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No 702 (Catapult) Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Formed on 15 July 1936  at RAF Mount Batten equipped with a single Supermarine Walrus from an element of No 444 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight.

Onboard
HMS Nelson (until July 1937)

In February 1937, three Seals were taken on strength but whether these were used is uncertain

Onboard
HMS Ramillies (Seal?)

HMS Resolution (Seal?)

HMS Royal Oak (Seal?)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seal 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet Coastal Command
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt S W D Colls 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

One Seal was supposedly withdrawn in March 1938.  Another Walrus was taken on charge for HMS Nelson in June 1938.

Onboard
HMS Nelson

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seal 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet Coastal Command
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Another Seal was supposedly withdrawn in August 1938 and the third in October.  In January 1939 a Swordfish were received for HMS Rodney.

Onboard
HMS Nelson

HMS Rodney

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seal 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet Coastal Command
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

In February/March 1939 the flight supplied two Swordfish seaplanes for HMS Repulse whilst attached for an exercise.

Onboard
HMS Nelson

HMS Rodney

HMS Repulse

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet Coastal Command
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P E O'Brien 14 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet Coastal Command
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P E O'Brien 14 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

It was transferred to the Admiralty on 24 May 1939

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' by Ray Sturtivant

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