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No 449 (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 420 Flight equipped with six Blackburn Blackburns for service on HMS Furious.

Date Location
26 Apr 1929 RAF Base Gosport
29 Apr 1929 RAF Catterick
30 Apr 1929 RAF Base Leuchars
 1 May 1929 Novar
 1 Jun 1929 RAF Base Leuchars
17 Jun 1929 RAF Base Gosport

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Blackburn II RAF Base Gosport/HMS Furious Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Matthew S Slattery  2 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off Edgar W E Lane 15 Dec 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Alan Brock 17 Aug 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off John E W Bowles 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Douglas M L Neame 24 Nov 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Herbert C Ranald 20 Sep 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
 9 Sep 1929 RAF Base Leuchars
10 Sep 1929 Novar
 4 Oct 1929 HMS Furious
xx Oct 1929 RAF Base Leuchars
30 Oct 1929 RAF Base Gosport
 2 Jun 1929 HMS Furious
17 Jun 1930 RAF Base Gosport

It transferred to HMS Courageous in June 1930.

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Blackburn II RAF Base Gosport/HMS Furious Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 31 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, MC
Fg Off James I Robertson 27 Dec 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas M L Neame 24 Nov 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Herbert C Ranald 20 Sep 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off John W Hale 29 Mar 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off William R Hartwright 14 Mar 1930  

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
29 Sep 1930 HMS Courageous
17 Nov 1930 - 19 Jan 1931 RAF Base Gosport (Detachment)
 1 Apr 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 1 Apr 1931 RAF Base Leuchars
23 Apr 1931 Novar
15 May 1931 HMS Courageous
19 May 1931 Novar
28 May 1931 HMS Courageous
30 May 1931 Novar
 3 Jun 1931 RAF Base Gosport

The Blackburns were replaced by May 1931 by Fairey IIIFs.

July 1931

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 31 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, MC
Fg Off James I Robertson 27 Dec 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Douglas M L Neame 24 Nov 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Herbert C Ranald 20 Sep 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off William R Hartwright 14 Mar 1930  

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
10 Aug 1931 RAF North Coates Fitties
26 Aug 1931 RAF Catfoss (No 1 ATC)
30 Aug 1931 Novar
28 Sep 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 2 Oct 1931 HMS Courageous
 6 Oct 1931 RAF Base Gosport
 2 Mar 1932 HMS Furious
10 Mar 1932 RAF Base Gosport
19 Apr 1932 HMS Furious
xx May 1932 Novar
xx May 1932 HMS Furious
17 Jul 1932 RAF Base Gosport
30 Aug 1932 HMS Furious
17-18 Oct 1932 Novar (Detachment)
24 Oct 1932 RAF Netheravon
24 Oct 1932 HMS Furious (Detachment)
 6 Dec 1932 RAF Base Gosport
 4 Jan 1933 HMS Furious
22 Mar 1933 RAF Netheravon

July 1932

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt James I Robertson 27 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN; OC from 17 Dec 1931
Fg Off John W Hale 28 Mar1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off William R Hartwright 14 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Charles M Rees  9 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John O Mansell 18 Dec 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Peter Heath 19 Apr 1932  

Source - Air Force List July 1932

It was redesignated No 822 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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