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November 1943 - November 1946

Formation and work-up

No. No.1839 squadron reformed in the United Kingdom at Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton on November 15th 1943 as a single seater fighter squadron under the command of Lt. Cdr (A) D.M. Jeram RN, equipped with 10 Hellcat Is.




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Content revised: 04 April 2018


Sources used in compiling this account:

Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994) 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians) various documents including;

Admiralty War Diaries

Norfolk Navy Yard War Diaries

Mew York Navy Yard War Diaries

Miscellaneous documents






Motto: None




Battle Honours


Palembang 1945

Okinawa 1945


Aircraft Types


Hellcat I Nov 1943 - Oct 1945

Hellcat II Mar 1945 - Oct 1945



Commanding Officers


Lt. Cdr (A) D.M. Jeram RN 15 Nov 1943

Lt. Cdr S.F..F Shotton DSC RNR 8 Sep 1944

Lt. Cdr (A)) B.H.C. Nation RN 26 Apr 1945  

Squadron disbanded 30 Nov 1945


Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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