Operational History and Background

The squadron formed at Eglington in August 1943 as a fighter squadron with 10 Wildcat Vs, transferring to Stretton to form fighter flights to join TBR squadrons on escort carriers.

In November 1943 the first fighter flights were formed for 842 squadron on HMS Fencer.
The other 9 flights formed from December 1943 until March 1944, on HMS Tracker, with 846 squadron, with 832 squadron, with 845 squadron on HMS Engadine, HMS Fencer, 813 squadron on HMS Campania, with 852 squadron, and flights at Eglington, and Stretton.

Returning to Eglington in February 1944, the squadron was disbanded in June 1944, the flights having been absorbed into the squadrons they had been attached.

Battle Honours
Norway 1944, Atlantic 1944, Arctic 1944

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) TW Harrington, RN Aug 1943-Dec 1943
  • L/C M Hordern, RN Dec 1943-June 1944
  • Martlet I Aug 1943-Dec 1943
  • Martlet II Aug 1943-Dec 1943
  • Martlet IV Aug 1943-Dec 1943
  • Wildcat V Aug 1943-June 1944
  • Ships and Squadron bases
    To be listed
    The Squadron Today
    Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

    Associations and Reunions

  • 1832, 1834, 1835, 1836 squadrons.
  • Contact details via FAAOA
    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
            Last Modified: 23-2-2001

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