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No 811 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 465 and 466 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flights at Gosport equipped with 12 Ripons.

Movement Date Location
8 May 1933 HMS Furious
16 Jun 1933 North Coates Fitties
22 Jun 1933 HMS Furious

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II HMS Furious Coastal Area

Blackburn Ripon of No 811 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

 8 May 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt

Norman A P Pritchett

20 Mar 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert G Poole 28 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt George V T Thomson 13 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Patrick A Booth 28 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles A R Gibb 28 Nov 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Osmund F L Bullock 20 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off William G C Stokes 20 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Willian G Williams 21 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Dennis J Douthwaite 31 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Patrick G O Sydney-Turner 29 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off William H N Martin  5 Jan 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off Reginald C Gaskell  9 Nov 1932  

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are appointment dates to 465 or 466 Flights.

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1933 Gosport
18 Sep 1933 Donibristle
23 Sep 1933 HMS Furious
10 Oct 1933 Donibristle (in transit)
10 Oct 1933 Gosport
15 Oct 1933 Leuchars
27 Oct 1933 Gosport
5 Jan 1934 HMS Furious

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II HMS Furious Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick W H Clarke  2 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Robert G Poole 28 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Patrick A Booth 28 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Reginald L Mills  1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Noel W A Cullum 19 May 1934  
Fg Off William G C Stokes 20 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Willian G Williams 21 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Patrick G O Sydney-Turner 29 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off William H N Martin  5 Jan 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off John W A Hunnard 11 Jan 1934  
Fg Off John C H Price  7 Oct 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hon George R Ward  6 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Hon Edward F Ward 11 Aug 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Apr 1934 Gosport
16 Jun 1934 North Coates Fitties
7 Jul 1934 HMS Courageous

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II RAF Gosport Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick W H Clarke  2 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Robert G Poole 28 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Patrick A Booth 28 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Reginald L Mills  1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William G C Stokes 20 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Willian G Williams 21 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Patrick G O Sydney-Turner 29 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Donald A Cameron 13 Sep 1933  
Fg Off William H N Martin  5 Jan 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off Reginald C Gaskell  9 Nov 1932  
Fg Off John C H Price  7 Oct 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Mervyn F D Williams 12 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Hon Edward F Ward 11 Aug 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
25 Jul 1934 Gosport
4 Jan 1935 HMS Furious
18-21 Jan 1935 Hal Far (detachment)
25 Jan - 4 Feb 1935 Hal Far (detachment)
25 Mar 1935 Gosport
8 May 1935 HMS Furious
13 Jun 1935 Gosport
15 Jun 1935 Leuchars (ATC)
6 Jul 1935 Gosport

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II HMS Furious

Shore station - Gosport

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick W H Clarke  2 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Reginald L Mills  1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Noel W A Cullum 19 May 1934  
Flt Lt Patrick A Booth 28 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off William G C Stokes 20 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Rupert C Tillard  8 Apr 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hon George R Ward  6 Apr 1934  
Fg Off James R Talbot 20 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Maurice J A Sullivan  8 Jan 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert W Little  9 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John A Goldsmith  9 May 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian G MacKay  1 Dec 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Sep 1935 HMS Furious
7 Oct 1935 Gosport
4 Nov 1935 HMS Furious
22 Nov 1935 Gosport
2 Jan 1936 HMS Furious
21 May 1936 Gosport
12 Jun 1936 HMS Furious

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Baffin (from Jan 1935) HMS Furious

Shore station - RAF Gosport

Coastal Command

Blackburn Baffin of No 811 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R R Graham 23 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding, Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr L G Richardson 21 Feb 1936 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Reginald L Mills  1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert E Gunston 17 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Flt Lt James A S Brown 17 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Hon George R Ward  6 Apr 1934  
Fg Off James R Talbot 20 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Maurice J A Sullivan  8 Jan 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert W Little  9 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John A Goldsmith  9 May 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off H H Bracken 18 Nov 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alexander V Sawyer  4 Sep 1935  
Plt Off D H S Rusher  8 Jan 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1936 Gosport
28 Sep 1936 HMS Furious
13 Oct 1936 Donibristle
20 Oct 1936 HMS Furious
26 Oct 1936 Gosport
19 Jan 1937 HMS Furious
11-22 Mar1937 Aboukir (detachment)
29 Mar 1937 Gosport
24 May 1937 HMS Furious
29 Jun 1937 Evanton
5 Jul 1937 HMS Furious

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I (from Oct 1936) HMS Furious

Shore station - RAF Gosport

Coastal Command

Swordfish I of 811 Squadron (HMS Furious 1938)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L G Richardson 21 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt

Walter P Sutcliffe

12 Jan 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert E Gunston 17 Jul 1935 Lt, RN
Flt Lt James A S Brown 17 Sep 1935  
Fg Off F M A Torrens-Spence 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W Clifford 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J C Reed 21 May 1937 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off C F Herington 25 Sep 1936  
Plt Off J Greenhalgh 17 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J R Fishwick 21 May 1937  
Plt Off W A L Davis 21 May 1937  
Plt Off W D Morford 21 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
21 Jul 1937 Gosport
3 Aug 1937 HMS Furious
8 Sep 1937 Gosport
10 Sep 1937 HMS Furious
16 Sep 1937 Donibristle
23 Sep - 5 Oct 1937 HMS Furious (detachment)
5 Oct 1937 HMS Furious
28 Oct 1937 Gosport
11 Jan 1938 Lee-on-Solent
29 Mar 1938 Gosport
4 May 1938 Donibristle
25 May 1938 Gosport
29 Jun 1938 HMS Furious

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Furious

Shore station - RAF Gosport

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E O F Price 21 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt James A S Brown 17 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt

Walter P Sutcliffe

12 Jan 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C L G Evans 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off M R Maund 30 Apr 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Dundas 30 Apr 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off K P Gurr 30 Apr 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Kirke 30 Apr 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off H R P Brigden 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off A L H Solano 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Compton 30 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Jul 1938 Donibristle
24 Sep 1938 HMS Furious
15 Oct 1938 Donibristle

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Furious

Shore station - RAF Gosport

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E O F Price 21 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt

Walter P Sutcliffe

12 Jan 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C L G Evans 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Act Flt Lt W A A de Freitas 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off A J G Lydekker 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off C S H Kennaway 17 Oct 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R M Slee 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off A N Young 17 Oct 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off C H C O'Rorke 17 Oct 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Plt Off E R Berry 23 Aug 1938  
Plt Off G S Richardson 24 Aug 1938  
Plt Off F D D Jones 16 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
31 Jan 1939 HMS Courageous
7 Feb 1939 Donibristle
3 Apr 1939 HMS Courageous
4 Apr 1939 Donibristle

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Courageous

Shore station - RAF Donibristle

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E O F Price 21 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt C L G Evans 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt D W Waters 27 Feb 1939 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W A A de Freitas 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off S Borrett 27 Feb 1939 Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off T W G French 20 Feb 1939 Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Courageous

Shore station - RAF Donibristle

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E O F Price 21 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt C L G Evans 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt D W Waters 27 Feb 1939 Lt, RN
Flt Lt W A A de Freitas 17 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt N K Cambell  7 Mar 1939 Lt, RN
Fg Off T W G French 20 Feb 1939 Lt, RN
Fg Off R M Slee 17 Oct 1938 Lt, RN

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

This unit was redesignated No 767 Squadron 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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