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No 460 (Fleet Torpedo)/(Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flight


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This was formed on 1 April 1923 at RAF Base Gosport equipped with six Blackburn Darts

July 1923

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John H O Jones  1 Apr 1923 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William H Mackenzie  1 Apr 1923 AFC
Flt Lt Cecil B Riddle  1 Apr 1923  
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg/Obs Off Edgar H Bryant  1 Apr 1923  
Fg/Obs Off George S Brown  1 Apr 1923  

Source - Air Force List July 1923

January 1924

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt William H Mackenzie  1 Apr 1923 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Cecil B Riddle  1 Apr 1923  
Flt Lt Edgar H Bryant  1 Apr 1923  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg/Obs Off George S Brown  1 Apr 1923  

Source - Air Force List January 1924

Date Location
 4 Mar 1924 HMS Eagle
15 May 1924 RAF Base Gosport
31 May 1924 HMS Eagle

May 1924

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt William H Mackenzie  1 Apr 1923 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Edgar H Bryant  1 Apr 1923  
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg Off William D Gairdner 19 Feb 1924 DFC
Fg Off Arthur E Evans  1 Feb 1924 DFC
Fg Off Arthur Leslie-Moore  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off

Frederick E Vernon

 1 Feb 1924 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List May 1924

Date Location
20 Oct 1924 RAF Hal Far

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

Date Location
 1 Mar 1925 HMS Eagle

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

Date Location
27 Apr 1925 RAF Hal Far
 1 May 1925 HMS Eagle
xx May 1925 RAF Hal Far

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

Date Location
 2 Jun 1925 HMS Eagle

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart RAF Base Gosport Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt William H Mackenzie  1 Apr 1923 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Edgar H Bryant  1 Apr 1923  
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg Off William D Gairdner 19 Feb 1924 DFC
Fg Off Arthur E Evans  1 Feb 1924 DFC
Fg Off Arthur Leslie-Moore  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off

Frederick E Vernon

 1 Feb 1924 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List July 1925

Date Location
 2 Oct 1925 RAF Hal Far
19 Feb 1926 HMS Eagle

March 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Arthur E Evans  1 Feb 1924 DFC
Fg Off Francis H Kennedy 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Miles Cursham 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert G Poole 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony M Kimmins 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Date Location
24 Apr 1926 RAF Hal Far
14 Jun 1926 HMS Eagle

July 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edgar H Bryant 26 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford  1 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Francis H Kennedy 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Miles Cursham 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert G Poole 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony M Kimmins 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Reginald H Portal 10 Apr 1926 Lt Cdr, RN, DSC

Source - Air Force List July 1926

Date Location
23 Aug 1926 RAF Hal Far
18 Sep 1926 HMS Eagle
29 Sep 1926 RAF Base Gosport
xx Oct 1926 HMS Eagle
27 Oct 1926 RAF Hal Far

December 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edgar H Bryant 26 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford 22 Jan 1926 Armament Duties
Fg Off Alexander H J Howlett  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Francis H Kennedy 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Miles Cursham 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert G Poole 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony M Kimmins 25 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Reginald H Portal 10 Apr 1926 Lt Cdr, RN, DSC

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Date Location
22 Feb 1927 HMS Eagle
 7 Apr 1927 RAF Hal Far
 4 May 1927 HMS Eagle
 6 May 1927 RAF Hal Far
24 Jun 1927 HMS Eagle

July 1927

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Archibald G Elliot 15 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Hon Flt Lt Charles M E Gifford 22 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Alexander H J Howlett  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Robert H S Rodger  1 Oct 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off John Nicholson 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Godfrey C Dickens 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Patrick W W Wootten 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1927

Date Location
18-21 Aug 1927 RAF Hal Far (Detachment)
24 Aug - 7 Sep 1927 RAF Hal Far (Detachment)
25 Oct 1927 HMS Eagle
16 Jan 1928 HMS Eagle
 2 Feb 1928 RAF Hal Far
 7 Mar 1928 HMS Eagle
24 Apr 1928 RAF Hal Far (Detachment)
 1 May 1928 RAF Hal Far
24 May 1928 HMS Eagle
xx xxx 1928 RAF Hal Far
19 Jun 1928 HMS Eagle

July 1928

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Archibald G Elliot 15 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Alexander H J Howlett  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Alfred B Woodhall 23 Aug 1927 Lt, RM
Fg Off Godfrey C Dickens 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Patrick W W Wootten 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles A R Gibb 23 Aug 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward G L Russell 23 Aug 1927 Armament duties

Source - Air Force List July 1928

Date Location
11 Sep 1928 Alexandria

September 1928

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Archibald G Elliot 15 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Alexander H J Howlett  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Godfrey C Dickens 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Patrick W W Wootten 25 Mar 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles A R Gibb 23 Aug 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward G L Russell 23 Aug 1927 Armament duties

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

 
Date Location
20 Sep 1928 HMS Eagle
30 Oct 1928 RAF Hal Far
11 Dec 1928 HMS Eagle
14 Dec 1928 RAF Hal Far
10 Jan 1929 HMS Eagle
 1 Feb 1929 RAF Hal Far
15 Mar 1929 HMS Eagle
 5 Apr 1929 RAF Base Gosport
19 Jun 1929 HMS Eagle

It was redesignated as a Fleet Torpedo Bomber around May 1929.

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Robert R Graham 17 Aug 1928 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off Edward G L Russell 23 Aug 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Ian M Martineau  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off George R Maw  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Brian H M Kendall  7 May 1929 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
24 Aug 1929 RAF Hal Far
10 Sep 1929 HMS Eagle
24 Oct 1929 RAF Hal Far
10 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
Blackburn Dart HMS Eagle/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Robert G Poole 24 Apr 1930 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian M Martineau  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth E Parker 19 Apr 1930  
Fg Off George R Maw  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Brian H M Kendall  7 May 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Arthur D Jaff  7 Jan 1930  

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
20 Aug 1930 RAF Hal Far
 3 Sep 1930 HMS Eagle
10 Sep 1930 RAF Aboukir
11 Oct 1930 HMS Eagle
31 Oct 1930 RAF Hal Far
 8 Jan 1931 HMS Eagle
 8 May 1931 RAF Base Gosport
24  May 1931 HMS Glorious
27 May 1931 RAF Hal Far

It re-equipped with Blackburn Ripons in November 1930.

July 1931

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon HMS Glorious/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Robert G Poole 24 Apr 1930 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off Ian M Martineau  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off George R Maw  8 Apr 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Brian H M Kendall  7 May 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles P Barker 16 Jul 1930  
Fg Off Arthur D Jaff  7 Jan 1930  

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
10 Sep 1931 HMS Glorious
26 Oct 1931 RAF Hal Far
 5 Jan 1932 HMS Glorious
29 Jan 1932 RAF Hal Far
 4 Feb 1932 HMS Glorious
22 Apr 1932 RAF Hal Far
17 Jun 1932 HMS Glorious

July 1932

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon HMS Glorious/RAF Base Malta RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Aylmer M Rundle 11 Dec 1931 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert E Gunston  1 Dec 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Ivor C Rowe 15 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Henry C N Rolfe 10 Oct 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Bernard J Hurren  4 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Henry B Wrigley 22 Jan 1932 later AVM

Source - Air Force List July 1932

Date Location
18 Aug 1932 RAF Hal Far
 1 Sep 1932 HMS Glorious
16 Sep 1932 RAF Aboukir (Detachment)
16 Sep 1932 RAF Heliopolis (Detachment)
19 Sep 1932 RAF Ismailia (Detachment)
21 Sep 1932 RAF Abu Sueir (Detachment)
23 Sep 1932 RAF Aboukir (Detachment)
24 Sep 1932 HMS Glorious
25 Oct 1932 RAF Hal Far
 1 Nov 1932 HMS Glorious
10 Nov 1932 RAF Base Gosport
10 Nov 1932 RAF Manston
16 Jan 1933 RAF Base Gosport

It flew ashore to RAF Aboukir on 16 September 1932 where it formed a composite squadron with Nos 461 and 462 Flights for a tour of RAF stations in Egypt.

It re-equipped with Fairey IIIFs in November 1932.

It officially became part of No 824 Squadron on 3 April 1933 but it actually embarked on HMS Eagle on 26 April 1933 and combined with No 440 Flight on 11 June 1933 to form No 824 Squadron.

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

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