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No 462 (Fleet Torpedo)/(Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flight


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This was formed on 31 May 1924 at RAF Base Gosport equipped with six Blackburn Darts.

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

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 George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Harry G Kirkman 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Adrian H Paull 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Henry W Allen 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1925

Date Location
 6 Nov 1925 HMS Furious
xx Nov 1925 RAF Base Gosport
12 Jan 1926 HMS Furious

March 1926

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Arthur Leslie-Moore 14 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt Harry G Kirkman 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Edmund W Anstice  2 Jul 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off John E Vallance 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Date Location
30 Mar 1926 RAF Base Gosport
12 Jun 1926 HMS Furious
15 Jul  1926 RAF Base Gosport

July 1926

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Harry G Kirkman 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Edmund W Anstice  2 Jul 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off John E Vallance 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1926

Date Location
 3 Sep - 1 Nov 1926 HMS Furious (Detachment)
14 Sep 1926 HMS Furious
30 Sep 1926 RAF Base Leuchars
21 Oct 1926 HMS Furious
 1 Nov 1926 RAF Base Gosport

December 1926

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Harry G Kirkman 11 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Edmund W Anstice  2 Jul 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off John E Vallance 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

 
Date Location
14 Jan 1927 HMS Furious
28 Mar 1927 RAF Base Gosport
17 May 1927 HMS Furious

July 1927

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Harry G Kirkman 11 Aug 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Edmund W Anstice  2 Jul 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1927

Date Location
25 Jul 1927 RAF Base Gosport
27 Aug 1927 HMS Furious
24 Nov 1927 RAF Base Gosport
 8 Jan 1928 HMS Furious
 2 Apr 1928 RAF Base Gosport
30 Apr 1928 HMS Furious

July 1928

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert R Graham 19 Apr 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Cecil A N Hooper 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Eric A Swiss  1 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Peter Bethell  7 May 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1928

Date Location
19 Jul 1928 RAF Base Gosport
 7 Sep 1928 HMS Furious

September 1928

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert R Graham 19 Apr 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Frederick W H Clarke 13 Jun 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Cecil A N Hooper 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Eric A Swiss  1 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Peter Bethell  7 May 1928 Lt, RN

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Date Location
xx Sep 1928 RAF Base Leuchars
26 Oct 1928 HMS Furious
 1 Jan 1929 RAF Base Gosport
10 Jan 1929 HMS Furious
 7 May 1929 RAF Base Gosport
13 May 1929 HMS Furious
14 Jun 1929 RAF Base Gosport
17 Jun 1929 RAF Base Leuchars
xx Jun 1929 RAF Base Gosport

It re-equipped with Blackburn Ripons in February 1929 with the last Dart being withdrawn in March.

Around May 1929 it was redesignated as a Fleet Torpedo Bomber flight.

July 1929

 

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George H Boyce 28 Jul 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Anthony P Colthurst 17 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Cecil A N Hooper 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Eric A Swiss  1 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Henry H Caddy 15 Oct 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
 4 Sep 1929 HMS Furious
27 Sep 1929 Novar
 1 Oct 1929 HMS Furious
 7 Nov 1929 RAF Base Gosport
17 Jan 1930 HMS Furious
29 Mar 1930 RAF Base Gosport
19 May 1930 HMS Glorious
28 May 1930 RAF Base Gosport
24 Jun 1930 HMS Glorious
 4 Jul 1930 RAF Hal Far

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Blackburn Ripon RAF Base Gosport/HMS Glorious Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Herbert E King  4 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Cecil A N Hooper 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry H Caddy 15 Oct 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard W Wicks  6 Jan 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert E Gunston 25 May 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off John D H Slade  3 Jun 1930  

Source - Air Force List July 1930

Date Location
19 May 1930 HMS Glorious
30 Jan 1931 RAF Hal Far
 6 Mar 1931 HMS Glorious
27 May 1931 RAF Hal Far

July 1931

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 25 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Cecil A N Hooper 22 Dec 1927 Lt, RN
Fg Off Henry H Caddy 15 Oct 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard W Wicks  6 Jan 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Robert E Gunston 25 May 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off John D H Slade  3 Jun 1930  

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
10 Sep 1931 HMS Glorious
26 Nov 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
 3 May 1932 HMS Glorious

July 1932

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

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 25 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Henry H Caddy 15 Oct 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard W Wicks  6 Jan 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off John D H Slade  3 Jun 1930  
Fg Off James L Moulton  1 Dec 1931 Lt, RM

Source - Air Force List July 1932

From 23 January to 1 February 1933 it formed a composite flight with No 461 Flight for service aboard HMS Courageous.

 

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
23 Jan - 1 Feb 1933 HMS Courageous (Detachment)
16 Feb 1933 RAF Hal Far
27 Feb 1933 HMS Glorious

It flew ashore to RAF Aboukir on 16 September 1932 where it formed a composite squadron with Nos 460 and 461 Flights for a tour of RAF stations in Egypt.

It was amalgamated with No 461 Flight to form No 812 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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