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No 824 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 460 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight at Gosport equipped with 9 Fairey IIIFs.

Movement Date Location
26 Apr 1933 HMS Eagle
11 Jun 1933 Kai Tak
16 Jun 1933 HMS Eagle

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Fairey IIIF

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold H Down

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Amos F James  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Frank M R Stephenson 25 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Aylmer M Rundle 11 Dec 1931 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Robert M Giddy 27 Jun 1931 Capt, RM
Fg Off John C Richards 29 Sep 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Herbert L Hayes 24 Nov 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ivor C Rowe 15Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off John A D Wroughton 29 Sep 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Williamson 28 Mar 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Guy B S Slater 24 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off James L Moulton 25 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas C V Pelly 25 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas McI Russell 19 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Douglas G Morris

15 Nov 1932 later AM
Fg Off

Henry B Wrigley

22 Jan 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Andrew McIlwaine 25 Apr 1933

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are appointment dates to 460 Flight.

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Oct 1933 Kai Tak
28 Dec 1933 HMS Eagle
16 Jan - 1 Feb 1934 Singapore (detachment)
16 Mar 1934 Kai Tak
3 May 1934 HMS Eagle

July 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold H Down

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Amos F James  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Frank M R Stephenson 25 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Aylmer M Rundle 11 Dec 1931 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Ivor C Rowe 15Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Williamson 28 Mar 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Guy B S Slater 24 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off James L Moulton 25 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas C V Pelly 25 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas McI Russell 19 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Douglas G Morris

15 Nov 1932 later AM
Fg Off Andrew McIlwaine 25 Apr 1933
Fg Off Horace P Burwood  6 Jan 1934

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

The squadron was disbanded on 8 October 1934 by being redesignated No 825 Squadron but was reformed the same day at Upavon equipped with 9 Seals.

Movement Date Location
8 Oct 1934 Upavon
8 Nov 1934 HMS Hermes
27-30 Nov 1934 Hal Far (detachment)
6 Jan 1935 Kai Tak
13 May 1935 HMS Hermes

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Seal (from Oct 1934) HMS Hermes RAF Far East

Fairey Seal of No 824 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A K Dalzell 28 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robert A Kilroy  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Halliburton H Leech  8 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Lionel C B Ashburner  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Mervyn Johnstone  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off John D Hayes  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian R Sarel  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alexander J D Harling  8 Oct 1934  
Fg Off

Cecil T Weir

 8 Oct 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Ian A Scott  8 Oct 1934

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
19 Sep 1935 Singapore
10 Dec 1935 HMS Hermes
19 Dec 1935 Seletar
25 Feb 1936 HMS Hermes
2 Mar 1936 Kai Tak
21 Apr 1936 HMS Hermes
27 May 1936 Wei-hai-Wei

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Seal HMS Hermes RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick L Pearce

26 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Halliburton H Leech  8 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt W H N Martin 10 Mar 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off Lionel C B Ashburner  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Mervyn Johnstone  8 Oct 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off A R Burch 15 Jan 1936 Lt, RM
Fg Off C Charlton-Jones 26 Feb 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alexander J D Harling  8 Oct 1934  
Fg Off

Cecil T Weir

 8 Oct 1934 later AVM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Jul 1936 HMS Hermes
3 Nov 1936 Kai Tak
4Jan 1937 HMS Hermes
4 Feb 1937 Seletar
15 Mar 1937 HMS Hermes
3 May 1937 Gosport

A new 824 Squadron began forming at Gosport on 18 January 1937 equipped with Swordfish aircraft and boarded HMS Eagle for the Far East.  On its arrival HMS Hermes returned to the UK and the original 824 disbanded at Gosport.

Movement Date Location
18 Jan 1937 Gosport
23 Feb 1937 HMS Eagle
5 Mar 1937 Hal Far
12 Mar 1937 HMS Eagle
9 Apr 1937 Seletar
30 Apr 1937 HMS Eagle
6 May 1937 Kai Tak
28 May 1937 HMS Eagle

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish (from Apr 1937) HMS Eagle RAF Far East

Swordfish I of No 824 Squadron (HMS Eagle 1939)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A B Woodhall  1 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A C R Duvall  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt

John D Miller

 1 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off G A L Woods  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J F Marmont  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Waters  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off T M Buchanan  1 Apr 1937
Fg Off F O Dickson  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R H M Heriot-Hill  1 Apr 1937

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
19 Oct 1937 Kai Tak
4 Nov 1937 HMS Eagle
5 Nov 1937 Kai Tak
8 Jan 1938 HMS Eagle
14 Jan 1938 Seletar
21-27 Jan 1938 Penang (detachment)
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

July 1938

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R G Forbes 27 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A C R Duvall  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt

John D Miller

 1 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G A L Woods  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J F Marmont  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off D W Waters  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off G W L A Bayly 12 Feb 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off F O Dickson  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R H M Heriot-Hill  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B J Sandeman 12 Feb 1938

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Sep 1938 Seletar
27 Sep 1938 HMS Eagle
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 Kai Tak

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R G Forbes 27 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

John D Miller

 1 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G A L Woods  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt J F Marmont  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off G W L A Bayly 12 Feb 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off O Patch  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RM
Fg Off M R F Lemon  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off M R Maund  1 Sep 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off F O Dickson  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off B J Sandeman 12 Feb 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

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

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R G Forbes 27 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt G A L Woods  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off G W L A Bayly 12 Feb 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off O Patch  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RM
Fg Off M R F Lemon  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off M R Maund  1 Sep 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off F O Dickson  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off B J Sandeman 12 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A N Young 14 Jan 1939 Sub Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Eagle RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R G Forbes 27 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt G A L Woods  1 Apr 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt F O Dickson  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G W L A Bayly 12 Feb 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off O Patch  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RM
Fg Off M R F Lemon  1 Sep 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off M R Maund  1 Sep 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off B J Sandeman 12 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A N Young 14 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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