No 46 Squadron Home Page


No. 46 Squadron was a squadron of both the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. It was formed in 1916, and has been disbanded and re-formed four times before its last disbandment in 1975. It served in both World War 1 and World War 2. Please see our History section which is organised into the 9 eras of our operations.

The Squadron’s Association is unique in its having held annual Reunion Dinners continuously since 1918. The 99th Reunion was held on Saturday the 4th of June 2016 at the Officers’ Mess RAF Benson; please see the Squadron’s newsletter in the Members’ Crewroom Newsletter section. Please also see the 99th’s picture gallery

The 100th Reunion will also be held at RAF Benson on Saturday the 3rd of June 2017. Please see the   Call to Arms in the Members’ Crewroom  which gives details of the Hotels I have arranged; if you are definitely not bringing a male guest, it might be a good idea to seek out a room buddy and book a room now. I have  had a stunning response to my request last year for an indication of how many will be attending; 90 Members have replied positively and I have had requests for places for nearly 20 Ladies. The cut-off time when we will need to decide on guest numbers has now passed and the Guest allocation criteria and priority details are in the Call to Arms.

Our website is designed primarily for Association members but we recognise that our history and heritage are of interest to many other people and we therefore try to maintain as accurate and interesting an history content as possible. If you have any additional information or pictures you think would be of interest, then please let the Secretary know at dougiebarr (@) or complete the contact form on the Website. Equally if you spot any mistakes or inaccuracies please let him know.

The Website content has been drawn from the Squadron’s own scrapbooks and personal volumes donated by former members. Most of the sections are in PDF format which can take some time to download but at least you will have them on your device for ever! Please be patient, it is worth waiting! The website will work on any device PC, Android and iPhone. However, we are having problems with iPads so please bear with us.



Version: 02/16 Dated 31 Jan 17.

Major Changes:

Mike  Kemp’s story in Nightfighter Era Post          Film of the 1958 Farnbrough Airshow Javelin Flypast

Link to Dick Arscott’s video interviews on the Berlin Airlift

Library Section included  Squadron Silver and Memorabilia Post added

Obituaries of the Heroes of the North African Campaign included

Rolls of Honour updated to include Gauntlet death

Sqn Info updated.