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No 800 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Formed on 3 April 1933 from Nos 402 and 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flights at Netheravon equipped with 9 Nimrods and 3 Ospreys.

Movement Date Location
5 May 1933 HMS Courageous
6 Jul 1933 Northolt
10 Jul 1933 HMS Courageous

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous Coastal Area

Nimrod of No 800 Squadron

Osprey of No 800 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles J N Atkinson  2 May 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt Arthur P F M Berkeley  2 May 1933
Fg Off Donald G F W Macintyre  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Vivian D Gask  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Geoffrey N Torry  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles L G Evans  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Geoffrey K Fairtlough  2 May 1933  
Fg Off Capel F G Adye  2 May 1933  
Fg Off

Henry A V Hogan

 2 May 1933 later AVM

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
6 Jul 1933 Northolt
10 Jul 1933 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
19 Jul 1933 Gosport
26 Jul 1933 HMS Ark Royal
31 Aug 1933 Netheravon

January 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Upavon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles J N Atkinson  2 May 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt Bruce B Caswell 28 Aug 1933
Flt Lt Arthur P F M Berkeley  2 May 1933
Fg Off Charles A Kingsley-Rowe 15 Aug 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Dennis R F Cambell  3 Dec 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Geoffrey N Torry  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles L G Evans  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Capel F G Adye  2 May 1933  
Fg Off

Henry A V Hogan

 2 May 1933 later AVM

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Feb 1934 HMS Courageous
12 Apr 1934 Netheravon
14 May 1934 HMS Courageous
25 Jun 1934 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)

July 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Upavon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles J N Atkinson  2 May 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt William T Holmes 24 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Arthur P F M Berkeley  2 May 1933
Fg Off Charles A Kingsley-Rowe 15 Aug 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Dennis R F Cambell  3 Dec 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Geoffrey N Torry  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles L G Evans  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Capel F G Adye  2 May 1933  
Fg Off

Henry A V Hogan

 2 May 1933 later AVM

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Jul 1934 Upavon
2 Sep 1934 HMS Courageous
30 Sep 1934 Upavon
5 Oct  1934 Leuchars
8 Oct 1934 HMS Courageous
6 Nov 1934 Upavon
15 Nov 1934 HMS Courageous
25 Jan 1935 Hal Far
4 Feb 1935 HMS Courageous
25 Mar 1935 Upavon
27 Apr 1935 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
15 May 1935 Upavon
22 May 1935 HMS Courageous
10 Jun 1935 Upavon

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Upavon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles J N Atkinson  2 May 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt William T Holmes 24 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Arthur P F M Berkeley  2 May 1933
Flt Lt Dennis R F Cambell  3 Dec 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles A Kingsley-Rowe 15 Aug 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Cockburn 16 Jul 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off John H T Boteler  7 Apr 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frank Fletcher 10 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John H Hill 26 Sep 1934

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
29 Aug 1935 HMS Courageous
15 Dec 1935 Hal Far
21 Dec 1935 HMS Courageous
23 Dec 1935 Aboukir
20 Feb 1936 HMS Courageous
28 Feb 1936 Gosport
29 Feb 1936 Eastleigh
24 May 1936 Leuchars (ATC)
16 Jun 1936 Eastleigh

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Eastleigh

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Heath 1 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt William T Holmes 24 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Geoffrey K Fairtlough 20 Feb 1936
Flt Lt B H M Kendall 30 Mar 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frank Fletcher 10 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward A Shaw 30 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John H Hill 26 Sep 1934
Fg Off R M Smeeton 18 Jan 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off C B Jelf 18 Jan 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Jul 1936 HMS Courageous
20 Jul 1936 Eastleigh
18-24 Aug 1936 HMS Courageous (detachment)
1 Sep1936 HMS Courageous
17 Nov 1936 Eastleigh
19 Jan 1937 HMS Courageous
22 Mar 1937 Eastleigh
22 May 1937 Leuchars (ATC)
13 Jun 1937 Eastleigh
25 Jun 1937 HMS Courageous

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore Station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Heath 1 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Sqn Ldr H A Traill 17 Mar 1937 Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt B H M Kendall 30 Mar 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt John H Hill 26 Sep 1934
Flt Lt J W C More 31 Dec 1936
Fg Off Edward A Shaw 30 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off W H C Manson 29 Sep 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J C M Harman  7 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off F D G Bird 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off R P Thurston 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Balden  6 Jan 1937
Plt Off A J Trumble  6 May 1937

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Jul 1937 Eastleigh
1 Sep 1937 HMS Courageous
16 Sep 1937 Evanton (No 8 ATC)
18-24 Aug 1936 HMS Courageous (detachment)
25 Sep 1937 Leuchars
29 Sep 1937 HMS Courageous
1 Nov 1937 Eastleigh
10 Jan 1937 HMS Courageous
15-17 Jan 1938 Aboukir (detachment)
20 Mar 1938 Eastleigh
7 Jun 1938 Leuchars (transit)
8 Jun 1938 Evanton (No 8 ATC)
1 Jul 1938 Abbotsinch (transit)
3 Jul 1937 HMS Courageous
7 Jul 1937 Worthy Down

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H A Traill 17 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr RN
Flt Lt B H M Kendall 30 Mar 1936 Lt Cdr, RN
Flt Lt John H Hill 26 Sep 1934
Flt Lt J W C More 31 Dec 1936
Flt Lt B S McEwen 24 May 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J C M Harman  7 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off F D G Bird 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off R P Thurston 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Balden  6 Jan 1937
Fg Off G E D Finch-Noyes 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A T J Kindersley 24 May 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off A J Trumble  6 May 1937

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
6 Sep - 27 Oct 1938 HMS Courageous (detachment)
11 Jan 1939 HMS Ark Royal

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey

Blackburn Skua II (from Oct 1938)

Gloster Gladiator I (from Oct 1938 until Feb 1939)

HMS Courageous Coastal Command

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G N Torry 22 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt F D G Bird 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off J C M Harman  7 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off K V V Spurway 29 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Balden  6 Jan 1937
Fg Off G E D Finch-Noyes 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W T Taylour 21 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Mar 1939 Worthy Down
3 Apr 1939 HMS Ark Royal

 

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey

Blackburn Skua II

HMS Ark Royal Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G N Torry 22 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt F D G Bird 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RM
Flt Lt D W Balden  6 Jan 1937
Fg Off J C M Harman  7 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off K V V Spurway 29 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off G E D Finch-Noyes 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W T Taylour 21 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Rooper 29 Dec 1938 Sub Lt, RN
Plt Off H F R Bradbury  8 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R F Aitken  2 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey

Blackburn Skua II

HMS Ark Royal Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G N Torry 22 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Flt Lt F D G Bird 11 Dec 1936 Lt, RM
Flt Lt D W Balden  6 Jan 1937
Fg Off J C M Harman  7 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off K V V Spurway 29 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off G E D Finch-Noyes 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W T Taylour 21 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Rooper 29 Dec 1938 Sub Lt, RN
Plt Off H F R Bradbury  8 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R F Aitken  2 Jan 1939  

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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