Gloster Gladiator in 141 RAF Squadron service

141 Squadron
Turnhouse, October 1939 to November 1939.
Code letters: It is not known if the officially allocated code letters "TW" were ever applied to the Gladiators.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7918   27/10/39 From 603 Sq.   14/03/40 To Northolt Station Flight.
K7921   27/10/39 From 603 Sq. 12/11/39 Engine cut on attempted overshoot at night, Grangemouth. 07/12/39 SOC.
K7925   27/10/39 From 603 Sq. 27/11/39 p.m. Hit wall in forced landing in bad weather, Whitburn, West Lothian; F/O Loudon safe. 15/01/40 To Marshalls.
01/10/40 To 8 MU.
20/02/41 To 52 MU.
15/03/41 To Marshalls.
06/04/41 To 6 MU.
03/05/41 To 52 MU.
Shipped to the Middle East.
To 1411 (Met) Flight.
K7926   27/10/39 From 603 Sq.   04/04/40 To 5 OTU.
K7928   18/11/39 From 603 Sq.   28/03/40 To 5 OTU.
K7936   27/12/39 From 603 Sq.   17/04/40 To Turnhouse Station Flight.
K7938   27/10/39 From 603 Sq. 27/11/39 p.m. Overshot forced landing in bad weather and hit wall on ferry flight, Auldhouse, Lanarkshire, SE Glasgow; P/O Arthur William Smith safe. 08/12/39 SOC.
K7990   27/10/39 From 603 Sq.   04/04/40 To 5 OTU.
N5626       To 263 Sq.
N5893        
N5902       To 263 Sq.
N5903     12/12/39 To the Air Ministry Development Pool (A.M.D.P.) under Authority 1887, where she replaced Mk.I No.K.8049 for trials.
05/40 Believed to have been out in store with 27 Maintenance Unit (MU)
23/10/43 To 8 MU.
11/11/43 To 61 OTU.
?     27/11/39 p.m. Forced landing in bad weather, near Whitburn, West Lothian; P/O Charles Ian Rose Arthur safe.  
?     27/11/39 p.m. Forced landing in bad weather, near Whitburn, West Lothian; P/O Russell Ernest Orchard safe.  
?     27/11/39 p.m. Forced landing in bad weather, near Cambuslang; Sgt Arthur Stanley Wickens safe.  

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






Last modified 23 September 2010