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No 813 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed on 18 January 1937 ay Gosport equipped with 9 Swordfish.

Movement Date Location
23 Feb 1937 HMS Eagle
 6 Mar 1937 Hal Far
12Mar 1937 HMS Eagle
9 Apr 1937 Seletar
30 Apr 1937 HMS Eagle
 6 May 1937 Kai Tak
28 May 1937 HMS Eagle
3 Jun - 22 Jul 1937 Wei-Hai-Wei (detachment)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Eagle RAF Far East

Swordfish I floatplane of No 813 Squadron (HMS Eagle 1938)

Swordfish of No 813 Squadron (HMS Eagle 1937 - 1938)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C R V Pugh  1 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R C Gaskell  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J W S Corbett  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off P M Gregory  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R M Smeeton  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off P N Medd  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C S Cooper  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off M E W Scott-Mackirdy  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D O F Lumsden  1 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
6 Sep - 7 Oct 1937 Wei-Hai-Wei (detachment)
19 Oct 1937 Kai Tak
4 Nov 1937 HMS Eagle
 5 Nov 1937 Kai Tak
4 Nov 1937 HMS Eagle
 5 Nov 1937 Kai Tak
30 Nov 1937 HMS Eagle
1 Dec 1937 Kai Tak
8 Jan 1938 HMS Eagle
14 Jan 1938 Seletar
31 Jan 1938 HMS Eagle
5 Feb 1938 Seletar
26 Feb 1938 HMS Eagle
4 Mar 1938 Penang
7 Mar 1938 HMS Eagle
9 Mar 1938 Seletar
16 Mar 1938 HMS Eagle
14 Apr 1938 Kai Tak
4 Jun 1938 HMS Eagle
12-19 Jul 1937 Wei-Hai-Wei (detachment)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C R V Pugh  1 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R C Gaskell  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J W S Corbett  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off P M Gregory  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R M Smeeton  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off P N Medd  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C S Cooper  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D O F Lumsden  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F G R Thomas  6 Nov 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Jul - 3 Aug 1938 Wei-Hai-Wei (detachment)
17 Sep 1938 Seletar
27 Sep 1938 HMS Eagle
8-10 Oct 1938 Wei-Hai-Wei (detachment)
19 Oct 1938 Kai Tak
1 Nov 1938 HMS Eagle
3 Nov 1938 Kai Tak
15 Nov 1938 HMS Eagle
17 Nov 1938 Kai Tak
5 Dec 1938 HMS Eagle
7 Dec 1938 Seletar

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C R V Pugh  1 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr N Kennedy  1 Sep 1938 Lt-Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr R C Gaskell  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt R M Smeeton  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P M Gregory  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P N Medd  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C S Cooper  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D O F Lumsden  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F G R Thomas  6 Nov 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
12 Mar 1939 HMS Eagle
17 Mar 1939 Seletar
4 Apr 1939 HMS Eagle

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N Kennedy  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R M Smeeton  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P M Gregory  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P N Medd  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C S Cooper  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D O F Lumsden  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F G R Thomas  6 Nov 1937  
Fg Off J Compton 24 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Apr 1939 Seletar
19 May 1939 HMS Eagle

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N Kennedy  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt R M Smeeton  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P M Gregory  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt P N Medd  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt C S Cooper  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D O F Lumsden  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F G R Thomas  6 Nov 1937  
Fg Off J Compton 24 Dec 1938  

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

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

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