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No 714 (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 406 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight equipped with a single Fairey IIIF and two Ospreys.

Onboard
HMS Norfolk (IIIF)

HMS Emerald (Osprey) (until Dec 1936)

HMS Enterprise (Osprey)

In October 1936 the Fairey IIIF was replaced by a Walrus and in June 1937 the Osprey in HMS Emerald was replaced with a Seafox

Onboard
HMS Norfolk (Walrus) (until Jun 1937)

HMS Emerald (Seafox) (from Jun 1937)

HMS Enterprise (Osprey)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus

Fairey Seafox

Hawker Osprey

4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Henry H Caddy 15 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off R C Tillard 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Onboard
HMS Norfolk (Walrus) (from late 1937)

HMS Emerald (Seafox) (until Jul 1938)

HMS Enterprise (Osprey) (until Mar 1938)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus

Fairey Seafox

4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P W Humphreys 26 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

With the return of HMS Emerald and Enterprise to the UK for refits, the flight ceased to operate the Seafox.  HMS Manchester arrived in October 1938 with three Walruses.

Onboard
HMS Norfolk

HMS Manchester

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P W Humphreys 26 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off H D Mathew  4 Aug 1938  Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Johnston  2 Nov 1938  Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P W Humphreys 26 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off H D Mathew  4 Aug 1938  Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Johnston  2 Nov 1938  Lt, RN
Fg Off H J F Lane 27 Jan 1939  Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with: - Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P W Humphreys 26 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off H D Mathew  4 Aug 1938  Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Johnston  2 Nov 1938  Lt, RN
Fg Off H J F Lane 27 Jan 1939  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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