1833 Naval Air Squadron

1833 Naval Air Squadron (1833 NAS) was a Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

1833 Naval Air Squadron
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofFleet Air Arm

From HMS Illustrious, 1833 NAS participated in Operation Robson over Sumatra in December 1944.[2]

In Literature

Norman Hanson, a pilot with 1833 Naval Air Squadron, recounts his experiences flying aboard HMS Illustrious in his memoir, Carrier Pilot.



  1. Sturtivant, Ballance 1994, p. 347.
  2. Winton 1970, pp. 70–74.


  • Sturtivant, R; Ballance, T (1994). The Squadrons of The Fleet Air Arm. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-223-8.
  • Winton, John (1970). The Forgotten Fleet: The British Navy in the Pacific, 1944–1945. New York: Coward-McCann.

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