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.



716 (1) July 1936 - January 1940


Commission officers

  Appointed Notes


H.M.S. AMPHION Flight      
Lieutenant (P) F. E. C. Judd 15 Jan 36 In Command
Lieutenant (O) G. H. Beale 16 Jun 36  
H.M.S. NEPTUNE Flight      
Lieutenant (P) D. H. Burke 3 Jun 38  
  M W Watson 8 Sept 37  
Lieutenant (O) A. J. T. Roe 25 Apr 38 In Command 25 Apr 1938

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 1939 so the list is incomplete..



716 (2) June 1944 - September 1945


Commission officers

  Appointed Notes
Lieut. Com (P) J.F. Nicholas 28 Jun 44 In command
Tpy. Lieut. Com A), R.N.V.R. ... ... D. V. Robinson 16 Oct 44 In command 11 may 1945
Tpy. Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ...  S. A. Green 1 Jul 44  
  J. D. Munn 15 Nov 44  
  W. A. Walls - Jan 45  
  C. L. Rowen - Jan 45  
  C.L. Rees ?  
Tpy. Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O)  ...  . A. S. Bell 1 Jul 44  
  R. F. G. Day 4 Oct 44  
  P. W. Fell - Jan 45  
  V. W. Jafiray 9 Jul 45  
  E. C. Soughton ? Killed 13.4.45
Tpy. Sub-Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O)   P. F. Mariner    
Wt Aircraft Officer (P) D.W.F Elliot 1 Jul 44  

Maintenance personnel




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


List last modified 24 November 2018


In Memoriam





Lieut. (A), (P) Edward Charles SOUGHTON, RNVR

CWGC entry

Plot L. Grave 98



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