712 Naval Air Squadron

Summary

712 Naval Air Squadron
Active1938-1940
1944-1945[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofFleet Air Arm

712 Naval Air Squadron (712 NAS) was a Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

It was initially established as a flight in 1936 before being upgraded to squadron status in 1938. It was charged with operating Walrus seaplanes for the cruisers HMS Glasgow, HMS Newcastle, HMS Sheffield and HMS Southampton, which all commissioned during 1937.[2]

In 1944-45 it operated as a communications squadron from RNAS Hatston.

Notes

  1. ^ Sturtivant, Ballance 1994, p. 34.
  2. ^ "Fleet Air Arm".

References

  • Sturtivant, R; Ballance, T (1994). The Squadrons of The Fleet Air Arm. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-223-8.