History and Reunions


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.

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 DRAFT 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 has a stunning response to my request earlier in the year for an indication of how many will be attending; 85 Members have relied positively with a request for places for nearly 20 Ladies. The cut-off time when we will need to decide on guest numbers remains 1 December but if you have still not relied it would greatly help our planning if you could reply as soon as you can.

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 (@) gmail.com 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.



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