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No 713 (Catapult) Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

It was formed on 15 July 1936 by renumbering No 445 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight equipped with two Ospreys.

Onboard
HMS Arethusa (until Sep 1937)

HMS Galatea

HMS Penelope (from Jan 1937)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Hawker Osprey 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John P G Bryant 15 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Merlin Bruce 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

A Seafox replaced the Osprey on HMS Arethusa from November 1937 and on HMS Penelope in February 1938

Onboard
HMS Arethusa (from Nov 1937)

HMS Galatea (until Apr 1938)

HMS Penelope

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seafox 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt M Johnstone 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt Merlin Bruce 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off H S McN Davenport 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

When HMS Galatea returned to service in August 1938 she was equipped with a Seafox.

Onboard
HMS Arethusa

HMS Galatea (from Aug 1938)

HMS Penelope

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seafox 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt M Johnstone 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt R C B Stallard-Penoyre 18 Jul 1938 Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seafox 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt M Johnstone 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt R C B Stallard-Penoyre 18 Jul 1938 Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Fairey Seafox 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt M Johnstone 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt R C B Stallard-Penoyre 18 Jul 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

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