Gloster Gladiator in 112 RAF Squadron service

112 Squadron
Helwan, June 1939 to February 1941. Gladiators were supplemented by a few Gauntlets between March and July 1940.
Code letters: "XO", later "RT".
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6130   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
18/07/40 Hit a hill obscured by a cloud at Qaret el Naga; F/O Gray-Worcester KIFA.
 
K6134 RT-S 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
20/04/40 From Aboukir, Collection and taking over test; F/O Fraser.
30/05/40 Air Drill & No.3 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 10:00-10:30 Port Sudan to Summit; F/L Savage.
23/06/40 16:30-14:40 Weather test; F/L Savage.
01/07/40 12:30-12:40 To firing range to test guns; F/L Savage.
03/07/40 16:50-17:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; F/L Savage.
07/07/40 17:30-18:30 Patrol; F/L Savage.
12/07/40 15:00-16:05 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
13/07/40 10:30-10:50 From Erkowit to Summit; F/Sgt Jenkins.
13/07/40 13:00-15:15 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
14/07/40 04:25-07:05 Interception patrol along railway; P/O Chapman.
15/07/40 08:35-08:55 Test after inspection; F/L Savage.
19/07/40 04:15-07:00 Interception patrol along railway Hayia Junction to Delai. Negative result; F/L Savage.
19/07/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. One Italian machine reported heading northwest from Tokar. Negative result; F/L Savage.
22/07/40 10:30-10:50 Patrol. Enemy machines reported from Erkowit. Report cancelled immediately afterwards and aircraft recalled; P/O Hamlyn.
24/07/40 10:15-10:25 Patrol. One unidentified machine seen proceeding north following railway. Reported as a 'Hudson' by 223 Sqdn. Patrol recalled by R/T; F/L Savage.
30/07/40 15:15-15:30 Test. To firing range for gun test; F/L Savage.
01/08/40 08:30-08:45 Patrol. Summit bombed by one Italian aircraft. No warning given. Bombing approx. southwest to northeast, aircraft turned right after attack and flew off to southeast. Not encountered; F/L Savage.
01/08/40 12:45-14:10 Patrol. Three E.A. reported from Haiya Junc., bombed Tehaniyam at 13:05. Patrol at 6,000', 5 miles south of Summit. Nine E.A. reported from Haiya Junc. Two Gladiators proceeded Haiya Junc., one (?) at Summit. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
02/08/40 08:25-09:45 Patrol. E.A. reported approaching Haiya Junc. from east. 3 E.A. found flying east 2 miles south of Tehaniyam. Chased approx. 50 miles 120oM. but not caught. Glad. K6134 hit by several bullets at range of 1000-1200yds estimated. Top mainplane, tail plane & elevator, port, damaged; F/L Savage.
02/08/40 18:00-18:05 Test. After replacements & repair; F/L Savage.
05/08/40 09:45-10:00 Patrol. One machine reported from Gebit flying south along railway. One machine seen proceeding towards Erkowit L. G., chased and identified as a "Wellesley"; F/L Savage.
06/08/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. E.A. reported from Pt. Sudan. Two machines patrolled coast at Suakin, one patrolled Summit. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
07/08/40 11:40-12:05 Interception. 3 E.A. reported flying south from Kambo Sanha. 3 SM.79s seen 7,000ft overhead immediately after take-off. Chased over Carthago to coast at Tokar. Gebeit bombed before interception; F/L Savage.
07/08/40 16:15-16:40 Patrol. One aircraft reported from Gebeit. Identified as a 'Magister' going to Carthago; F/L Savage.
08/08/40 09:45-10:05 Patrol. Once machine seen flying just below clouds south of Carthago, south east of Summit. Unidentified; F/L Savage.
14/08/40 08:05-08:15 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Wellesly” intercepted proceeding to Pt. Sudan; P/O Hamlyn.
14/08/40 08:35-08:40 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Blenheim” seen proceeding to Carthago; F/O Hayward.
19/08/40 13:00-13:45 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying north from Haiya Junc. P/O Kirk patrolled railway to Haiya. Remainder patrolled at Summit. Nothing seen; F/L Savage.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K6135 RT-E 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
05/01/40 To and from Heliopolis; F/O Fraser.
06/01/40 To Aboukir and Amiriya; F/O Fraser.
08/01/40 Amiriya to Helwan; F/O Fraser.
19/01/40 Cross-country, Mansura Tel El Kebir; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 10:00-10:35 Port Sudan to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
20/06/40 09:15-09:25 To firing range for gun tests; P/O Chapman.
21/06/40 05:00-05:10 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Wolsey.
21/06/40 09:00-09:10 Return to Summit; P/O Wolsey.
22/06/40 04:15-04:25 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Wolsey.
22/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; P/O Wolsey.
24/06/40 04:30-04:40 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Wolsey.
24/06/40 06:45-07:00 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
24/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; P/O Wolsey.
25/06/40 04:20-04:30 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Green.
25/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; P/O Green.
03/07/40 16:50-17:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; P/O Wolsey.
04/07/40 11:55-12:25 Summit to Port Sudan; F/O Whittington.
04/07/40 15:50-16:20 Port Sudan to Summit; F/O Whittington.
08/07/40 12:05-12:20 Test after inspection; F/O Whittington.
13/07/40 04:30-07:10 Patrol; P/O Green.
13/07/40 12:55-15:25 Patrol; P/O Green.
14/07/40 04:25-07:10 Interception patrol along railway; P/O Green.
19/07/40 04:15-07:00 Interception patrol along railway Hayia Junction to Delai. Negative result; Sgt Woodward.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K6136   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
10/11/39 Overshot landing into ditch, Helwan.
Returned to Squadron after repair.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 04:00-04:10 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; Sgt C. J. W. Tait.
18/06/40 07:30-07:40 Return to Summit; Sgt C. J. W. Tait.
18/06/40 16:30-18:15 To Erkowit LG for evening standby. Hit ground during slow roll at Erkowit and DBF; Sgt C. J. W. Tait KIFA.
 
K6138   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
21/12/39 Tyre burst on landing at Helwan; swung and wing hit ground.
Returned to Squadron after repair.
13/03/40 Air Test. New Engine; F/O Fraser.
05/06/40 Flying practice for 00:25hrs; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
20/06/40 Defensive patrol for 01:00hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
09/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by Sgt Gregory of 80 Sq.
At 1411 (Met) Flight by 03/42.
K6140   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
12/01/40 Faiyum L.G. and Air Firing V.Q.T. 22nd; F/O Fraser.
22/01/40 Cross-country, Bir Hooker, Khataba, El Rus; F/O Fraser.
To 33 Sq.
K6141   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
23/08/40 To 'Y' landing ground; F/O Fraser.
06/06/41 To ‘X’ Flight.
K6142 RT-U 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
05/10/39 Force-landed in desert after engine cut.
07/07/40 08:30-09:20 Patrol Mersa Matruh (flown by ‘A’ Flt’ 80 Sq.); F/O Lyrel (?).
12/40 To 3 RAAF Sq.
K6143   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
22/05/40 Demonstration flight Cairo; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 To Sub Flight Port Sudan.
18/06/40 06:55-07:05 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
18/06/40 09:10-09:30 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
18/06/40 11:45-11:55 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
18/06/40 12:35-13:15 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
18/06/40 13:25-14:00 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
19/06/40 14:15-14:45 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
20/06/40 09:05-09:25 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
20/06/40 10:45-11:15 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
20/06/40 16:30-16:35; P/O Sanderson.
21/06/40 12:10-12:30 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
22/06/40 19:00-09:10 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
22/06/40 13:45-14:05 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
23/06/40 09:30-09:55 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
24/06/40 06:10-06:45 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
25/06/40 13:15-13:30 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
27/06/40 06:45-07:15 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
27/06/40 07:55-08:05 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
28/06/40 05:55-06:10 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
28/06/40 08:30-09:00 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
29/06/40 07:10-08:15 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
29/06/40 09:00-09:30 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
29/06/40 15:10-15:25 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
29/06/40 17:05-17:50 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
29/06/40 18:20-18:40 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
30/06/40 06:50-07:05 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
30/06/40 13:10-13:30 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
01/07/40 09:10-09:25 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
01/07/40 18:15-18:30 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
07/07/40 09:55-10:25 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
09/07/40 09:40-09:50 Patrol; P/O Kirk.
12/07/40 25min Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
17/07/40 11:35-12:05 Transfer between Pt. Sudan and Summit; P/O Kirk.
19/07/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. One Italian machine reported heading northwest from Tokar. Negative result; P/O Hamlyn.
20/07/40 05:45-07:00 Patrol. One machine reported heading north along coast towards Pt. Sudan. Negative result; P/O Hamlyn.
22/07/40 10:30-10:50 Patrol. Enemy machines reported from Erkowit. Report cancelled immediately afterwards and aircraft recalled; P/O Kirk.
24/07/40 10:15-10:25 Patrol. One unidentified machine seen proceeding north following railway. Reported as a 'Hudson' by 223 Sqdn. Patrol recalled by R/T; P/O Hamlyn.
30/07/40 09:45-10:00 Test. To firing range for gun test; P/O Kirk.
30/07/40 16:15-16:30 Test. To firing range for gun test; P/O Hamlyn.
01/08/40 08:30-08:45 Patrol. Summit bombed by one Italian aircraft. No warning given. Bombing approx. southwest to northeast, aircraft turned right after attack and flew off to southeast. Not encountered; P/O Kirk.
02/08/40 08:45-09:15 Patrol. Patrol at Summit on receipt of another engagement. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
02/08/40 09:40-09:45 Patrol. Two aircraft (K6134, K7969) reported approaching aerodrome; P/O Kirk.
02/08/40 10:00-10:20 Patrol. One aircraft reported flying low 10-15 miles south of Erkowit (Wellesley); P/O Hamlyn.
03/08/40 09:35-09:45 Patrol. One aircraft seen flying 10 mls southeast of Summit towards Erkowit. Identified as a "Blenheim"; P/O Hamlyn.
03/08/40 09:50-10:10 Patrol. Two aircraft seen flying round Erkowit L. G.. Identified as "Wellesleys"; P/O Hamlyn.
03/08/40 14:50-15:40 Patrol. E.A. reported bombing station south of Haiya Junc. K7977, K7969 proceeded to station, nothing seen. K6143 patrolled Summit, 7,000'; Sgt Woodward.
05/08/40 09:45-10:00 Patrol. One machine reported from Gebit flying south along railway. One machine seen proceeding towards Erkowit L. G., chased and identified as a "Wellesley"; P/O Hamlyn.
06/08/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. E.A. reported from Pt. Sudan. Two machines patrolled coast at Suakin, one patrolled Summit. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
06/08/40 14:00-14:20 Summit to Pt. Sudan; P/O Hamlyn.
06/08/40 17:20-17:40 Summit to Pt. Sudan; P/O Hamlyn.
07/08/40 16:15-16:40 Patrol. One aircraft reported from Gebeit. Identified as a 'Magister' going to Carthago; P/O Hamlyn.
07/08/40 17:35-18:15 Patrol. 2 aircraft reported flying north from Haiya Jung. Two 'Glads' patrolled railway to Haiya, one patrolled Summit. Two 'Glads' arrived from Khartoum; P/O Hamlyn.
08/08/40 09:45-10:05 Patrol. Once machine seen flying just below clouds south of Carthago, south east of Summit. Unidentified; P/O Hamlyn.
09/08/40 12:25-12:50 Interception. E.A. reported from W.H.Q. flying to Gebeit. 2 SM.79s seen flying south from Summit above clouds. Enemy turned bombed Summit from West and flew off east, to high & fast for interception; P/O Chapman.
09/08/40 15:15-15:50 Patrol. Aircraft reported approaching from W.H.Q. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
09/08/40 15:55-16:00 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Gebeit. Wellesly; P/O Hamlyn.
10/08/40 15:25-15:40 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying over Gebeit. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
11/08/40 17:35-17:55 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Erheib. Identified as "Blenheim" proceeding to Carthago; P/O Hamlyn.
12/08/40 14:10-14:25 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Suakin. One ‘Wellesley’ landed at Carthago; P/O Hamlyn.
12/08/40 17:55-18:25 Patrol. Two aircraft reported from PT. Sudan, and along the railway line. Two ‘Bombays’ intercepted, proceeding to Summit; P/O Hamlyn.
13/08/40 12:05-12:25 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
14/08/40 04:40-05:25 Patrol. Aircraft heard & reported from Erkowit. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
17/08/40 07:45-08:25 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported over Carthago. Nothing seen; Sgt Woodward.
17/08/40 17:15-17:50 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported from Erkowit. One ‘Wellesley’ reported to have taken off from Carthago; P/O Chapman.
19/08/40 13:00-13:45 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying north from Haiya Junc. P/O Kirk patrolled railway to Haiya. Remainder patrolled at Summit. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
21/08/40 10:40-11:20 Patrol. One aircraft reported from Haiya Junc., later reported proceeding towards Atbara; P/O Hamlyn.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K7893 XO-S 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
To 80 Sq.
K7895   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
11/05/39 To 112 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus.
16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
14/06/40 Engine test for 00:30hrs; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
16/06/40 Defensive patrol for 00:50hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
16/06/40 Defensive patrol for 00:15hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
29/07/40 Hit ground during slow roll, Sidi Barrani; P/O P. R. M. Van der Heijden wounded.
06/08/40 SOC.
K7897 XO-S 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
19/04/40 No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
14/06/40 Instructing Sector Recce. Battle climb 31,000ft; F/O Fraser.
14/06/40 Instructing Sector Recce. Battle climb 31,000ft; F/O Fraser.
15/06/40 Instructing No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
15/06/40 Instructing No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
15/06/40 Instructing air to ground; F/O Fraser.
16/06/40 Instructing air to ground; F/O Fraser.
16/06/40 Instructing air to ground; F/O Fraser.
17/06/40 No.2 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
17/06/40 No.2 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
07/40 At 33 Sq.
K7899   From 3 Sq.
30/03/38 To Packing Depot
05/05/38 to Aircraft Depot Aboukir as reserves.
To 112 Sq.
20/06/40 07:35-08:40 Patrol; P/O Weller of 80 Sq.
This aircraft reportedly went to ‘X’ Flight in 06/40 but was used on two days in December 1940 by F/L Fraser of 112 Sq.
06/40 To ‘X’ Flight.
K7904   From 80 Sq. 31/10/40 Shot down by CR.42s and destroyed by fire. 04/11/40 SOC.
K7907   From 80 Sq.   10/40 To 4 FTS.
K7914   From 80 Sq.
12/10/40 To Iraq.
To 112 Sq.
28/02/41 1 CR.42 and 1 G.50 claimed by F/L Fry. 06/06/41 To ‘X’ Flight.
K7922   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
07/11/39 Damaged in a heavy landing.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7939   From 65 Sq.
21/04/39 To 8 MU.
11/05/39 To 112 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus.
16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
08/04/40 C.R. Test; F/O Fraser.
25/07/40 Helwan to Gerawla; F/O Fraser.
30/08/40 To Sidi Barani; F/O Fraser.
08/11/40 SOC.
K7944   From 5 OTU.
To the Middle East.
To 112 Sq.
12/01/40 Overshot landing and hit fence, Helwan, and damaged beyond repair.  
K7948   From 65 Sq.
06/04/39 To 8 MU.
11/05/39 To 112 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 To Sub Flight Port Sudan.
18/06/40 09:10-09:25 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
18/06/40 11:45-11:55 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
19/06/40 14:15-14:45 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn. Hit concrete block on landing and rendered u/s.
ROS.
29/06/40 04:40-05:00 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
29/06/40 06:30-07:35 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
29/06/40 07:55-08:15 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
29/06/40 09:00-09:30 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
29/06/40 15:10-15:25 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
29/06/40 17:05-17:50 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
29/06/40 18:20-18:40 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
30/06/40 06:50-07:05 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
30/06/40 13:10-13:30 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
01/07/40 09:10-09:25 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
01/07/40 18:15-18:30 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
03/07/40 04:30-05:05 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
17/07/40 11:35-12:05 Transfer between Pt. Sudan and Summit; P/O Sanderson.
23/07/40 06:00-07:40 Summit to Atbara; P/O Sanderson.
23/07/40 10:30-11:50 Atbara to Khartoum; P/O Sanderson.
23/07/40 17:30-17:50 Patrol. Two E.A. reported approaching from south. Nothing seen; P/O Green.
01/08/40 05:45-06:00 Gun test; P/O Sanderson.
02/08/40 13:00-14:30 Khartoum - Atbara; P/O Sanderson.
02/08/40 15:00-16:30 Atbara - Summit; P/O Sanderson.
03/08/40 06:30-06:55 Summit - P. Sudan; P/O Sanderson.
05/08/40 09:45-10:15 Patrol. One E:A: reported Gebit. Nothing seen; P/O Sanderson.
06/08/40 10:05-10:20 Patrol. E.A. reported out to sea at Suakin. Nothing seen; P/O Sanderson.
07/08/40 16:10-16:35 Patrol. 1 E.A. reported at Suakin. Not seen; P/O Sanderson.
07/08/40 16:55-17:15 Patrol. Unidentified a/c approaching from sea. Not seen; P/O Sanderson.
08/08/40 15:00-15:30 Patrol. Port Sudan-Summit; F/O Whittington.
12/08/40 17:00-17:30 Summit - Port Sudan; F/O Whittington.
16/08/40 16:45-17:00 Test; P/O Sanderson.
22/08/40 11:25-11:45 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K7954   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
29/01/40 Formation Flying; F/O Fraser.
10/04/40 No. 1 F. A.; F/O Fraser.
24/04/40 Aerobatics; F/O Fraser.
24/05/40 Cross-country Canal Zone; F/O Fraser.
To 33 Sq.
K7963   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
13/02/40 Hit pile of stones on landing Helwan.
06/04/40 Air Drill; F/O Fraser.
08/04/40 Air Drill; F/O Fraser.
17/05/40 No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7968   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
11/05/39 To 112 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus.
16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
25/09/39 Undershot night landing at Helwan.
ROS.
04/03/40 Crashed.
NFD.
06/03/40 SOC.
K7969   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
07/02/40 Formation Practice; F/O Fraser.
13/02/40 F.C.A. No.1 Leading; F/O Fraser.
06/05/40 Air to Ground firing; F/O Fraser.
07/05/40 Air Defence exercise; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
20/06/40 09:30-09:40 To firing range for gun tests; Sgt Woodward.
21/06/40 05:00-05:10 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; Sgt Woodward.
21/06/40 09:00-09:10 Return to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
22/06/40 04:15-04:25 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; Sgt Woodward.
22/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
24/06/40 16:20-16:30 To Erkowit LG for dusk standby; Sgt Woodward.
24/06/40 18:00-18:10 Return to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
25/06/40 04:20-04:30 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; Sgt Woodward.
25/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
01/07/40 12:45-12:55 To firing range to test guns; Sgt Woodward.
03/07/40 15:50-16:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; P/O Chapman.
03/07/40 16:50-17:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; Sgt Woodward.
07/07/40 17:30-18:30 Patrol; Sgt Woodward.
12/07/40 12:40-13:10 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
12/07/40 15:00-16:10 Patrol; Sgt Woodward.
13/07/40 04:45-07:10 Patrol started from Erkowit and returned to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
13/07/40 12:55-15:30 Patrol; Sgt Woodward.
14/07/40 04:25-04:35 Interception patrol along railway. Aircraft returned early with engine trouble; Sgt Woodward.
14/07/40 06:55-07:10 Test; Sgt Woodward.
19/07/40 04:15-06:55 Interception patrol along railway Hayia Junction to Delai. Negative result; P/O Kirk.
19/07/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. One Italian machine reported heading northwest from Tokar. Negative result; Sgt Woodward.
20/07/40 05:45-07:00 Patrol. One machine reported heading north along coast towards Pt. Sudan. Negative result; Sgt Woodward.
30/07/40 10:05-10:25 Test. To firing range for gun test; Sgt Woodward.
01/08/40 12:45-13:55 Patrol. Three E.A. reported from Haiya Junc., bombed Tehaniyam at 13:05. Patrol at 6,000', 5 miles south of Summit. Nine E.A. reported from Haiya Junc. Two Gladiators proceeded Haiya Junc., one (?) at Summit. Nothing seen; Sgt Woodward.
02/08/40 08:25-09:45 Patrol. E.A. reported approaching Haiya Junc. from east. 3 E.A. found flying east 2 miles south of Tehaniyam. Chased approx. 50 miles 120oM. but not caught. Glad. K6134 hit by several bullets at range of 1000-1200yds estimated. Top mainplane, tail plane & elevator, port, damaged; Sgt Woodward.
02/08/40 13:30-14:40 Patrol. E.A. reported from Haiya Junc. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
03/08/40 09:35-09:45 Patrol. One aircraft seen flying 10 mls southeast of Summit towards Erkowit. Identified as a "Blenheim"; F/L Savage.
03/08/40 09:50-10:10 Patrol. Two aircraft seen flying round Erkowit L. G.. Identified as "Wellesleys"; F/L Savage.
03/08/40 14:50-15:40 Patrol. E.A. reported bombing station south of Haiya Junc. K7977, K7969 proceeded to station, nothing seen. K6143 patrolled Summit, 7,000'; P/O Kirk.
05/08/40 09:45-10:00 Patrol. One machine reported from Gebit flying south along railway. One machine seen proceeding towards Erkowit L. G., chased and identified as a "Wellesley"; Sgt Woodward.
07/08/40 11:40-12:05 Interception. 3 E.A. reported flying south from Kambo Sanha. 3 SM.79s seen 7,000ft overhead immediately after take-off. Chased over Carthago to coast at Tokar. Gebeit bombed before interception; P/O Kirk.
07/08/40 17:35-18:15 Patrol. 2 aircraft reported flying north from Haiya Jung. Two 'Glads' patrolled railway to Haiya, one patrolled Summit. Two 'Glads' arrived from Khartoum; P/O Kirk.
08/08/40 09:45-10:05 Patrol. Once machine seen flying just below clouds south of Carthago, south east of Summit. Unidentified; F/O Hayward.
09/08/40 12:25-12:40 Interception. E.A. reported from W.H.Q. flying to Gebeit. 2 SM.79s seen flying south from Summit above clouds. Enemy turned bombed Summit from West and flew off east, to high & fast for interception; Sgt Woodward.
11/08/40 17:35-17:55 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Erheib. Identified as "Blenheim" proceeding to Carthago; Sgt Woodward.
12/08/40 17:55-18:25 Patrol. Two aircraft reported from PT. Sudan, and along the railway line. Two ‘Bombays’ intercepted, proceeding to Summit; Sgt Woodward.
13/08/40 12:05-12:25 Patrol; Sgt Woodward.
14/08/40 04:40-05:05 Patrol. Aircraft heard & reported from Erkowit. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
14/08/40 08:05-08:15 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Wellesly” intercepted proceeding to Pt. Sudan; Sgt Woodward.
14/08/40 08:35-08:40 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Blenheim” seen proceeding to Carthago; Sgt Woodward.
17/08/40 07:45-08:25 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported over Carthago. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
17/08/40 17:15-17:50 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported from Erkowit. One ‘Wellesley’ reported to have taken off from Carthago; P/O Kirk.
19/08/40 12:55-13:45 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying north from Haiya Junc. P/O Kirk patrolled railway to Haiya. Remainder patrolled at Summit. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K7973     Probably borrowed from 80 Sq.
31/10/40 1 dam. S.79 claimed by F/O Fraser.
 
K7974 RT-O 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
15/11/39 Taxied into bowser at Helwan.
ROS.
05/03/40 Aerobatics; F/O Fraser.
11/04/40 Army Co-op Exer.; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
20/06/40 10:00-10:10 To firing range for gun tests; Sgt Woodward.
23/06/40 14:30-14:40 To firing range to test guns; F/O Whittington.
24/06/40 16:20-16:30 To Erkowit LG for dusk standby; P/O Green.
24/06/40 18:00-18:10 Return to Summit; P/O Green.
28/06/40 17:20-17:30 Guns and R/T tested; P/O Green.
01/07/40 13:00-13:10 To firing range to test guns; P/O Wolsey.
03/07/40 15:50-16:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; P/O Green.
07/07/40 06:30-06:40 To firing range for gun test; F/O Whittington.
07/07/40 17:30-18:30 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
10/07/40 17:45-18:00 To firing range to test guns; P/O Green.
12/07/40 12:40-13:10 Patrol; P/O Green.
12/07/40 15:00-16:00 Patrol; F/L Savage.
13/07/40 04:45-07:15 Patrol started from Erkowit and returned to Summit; P/O Wolsey.
14/07/40 04:25-07:05 Interception patrol along railway; P/O Wolsey.
17/07/40 10:00-10:30 Transfer between Summit and Pt. Sudan; P/O Chapman.
18/07/40 17:30-18:00 Patrol, nothing seen; P/O Wolsey.
19/07/40 15min R/T Test; P/O Wolsey.
20/07/40 10:00-10:20 Patrol. One E.A. reported heading north from Tokar. Nothing seen; F/O Whittington.
21/07/40 11:00-11:15 Engine and airframe test; F/O Whittington.
22/07/40 14:00-14:30 Pt. Sudan to Summit; P/O Wolsey.
23/07/40 06:00-07:40 Summit to Atbara; P/O Wolsey.
23/07/40 10:30-11:50 Atbara to Khartoum; P/O Wolsey.
23/07/40 17:30-17:50 Patrol. Two E.A. reported approaching from south. Nothing seen; P/O Chapman.
25/07/40 07:30-08:00 R/T test; F/O Whittington.
27/07/40 10:00-10:20 Test; P/O Sanderson.
29/07/40 14:00-16:10 Khartoum to Gedaref; P/O Green.
30/07/40 05:50-08:15 Offensive patrol & escort for bombing raid over Kassala; P/O Green.
30/07/40 17:30-17:50 Test; P/O Green.
31/07/40 06:00-07:40 Patrol. To Tessenei. Search for CR.42s. None found. Aerodrome machine-gunned. Landed at Kashm El Gerba L.G.; P/O Green.
31/07/40 09:00-09:20 Kashm El Gerba to Gedaref; P/O Green.
01/08/40 08:10-09:05 Interception. Enemy aircraft reported over Gedaref by W/T. One Ca.133 intercepted & shot down by P/O Green; P/O Green.
01/08/40 14:25-16:00 Gedaref to Khartoum; P/O Green.
02/08/40 13:00-14:30 Khartoum - Atbara; P/O Green.
02/08/40 15:00-16:30 Atbara - Summit; P/O Green.
04/08/40 06:00-06:30 Summit - P. Sudan; P/O Green.
07/08/40 11:45-12:10 Patrol. E.A. bombing Gebeit. No interception; P/O Wolsey.
07/08/40 16:10-16:35 Patrol. 1 E.A. reported at Suakin. Not seen; P/O Wolsey.
07/08/40 16:55-17:15 Patrol. Unidentified a/c approaching from sea. Not seen; P/O Wolsey.
12/08/40 17:50-18:15 Patrol. Two a/c (Bombays) intercepted; P/O Wolsey.
13/08/40 07:05-07:30 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
13/08/40 12:00-12:25 Patrol; P/O Green.
15/08/40 15:40-16:00 Test; P/O Wolsey.
19/08/40 13:15-13:45 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
19/08/40 14:45-15:00 Patrol; P/O Wolsey.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K7977 RT-P 11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
05/04/40 Interception of Blenheims; F/O Fraser.
16/04/40 No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
17/04/40 No.1 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
25/04/40 Visit Canal L.Gs; F/O Fraser.
30/04/40 No.3 & No.5 F.A.; F/O Fraser.
28/05/40 Wadi Natrun L.G.; F/O Fraser.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 04:00-04:10 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Chapman.
18/06/40 07:30-07:40 Return to Summit; P/O Chapman.
18/06/40 16:30-00:10 To Erkowit LG for evening standby; P/O Chapman.
20/06/40 06:00-06:10 Returned to Summit from Erkowit; P/O Chapman.
20/06/40 09:00-09:10 To firing range for gun tests; F/O Whittington.
20/06/40 09:15-09:25 To firing range for gun tests; F/O Whittington.
21/06/40 11:15-11:30 Weather test; F/O Whittington.
21/06/40 16:15-16:25 To Erkowit LG for dusk standby; F/O Whittington.
21/06/40 18:00-18:10 Return to Summit; F/O Whittington.
22/06/40 08:20-08:40 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
22/06/40 16:15-16:25 To Erkowit LG for dusk standby; P/O Chapman.
22/06/40 18:20-18:30 Return to Summit; P/O Chapman.
24/06/40 04:30-04:40 To Erkowit LG for dawn standby; P/O Chapman.
24/06/40 06:45-07:00 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
24/06/40 07:20-07:30 Return to Summit; P/O Chapman.
24/06/40 17:15-18:00 Co-operation with 223 Sq. on attacks; F/O Whittington.
28/06/40 17:05-17:15 Guns and R/T tested; P/O Chapman.
01/07/40 17:45-18:15 Returned to Pt. Sudan; F/O Hayward.
03/07/40 04:30-05:05 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
07/07/40 09:55-10:25 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
09/07/40 09:40-09:50 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
12/07/40 25min Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
17/07/40 11:35-12:05 Transfer between Pt. Sudan and Summit; F/O Hayward.
19/07/40 04:15-07:05 Interception patrol along railway Hayia Junction to Delai. Negative result; F/O Hayward.
22/07/40 09:45-10:55 Patrol at 26,000ft over Summit; F/O Hayward.
24/07/40 10:15-10:25 Patrol. One unidentified machine seen proceeding north following railway. Reported as a 'Hudson' by 223 Sqdn. Patrol recalled by R/T; F/O Hayward.
30/07/40 09:10-09:25 Test. To firing range for gun test; F/O Hayward.
01/08/40 08:30-08:45 Patrol. SUMMIT bombed by one Italian aircraft. No warning given. Bombing approx. southwest to northeast, aircraft turned right after attack and flew off to southeast. Not encountered; F/O Hayward.
01/08/40 12:45-14:10 Patrol. Three E.A. reported from Haiya Junc., bombed Tehaniyam at 13:05. Patrol at 6,000', 5 miles south of Summit. Nine E.A. reported from Haiya Junc. Two Gladiators proceeded Haiya Junc., one (?) at Summit. Nothing seen; F/O Hayward.
02/08/40 08:45-09:15 Patrol. Patrol at Summit on receipt of another engagement. Nothing seen; P/O Hamlyn.
03/08/40 09:35-09:45 Patrol. One aircraft seen flying 10 mls southeast of Summit towards Erkowit. Identified as a "Blenheim"; F/O Hayward.
03/08/40 09:50-10:10 Patrol. Two aircraft seen flying round Erkowit L. G.. Identified as "Wellesleys"; F/O Hayward.
03/08/40 14:50-15:40 Patrol. E.A. reported bombing station south of Haiya Junc. K7977, K7969 proceeded to station, nothing seen. K6143 patrolled Summit, 7,000'; F/O Hayward.
06/08/40 10:30-11:15 Patrol. E.A. reported from Pt. Sudan. Two machines patrolled coast at Suakin, one patrolled Summit. Nothing seen; F/O Hayward.
07/08/40 11:40-12:15 Interception. 3 E.A. reported flying south from Kambo Sanha. 3 SM.79s seen 7,000ft overhead immediately after take-off. Chased over Carthago to coast at Tokar. Gebeit bombed before interception; Sgt Woodward.
07/08/40 16:15-16:40 Patrol. One aircraft reported from Gebeit. Identified as a 'Magister' going to Carthago; F/O Hayward.
07/08/40 17:35-18:00 Patrol. 2 aircraft reported flying north from Haiya Jung. Two 'Glads' patrolled railway to Haiya, one patrolled Summit. Two 'Glads' arrived from Khartoum; Sgt Woodward.
09/08/40 12:25-12:40 Interception. E.A. reported from W.H.Q. flying to Gebeit. 2 SM.79s seen flying south from Summit above clouds. Enemy turned bombed Summit from West and flew off east, to high & fast for interception; F/O Hayward.
09/08/40 15:15-15:50 Patrol. Aircraft reported approaching from W.H.Q. Nothing seen; Sgt Woodward.
09/08/40 15:55-16:00 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Gebeit. Wellesly; Sgt Woodward.
10/08/40 15:25-15:40 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying over Gebeit. Nothing seen; F/O Hayward.
11/08/40 17:35-17:55 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Erheib. Identified as "Blenheim" proceeding to Carthago; F/O Hayward.
12/08/40 14:10-14:25 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Suakin. One ‘Wellesley’ landed at Carthago; F/O Hayward.
12/08/40 18:15-18:30 Patrol. Two aircraft reported from PT. Sudan, and along the railway line. Two ‘Bombays’ intercepted, proceeding to Summit; F/O Hayward.
13/08/40 07:10-07:30 Search. Aircraft heard at Gebeit. Nothing seen; P/O Chapman.
13/08/40 12:05-12:25 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
14/08/40 04:40-05:05 Patrol. Aircraft heard & reported from Erkowit. Nothing seen; F/O Hayward.
17/08/40 07:45-08:25 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported over Carthago. Nothing seen; F/O Hayward.
17/08/40 17:15-17:50 Search. One unidentified aircraft reported from Erkowit. One ‘Wellesley’ reported to have taken off from Carthago; F/O Hayward.
19/08/40 13:05-13:20 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying north from Haiya Junc. P/O Kirk patrolled railway to Haiya. Remainder patrolled at Summit. Nothing seen; Sgt Woodward.
31/08/40 ‘B’ Flight redesignated to ‘K’ Flight.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K7978   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
05/02/40 F.C.A. no.2; F/O Fraser.
08/02/40 F.C.A. No.1; F/O Fraser.
10/02/40 F.C.A. No.1; F/O Fraser.
19/03/40 Air Drill; F/O Fraser.
Possibly borrowed to 80 Sq.
04/41 To ‘X’ Flight.
K7986   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 To the ME with unit.
03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
20/06/40 09:45-09:55 To firing range for gun tests; P/O Chapman.
21/06/40 16:15-16:25 To Erkowit LG for dusk standby; P/O Green.
21/06/40 18:00-18:10 Return to Summit; P/O Green.
22/06/40 08:20-08:40 Patrol; P/O Green.
28/06/40 16:50-17:00 Guns and R/T tested; F/O Whittington.
01/07/40 16:00-16:10 To firing range to test guns; F/O Whittington.
03/07/40 15:50-16:20 Sub flight formation and air drill exercise; F/O Whittington.
07/07/40 06:15-06:25 To firing range for gun test; F/O Whittington.
10/07/40 17:25-17:40 To firing range to test guns; F/O Whittington.
12/07/40 09:10-09:30 Practise patrol; F/O Whittington.
12/07/40 12:40-13:10 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
13/07/40 04:30-07:10 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
13/07/40 12:55-15:10 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
14/07/40 04:25-07:05 Interception patrol along railway; F/O Whittington.
17/07/40 10:00-10:30 Transfer between Summit and Pt. Sudan; F/O Whittington.
18/07/40 10:30-10:40 Engine and airframe test; F/O Whittington.
18/07/40 17:30-18:00 Patrol, nothing seen; P/O Chapman.
20/07/40 10:00-10:20 Patrol. One E.A. reported heading north from Tokar. Nothing seen; P/O Green.
20/07/40 10:20-11:00 Patrol. One E.A. reported heading north from Tokar. Nothing seen; F/O Whittington.
21/07/40 10:00-10:25 Patrol. E.A. reported in vicinity. Nothing seen; F/O Whittington.
21/07/40 17:00-17:15 Weather test; P/O Chapman.
22/07/40 12:00-12:30 Pt. Sudan to Summit; F/O Whittington.
23/07/40 06:00-07:40 Summit to Atbara; F/O Whittington.
23/07/40 10:30-11:50 Atbara to Khartoum; F/O Whittington.
25/07/40 17:50-18:20 Machine test; F/O Whittington.
29/07/40 09:00-09:15 Test; F/O Whittington.
29/07/40 14:00-16:10 Khartoum to Gedaref; F/O Whittington.
30/07/40 05:50-08:15 Offensive patrol & escort for bombing raid over Kassala; F/O Whittington.
30/07/40 17:30-17:50 Test; F/O Whittington.
31/07/40 06:00-07:40 Patrol. To Tessenei. Search for CR.42s. None found. Aerodrome machine-gunned. Landed at Kashm El Gerba L.G.; F/O Whittington.
31/07/40 09:00-09:20 Kashm El Gerba to Gedaref; F/O Whittington.
01/08/40 08:10-09:05 Interception. Enemy aircraft reported over Gedaref by W/T. One Ca.133 intercepted & shot down by P/O Green; F/O Whittington.
01/08/40 09:15-09:55 Search. Search for crashed E.A. aircraft shot down earlier; F/O Whittington.
01/08/40 14:25-16:00 Gedaref to Khartoum; F/O Whittington.
03/08/40 16:30-17:05 Instruction. Demonstration of No 1 & 3 attacks; F/O Whittington.
04/08/40 05:30-07:00 Escort Khartoum to Azaza; F/O Whittington.
04/08/40 08:00-08:20 Escort Azaza to Gedaref; F/O Whittington.
04/08/40 09:00-11:05 Escort Gedaref, Umm Hagar, Azaza. Escorting 2 "Vincents"; F/O Whittington.
04/08/40 12:15-12:35 Escort Azaza to Gedaref; F/O Whittington.
04/08/40 15:15-16:50 Escort Gedaref to Khartoum; F/O Whittington.
06/08/40 16:30-16:55 Test; F/O Whittington.
07/08/40 13:15-14:35 Khartoum to Atbara; F/O Whittington.
08/08/40 17:40-18:10 Patrol. Summit-Port Sudan; F/O Whittington.
09/08/40 11:35-12:05 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
09/08/40 16:20-16:45 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
11/08/40 11:45-11:55 Patrol; F/O Whittington.
12/08/40 15:10-15:40 Port Sudan - Summit; F/O Whittington.
22/08/40 11:15-11:50 Experience on type - landings; P/O Monteith.
22/08/40 16:25-17:30 Experience on type - landings; P/O Monteith.
23/08/40 06:10-07:10 Flying practice. Landing & aerobatics; P/O Monteith.
23/08/40 16:30-17:30 Flying practice. Landing & aerobatics; P/O Monteith.
23/08/40 17:35-17:45 Flying practice; F/O Hayward.
24/08/40 06:45-07:45 Flying practice. Take offs & landings; P/O Monteith.
24/08/40 16:44-17:30 Flying practice. Take offs & landings & aerobatics; P/O Monteith.
31/08/40 To ‘K’ Flight.
K8019   From 33 Sq. 18/07/40 Search for F/O Worcester, force-landed with air lock. Returned to Helwan; F/O Fraser.
03/08/40 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; F/O Fraser.
03/08/40 Patrol Bardia; F/O Fraser.
03/08/40 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; F/O Fraser.
14/09/40 Patrol Sollum; F/O Fraser.
15/09/40 ~13:00 Patrol 1 SM 79 claimed as an unconfirmed; F/O Fraser.
17/11/40 Swung on landing and wing hit ground 20m S of Sidi Haneish.
To Aircraft Depot for repairs.
13/04/41 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8024   11/05/39 From 72 Sq. when the unit was formed on HMS Argus. 16/05/39 First Gladiator flown by the Squadron in the ME.
11/01/40 To Abu Sueir and Helwan; F/O Fraser.
17/01/40 Faiyum and return; F/O Fraser.
02/02/40 To Aboukir - Heliopolis - Helio – Helwan; F/O Fraser.
12/04/40 To Amiriya; F/O Fraser.
15/04/40 Caught fire in the air and abandoned 2m S of Helwan; S/L D. M. Somerville parachuted and was admitted to 2/10th General Hospital. Helmieh in Cario, with burns.
 
K8025   From 33 Sq.
06/39 At 112 Sq.
To 80 Sq..
24/09/40 Returned to 112 Sq.
12/12/40 To 51 RSU.
19/12/40 Returned to 112 Sq.
To 237 Sq.
K8031   From 33 Sq.
20/06/40 Defensive patrol for 00:20hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
01/08/40 Tyre burst on landing, swung and tipped up at Sidi Barrani.
To 51 RSU for repair.
02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8037   From 33 Sq.
19/12/40 To 51 RSU.
27/12/40 Returned to 112 Sq.
To 1414 (Met) Flight.
K8048   From 33 Sq.   31/12/40 To 3 RAAF Sq.
K8054   From 33 Sq. 30/10/40 Force-landed 8m SE of Mersa Matruh. 01/11/40 To 51 RSU.
02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
L7608   From 33 Sq. 05/06/40 Delivery flight from 102 MU; F/O Fraser.
31/10/40 Shot down near Mersa Matruh.
 
L7609   From 33 Sq.   02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
L7611   From 33 Sq.   02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
L7612   From ‘K’ Flight. 28/06/40 P/O Evans left for Egypt to collect L7612 as replacement for K6136.
02/07/40 Helwan to Abu Sueir; F/O Fraser.
06/07/40 Abu Sueir to Assuit, to Asswan - to Wadi Halfa; F/O Fraser.
09/07/40 Patrol; F/O Fraser.
11/07/40 07:50-08:05 Machine, R/T & gun test after inspection; F/O Whittington.
12/07/40 09:10-09:30 Practise patrol; P/O Green.
13/07/40 04:30-07:00 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
13/07/40 13:00-15:10 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
19/07/40 04:15-06:55 Interception patrol along railway Hayia Junction to Delai. Negative result; P/O Sanderson.
20/07/40 05:45-07:00 Patrol. One machine reported heading north along coast towards Pt. Sudan. Negative result; F/L Savage.
22/07/40 10:30-10:50 Patrol. Enemy machines reported from Erkowit. Report cancelled immediately afterwards and aircraft recalled; P/O Sanderson.
23/07/40 06:00-07:40 Summit to Atbara; P/O Green.
23/07/40 10:30-11:50 Atbara to Khartoum; P/O Green.
26/07/40 06:20-07:15 Test; P/O Green.
27/07/40 08:00-08:10 Patrol, raid alarm - one 'Wellesley'; F/O Whittington.
29/07/40 09:00-09:25 Test; P/O Sanderson.
30/07/40 17:30-17:50 Test; P/O Chapman.
01/08/40 05:30-05:45 Gun test; P/O Sanderson.
02/08/40 13:00-14:30 Khartoum - Atbara; P/O Wolsey.
02/08/40 15:00-16:30 Atbara - Summit; P/O Wolsey.
03/08/40 06:30-06:55 Summit - P. Sudan; P/O Wolsey.
04/08/40 05:30-07:00 Escort Khartoum to Azaza; P/O Chapman.
04/08/40 08:00-08:20 Escort Azaza to Gedaref; P/O Chapman.
04/08/40 09:00-11:05 Escort Gedaref, Umm Hagar, Azaza. Escorting 2 "Vincents"; P/O Chapman.
04/08/40 12:15-12:35 Escort Azaza to Gedaref; P/O Chapman.
04/08/40 15:15-16:50 Escort Gedaref to Khartoum; P/O Chapman.
06/08/40 10:05-10:20 Patrol. E.A. reported out to sea at Suakin. Nothing seen; P/O Green.
07/08/40 11:45-12:10 Patrol. E.A. bombing Gebeit. No interception; P/O Sanderson.
07/08/40 16:10-16:35 Patrol. 1 E.A. reported at Suakin. Not seen; P/O Green.
07/08/40 16:55-17:15 Patrol. Unidentified a/c approaching from sea. Not seen; P/O Green.
09/08/40 11:35-12:05 Patrol; P/O Green.
09/08/40 16:20-16:45 Patrol; P/O Green.
11/08/40 11:45-11:55 Patrol; P/O Green.
12/08/40 10:55-11:25 Test. R/T test; P/O Sanderson.
12/08/40 17:50-18:15 Patrol. Two a/c (Bombays) intercepted; P/O Sanderson.
13/08/40 07:05-07:30 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
13/08/40 12:00-12:25 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
17/08/40 14:25-14:55 Return to Summit (from Port Sudan); F/L Savage.
17/08/40 17:45-18:00 Test; P/O Green.
23/08/40 10:45-11:15 Test. New engine; F/L Savage.
 
L7615   From 33 Sq.   To 3 RAAF Sq.
L7616   From 33 Sq. 18/06/40 Defensive patrol for 00:50hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
18/06/40 Defensive patrol for 00:35hrs. Nothing seen; S/L A. R. G. Bax.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
L7617   From 33 Sq.   To 3 RAAF Sq.
L7619     03/06/40 Detached with ‘B’ Flight to Summit, Sudan.
18/06/40 To Sub Flight Port Sudan.
18/06/40 06:55-07:05 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
18/06/40 12:35-13:15 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
18/06/40 13:25-14:00 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
20/06/40 09:05-09:25 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
20/06/40 10:45-11:15 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
21/06/40 12:10-12:30 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
22/06/40 19:00-09:10 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
22/06/40 13:45-14:05 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
23/06/40 09:30-09:55 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
24/06/40 06:10-06:45 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
25/06/40 13:15-13:30 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
27/06/40 06:45-07:15 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
27/06/40 07:55-08:05 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
28/06/40 05:55-06:10 Patrol; F/O Hayward.
28/06/40 08:30-09:00 Patrol; P/O Hamlyn.
29/06/40 04:30-05:00 Patrol. 1 S.81 shot down in sea off Port Sudan by P/O Hamlyn. Aircraft u/s due to combat damage.
01/07/40 16:15-16:45 Delivered to Summit for inspection; F/O Hayward.
05/07/40 13:10-13:30 Machine and gun test after inspection; P/O Green.
07/07/40 06:45-06:55 To firing range for gun test; P/O Chapman.
10/07/40 17:25-17:40 To firing range to test guns; F/O Fraser.
12/07/40 09:10-09:30 Practise patrol; P/O Chapman.
13/07/40 04:30-07:00 Patrol; F/L Savage.
13/07/40 12:55-15:25 Patrol; F/L Savage.
14/07/40 04:25-07:10 Interception patrol along railway; F/L Savage.
17/07/40 10:00-10:30 Transfer between Summit and Pt. Sudan; P/O Green.
22/07/40 10:00-10:15 Patrol. 1 E.A. reported heading north from Suakin. Nothing seen; P/O Chapman.
22/07/40 14:00-14:30 Pt. Sudan to Summit; P/O Green.
23/07/40 06:00-07:40 Summit to Atbara; P/O Chapman.
23/07/40 10:30-11:50 Atbara to Khartoum; P/O Chapman.
26/07/40 09:00-09:25 Test; P/O Chapman.
27/07/40 08:00-08:10 Patrol, raid alarm - one 'Wellesley'; P/O Chapman.
29/07/40 09:00-09:15 Test; P/O Chapman.
29/07/40 14:00-16:10 Khartoum to Gedaref; P/O Chapman.
30/07/40 05:50-08:15 Offensive patrol & escort for bombing raid over Kassala; P/O Chapman.
31/07/40 06:00-07:40 Patrol. To Tessenei. Search for CR.42s. None found. Aerodrome machine-gunned. Landed at Kashm El Gerba L.G.; P/O Chapman.
31/07/40 09:00-09:20 Kashm El Gerba to Gedaref; P/O Chapman.
01/08/40 08:10-09:05 Interception. Enemy aircraft reported over Gedaref by W/T. One Ca.133 intercepted & shot down by P/O Green; P/O Chapman.
01/08/40 10:15-11:10 Search. Search for crashed E.A. aircraft shot down earlier; P/O Chapman.
01/08/40 14:25-16:00 Gedaref to Khartoum; P/O Chapman.
03/08/40 16:30-17:05 Instruction. Demonstration of No 1 & 3 attacks; P/O Chapman.
06/08/40 16:30-16:55 Test; P/O Chapman.
07/08/40 16:40-18:00 Atbara to Summit; P/O Chapman.
09/08/40 15:15-15:50 Patrol. Aircraft reported approaching from W.H.Q. Nothing seen; P/O Kirk.
09/08/40 15:55-16:00 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Gebeit. Wellesly; P/O Kirk.
10/08/40 15:25-15:40 Patrol. One E.A. reported flying over Gebeit. Nothing seen; P/O Chapman.
12/08/40 14:10-14:25 Patrol. Aircraft reported from Suakin. One ‘Wellesley’ landed at Carthago; P/O Chapman.
12/08/40 17:55-18:25 Patrol. Two aircraft reported from PT. Sudan, and along the railway line. Two ‘Bombays’ intercepted, proceeding to Summit; P/O Chapman.
14/08/40 08:05-08:15 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Wellesly” intercepted proceeding to Pt. Sudan; P/O Chapman.
14/08/40 08:35-08:45 Patrol. One aircraft reported approaching from Haiya Junc. One “Blenheim” seen proceeding to Carthago; P/O Chapman.
19/08/40 13:15-13:45 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
19/08/40 14:45-15:00 Patrol; P/O Sanderson.
17/08/40 08:30-09:00 To Port Sudan; F/L Savage.
22/08/40 11:25-11:45 Patrol; P/O Chapman.
24/08/40 16:05-16:15 Gun test; P/O Chapman.
 
L7622   From 33 Sq. 31/10/40 Shot down by CR.42s near Mersa Matruh.  
N2295   From 94 Sq. 25/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker. To 94 Sq.
N5627 RT-D From 94 Sq. 04/03/41 1 and 1 sh. G.50 claimed by F/L Fraser.
11/03/41 1 and 1 dam. G.50 claimed by F/L Fraser.
13/03/41 3 CR.42s claimed by F/L Fraser.
14/03/41 1 G.50 claimed by F/L Fraser.
31/05/41 SOC.
N5629   From 94 Sq. 24/04/41 Patrol Base Alarm; F/L Fraser.
24/04/41 Patrol Base Alarm; F/L Fraser.
04/41 Lost in Greece.
 
N5757   From 94 Sq. 09/03/41 1 BR.20 and 1 G.50 claimed by F/L Fraser.
Lost in Greece.
 
N5760   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. 28/11/40 Lost in Greece.  
N5782   From 3 RAAF Sq. 28/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by F/O Cochrane.
Lost in Greece.
 
N5787   From 94 Sq.   31/05/41 SOC.
N5810   From 3 RAAF Sq. 10/02/41 1 S.79 claimed by F/O Cullen of 80 Sq..
13/02/41 Hit bomber crater while landing at Yanina, Greece.
 
N5821   From 1 SAAF Sq. 01/03/41 Yanina to Paramythia; P/O Bowker.
01/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
02/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
02/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
02/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
To 6 Sq.
N5829 RT-Z   Possibly borrowed to 80 Sq.
Also used in 274 Sq.
27/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
27/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
To 1412 (Met) Flight.
N5910   From Aden Station Flight. 28/02/41 1 CR.42 and 1 G.50 claimed by F/L Fraser.
16/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
22/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
26/03/41 Dived into ground at Paramythia; presumed pilot S/L Nedwill, commander of 211 Sq., blacked out and was KIFA.
 
N5913   From Aden Station Flight. 13/03/41 Failed to recover from dive during gunnery practice and hit lake at Yanina; F/O Banks KIFA.  
N5916   From Aden Station Flight. 14/03/41 Shot down; S/L Brown safe.  
N5917   From Aden Station Flight. 20/02/41 1 prob. G.50 claimed by F/L Kettlewell of 80 Sq.
28/02/41 1 G.50 and 1 CR.42 claimed by F/L Kettlewell of 80 Sq.
22/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
22/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
23/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker.
26/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker.
26/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker.
26/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
26/03/41 15:50 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
Lost in Greece.
 
N5918     23/04/41 Patrol Base; F/L Fraser.
28/03/41 Ground strafe; P/O Bowker.
To Aden Station Flight.
?     26/03/41 Badly damaged in combat with MC.200s from 153o Gruppo.
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?     26/03/41 Destroyed on the ground by MC.200s from 153o Gruppo.
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Gloster Gladiator Mk.I of 112 Squadron operating from Helwan, Egypt, in August 1939.
© 1999 Rick Kent


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I (K6135) of 112 Squadron operating from Helwan, Egypt, in May 1940.
© 1999 Rick Kent

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






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