Roborough (with detachments to Exeter), August 1940 to January 1941.
Code letters: "HP".
At 19:15 on 6 November 1940, the last engagement by a home-based Gladiator was fought when P/O R. C. Winter of 247 Sq. intercepted a He 111 off Falmouth and claimed to have damaged it.
22/02/38 To Gloster.
15/06/38 To RAE for spinning and de-icing trials.
09/10/39 To Gloster.
17/06/40 To 6 MU.
15/08/40 To 247 Sq.
|20/02/41 To 6 MU.
15/03/41 To Marshalls.
07/05/41 To 6 MU.
20/08/41 To Christchurch Station Flight.
|N2308||HP-B||From 615 Sq.||To 2 AACU.|
|N5575||From RAE.||To 2 AACU.|
|N5576||From 605 Sq.||To 1402 (Met) Flight.|
|N5585||From 615 Sq.||02/10/42 To Admiralty.|
|N5622||Probably used by this unit.|
|N5631||From 263 Sq.||To 1560 (Met) Flight.|
|N5644||From Shetland Fighter Flight.||20/11/40 19:35- Patrol over St. Eval area. Flew into hillside at Way’s Height, Okehampton, and aircraft destroyed beyond repair; 22-years-old Sgt Robert Tudor Thomas (RAF no. 754426) KIFA.|
|N5648||From 152 Sq.||To 1561 (Met) Flight.|
|N5649||From 263 Sq.||22/11/40 Hit dispersal on night take-off and crashed at St. Eval, Cornwall, and airctaft deswtroyed beyond repair; F/O N. J. C. Francis safe.|
|N5682||HP-K||From Shetland Fighter Flight.||To 1560 (Met) Flight.|
|N5684||From 263 Sq.||To 1562 (Met) Flight.|
|N5897||To 401 (Met) Flight.|
|N5901||From Shetland Fighter Flight.||27/08/40 Hit trees in forced landing at night while lost, Werrington, Devon, and destroyed beyond repair.|
Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service