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No 801 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 3 April 1933 from No 401 (Fleet Fighter) Flight at Netheravon equipped with 6 Nimrods and 3 Flycatchers (until June 1933).

Movement Date Location
8 May 1933 HMS Furious

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod I HMS Furious RAF Mediterranean

Flycatcher of No 801 Squadron

Nimrod of No 801 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E W Foster 9 May 1933 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Norman S Luard 26 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Brian H M Kendall  2 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Dennis R F Cambell  1 Jan 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles H Williams 28 Apr 1933  
Fg Off James N Garnett 26 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off John M Wintour 21 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Christopher F Birks 11 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Henry J F Lane  6 May 1933 Lt, RN

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are the dates appointed to 401 (Fleet Fighter) Flight

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1933 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
28 Jul 1933 Netheravon
7 Sep 1933 HMS Furious
17 Oct 1933 Netheravon
5 Jan 1934 HMS Furious
12 Apr 1934 Netheravon
1 Jun 1934 HMS Furious
9 Jun 1934 Hal Far
26 Jun 1934 HMS Furious

July 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod I

Hawker Osprey (from Feb 1934)

HMS Furious RAF Mediterranean

Osprey of No 801 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Sydney L G Pope

 7 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John A T Ryde 30 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Norman S Luard 26 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alan F Black  5 De c1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry J F Lane  6 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edmund G Clutton  7 Sep 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward H G Stokes 24 May 1933  
Fg Off Matthew B Hamilton  9 Jan 1934  
Fg Off John R A Peel  5 Jan 1934
Fg Off      

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Jul 1934 Tatoi
22 Jul 1934 HMS Furious
15 Aug 1934 Hal Far
28 Aug 1934 HMS Furious
25 Oct 1934 Upavon
31 Oct 1934 Gosport
3 Nov 1934 Upavon
5 Jan 1935 HMS Furious
18 Jan 1935 Hal Far
21 Jan 1935 HMS Furious
25 Mar 1935 Upavon
8 May 1935 HMS Furious
13 May 1935 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
1 Jun 1935 HMS Furious
4 Jul 1935 Gosport

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod I

Hawker Osprey

HMS Furious

Shore station - Upavon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Sydney L G Pope

 7 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Guy Willoughby  8 Jan 1935 Lt Cdr, RN
Flt Lt John S Dewer 10 July 1934  
Fg Off Peter L Jamison 12 Dec 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward H G Stokes 24 May 1933  
Fg Off Matthew B Hamilton  9 Jan 1934  
Fg Off William L Mayo  8 Jan 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off John R A Peel  5 Jan 1934
Fg Off John F Marmont 10 May 1935 Lt, RN
-
1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Jul 1935 Upavon
16 Aug 1935 Gosport
3 Sep 1935 HMS Furious
7 Oct 1935 Gosport
4 Nov 1935 HMS Furious
22 Nov 1935 Gosport (in transit)
23 Nov 1935 Eastleigh
2 Jan 1936 HMS Furious
21 May 1936 Eastleigh
12 Jun 1936 HMS Furious

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod I

Hawker Osprey

HMS Furious

Shore station - Eastleigh

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John S Dewer 10 July 1934  
Flt Lt H P Bramwell  1 Feb 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off W H O Manson 16 Jan 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off John F Marmont 10 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hamish West  4 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Henry Molyneux 28 Aug 1935  
-
1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1936 Eastleigh
1-8 Aug 1936 Roborough (detachment)
28 Sep 1936 HMS Furious
5 Oct 1936 Novar
9 Oct 1936 HMS Furious
23 Oct 1936 Southampton (Eastleigh)
20 Jan 1937 HMS Furious
11 Feb 1937 Aboukir
22 Feb 1937 HMS Furious
29 Mar 1937 Southampton (Eastleigh)
24 May 1937 HMS Furious
28 May 1937 Evanton
3 Jun 1937 HMS Furious
9 Jun 1937 Evanton
15 Jun 1937 HMS Furious

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey HMS Furious

Shore station - Southampton (Eastleigh)

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Bryan V Reynolds

11 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt G K Fairtlough 22 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt H P Bramwell  1 Feb 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off C P Campbell Horsfall 21 May 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off G E D Finch-Noyes 21 May 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off G J R Nicolls 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Plt Off R N Lambert 11 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A J Elliott 11 Dec 1936  
-
1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
21 Jul 1937 Southampton (Eastleigh)
26 Jul 1937 Roborough
9 Aug 1937 Southampton (Eastleigh)
10 Sep 1937 HMS Furious
25 Sep 1937 Donibristle
4 Oct 1937 HMS Furious
4 Oct 1937 Leuchars
6 Oct 1937 Evanton
7 Oct 1937 HMS Furious
11 Oct 2937 Evanton
12 Oct 1937 HMS Furious
14 Oct 1937 Evanton
21 Oct 1937 HMS Furious
28 Oct 1937 Southampton (Eastleigh)
1 Jan 1938 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
29 Jan 1938 Lee-on-Solent
4 May 1938 Donibristle

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey HMS Furious

Shore station - Southampton (Eastleigh)

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Bryan V Reynolds

11 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt G K Fairtlough 22 Jun 1936  
Fg Off W A Robertson 25 Apr 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off B J Smeeton 25 Apr 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off D G Bowker  9 May 1938 Act Lt, RN
Plt Off R F Aitken 25 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G Minfie 25 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C E Watson 25 Apr 1938  
Plt Off H F R Bradbury 25 Apr 1938  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Sep 1938 HMS Furious
15 Oct 1938 Donibristle
14 Nov 1938 HMS Furious
21 Nov 1938 Donibristle

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Osprey (until Mar 1939) HMS Furious

Shore station - Southampton (Eastleigh)

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G K Fairtlough 22 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

George P Seymour-Price

23 Jun 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J M Bruen 26 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off G B K Griffiths   Lt, RM
Fg Off J R Owens Lt, RM
Fg Off W L Le C Barnes   Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Rooper   Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off ? T S Gray   Lt, RN

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Feb 1939 HMS Courageous
22 Feb 1939 Donibristle
3 Apr 1939 HMS Courageous
4 Apr 1939 Donibristle

 

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Gloster Sea Gladiator (from Feb 1939) HMS Courageous

Shore station - Donibristle

Coastal Command

Sea Gladiator I of No 801 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G K Fairtlough 22 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

George P Seymour-Price

23 Jun 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J M Bruen 26 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R H P Carver 18 Jan 1939 Sub-Lt, RM

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Gloster Sea Gladiator (until May 1939)

Blackburn Skua (from Mar 1939)

HMS Courageous

Shore station - Donibristle

Coastal Command

Blackburn Skua

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C A Kingsley Rowe 10 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Flt Lt J N Garnett  7 Mar 1939 Lt, RN
Flt Lt J M Bruen 26 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R H P Carver 18 Jan 1939 Sub-Lt, RM

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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