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No 802 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 3 April 1933 from Nos 408 and 409 (Fleet Fighter) Flights aboard HMS Glorious equipped with 9 Nimrods and 3 Ospreys.

Movement Date Location
27 Apr 1933 Hal Far
27 Jun 1933 HMS Glorious

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious RAF Mediterranean

Nimrod of No 802 Squadron

Osprey of No 802 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward M C Abel-Smith 30 Mar 1930  Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr Walter E Swann 26 May 1933  
Flt Lt Harry A Purvis  7 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Charles L Keighly-Peach 21 Sep 1931 Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Arthur J Tillard 14 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off James H McI Malcolm 31 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off James A L Drummond 3 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off George B Kingdon 14 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Rodney T P Clarkson  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Maurice F Summers 11 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Patrick H Havers 15 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian R Sarel  3 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Plt Off Frank H Tyson  2 Mar 1933

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are the dates appointed to 408 or 409 (Fleet Fighter) Flights

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Sep 1933 Aboukir
2 Oct 1933 HMS Glorious
23 Oct 1933 Hal Far
20 Nov 1933 HMS Glorious
25 Jan 1934 Hal Far
2 Mar 1934 HMS Glorious
11 Apr 1934 Hal Far
23 Apr 1934 HMS Glorious
1 May 1934 Upavon

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

Upavon Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter E Swann 26 May 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Harry A Purvis  7 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt John B Heath 19 May 1934 Lt Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Cyril W Byas 21 Jun 1933 Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off James H McI Malcolm 31 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off James A L Drummond 3 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off George B Kingdon 14 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Maurice F Summers 11 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Patrick H Havers 15 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian R Sarel  3 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off William P Lucy 22 Sep 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward C Ingham 21 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Frank H Tyson  2 Mar 1933

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are the dates appointed to 408 or 409 (Fleet Fighter) Flights

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Jul 1934 Netheravon
13 Aug 1934 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
30 Aug 1934 Netheravon
7 Sep 1934 HMS Courageous
5 Oct 1934 Leuchars
28 Oct 1934 Netheravon
27 Oct - 5 Nov 1934 HMS Courageous (detachment)
30 Oct 1934 Netheravon
13 May 1935 Sutton Bridge (No 3 ATC)
31 May 1935 Netheravon
1 Jun 1935 Gosport

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Netheravon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 15 Jan 1935 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frank E Bond 21 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt John B Heath 19 May 1934 Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off John Casson  8 Apr 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frank H Tyson  2 Mar 1933
Fg Off Graeme E Macdonald 14 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Francis S May  7 Sep 1934 Lt, RM
Fg Off Richard T Partridge  7 Sep 1934 Lt, RM
Fg Off Harry W R Torin 10 May 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off Kendrick A Stewart  7 Sep 1934  
Plt Off

Geoffrey C Eveleigh

 1 Mar 1935 later AVM

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are the dates appointed to 408 or 409 (Fleet Fighter) Flights

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Jul 1935 Biggin Hill
27 Jul 1935 Netheravon
21 Aug 1935 HMS Glorious
23 Dec 1935 Hal Far
1 Jan 1936 HMS Glorious
3 Jan - 3 Feb 1936 Dekhelia (detachment)
22 Apr 1936 Hal Far
1 May 1936 HMS Glorious

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank E Bond 21 Nov 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt K S Blake 22 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt James B Buckley  1 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Flt Lt John C Cockburn 31 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John Casson  8 Apr 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Graeme E Macdonald 14 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Francis S May  7 Sep 1934 Lt, RM
Fg Off Richard T Partridge  7 Sep 1934 Lt, RM
Fg Off Harry W R Torin 10 May 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off Kendrick A Stewart  7 Sep 1934  
Fg Off

Aeneas R D MacDonell

17 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J M Bruen 30 May 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Geoffrey C Eveleigh

 1 Mar 1935 later AVM
Fg Off Alan F Hards 31 Jul 1935

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Jul 1936 Hal Far
20 Sep 1936 HMS Glorious
30 Oct 1936 Hal Far
4 Jan 1937 HMS Glorious
8 Jan 1937 Hal Far
30 Jan 1937 HMS Glorious
23 Mar - 23 Apr 1937 Hal Far (Flight)
5 May 1937 Southampton
23 Jun 1937 HMS Glorious

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank E Bond 21 Nov 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt K S Blake 22 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt James B Buckley  1 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Flt Lt John C Cockburn 31 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off E G Savage 10 Oct 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Aeneas R D MacDonell

17 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J M Bruen 30 May 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Geoffrey C Eveleigh

 1 Mar 1935 later AVM
Fg Off H D Mathew 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off

George P Seymour-Price

 2 Sep 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off N E Ward 11 Jan 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J Shepherd-Smith 19 Aug 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Aug 1937 Hal Far
18 Sep 1937 HMS Glorious
4 Nov 1937 Abingdon
17 Jan 1938 HMS Glorious
7 Feb 1938 Hal Far
3 Mar 1938 HMS Glorious
27 Mar 1938 Hal Far
16 May 1938 HMS Glorious
31 May 1938 Hal Far

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J P G Bryant 11 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt

Geoffrey C Eveleigh

 1 Mar 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt R T Partridge 10 Nov 1937 Capt, RM
Flt Lt J M Bruen 30 May 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off N E Ward 11 Jan 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off R J W Nott  8 Jan 1938 Lt, RM
Fg Off C P Campbell-Horsfall 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C J R Nicolls 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off N B R Bromley  3 Jan 1938
Fg Off R L Smith  3 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J R I Bell  2 Mar 1938  
Fg Off H J Garlick 17 Jan 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Jul 1938 HMS Glorious
25 Aug 1938 Hal Far
16 Sep 1938 HMS Glorious
28 Sep 1938 Dekhelia
 1 Nov 1938 HMS Glorious
9 Nov 1938 Hal Far

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J P G Bryant 11 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R J W Nott  8 Jan 1938 Lt, RM
Act Flt Lt N B R Bromley  3 Jan 1938
Fg Off N E Ward 11 Jan 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off C P Campbell-Horsfall 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C J R Nicolls 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Strange 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Smith  3 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J R I Bell  2 Mar 1938  
Fg Off H J Garlick 17 Jan 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Jan 1939 HMS Glorious
20 Mar 1939 Hal Far
13 Apr 1939 HMS Glorious
18 Apr 1939 Hal Far

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Osprey

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J P G Bryant 11 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R J W Nott  8 Jan 1938 Lt, RM
Flt Lt J F Marmont  4 Feb 1939 Lt, RN
Fg Off C P Campbell-Horsfall 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C J R Nicolls 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Strange 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Smith  3 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J R I Bell  2 Mar 1938  
Fg Off H J Garlick 17 Jan 1938  
Fg Off W L Le C Barnes 12 Jan 1939 Sub-Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
28 Apr 1939 HMS Glorious
1 May 1939 Dekhelia

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Hawker Nimrod (until May 1939)

Hawker Osprey (until May 1939)

Gloster Sea Gladiator (from May 1939

HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

Sea Gladiator I of No 802 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J P G Bryant 11 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R J W Nott  8 Jan 1938 Lt, RM
Flt Lt J F Marmont  4 Feb 1939 Lt, RN
Fg Off C P Campbell-Horsfall 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C J R Nicolls 17 Nov 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Strange 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Smith  3 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J R I Bell  2 Mar 1938  
Fg Off H J Garlick 17 Jan 1938  
Fg Off W L Le C Barnes 12 Jan 1939 Sub-Lt, RN

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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