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No 715 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 15 July 1936 by renumbering No 403 (Fleet Fighter) Flight equipped with Ospreys.

Onboard
HMS Berwick

HMS Dorsetshire

HMS Kent

July 1937

Aircraft operated Serving with Command/Group
Hawker Osprey (until Jul 1937)

Supermarine Walrus I (from Sep 1936)

5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station

Shore station - Kat Tak & Wei-Hai-Wei

RAF Far East

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward O F Price 15 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt I R Sarel 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt D H Elles 19 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off George B Kingdon 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J O Mansell  6 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry J F Lane 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off C E H Batham 31 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off N K Cambell 21 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off M J A O'Sullivan 12 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off F Fletcher 22 Nov 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Serving with Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus I (from Sep 1936) 5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station

Shore station - Kat Tak & Wei-Hai-Wei

RAF Far East

Walrus I of No 715 Squadron - HMS Suffolk 1938

Onboard
HMS Birmingham

HMS Dorsetshire

HMS Kent

HMS Cornwall

HMS Cumberland

HMS Suffolk

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Caddy  7 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt D H Elles 19 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt I R Sarel 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W J Lucas  8 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C E H Batham 31 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt N K Cambell 21 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J O Mansell  6 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off M J A O'Sullivan 12 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off G R Brown 31 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off E A Shaw 28 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off F Fletcher 22 Nov 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus I 5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station

Shore station - Kat Tak & Wei-Hai-Wei

RAF Far East

 

Onboard
HMS Birmingham

HMS Dorsetshire

HMS Kent

HMS Cumberland

HMS Suffolk

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Caddy  7 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt D H Elles 19 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt I R Sarel 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W J Lucas  8 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C E H Batham 31 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt N K Cambell 21 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt M J A O'Sullivan 12 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt G R Brown 31 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E A Shaw 28 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt F Fletcher 22 Nov 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J O Mansell  6 Jan 1937 Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus I 5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station

Shore station - Kat Tak & Wei-Hai-Wei

RAF Far East

 

Onboard
HMS Birmingham

HMS Dorsetshire

HMS Kent

HMS Suffolk

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Caddy  7 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt D H Elles 19 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt I R Sarel 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W J Lucas  8 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C E H Batham 31 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt N K Cambell 21 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt M J A O'Sullivan 12 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt G R Brown 31 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E A Shaw 28 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E G Savage 28 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J O Mansell  6 Jan 1937 Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Serving with Command/Group
Supermarine Walrus I 5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station

Shore station - Kat Tak & Wei-Hai-Wei

RAF Far East

 

Onboard
HMS Birmingham

HMS Dorsetshire

HMS Kent

HMS Suffolk

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Caddy  7 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt D H Elles 19 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt I R Sarel 15 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W J Lucas  8 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C E H Batham 31 Jul 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt M J A O'Sullivan 12 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt G R Brown 31 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Flt Lt E A Shaw 28 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J O Mansell  6 Jan 1937 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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