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No 712 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 15 July 1936 by renumbering No 407 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight equipped with Ospreys until June 1937.

Onboard
HMS Leander

HMS Neptune

HMS Orion

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus  (from Apr 1937) 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

Shore station - Mount Batten

Coastal Command

Walrus I of No 712 Squadron - HMS Sheffield 1937-38

Onboard (from Apr 1937)
HMS Newcastle

HMS Glasgow

HMS Sheffield

HMS Southampton

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E H Shattock  3 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt N S Luard 3 May 1937 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt O S Stevinson  8 Feb 1937 Lt-Cdr, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

Shore station - Lee-on-Solent

Coastal Command

Walrus I of No 712 Squadron - HMS Southampton 1938

Onboard
HMS Newcastle

HMS Glasgow

HMS Sheffield

HMS Southampton

HMS Cornwall (from Jan 1938)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E H Shattock  3  Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt N S Luard  3 May 1937 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt J Casson  5 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W P Lucy 13 Sep 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E G Clutton  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

Shore station - Lee-on-Solent

Coastal Command

 

Onboard
HMS Newcastle

HMS Glasgow

HMS Sheffield

HMS Southampton

HMS Cornwall (until Mar 1939)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E H Shattock  3  Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt J Casson  5 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E G Clutton  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E A Greenwood 29 Jul 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt H S McN Davenport 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

Shore station - Lee-on-Solent

Coastal Command

 

Onboard
HMS Newcastle

HMS Glasgow

HMS Sheffield

HMS Southampton

HMS Cumberland

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E H Shattock  3  Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt E G Clutton  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E A Greenwood 29 Jul 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Ievers 15 Dec 1938 Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

Shore station - Lee-on-Solent

Coastal Command

 

Onboard
HMS Newcastle

HMS Glasgow

HMS Sheffield

HMS Southampton

HMS Cumberland

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E H Shattock  3  Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt E G Clutton  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Ievers 15 Dec 1938 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

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

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