Operational History and Background

The squadron officially formed at Eglington in February 1944 as a fighter squadron with 10 Hellcat Is, and with the majority of the pilots being from the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Originally planned for escort carrier duties, the squadron was absorbed into 1840 squadron and disbanded whilst still at Eglington in May 1944.
Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) H Colville-Stewart, RNVR Feb 1944-May 1944
  • Hellcat I Feb 1944-May 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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