729 Naval Air Squadron

Aircrew and squadron personnel

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, RANVR = Royal Australian 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.

Dates: Dates for commanding officers are taken from Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994)'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm'  All other dates are taken from the Navy Lists and may not accurately reflect the exact date of appointment. Date of death is taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.

January 1945 - July 1946





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

 H. R. Law

01 Jan 45

 In command & chief Instrument Flying Instructor


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

A. H. Bender (act)

05 Jan 45

 In command 24 Nov 1945


S. P. Peacock

15 May 45





Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)  

R. H. S. Robson

01 Jan 45


D. W. J. Reynolds

01 Jan 45


H. R. Long

01 Jan 45


G. E. Hill

01 Jan 45

  D. S. Hodgson 01 Jan 45  
  R. S. Brabden 15 May 45  


W. A. W. Brazier

15 May 45


Information drawn from the Navy list January 1945 through October 1945 (final edition which mentions the squadron)


List last modified 25 August 2022



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