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No 825 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 8 October 1934 by redesignating the original No 824 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Squadron aboard HMS Eagle equipped with 12 Fairey IIIFs.

Movement Date Location
20 Oct 1934 Kai Tak
5 Nov 1934 HMS Eagle
31 Jan 1935 Hal Far
20 Feb 1935 HMS Eagle
22 Mar 1935 Hal Far

July 1935

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

Fairey IIIF of No 825 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert R Graham 25 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding, Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr Frank M R Stephenson 25 Apr 1933 Lt-Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr James I Robertson  8 Jun 1935 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Amos F James  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric D Elliott 11 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Douglas McI Russell 19 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Williamson 28 Mar 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 Alan C Newson 26 Apr 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off

Leslie G Levis

11 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George A M Pryde 11 Jan 1935
Plt Off Geoffrey A Mills 11 Jan 1935  
Plt Off Hugh D Beck  7 Jun 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 Sep 1935 HMS Glorious
23 Dec 1935 Hal Far
5 Feb 1936 Aboukir
27 Feb 1936 Amriya
31 Mar 1936 HMS Glorious
21 May - 27 Jul 1936 Amriya (detachment)

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (until Jul 1936)

Fairey Swordfish I (from Jul 1936)

HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

Swordfish I of No 825 Squadron (HMS Glorious 1938)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James I Robertson  8 Jun 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Amos F James  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Eric D Elliott 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt Casper John 20 Feb 1936 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Alan C Newson 26 Apr 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off Gerald A Vardon 21 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Malcolm W Watson 21 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Leslie G Levis

11 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off H E H Pain 23 Jan 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off George A M Pryde 11 Jan 1935
Fg Off Geoffrey A Mills 11 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Hugh D Beck  7 Jun 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Jul 1936 Hal Far
30 Oct 1936 HMS Glorious
9 Nov 1936 Hal Far
4 Jan 1937 HMS Glorious
23 Mar 1937 Hal Far
23 Apr 1937 HMS Glorious
5 May 1937 Gosport
23 Jun 1937 HMS Glorious

July 1937

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish (from Apr 1937) HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James I Robertson  8 Jun 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Eric D Elliott 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt H B Collins 12 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt

Leslie G Levis

11 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alan C Newson 26 Apr 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off Malcolm W Watson 21 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off G C Newcombe 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off Geoffrey A Mills 11 Jan 1935  
Fg Off George A M Pryde 11 Jan 1935
Fg Off C R Bateman 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A S Whitworth 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R A W Dobbs 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hugh D Beck  7 Jun 1935  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
16 Jul 1937 Hal Far
23 Aug 1937 HMS Glorious
10 Oct 1937 Hal Far
25 Oct 1937 HMS Glorious (detachment)
3 Nov 1937 Gosport (detachment)
3 Nov 1937 Abingdon (detachment)
17 Jan 1938 Southampton (detachment)
17 Jan 1938 HMS Glorious (detachment)
25 Jan 1938 Hal Far (detachment)
7 Feb 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
Fairey Swordfish HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A Brock 11 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Eric D Elliott 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt

Leslie G Levis

11 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey A Mills 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt George A M Pryde 11 Jan 1935
Flt Lt Hugh D Beck  7 Jun 1935  
Fg Off G C Newcombe 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C R Bateman 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off A S Whitworth 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R A W Dobbs 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Williamson 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off

James Rankin

 1 Oct 1937 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Jul 1938 HMS Glorious
25 Aug 1938 Hal Far
9 Sep 1938 HMS Glorious
24 Sep - 1 Oct 1938 Aboukir (detachment)
28 Sep - 1 Oct 1938 Dekhalia (detachment)
1 Oct 1938 Dekhalia
23 Oct 1938 HMS Glorious
9 Nov 1938 Hal Far

January 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Hale 13 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Sqn Ldr Eric D Elliott 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt

Leslie G Levis

11 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey A Mills 11 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt Hugh D Beck  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt A S Whitworth 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt R A W Dobbs 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off G C Newcombe 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C R Bateman 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Williamson 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off H R P Brigden 19 Nov 1938  
Fg Off C W B Smith 14 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off R W V Hamilton 14 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off J G Lincoln 14 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off

James Rankin

 1 Oct 1937 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

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

April 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Hale 13 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A S Whitworth 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C R Bateman 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Williamson 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off C W B Smith 14 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off R W V Hamilton 14 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off

James Rankin

 1 Oct 1937 later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Apr 1939 Hal Far
25 Apr 1939 HMS Glorious
28 Apr - 1 May 1939 Aboukir (Detachment)
1 May 1939 Dekhelia

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Hale 13 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A S Whitworth 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off C R Bateman 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off R L Williamson 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off C W B Smith 14 Nov 1938 Act Lt, RN
Fg Off R W V Hamilton 14 Nov 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off

James Rankin

 1 Oct 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W G S Aston  8 Mar 1939 Lt, RM

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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