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No 448 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight


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

This was formed on 26 April 1929 at RAF Base Gosport by re-numbering No 423 Flight equipped with six Fairey IIIFs

Date Location
26 Apr 1929 RAF Base Gosport
19 Jun 1929 HMS Eagle

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harold H Down 16 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh R M Nicholl  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony C G Ermen 18 Feb 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas J Harrison 17 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Ernest H Shattock 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Owen S Stevinson 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
20 Aug 1929 RAF Hal Far
10 Sep 1929 HMS Eagle
24 Oct 1929 RAF Hal Far
14 Jan 1930 HMS Eagle
31 Jan 1930 RAF Hal Far
 3 Mar 1930 HMS Eagle
25 Apr 1930 RAF Hal Far
26 Jun 1930 HMS Eagle

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harold H Down 16 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Douglas J Harrison 17 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Simon Borrett  8 Nov 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ernest H Shattock 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Owen S Stevinson 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alfred C R Duvall  6 Jun 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hewson C Parker  4 Jun 1930  

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
20 Aug 1930 RAF Hal Far
 3 Sep 1930 HMS Eagle
30 Sep 1930 RAF Aboukir
11 Oct 1930 HMS Eagle
31 Oct 1930 RAF Hal Far
19 Jan 1931 HMS Eagle
 4 May1931 HMS Glorious
 5 Jun 1931 RAF Hal Far

It undertook a visit to South America in early 1931 on board HMS Eagle before returning to Gibraltar where it transferred to HMS Glorious

July 1931

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Glorious/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harold H Down 16 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Simon Borrett  8 Nov 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ernest H Shattock 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Owen S Stevinson 17 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alfred C R Duvall  6 Jun 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hewson C Parker  4 Jun 1930  
Fg Off John de F Jago 30 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off George B Kingdon 30 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas W T Blackwell 30 May 1931 Lt, RN

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
10 Sep 1931 HMS Glorious
26 Oct 1931 RAF Hal Far
 6 Jan 1932 HMS Glorious
29 Jan 1932 RAF Hal Far
22 Feb 1932 HMS Glorious
22 Apr 1932 RAF Hal Far
24 May 1932 HMS Glorious

July 1932

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey IIIF HMS Glorious/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean
 
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harold H Down 16 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John H F Burroughs 29 Apr 1932 Lt Cdr, RN - OC from 22 May 1932
Fg Off Alfred C R Duvall  6 Jun 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Trevenen P Coode  7 May 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off John de F Jago 30 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off George B Kingdon 30 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas W T Blackwell 30 May 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off John M Waddell 28 Feb 1932  

Source - Air Force List July 1932

Date Location
18 Sep 1932 RAF Hal Far
 1 Oct 1932? HMS Glorious
25 Oct 1932 RAF Hal Far
27 Feb 1933 HMS Glorious

It was redesignated No 823 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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