1790 Naval Air Squadron

1790 Naval Air Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy was formed on 1 January 1945 at RNAS Burscough as a night fighter squadron.[1] It was initially equipped with the Fairey Firefly I, replaced in May 1945 by the Firefly INF, which was fitted with a US-derived ASV radar. The squadron joined HMS Vindex on 24 June, bound for Australia, with the ship arriving at HMS Nabthorpe (the Mobile Naval Air Base at RAAF Station Schofields) 2 days before the war in the Far East ended. The squadron was disbanded on 3 June 1946 at Devonport.[1]

1790 Naval Air Squadron
Active1 January 1945 – 3 June 1946
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeCarrier-based fighter squadron
RoleNight fighter
Lt Cdr(A) J H Kneale RNVR


  1. "1790 NAS at the Fleet Air Arm Archive website". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
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