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, RCNVR = Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, RNZNVR = Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, Tpy = Temporary, Mid = Midshipman, KIA = Killed in Action, MPK = Missing Presumed Killed.

 

 

765 (1) May 1939 - October 1943

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. Comn.  (P)

 H.C. Ranald

24 May 39

In command

   H..L McCulloch 03 Jul 39 In command 08 Aprl 40
  J. B. Wilson 10 Jul 39 In command 12 Jul 40
   G.R. Brown DSC  21 Apr 41(as Lieut.) As instructor, in command 21 Apr41
       
Tpy. Lieut. Comn (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  L.D. Goldsmith  10 Sep 41 (as Lieut.) In command 11 Jan 43†
       
Lieut. (P)  R. J. H. Stephens  10 Apr 40  
   M. C. Hoskin  10 Apr 40  
   E. A. Greenwood  10 Apr 40  
   P. E. O'Brien  09 Oct 40

As instructor

   J. L. W. M. Allison  02 Mar 42 In command 127 Aug 42†

 

     
Lieut. (A), (P)  J. W. Bateman 29 Jan 40  
   D. E. C. Eyres 29 Jan 40  
  M.C. Hoskin   KIA 07.10.40
      K
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  L.D. Goldsmith  10 Sep 41  
  T.E. Rose-Richards   IA 07.10.40
       
Sub- Lieut. (A)  D. F. Johnson 06 Sep 40 Non-flying duties
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  

 L. C. Hilditch  27 Dec 40 As instructor
       
Midshipman (A)  P.L. Atkinson   Killed, air crash 09.05.40
       
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

†  Appointment included duties as Officer in Charge RNAS Sandbanks

 

In Memoriam
 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Midshipman (A) Peter Lewis ATKINSON

CWGC entry

HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY G. 8. 18.

 Lieutenant (A), (P)  Michael Covernton HOSKIN

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 1, Panel 2.

 Lieutenant (A) Thomas Essery ROSE-RICHARDS, RNVR CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 1, Panel 6.

 

 

 


 

 

765 (2) February 1944 - April 1946
 

 

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O)

 D.H. Coates 10 Feb 44

In command

   S.C. Abel 14 Aug 45 In command
   H.E. Rumble 04 Feb 46 In command
       
T Lieut. (A) (P) R.O. Davies   Killed. air crash 04 April 1946
       

Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

L. Worthy  -  Mar 46  
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O)  D. J. Bunyan 04 Apr 44  
    B.A. Page 27 Jul 45 Killed. air crash 04 April 1946
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  

 R. A. Chapman 04 Apr 44  
   R. A. Thurston  02 Jul 44  
    B.A. Page 27 Jul 45 Killed. air crash 04 April 1946
  A.G. Sandison    
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

Naval Airman (GD)

 Gordon Littler

Mar 44

 

Naval Airman (GD)

 Ken Littler

Mar 44

 
       

Information drawn from the Navy list April 1944 through April 1946 (final edition before squadron disbanded)

 

In Memoriam
 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Lieutenant (A), (P) Robert Owen Davies

CWGC entry

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Grave 36.

 Sub Lieutenant (A), (O) Bernard Arthur Page, RNVR

CWGC entry

 MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Grave 37.

FAA/FX 593072 Air Mechanic 2c, John Donn Morgan CWGC entry

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Grave 38.

FAA/FX 690882, Leading Air Fitter (E) Reginald Kenneth William Hathorn

CWGC entry

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Grave 39.

 

 

 


 

 

 

765 (3) February 1955 - March 1957


 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       
       

Lieut. Comn.  (P)

 P.S. Brewer 07 Deb 55

In command

   D.W. Winterton 12 Dec 55 In command
   W.H. Gunner  08 Mar 57 In command
       
Lieut. (P)      
       

Sub- Lieut. (P)  

     
       
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

 

 


List last modified 09 April 2019



 

Back to 765 Squadron page

 

Can you add any names?

These lists are far from complete, in reality they may never be complete, but the aim is to record as many as possible for posterity.

If you can contribute a name please contact the editor using the feedback form. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2015-2019 The Royal Navy Research Archive


Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment

 

 Click to refresh the page after posting your comment or to hide the form