The list below is complied from various sources: Commissioned officers are as they appear in the relevant editions of the Navy List [note, because of a time lag between appointments and the publication of the lists some officers are not included]. Names of Telegraphist Air Gunners are primarily drawn from incident reports. Maintenance and other squadron personnel from Admiralty Fleet Orders.  

 

Abbreviations: A = Air Branch, P = Pilot, O = Observer, TAG = Telegraphist Air Gunner, POAM = Petty Officer Airman, RM = Royal Nay, RM = Royal Marines, RNVR = Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, RCNVR = Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, RNZNVR = Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, Tpy = Temporary, Mid = Midshipman, KIA = Killed in Action, MPK = Missing Presumed Killed, FTR = Failed To Return.

 

March 1945 - December 1947

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. Conn. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

F.A. Simpson

01 Mar 45

In command

       
Lieutenant (A) (P) J.L. Moore

07 Mar 46

In command
  R.B. Head DSC* 19 Nov 46 In command
       
Lieutenant (A) ()) F.H. Henderson 21 Mar 47  
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P) H Kirby - Apr 45  
  W.J. Anderson  - Apr 46  
       
Sub- Lieut. (A), (P) M.H. Simpson - May 46  
  A. Hamilton 30 Aug 46  
       
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

A.E. Baxter - Apr 45  
  A.M. Brodie  ? Killed, air crash 01 March 1946
  N. Burrage  ?  
  P. Builder - Apr 45  
  W.M.C. Hardy - Apr 46  
  I. Houghton  15 Apr 46  
  A. Jackson          - Apr 46  
  J.S. Kennedy   Killed, air crash 11 March 1947
  C. E. S. Minshaw 15 Apr 46  
  J. Payne              - Mar 46  
  D. E. Rimmington 15 Apr 46  
  A. Roscoe 14 Nov 46  
  F. C. Sabatini 15 Apr 46  
  S.A. Thompson - Apr 46  
  W.T. Wheelton     
       
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O) I. A. Owen 5 Apr 46  
  T. M. Telford 5 Apr 46  
       
Tpy. Acting Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P) G. G. Taylor 15 Apr 46  
  J.C. Revill 15 Apr 46  
       
       
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

PO Airman

FAA/FX 523614  E.J. Desborough

- Killed, air crash 01 March 1946
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Information drawn from the Navy list  July 1946 (final edition before squadron disbanded)

 

* Pilot appears in Navy List as being appointed to both 1839 and 1844 squadrons; both operated together as the 5th Naval Fighter Wing, and later 11th Carrier Air Group, Pilots regularly flew machines from each squadron.

 † 1840 squadron was disbanded on April 26th 1945 and many of its personnel and aircraft were transferred to 5 Naval Fighter Wing- however the Navy List continued to report these officers as being on 1840 in both the July and October 1945 editions.

 

 


List last modified 12 February 2019


 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Sub-Lieut.  (A)Archibald Mowbray BRODIE, (P)  RNVR

CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 6. Panel 6

Sub-Lieut. (A) John Sussex KENNEDY, (P)  RNVR

CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL BBay 6, Panel 7
 Petty Officer Airman L/FX. 523614 Ernest Jack DESBOROUGH CWGC entry  HALIFAX MEMORIAL  Panel 13.

 

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