Operational History and Background

The squadron formed at Quonset Point as a fighter squadron with 10 Corsair Is in July 1943. In October 1943 the squadron embarked on HMS Trumpeter for passage to Belfast and subsequently moved to Stretton as part of the 15th Naval Fighter Wing, where it disbanded in December 1943.

In November 1944 the squadron reformed at Brunswick with 18 Corsair IVs, and embarked on HMS Pursuer to the UK in February 1945.

HMS Glory flight deck crowded with Barracudas of 837 squadron and Corsairs of 1831 squadron 1945

In May 1945 the squadron embarked with 21 aircraft on HMS Glory for the British Pacific Fleet, becoming part of the 16th Carrier Air Group in June 1945.

The squadron disembarked at Schofields, Australia, the day after VJ-Day, embarking once again 2 weeks later to escort invasion forces in case of opposition to Rabaul after the Japanese surrender.

Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C HP Allingham, RNR July 1943-Dec 1943
  • L/C(A) RWM Walsh, RN Nov 1944-end of WW2


  • Corsair I July 1943-Dec 1943
  • Corsair IV Nov 1944-end of WW2
  • Ships and Squadron bases
    To be listed
    The Squadron Today
    Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

    Associations and Reunions
    No information

    World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
    Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8  
    Robert Horsten's FAA
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