No 46 Squadron

Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force


The Spirit of 46

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 96th Reunion was held in Wolfson College Oxford on Saturday 1st of June 2013 which prove extremely enjoyable. The 97th reunion will be held in Halton House Officers' Mess, RAF Halton on  Saturday the 7th of June 2014.

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. Equally if you spot any mistakes or inaccuracies please let him know.

Spirit of 46 CD.

The histories and scrapbooks have been combined into one volume which appears on the Squadron website ( www.46squadron.info ). I have now reformatted the website into landscape and, with the generosity of Bob Richardson,  we have printed it on top quality paper and bound in a very smart binder. I have made a PDF version of the “Spirit of 46” which has JPEG copies of all the photographs in it (and more) and burned it onto a CD. If you would like a CD it will cost you £5 (to Sqn funds) plus P&P (about £1 for the UK). The binder is loose-leaf and therefore much easier to update than before. Please let me have copies of your photographs and memorabilia for inclusion. If necessary send me the originals and I will scan and return them.