East Indies and Egyptian Seaplane Squadron

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East Indies and Egyptian Seaplane Squadron
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Active1916–1918
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy, Royal Naval Air Service
Part ofEast Indies Station (1916-1920)
Egyptian Division (1917-1918) temporary
Garrison/HQPort Said, Egypt
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Squadron-Commander, Cecil L'Estrange Malone

The East Indies and Egyptian Seaplane Squadron [1] was a formation of Seaplane Carriers of the British Royal Navy it was the Royal Navy's first carrier squadron from 1916 to 1918.[2]

History

The East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron was formed in January 1916 and was based at Port Said, Egypt, it consisted of the seaplane carriers HMS Raven II, HMS Empress, HMS Ben-my-Chree and HMS Anne, it was placed the command of Cecil L'Estrange Malone. [3] The squadron, based at Port Said, [4] was under the overall control of the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and its primary responsibilities were to air-patrol Turkish troop positions including all movements in southern Palestine and the Sinai. In May 1917 it was temporarily assigned to the Egyptian Division until the squadron was disbanded in 1918.

Officer Commanding

Included:[5]

Rank Flag Name Term Notes
Officer Commanding, East Indies and Egyptian Seaplane Squadron
1 Squadron-Commander Cecil L'Estrange Malone January - May 1916
1 Squadron-Commander Charles Rumney Samson May 1916 - December 1917

Footnotes

  1. Archives, The National. "Summary of operations, East Indies and Egypt seaplane squadron, R.N.A.S." discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives, AIR 1/667/17/122/743, May to June 1917. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. Buck, H. B. "The East Indies & Egypt seaplane squadron during WWI compiled by H.B. Buck RNR (Australia)". collections.anmm.gov.au. Australian National Maritime Museum. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. Fontenoy, Paul E. (2006). Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. Santa Barbara, California, United States: ABC-CLIO. p. 17. ISBN 9781851095735.
  4. Hobbs, David (2014). "3:Seaplane Carriers". British Aircraft Carriers: Design, Development & Service Histories. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473853515.
  5. Buck, H. B. "The East Indies & Egypt seaplane squadron during WWI compiled by H.B. Buck RNR (Australia)". collections.anmm.gov.au. Australian National Maritime Museum. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

Bibliography

  • Archives, The National. "Summary of operations, East Indies and Egypt seaplane squadron, R.N.A.S." discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives, AIR 1/667/17/122/743, May to June 1917.
  • Buck, H. B. (2013) "The East Indies & Egypt seaplane squadron during WWI compiled by H.B. Buck RNR (Australia)". collections.anmm.gov.au. Australian National Maritime Museum.
  • Fontenoy, Paul E. (2006). Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. Santa Barbara, California, United States: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781851095735.
  • Hobbs, David (2014). "3:Seaplane Carriers". British Aircraft Carriers: Design, Development & Service Histories. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473853515.
  • Watson, Dr Graham. (2015) "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918: The Grand Fleet". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.

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