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No 821 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 No 446 and part of No 445 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flights at Gosport equipped with 9 Fairey IIIFs.

Movement Date Location
5 May 1933 HMS Courageous

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey IIIF

Fairey Seal (from Apr 1933)

HMS Courageous Coastal Area

Fairey IIIF of No 821 Squadron

Fairey Seal of No 821 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison  6 May 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt George A Hadley  2 May 1933  
Flt Lt Richard A Peyton  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Edward O F Price  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Gerald K Martyn  2 May 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off James D C Little  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John W S Corbett  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John Heber Percy  2 May 1933  
Fg Off John Whitehead  2 May 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1933 Manston
7 Sep 1933 Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
24 Sep 1933 Novar
27 Oct 1933 Manston
8 Jan 1934 Gosport

January 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Seal HMS Courageous Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison  6 May 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robin H Haworth-Booth  1Aug 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Richard A Peyton  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Edward O F Price  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Gerald K Martyn  2 May 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off John W S Corbett  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John Whitehead  2 May 1933  
Fg Off

Reginald H E Emson

 7 Sep 1933 later AM

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Feb 1934 HMS Courageous
3 May 1934 Portland (4 aircraft)

Pembroke Dock (4 aircraft)

31 May 1934 HMS Courageous
18 Jun 1934 Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
7 Jul 1934 HMS Courageous

July 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Seal HMS Courageous Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison  6 May 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Sylvanus G Connolly 16 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Richard A Peyton  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Edward O F Price  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Casper John 15 May 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Gerald K Martyn  2 May 1933 Lt, RM
Fg Off John W S Corbett  2 May 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John Whitehead  2 May 1933  
Fg Off John L Hallewell  9 Jan 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Reginald H E Emson

 7 Sep 1933 later AM
Fg Off Edward R C Morris  1 Jun 1934 Lt, RN
Plt Off Richard G Stone 15 Jan 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
14 Jul 1934 Upavon
15 Jul 1934 Gosport
25 Jul 1934 Upavon
5 Sep 1934 HMS Courageous
8 Nov 1934 Gosport
9 Dec 1934 Upavon
13 Dec 1934 Gosport
28 Dec 1934 Upavon
3 Jan 1935 HMS Courageous
31 Jan 1935 Hal Far
9 Feb 1935 HMS Courageous
25 Mar 1935 Upavon
7 May 1935 HMS Courageous
2 Jul 1935 Gosport

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Seal HMS Courageous

Shore station - Upavon

Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Herbert N Hampton  8 May 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Sylvanus G Connolly 16 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Edwin B Carnduff 27 Dec 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Douglas W Mackendrick  6 Sep 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Desmond D O'Brien 14 Sep 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Arthur R Burch 27 Dec 1934 Lt, RM
Fg Off Edward R C Morris  1 Jun 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Neville K Cambell  6 Sep 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard G Stone 15 Jan 1934  
Fg Off

Eric D Mac K Nelson

 6 Sep 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John V C Badger  4 Jan 1935  
Plt Off Cecil Charlton-Jones 10 May 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Jul 1935 Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
Aug 1935 Upavon
29 Aug 1935 HMS Courageous
15 Dec 1935 Hal Far
21 Dec 1935 HMS Courageous
23 Dec 1935 Aboukir
2 Jan 1936 HMS Courageous
19 Feb 1936 Aboukir
20 Feb 1936 HMS Courageous
28 Feb 1936 Gosport
13 Jul 1936 HMS Courageous

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Shark II (from Mar 1936) HMS Courageous

Shore station - Eastleigh

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edwin B Carnduff 27 Dec 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A Brock 27 Dec 1935 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt

John D Miller

 7 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Act Flt Lt S Borrett  2 Dec 1935 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off J L Hallewell 10 Jan 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard G Stone 15 Jan 1934  
Fg Off John V C Badger  4 Jan 1935  
Fg Off D W Waters 18 Jan 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off H S M Davenport  1 Feb 1936 Lt, RN

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1936 Eastleigh
1 Sep 1936 HMS Courageous
4 Nov 1936 Southampton (Eastleigh)
4-19 Jan 1937 Gosport (detachment)
6-19 Jan 1937 Lee-on-Solent (detachment)
19 Jan 1937 HMS Courageous
28 Jan - 17 Mar 1937 Gibraltar (detachment)
22 Mar 1937 Southampton
4-28 May 1937 Lee-on-Solent (detachment)
28 May 1937 HMS Courageous
15 May - 12 Jul 1937 Portland (detachment)

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Shark II HMS Courageous

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G R M Clifford 21 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A Brock 27 Dec 1935 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt John V C Badger  4 Jan 1935  
Fg Off J L Hallewell 10 Jan 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off T C G Holford  1 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off H S M Davenport  1 Feb 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Ievers 11 Jun 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off A G Leatham 17 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Taylor  8 Sep 1936  
Fg Off A W J Clark  8 Jul 1936  
Plt Off M R Baillon 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
16 Jul 1937 Gosport
26 Jul 1937 North Coates (ATC)
20 Aug 1937 Southampton
23 Aug - 2 Sep 1937 HMS Courageous (detachment)
2-3 Sep 1937 Lee-on-Solent (detachment)
4 Sep - 11 Oct 1937 Evanton (detachment)
7 Oct 1937 Gosport
12-27 Oct 1937 Lee-on-Solent (detachment)
27 Oct 1937 Southampton
29 Oct -15 Nov 1937 Portland (detachment)
29 Oct - 19 Dec 1937 Lee-on-Solent (detachment)
10 Jan 1938 HMS Courageous
29 Mar 1938 Southampton
2 May 1938 Evanton (No 8 ATC)
4 Jun 1938 HMS Courageous

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I (from Sep 1937) HMS Courageous

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

Swordfish I of No 821 Squadron (HMS Ark Royal 1939)

Swordfish I of No 821 Squadron (HMS Courageous 1938)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G R M Clifford 21 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt N McI Kemp 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A G Leatham 17 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J A Ievers 11 Jun 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Stenning  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off L E D Walthall 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A H Abrams 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A W J Clark  8 Jul 1936  
Fg Off M R Baillon 22 May 1937  
Fg Off J Greenhalgh 13 Sep 1937  
Fg Off R H M Gibbs  1 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Jul 1938 Southampton
29 Jul 1938 Eastchurch
8 Aug 1938 Southampton
6 Sep 1938 HMS Courageous
6 Oct 1938 Evanton (No 8 ATC)
11 Nov 1938 HMS Courageous
17 Nov 1938 Southampton

January 1939

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

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G R M Clifford 21 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt A G Leatham 17 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt N McI Kemp 28 Jul 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Stenning  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off B Willoughby 24 Aug 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off A H Abrams 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A W J Clark  8 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J Greenhalgh 13 Sep 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
11 Jan 1939 HMS Ark Royal
10-13 Feb 1939 Dekhelia (Detachment)
24 Mar 1939 Southampton

April 1939

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

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt A G Leatham 17 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt A W J Clark  8 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J H Stenning  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off B Willoughby 24 Aug 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off A H Abrams 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J Greenhalgh 13 Sep 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
29 Apr 1939 HMS Ark Royal

May 1939

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

Shore station - Southampton

Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J A D Wroughton 29 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr N E Morrison 30 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt A G Leatham 17 Dec 1936 Lt, RN
Flt Lt A W J Clark  8 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J H Stenning  3 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off B Willoughby 24 Aug 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off A H Abrams 24 Aug 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J Greenhalgh 13 Sep 1937  

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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