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No 406 (Fleet Fighter) Flight


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This was formed on 31 May 1924 at RAF Base Leuchars, equipped with six Fairey Flycatchers.

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
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Base Leuchars Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas M Williams  5 Dec 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AM
Fg Off John G Murray 16 May 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes 22 Dec 1924 later AVM

Source - Air Force List July 1925

Date Location
xx Oct 1925 RAF Donibristle
20 Feb - xxx 1926 HMS Enterprise (Detachment)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Cyril B Wincott  8 Jan 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes 22 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off John B Wilson  8 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Tom O Bulteel 14 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Raymond A Aldridge 14 Nov 1925 Lt, RN

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas M Williams  5 Dec 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril B Wincott  8 Jan 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John B Wilson  8 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Tom O Bulteel 14 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas H Villiers 15 Mar 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off John F M Robertson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Arthur M Pilling 27 May 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Hunt  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1926

Date Location
16 Sep 1926 HMS Furious
xx Oct 1926 RAF Donibristle
xx xxx 1926 En-route to Far East

December 1926

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off John B Wilson  8 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Tom O Bulteel 14 Nov 1925 Lt, RN
Fg Off Thomas H Villiers 15 Mar 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off John F M Robertson  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Arthur M Pilling 27 May 1926 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Hunt  6 Apr 1926 Lt, RN

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Date Location
xx Feb 1927 HMS Hermes
10 Feb 1927 RAF Base Kai Tak
28 Apr 1927 HMS Hermes
 5 May 1927 RAF Base Kai Tak

It was temporarily merged with No 401 Flight in February 1927 and was not listed in the 1927 AFLs.  It regained its independence in March 1928.

Date Location
20 Mar 1928 HMS Hermes
 4 May 1928 RAF Base Gosport
xx Jul 1928 RAF Donibristle

July 1928

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edwin B Carnduff 11 Jan 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Hunt  4 May 1928 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1928

September 1928

 

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edwin B Carnduff 11 Jan 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off William D Baxter 13 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Thomas H Villiers 14 Jun 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off John F M Robertson  2 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Kenneth Hunt  4 May 1928 Lt, RN
Plt Off Peter D Cracroft  1 Nov 1928 later AVM

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Date Location
6 Nov 1928 RAF Base Leuchars
 9 Feb 1929 RAF Donibristle

July 1929

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edwin B Carnduff 11 Jan 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Roland C Allen 31 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Guy Willoughby  5 May 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off John F M Robertson  2 Aug 1928 Lt, RN
Fg Off Charles L Keighley-Peach 11 Jun 1929 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1929

Date Location
 4 Mar 1930 RAF Base Gosport
18 Mar 1930 HMS Glorious
29 May 1930 RAF Cattewater
24 Jun 1930 HMS Glorious
 4 Jul 1930 RAF Hal Far

July 1930

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Base Malta/HMS Glorious Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George R M Clifford 23 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Hugh Ditton  7 Oct 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Hon John M Southwell 10 Jan 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Edwin B Carnduff 10 Jan 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Aylmer M Rundle 31 May 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Richard H S Roundell 12 Dec 1929 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony G Lester  2 Dec 1929  

Source - Air Force List July 1930

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Date Location
25 Nov 1930 HMS Glorious
30 Jan 1931 RAF Hal Far for operation from the 'B' turrets of ships of the 1st Battleship Squadron
xx May 1931 HMS Glorious
27 May 1931 RAF Calafrana

July 1931

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher RAF Base Malta/HMS Glorious Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George R M Clifford 23 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Aylmer M Rundle 31 May 1930 Lt, RN
Fg Off Peter D Heinemann 30 Apr 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony G Lester  2 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Arthur J Tillard 24 Mar 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Trevenen P Coode 31 Jan 1931 Lt, RN

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

Date Location
10-16 Sep 1931 HMS London (Detachment)
21 Sep 1931 HMS Glorious
26 Oct 1931 RAF Hal Far
xx - xx Dec 1931 HMS Enterprise (Detachment)
 6 Jan 1932 HMS Glorious
29 Jan 1932 RAF Hal Far
27 Feb 1932 HMS Courageous
13 Mar 1932 RAF Netheravon

It supposedly disbanded on arrival at Netheravon but may have been reduced to cadre instead, however, it reformed on 2 January 1933 for service with the 4th Cruiser Squadron, providing aircraft for HMS Emerald and HMS Enterprise

July 1932

Aircraft operated Shore Station/Ship Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher   Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George R M Clifford 23 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Llewelyn G Richardson 10 Aug 1931 Lt, RN
Fg Off Anthony G Lester  2 Dec 1929  
Fg Off James N Garnett 26 Apr 1932 Lt, RN
Fg Off John M Wintour 21 Apr 1932 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1932

July 1933

Aircraft operated Naval Command Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Llewelyn G Richardson 10 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN
Fg Off Charles A Kingsley-Rowe  8 Jul 1932 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1933

January 1934

Aircraft operated Naval Command Command/Group
Fairey Flycatcher 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies Coastal Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Llewelyn G Richardson 10 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, Lt Cdr, RN

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

The Flycatchers were replaced by Osprey IIIs in Jun 1934.

July 1934

Aircraft operated Naval Command Command/Group
Hawker Osprey III 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

Source - Air Force List July 1934

July 1935

Aircraft operated Naval Command Command/Group
Hawker Osprey III 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Henry H Caddy 25 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off John W S Corbett 21 Aug 1934 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1935

July 1936

Aircraft operated Naval Command Command/Group
Hawker Osprey III 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies RAF Far East

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Henry H Caddy 25 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, Lt, RN
Fg Off John W S Corbett 21 Aug 1934 Lt, RN
Fg Off R C Tillard  1 Dec 1935 Lt, RN

Source - Air Force List July 1936

It was redesignated No 714 (Catapult) Flight on 15 July 1936.

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

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