The list below is complied from various sources: Commissioned officers are as they appear in the relevant editions of the Navy List [note, because of a time lag between appointments and the publication of the lists some officers are not included]. Names of Telegraphist Air Gunners are primarily drawn from incident reports. Maintenance and other squadron personnel from Admiralty Fleet Orders.  


Abbreviations: A = Air Branch, P = Pilot, O = Observer, TAG = Telegraphist Air Gunner, RNVR = Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, RNZNVR = Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, S.A.N.F.(V) = South African Naval Forces (Volunteer), Tpy = Temporary, Mid = Midshipman, KIA = Killed in Action, MPK = Missing Presumed Killed. * after a medal denotes a bar.



715 (1) July 1936 - January 1940


Commission officers

  Appointed Notes


     In command
H.M.S. BIRMINHAM Flight      
Lieutenant (O) P. E. Fansliawe 1 Dec 37  
Lieutenant (P) G. R. Brown 16 Nov 37  
  B. A. Shaw 16 Nov 37  
H.M.S. DORSETSHIRE Flight      
Lieutenant (O J. M. M. Tarver 8 Jul 37  
Lieutenant (P) W. J. Lucas 8 Jul 37  
H.M.S. CORNWALL Flight      
Lieutenant (O) P. H. Worrnell 6 Mar 39  
Sub-Lieut. (A) J. M. Scott 15 Aug 38  
  F. H. Fox 28 Feb 39  
H.M.S. CUMBERLAND Flight      
Lieutenant (P) M. K. Cambell 12 Aug 36  
  F. Fletcher - Sep 38  
H.M.S. KENT Flight      
Lieutenant (O) P. J. Milner-Barry 2 May 38 In command 715 Squadron from 24 May 39
  F. B. Currie 8 July 38  
Lieutenant (P) I. R. Sarel 1 Feb 39  
H.M.S. SUFFOLK Flight      
Lieutenant (P) D. H. Elles Dec 36  
  M. J. A. O'Sullivan Dec 36  

Maintenance personnel




Information drawn from the Navy list to December 1939 (final edition before squadron disbanded) Note, not all ships flights were listed under the entry for their respective Cruisers from the middle of 1959 so the list is incomplete..



715 (2) August 1944 - March 1946


Commission officers

  Appointed Notes

Tpy. Lieut. Com A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ...

R. E. Gardner 17 Aug 44  In command
  J. G. Large (act) 11 Sept 44 Instructors course. To 761 Sqdn Nov 44.
  P. G. Burke (act) 16 Dec 44 To 760 Sqdn Apr 45
  J. W. Sleigh, DSO, DSC,
16 Dec 44  
  D. J. McDonald (act) 18 Feb 45  
  R. H. Grose (act) 18 Feb 45  
Tpy. Lieut. Com A), S.A.N.F.(V), (P) D. G. Carlisle (act) 12 Dec-44 In command
Lieut. Com P) F. R. A. Turnbull,
DSC (act)
28 June 45 In command
Lieutenant (P) P. J. P. Leckie. 16 Dec 44  
  A. T. Green 28 Oct 44  
  J. W. W. Williams 5 Aug 45  
   P. S. Cole (act) 5 Aug 45  
Lieutenant (P) R.N.R. S. J. K. Edwards 28 Oct 44  
Lieutenant R.N.V.R. E. Hargreaves, DSC 18 Feb 45  
Tpy. Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ...  ... C. V. Atkinson 17 Aug 44  
  I. F. Voller (act) 17 Aug 44  
  J. S. Oxon. 11 Sept 44  

A. B. Law

11 Sept 44


G. Dennison

11 Sept 44


G. S. Maskell

11 Sept 44


A. J. Kendrick.

11 Sept 44

  T. H. Hoare, DSC — Nov 44  
  D. S. Ogle 16 Dec 44  
  A. B. C. Ford 16 Dec 44  
  H. D. Easy 16 Dec 44  
  T. L. M. Brander 1 Apr 45  
  H. J. Pain, DSC* 17 June 45  
  H. G. Scott 5 Aug 45  
  W. Fenwick Smith 5 Aug 45  
  N. K. Turner, DSC 16 Oct 45  
Tpy. Lieut. (A), R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P)  ...  ► H. E. Duthie 18 Feb 45  
  J. G. Hale 28 Mar 45  
  M. I. Ritchie 5 Aug 45  
Tpy. Lieut. (A), S.A.N.F.(V), (P) D. R. Gardner, DSC 1 Aug 44  
Lieutenant (P) R.M. H. H. M. Edwards 28 Oct 44 To HMS VULTURE as Captain R.M. 14 Dec 44
Tpy. Sub-Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ... P. R. Phillips 28 Oct 44  
  H. J. Pain '28 Oct 44  
  R. T. Moore 5 Aug 45  

Maintenance personnel




Information drawn from the Navy list October 1944 through October 1945 (final edition before squadron disbanded)


List last modified 21 December 2016



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