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No 408 (Fleet Fighter) Flight


[Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932]

This was formed on 30 March 1929 at RAF Donibristle, equipped with six Fairey Flycatchers for service aboard HMS Glorious.

Date Location
30 Mar 1929 RAF Donibristle

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harry M A Day 20 Mar 1928 Officer Commanding, Capt, RM, AM
Fg Off George F Renwick 15 Mar 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard H S Roundell 30 Mar 1929 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
 4 Mar 1930 RAF Base Gosport
18 Mar 1930 HMS Glorious
 3 May 1930 RAF Base Gosport
6-23 Jun 1930 RAF Mount Batten (Detachment)
24 Jun 1930 HMS Glorious
 4 Jul 1930 RAF Hal Far

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward M C Abel-Smith 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Ian R Grant 29 Sep 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Arthur M Pilling  5 Feb 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Norman S Luard 12 Dec 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Peter D Cracroft 19 Aug 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Walter K Beisiegel 24 Jul 1929 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
25 Nov 1930 HMS Glorious
30 Jan 1931 RAF Hal Far
 6 Mar 1931 HMS Glorious
13 Apr 1931 Gibraltar
 4 May 1931 HMS Eagle
 8 May 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 2 Jun 1931 RAF Netheravon

July 1931

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher HMS Glorious Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward M C Abel-Smith 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Henry C Toppin 19 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Peter D Cracroft 19 Aug 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Paul G Thomson 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Thomas G Carey  5 Jun 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off James H McI Malcolm 31 Jan 1931 Lt, RN

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
12 Nov 1931 RAF Upavon
 1 Jan 1932 RAF Base Gosport
 4 Jan 1932 HMS Courageous
29 Jan 1932 HMS Glorious
 5 Feb 1932 RAF Hal Far
11 Feb 1932 HMS Glorious
 8 Mar 1932 RAF Hal Far
10 Mar 1932 HMS Glorious
22 Apr 1932 RAF Hal Far
14 Jun 1932 HMS Glorious

July 1932

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher HMS Glorious Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward M C Abel-Smith 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Charles L Keighly-Peach 21 Sep 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off John P G Bryant 10 Sep 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Paul G Thomson 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James H McI Malcolm 31 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward S D Drury  7 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Muraice F Summers 11 Jun 1932  

Source - Air Force List July 1932

Date Location
18 Aug 1932 RAF Hal Far
1 Sep 1932 HMS Glorious
16-24 Sep 1932 RAF Aboukir (Detachment)
25 Oct 1932 RAF Hal Far
13 Feb 1933 HMS Glorious

It was absorbed into No 802 Squadron on 3 April 1933.

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' by Ray Sturtivant

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