Operational History and Background

The squadron officially formed at Brunswick in October 1943 as a fighter squadron with 10 Corsair Is, embarking in January 1944 with Corsair IIs on HMS Begum for the UK.

In February 1944, the squadron embarked from Burscough on to HMS Atheling for Ceylon.

In July 1944 the squadron embarked on HMS Victorious to provided cover during the attacks on Sabang, Sumatra.

In August 1944 the squadron rejoined HMS Atheling and sailed for Cape Town, but on arrival was absorbed into 1830 and 1833 squadrons and disbanded in September 1944.

Battle Honours
Sabang 1944

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) FBP Sanderson, RNVR Oct 1943-June 1944
  • L/C(A) MS Godson, RN June 1944-Sept 1944
  • Corsair I Oct 1943-Jan 1944
  • Corsair II Jan 1944-Sept 1944
  • 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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