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No 711 (Catapult) Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

It was formed on 15 July 1936 from an element of No 447 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight equipped with Ospreys.

Onboard
HMS London (until Oct 1938)

HMS Devonshire

HMS Shropshire

HMS Sussex

The Ospreys began to be replaced by Walruses in October 1936 with the last Osprey being withdrawn in December.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J E Fenton  2 Nov 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off E G Clutton 15 Jul 1936 Lt , RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt O S Stevinson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off E H G Stokes 28 Jun 1937 Lt , RN
Fg Off R J H Stephens 27 Nov 1937 Lt , RN
Fg Off Hon P C Carew 12 Feb 1938 Lt , RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Onboard
HMS Devonshire

HMS Shropshire

HMS Sussex

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt O S Stevinson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off E H G Stokes 28 Jun 1937 Lt , RN
Fg Off R J H Stephens 27 Nov 1937 Lt , RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt O S Stevinson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off E H G Stokes 28 Jun 1937 Lt , RN
Fg Off R J H Stephens 27 Nov 1937 Lt , RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt O S Stevinson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off E H G Stokes 28 Jun 1937 Lt , RN
Fg Off R J H Stephens 27 Nov 1937 Lt , RN

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

 

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

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