7 Mar 1956 - Nov 1956
Gannet AS.1 Feb 1956 - Mar 1957
Gannet T.2 Feb 1956 - Mar 1957 7 


Commanding Officers

Lt. Cdr (A) R. A. Jameson RNVR 28 Mar 1953

Squadron disbanded 10 Mar 1957






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