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 reformed 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 100th Reunion was held on Saturday the 3rd of June 2017 at the Officers’ Mess RAF Benson; please see the Squadron’s newsletter in the Members’ Crewroom Newsletter section. Please also see the  Squadron members can download hi-res pictures from Dropbox. Paul Minder has sent me an SD card with pictures of his time on 46 Squadron on it, please click here to view. It would be great if other members sent me pictures of their time on the Squadron either by data stick, SD card or Dropbox. Peter Gifkins daughter, Jenny,  sent me hard copies of her father’s pictures which I scanned, click here to view.

The 101st Reunion was held at Wolfson College on Saturday the 2nd of June 2018. Please see the  Call to Arms in the Members’ Crewroom  which gives details of the Hotels I have arranged;

100th Reunion Dinner
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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 a 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 Association complies with the GDPR, click here for       No 46 Squadron Association Data Privacy Policy

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 forever!


Version:  Dated 04 July 2018.

Major Changes:

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

Link to Dick Arscott’s video interviews on the Berlin Airlift    Paul Minders Photo Album     Peter Gifkins’ Photo Album 

Library Section updated  Squadron Silver and Memorabilia Post added   Squadron Shop.