Operational History and Background

The squadron officially formed at Brunswick in May 1944 as a fighter squadron with 18 Corsair IIIs, embarking with Corsair IIs in August 1944 on HMS Trouncer for the UK. Part of December was spent with DLTs on HMS Patroller.

In February 1945 the squadron having joined the 10th Naval Fighter Wing, sailing with HMS Arbiter with 24 Corsair IVs for Australia, but saw no action before VJ-Day.

Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A)DK Evans, RNZNVR May 1944-Sept 1944
  • L/C(A) DFV Davis, RCNVR (temp) Sept 1944-Oct 1944
  • Major PP Nelson-Gracie, RM Oct 1944-Feb 1945
  • L/C(A) PCS Chilton, RN Feb 1945-end of WW2
  • Corsair III May 1944-Aug 1944
  • Corsair II Aug 1944-Jan 1945
  • Corsair IV Feb 1945-Sept 1945
  • 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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