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No 705 (Catapult) Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 15 July 1936 from an element of No 444 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight equipped with two Swordfish and two Sharks.

Onboard
HMS Repulse

The two Sharks were replaced by two Swordfish in June 1937.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish Battle Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P C O Sydney-Turner 15 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt E R C Morris 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish Battle Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P C O Sydney-Turner 15 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

In September 1938 the flight had no ship to serve on as HMS Repulse was in for a refit until March 1939.

January 1939

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

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish Battle Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish Battle Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

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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