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No 446 (Fleet Reconnaissance)/(Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight


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

This was formed on 1 September 1927 at RAF Base Leuchars equipped with six Fairey IIIFs for service aboard HMS Courageous

Date Location
 1 Sep 1927 RAF Base Leuchars
20 Mar 1928 RAF Base Gosport
17 May 1928 HMS Courageous
18 Jun 1928 RAF Hal Far

July 1928

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta/HMS Courageous RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Stephen Richardson 13 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Edward J O Ellison 24 Nov 1927 Capt, RM
Fg Off Charles R V Pugh 18 Nov 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry A Traill  1 Sep 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry A M Weir  1 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Thomas S Jackson 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Richards 11 May 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1928

Date Location
20 Jul 1928 HMS Courageous

September 1928

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta/HMS Courageous RAF Mediterranean

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Stephen Richardson 13 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Charles R V Pugh 18 Nov 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry A Traill  1 Sep 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry A M Weir  1 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Thomas S Jackson 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Richards 11 May 1928 Lt, RN

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Date Location
30 Oct 1928 RAF Hal Far
29 Nov 1928 HMS Courageous
14 Jan 1929 HMS Eagle
15 Jan 1929 RAF Hal Far
 3 May 1929 HMS Courageous
30 Oct 1928 RAF Hal Far
26 Jun 1929 HMS Courageous

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta/HMS Courageous RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Stephen Richardson 13 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Charles R V Pugh 18 Nov 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry A Traill  1 Sep 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas S Jackson 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Richards 11 May 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Harold J G E Proud  1 Sep 1928 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
21 Aug 1929 RAF Hal Far
26 Aug 1929 HMS Courageous
30 Aug 1929 Gaza
29 Nov 1928 HMS Courageous
14 Jan 1929 HMS Eagle
 9 Sep 1929 HMS Courageous
 1 Nov 1929 RAF Hal Far
20 Jan 1930 HMS Courageous
30 Jan 1930 RAF Base Gosport
24 Mar 1930 RAF Base Leuchars
28 Apr 1930 Novar
30 May 1930 RAF Base Leuchars

It was redesignated No 446 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) flight in early 1930.

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Rupert St A Malleson 22 Aug 1929 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Henry A Traill  1 Sep 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas S Jackson 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off John C Richards 11 May 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Peter C Fair  5 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Philip Somerville 31 Mar 1930 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
 4 Aug 1930 RAF Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
 1 Sep 1930 RAF Base Leuchars
10 Sep 1930 Novar
23 Oct 1930 HMS Courageous
17 Nov 1930 - 19 Jan 1931 RAF Base Gosport (Detachment)
 3 Apr 1931 RAF Base Gosport
28 Apr 1931 HMS Courageous
 1 Jun 1931 RAF Netheravon

July 1931

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Rupert St A Malleson 22 Aug 1929 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Flt Lt Anthony M Kimmins 25 pr 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles R V Pugh 14 Apr 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off John W Hale  8 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Philip Somerville 31 Mar 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off James D C Little 23 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Gerrard J C Paul  1 Jan 1931 later A/Cdre

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
25 Sep 1931 RAF Base Gosport
29 Sep 1931 HMS Courageous
 7 Oct 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 8 Oct 1931 HMS Courageous
 1 Dec 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 4 Jan 1932 HMS Courageous
16 Jan 1932 RAF Hal Far
19 Jan 1932 HMS Courageous
16 Jan 1932 RAF Hal Far
19 Jan 1932 HMS Courageous
11 Feb 1932 RAF Hal Far
22 Feb 1932 HMS Courageous
13 Mar 1932 RAF Base Gosport
21 Apr 1932 HMS Courageous
27 Jun 1932 RAF Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
xx xxx 1932 HMS Courageous

July 1932

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Rupert St A Malleson 22 Aug 1929 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Edgar W E Lane 15 Dec 1931 Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Charles R V Pugh 14 Apr 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off James D C Little 23 Jan 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas C V Pelly  4 Sep 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard L Wallace 25 Oct1931 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List July 1932

Date Location
20 Jul 1932 RAF Base Gosport
30 Aug 1932 HMS Courageous
24 Oct 1932 RAF Lee-on-Solent
 3 Jan 1933 HMS Courageous
24 Mar 1933 RAF Base Gosport?

It was disbanded on being absorbed into No 821 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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