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No 812 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 461 and 462 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flights aboard HMS Glorious equipped with 12 Ripon IIs.

Movement Date Location
24 Apr 1933 Hal Far
31 May 1933 HMS Glorious
6 Jun 1933 Hal Far
28 Jun 1933 HMS Glorious

July 1933

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II HMS Glorious RAF Mediterranean

Blackburn Ripon of No 812 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George H Boyce

26 May 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frederick E Vernon

12 Nov 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick W H Clarke 14 Aug 1932 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Robert H S Rodger 29 Apr 1932 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Richard W Wicks  6 Jan 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off John D H Slade  3 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Nigel R M Skene  5 Jun 1931 Lt, RM
Fg Off Henry C N Rolfe 25 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Antony F Hall  1 Jun 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Nivian G R Crawford 15 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Donald A Cameron 11 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Rupert C Tillard 29 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert T Cazalet 11 Jun 1932

Dates prior to 3 April 1933 are appointment dates to 461 or 462 Flights.

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Sep 1933 Aboukir
23 Sep 1933 HMS Glorious
23 Oct 1933 Hal Far
20 Nov 1933 HMS Glorious

January 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon II HMS Glorious RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George H Boyce

26 May 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frederick E Vernon

12 Nov 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert H S Rodger 29 Apr 1932 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Nigel R M Skene  5 Jun 1931 Lt, RM
Fg Off Henry C N Rolfe 25 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Antony F Hall  1 Jun 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Nivian G R Crawford 15 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Basil J C Wise 10 Jun 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert T Cazalet 11 Jun 1932
Fg Off Neil McI Kemp 29 Sep 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Walter P Sutcliffe

10 Jun 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hon George R Ward  6 Sep 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Jan 1934 Hal Far
2 Mar 1934 HMS Glorious
11 Apr 1934 Hal Far
26 Jun 1934 HMS Furious

July 1934

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Baffin (from Jan 1934) HMS Furious RAF Mediterranean

Blackburn Baffin of No 812 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bruce B Caswell 29 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Frederick E Vernon

12 Nov 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil A N Hooper  3 Feb 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Nigel R M Skene  5 Jun 1931 Lt, RM
Fg Off Antony F Hall  1 Jun 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Nivian G R Crawford 15 Oct 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off Rupert C Tillard 29 Apr 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Basil J C Wise 10 Jun 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert T Cazalet 11 Jun 1932
Fg Off Neil McI Kemp 29 Sep 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Mervyn F D Williams  6 Apr 1934  
Fg Off

Walter P Sutcliffe

10 Jun 1933 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Aug 1934 Hal Far
28 Aug 1934 HMS Furious
13 Oct 1934 Hal Far
11 Feb 1935 HMS Eagle
22 Mar 1935 Hal Far

July 1935

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Baffin HMS Glorious

Shore station - Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bruce B Caswell 29 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Frederick E Vernon

12 Nov 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil A N Hooper  3 Feb 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Fg Off Wilfred H G Saunt 18 Aug 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off Basil J C Wise 10 Jun 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off Neil McI Kemp 29 Sep 1933 Lt, RN
Fg Off John S Stead  2 Jun 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off

Walter P Sutcliffe

10 Jun 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John H McCahon 11 Jan 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off Michael C Hoskins 25 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth C Ogilvie 25 May 1935 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off Lloyd Coulson  2 Jun 1934
Fg Off Christopher Griffiths 11 Jan 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 Sep 1935 HMS Glorious
16 Sep 1935 Aboukir
18 Sep 1935 HMS Glorious
30 Nov 1935 Aboukir
156 Dec 1935 HMS Glorious
23 Dec 1935 Hal Far
1 Jan 1936 HMS Glorious
18 Jun 1936 Aboukir

July 1936

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Blackburn Baffin HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bruce B Caswell 29 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Cecil A N Hooper  3 Feb 1934 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt H G Wisher  1 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt Wilfred H G Saunt 18 Aug 1934 Lt, RN
Flt Lt Guy B S Slater 27 Feb 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off John S Stead  2 Jun 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off John H McCahon 11 Jan 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off Michael C Hoskin 25 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Lloyd Coulson  2 Jun 1934
Fg Off Hon Peter C Carew 21 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Christopher Griffiths 11 Jan 1935  
Fg Off John N Knowles 21 Aug 1935  
Fg Off R C B Stallard-Penoyre 30 May 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth E Cornabé 18 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A D Murray 30 May 1936
Warrant Officer
WO I F Dalton 27 Mar 1935

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Jul 1936 HMS Glorious
27 Jul 1936 Hal Far
29 Sep 1936 HMS Glorious
30 Oct 1936 Hal Far
23 Apr 1937 HMS Glorious
5 May 1937 Gosport
28-31 May 1937 HMS Courageous (detachment)
23 Jun 1937 HMS Glorious

July 1937

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

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

Swordfish I floatplane of No 812 Squadron (HMS Glorious 1938)

Swordfish I of No 812 Squadron (HMS Glorious 1937 - 1938)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Hutchinson 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt D D O'Brien 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt H G Wisher  1 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt Wilfred H G Saunt 18 Aug 1934 Lt, RN
Flt Lt John H McCahon 11 Jan 1935 Lt, RM
Fg Off Michael C Hoskin 25 May 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hon Peter C Carew 21 Aug 1935 Lt, RN
Fg Off John N Knowles 21 Aug 1935  
Fg Off R C B Stallard-Penoyre 30 May 1936 Lt, RN
Fg Off W A H Playfair 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth E Cornabé 18 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A D Murray 30 May 1936
Plt Off J J E Coats 19 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Jul 1937 Hal Far
23 Aug 1937 HMS Glorious
1-19 Oct 1937 Hal Far (detachment)
19 Oct 1937 Hal Far
7 Feb 1938 HMS Glorious
28 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 I HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Hutchinson 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt D D O'Brien 21 May 1937 Lt, RN
Flt Lt John N Knowles 21 Aug 1935  
Flt Lt Kenneth E Cornabé 18 Oct 1936
Flt Lt S W D Colls  9 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off W A H Playfair 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W Clifford  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off F M A Torrens-Spence  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off G Starkey 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off A D Murray 30 May 1936
Fg Off J J E Coats 19 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W D Morford 17 Jan 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Jul 1938 HMS Glorious
25 Aug 1938 Hal Far
3 Sep 1938 HMS Glorious
22 Oct 1938 Dekhelia
1 Nov 1938 HMS Glorious
9 Nov 1938 Hal Far

January 1939

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

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Hutchinson 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J D C Little  1 Nov 1938 Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A D Murray 30 May 1936  
Flt Lt John N Knowles 21 Aug 1935  
Fg Off W A H Playfair 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W Clifford  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off F M A Torrens-Spence  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Barnes 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off G Starkey 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R S Baker-Falkner 14 Nov 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J J E Coats 19 Mar 1937  
Fg Off K B Gurr 24 Nov 1938 Lt, RN

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 I

HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J D C Little  1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A D Murray 30 May 1936  
Fg Off W A H Playfair 11 Jan 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off E W Clifford  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off F M A Torrens-Spence  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Barnes 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off G Starkey 17 Jan 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R S Baker-Falkner 14 Nov 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J J E Coats 19 Mar 1937  
Fg Off K B Gurr 24 Nov 1938 Lt, RN

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Apr 1939 Hal Far
25 Apr 1939 HMS Glorious
14 May 1939 Hal Far

May 1939

Aircraft operated For service aboard Command/Group
Fairey Swordfish I

HMS Glorious

Shore station - RAF Hal Far

RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J D C Little  1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, Lt-Cdr, RN
Flt Lt A D Murray 30 May 1936  
Fg Off E W Clifford  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off F M A Torrens-Spence  1 Oct 1937 Lt, RN
Fg Off J H Barnes 18 Jun 1938 Lt, RN
Fg Off R S Baker-Falkner 14 Nov 1938 Sub-Lt, RN
Fg Off J J E Coats 19 Mar 1937  
Fg Off K B Gurr 24 Nov 1938 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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