Operational History and Background

Corsair I JT150 "5F" of 1835 sqdns at NAS Brunswick, October 1943
Profile created by Nigel Eastmond.

The squadron officially formed at Quonset Point, USA in August 1943 as a fighter squadron with 10 Corsair Is, and was due to join the 47th Naval Fighter Wing but disbanded in November 1943 to form 732 squadron.

Corsair JT168 coded 5K of 1835 sqdn, Brunswick 1943

In December 1944 the squadron reformed at Brunswick equipped with 18 Corsair IVs, and later embarked without the aircraft to the UK.

Corsair KD230 "D" of 1835 sqdn, HMS Premier, 1945
Profile created by Nigel Eastmond.

The squadron re-equipped at Eglington. Subsequently the squadron was intended for the 17th Carrier Air Group in the British Pacific Fleet, but was still at Nutts Corner at VJ-Day.

Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) MS Godson, RN Aug 1943-Nov 1943
  • L/C(A) TJA King-Joyce, RN Dec 1944-Sept 1945
  • Corsair I Aug 1943-Nov 1943
  • Corsair II Oct 1943-Nov 1943
  • Corsair IV Dec 1944-March 1945
  • Widgeon 1 Dec 1944-Feb 1945
  • Corsair III April 1945-June 1945
  • Corsair IV June 1945-Aug 1945
  • 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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