On this day 1 July 1926
On 1 July 1926, Flt Lt Gerald Boyce made the first night landing aboard an the aircraft carrier HMS FURIOUS flying Blackburn Dart Mark II, N9804, '74' of No.462 Flight.
Blackburn Dart was a single-seater carrier-borne Torpedo Bomber. It lent itself well to carrier operation being easy to land on a deck. Although it did not have a high performance, it did its job well and enabled the FAA to develop its theories of torpedo attack.
No 460 Flt EAGLE, Mediterranean Fleet, 1923-31
No 461 Flt Gosport, FURIOUS, Home Fleet 1923-29
No 462 Flt Gosport, FURIOUS, Home Fleet 1923-29
No 463 Flt COURAGEOUS Mediterranean Fleet, 1928-33
No 464 Flt COURAGEOUS Mediterranean Fleet, 1928-33