Gloster Gladiator in 33 RAF Squadron service

33 Squadron
Reconstituted as a fighter squadron at Ismailia on 1 March 1938.
Ismailia, February 1938 to September 1938. Heliopolis, September 1938 to October 1938. Ramleh, Mersah Matruh and Helwan, September 1938 to October 1940.
Over the period February to June 1940, some Gauntlets reinforced the Gladiators.
Code letters: These were initially "SO". In 1939 they were changed to "TN" and finally, with the outbreak of war, to "NW".
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6140   From 112 Sq. 25/06/40 04:30-06:00 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Clarke (?).
28/06/40 04:45-06:10 Patrol Matruh; P/O Clarke.
28/06/40 10:05-10:40 Patrol at 15,000 feet; P/O Clarke.
08/12/40 Patrol over Sidi Barrani; F/L Fraser (112 Sq.).
06/06/41 To ‘X’ Flight.
K7897   From 112 Sq. 07/40 At 33 Sq.
02/07/40 17:05-18:25 Patrol Matruh; F/O Bennett.
03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 08:50-09:30 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 17:25-18:40 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
05/07/40 07:30-09:35 Escort Tac. R. a/c and to Gerawla; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
12/10/40 Loaned to Royal Iraqi Air Force.
06/07/41 SOC as crashed (495 hrs).
K7947   From 65 Sq.
01/04/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7954   From 112 Sq. 25/06/40 06:30-07:35 Escort to A.O.C. in C; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
25/06/40 08:25-08:40 Bagush to Gerawla; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
12/10/40 To Royal Iraqi Air Force.
K8013   From 65 Sq.
01/04/38 To Packing Depot.
04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir as reserves for 33 Sq.
29/01/40 Swung on landing in dust storm and tipped up, Mersa Matruh. To 1 ARS.
To 80 Sq.
K8018   From 72 Sq.
05/04/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
06/02/39 Swung on landing at night at Lydda.
To Aircraft Depot for repairs.
Returned to 33 Sq.
29/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8019   From 72 Sq.
05/04/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  To 112 Sq.
K8025   From 73 Sq.
13/04/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  06/39 At 112 Sq.
K8031   From 73 Sq.
12/04/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
25/06/40 06:30-07:35 Escort to A.O.C. in C; Sgt Shaw.
25/06/40 08:25-08:40 Bagush to Gerawla; Sgt Shaw.
28/06/40 09:45-10:30 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; P/O Costello.
29/06/40 04:50-05:40 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
29/06/40 11:00-13:20 Patrol; 1 Ro.37 and 1 CR.32 claimed by P/O Wickham.
29/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
30/06/40 05:35-07:00 Offensive patrol; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
30/06/40 08:15-09:35 Offensive patrol; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
To 112 Sq.
K8034   10/09/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
28/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
02/08/38 Crashed after flat spin at night; P/O Marley baled out. 01/10/38 SOC (83hrs).
K8035   14/09/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
29/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  14/03/39 SOC (209.55hrs).
K8036   21/09/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
29/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir.
06/09 To 33 Sq.
  To 80 Sq.
K8037   14/09/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
30/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/03/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  To 112 Sq.
K8038   14/09/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
21/01/38 To Packing Depot.
02/03/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  01/03/39 SOC as beyond economic repair (31.25hrs).
K8047   15/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
03/01/38 To Packing Depot.
12/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
07/04/38 Undershot landing at Aboukir. To 80 Sq.
K8048 SO-B 19/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
30/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  To 112 Sq.
K8050   18/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
31/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
19/05/38 Crashed after flat spin 6m N of Ismailia; F/O H. D. Cook safe. 14/08/38 SOC (33.40hrs).
K8051   09/11/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
31/12/37 To Packing Depot.
02/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
  To 80 Sq.
K8053   17/12/37 Delivered to Packing Depot.
20/01/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
31/05/39 Engine cut due to fuel starvation. Hit mound and overturned near Ismailia; pilot safe. 27/11/39 SOC.
K8054   10/12/37 Delivered to Packing Depot.
12/02/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
03/02/39 Swung on landing a lost wheel at Lydda.
ROS.
To 112 Sq.
K8055 SO-H 10/12/37 Delivered to Packing Depot.
20/01/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 33 Sq.
28/01/39 Hit barrel on landing at Haifa. 14/02/39 SOC (160 hrs).
L7608     07/07/40 08:30-09:20 Patrol Mersa Matruh; P/O Butcher (112 Sq.) ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 10:00-10:45 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Butcher (112 Sq.) ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Patrol Bardia area; P/O Butcher (112 Sq.) ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O Butcher (112 Sq.) ('A' Flt).
12/07/40 13:20-14:50 To Helwan; P/O Butcher (112 Sq.) ('A' Flt).
To 112 Sq.
L7609       To 112 Sq.
L7610     17/10/38 Broke up in air during aerobatics 1 mile south of Qantara.  
L7611     03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; F/O Bennett (112 Sq.).
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; F/O Bennett (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 08:00-09:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; F/O Bennett (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 17:30-18:15 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O Brown.
To 112 Sq.
L7612       To ‘K’ Flight.
L7613     01/03/39 Damaged beyond repair.  
L7614       To ‘K’ Flight.
L7615       To 112 Sq.
L7616       To 112 Sq.
L7617       To 112 Sq.
L7618     23/09/39 Stalled during aerobatics and spun into ground near Mersa Matruh.  
L7619       To ‘K’ Flight.
L7620 SO-O     02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
L7621     17/11/40 Patrol. SM 79 intercepted but no claim; F/O Fraser (112 Sq.). 02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
L7622       To 112 Sq.
L7623        
L8006     Used as spares.
05/07/40 10:15-11:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Dyson. Typo?
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O Dyson. Typo?
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Patrol (?); P/O Dyson. Typo?
06/07/40 05:50-06:30 To Gerawla; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
 
L8007     25/09/39 Hit by L7620 while parked at Mersa Matruh and destroyed beyond repair.  
L8013        
L8019        
L9043   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Gladiator with Egyptian serial.
13/06/40 15:30-16:25 Patrol; P/O P. St. Quintin.
14/06/40 12:40-12:50 Air raid; F/O A. H. Lynch.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; P/O Brown.
16/06/40 11:10-12:35 Patrol 20,000ft; P/O Brown.
16/06/40 16:20-16:50 Interception bombers Matruh; P/O Woods.
17/06/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol 20,000ft; Sgt R. L. Green.
17/06/40 13:30-13:45 To Qasaba via Gerawla; P/O P. St. Quintin.
18/06/40 07:40-09:25 Patrol Matruh; P/O Woods.
19/06/40 06:20-07:10 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt R. L. Green.
19/06/40 07:45-10:00 Patrol Sidi Barrani-Sollum area; Sgt R. L. Green.
 
L9044   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Gladiator with Egyptian serial.
11/06/40 06:35-06:40 To satellite aerodrome; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
11/06/40 07:30-07:45 Interception; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
11/06/40 11:45-11:50 To Matruh; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
12/06/40 13:30-13:40 To satellite landing ground; F/O H. Starrett.
12/06/40 16:35-16:45 To Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
15/06/40 08:40-09:30 Patrol; F/O H. Starrett.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; F/O H. Starrett.
16/06/40 06:00-07:00 To Sidi Barrani; F/O H. Starrett. Landed at Matruh.
16/06/40 07:30-08:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/O H. Starrett.
16/06/40 09:40-10:55 Patrol Sollum; F/O H. Starrett.
16/06/40 16:20-17:35 Interception S.79 aircraft; F/O H. Starrett.
16/06/40 19:05-19:30 To Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
17/06/40 07:15-07:25 Raid alarm; F/O H. Starrett.
17/06/40 19:30-19:45 To Qasaba; P/O P. St. Quintin.
18/06/40 08:25-09:25 Patrol Matruh area; F/O H. Starrett.
20/06/40 07:20-08:25 Patrol Matruh area; F/O H. Starrett.
22/06/40 07:05-07:10 To Quasaba; F/O H. Starrett.
23/06/40 12:55-13:45 Patrol Matruh area; F/O H. Starrett.
28/06/40 09:55-10:40 Patrol at 15,000 feet; F/O H. Starrett.
30/06/40 04:10-04:50 To Sidi Barrani; F/O H. Starrett.
30/06/40 05:15-07:10 Sidi Barrani - Bardia - Mersa Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
30/06/40 10:10-10:55 Sidi Barrani - operations; F/O H. Starrett.
30/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol Libya; F/O H. Starrett.
05/07/40 15:55-17:30 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
06/07/40 07:20-07:50 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 12:20-13:45 Reccs. Bardia Sidi Assig (?); P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 17:10-17:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 08:00-09:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 08:30-09:15 To Gerawla; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 14:10-14:25 Interception; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 23:00-23:59 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
13/07/40 00:00-00:30 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
13/07/40 15:45-17:35 Patrol Fuka area; F/O H. Starrett ('C' Flt).
15/07/40 16:05-17:00 Patrol Mersa Matruh Escorting Lysander; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
 
L9046   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Gladiator with Egyptian serial.
11/06/40 04:20-05:45 Dawn patrol; F/O Dean.
11/06/40 07:45-10:00 Patrol; F/O Dean.
12/06/40 05:00-05:05 To satellite landing ground; F/O Dean.
12/06/40 08:00-08:05 From satellite landing ground; F/O Dean.
12/06/40 14:45-15:30 Patrol; F/O Dean.
13/06/40 09:20-10:40 Search for enemy cruiser; P/O Woodward.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Dean.
14/06/40 07:35-09:25 Offensive patrol; F/O Dean.
14/06/40 09:55-11:40 Offensive patrol; 1 CR.32 claimed by F/O Dean.
14/06/40 13:50-14:20 To Matruh; F/O Dean.
15/06/40 08:30-09:15 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
15/06/40 15:30-16:30 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
16/06/40 16:30-17:00 Pursuit E.A.; Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 17:00-17:55 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 19:10-19:40 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 07:00-07:30 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
17/06/40 08:15-09:15 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
17/06/40 10:00-10:15 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
20/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
21/06/40 05:15-07:00 Offensive Patrol; P/O Woodward.
21/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; F/O Dean.
22/06/40 05:40-06:10 Patrol; F/O Dean.
24/06/40 04:00-05:40 Dawn Patrol; P/O Costello.
28/06/40 09:30-11:15 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; P/O Woodward.
29/06/40 04:50-05:30 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Dean.
29/06/40 11:00-13:15 Patrol; F/O Dean.
29/06/40 15:50-16:50 Pursuit of E.A.; P/O Woodward.
29/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol; F/O Dean.
30/06/40 04:45-06:10 Offensive patrol; F/O Dean.
30/06/40 07:20-08:35 Offensive patrol; 1 CR.32 claimed by F/O Dean.
10/07/40 12:00-12:20 Rigging test; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
11/07/40 17:40-19:20 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:10 Escort to Lysander a/c; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:25 Escort to Lysander a/c; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 08:55-10:35 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 16:25-17:55 Escort to Lysander a/c; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 07:20-08:40 Offensive patrol Bardia; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 17:00-18:40 Escorting Lysander; F/L Dean ('B' Flt).
24/07/40 1 sortie flown by F/O Dean.
25/07/40 1 sortie flown by F/O Dean. Aircraft so damaged in combat that it was written off.
 
N5513     Ex-FAA Sea Gladiator used in Crete and lost on Crete.  
N5535     Ex-FAA Sea Gladiator used in Crete.
11/05/41 Transferred to Egypt.
 
N5750     11/06/40 11:45-11:50 To Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; P/O H. Boulton.
16/06/40 06:00-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O E. K. Leveille. Landed at Matruh.
16/06/40 08:40-09:00 Patrol Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
16/06/40 15:55-16:25 Patrol Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
16/06/40 19:10-19:45 Patrol Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
17/06/40 06:30-08:45 Patrol Matruh 2,000ft; P/O E. K. Leveille.
17/06/40 09:00-09:30 Raid alarm Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
17/06/40 09:55-10:55 Raid alarm Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
17/06/40 12:15-12:25 To Qasaba; P/O E. K. Leveille.
18/06/40 08:25-09:25 Patrol Matruh area; P/O E. K. Leveille.
21/06/40 13:55-14:05 Gun test; F/O H. Starrett.
22/06/40 06:25-06:30 To Gerawla; P/O E. K. Leveille.
22/06/40 15:40-15:45 To Gerawla; P/O E. K. Leveille.
23/06/40 09:00-09:05 To Gerawla; P/O E. K. Leveille.
28/06/40 04:35-06:10 Patrol Matruh; P/O Vale.
28/06/40 10:00-10:30 Patrol at 15,000 feet; P/O Vale.
30/06/40 10:10-10:55 Sidi Barrani - operations; P/O Clarke.
30/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol Libya; P/O Clarke.
05/07/40 09:30-10:15 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O E. K. Leveille.
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O E. K. Leveille.
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Escorting Tac. R. a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille.
06/07/40 06:30-07:10 To Gerawla; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 10:00-10:45 To Gerawla; F/O Dyson ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 09:25-10:15 Patrol Matruh; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
11/07/40 17:00-17:50 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 08:30-09:15 To Gerawla; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 14:10-14:25 Interception; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
13/07/40 15:45-17:35 Patrol Fuka area; P/O Brown ('C' Flt).
 
N5751     22/06/40 06:25-06:30 To Gerawla; F/O Couchman.
04/07/40 12:15-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; F/O Price-Owen (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/O Bennett.
04/07/40 17:25-18:25 Escort Tac. R. a/c. Abandoned in the air after explosion in the fuselage over Buq Buq; F/O Price-Owen (112 Sq.) parachuted safely. The aircraft was probably hit by CR.42s from 8o Gruppo.
 
N5752 NW-C 04/40 From Manufacturer 11/06/40 07:35-10:00 Patrol; F/O Monk.
12/06/40 10:40-11:00 To satellite aerodrome; F/O Monk.
12/06/40 17:50-18:40 Interception enemy aircraft; F/O Monk.
13/06/40 04:15-05:15 Dawn patrol; F/O Monk.
14/06/40 12:40-12:50 Air raid; F/O Monk.
14/06/40 17:15-18:00 Patrol Matruh; F/O Monk.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; F/O Monk.
16/06/40 08:40-10:40 Interception bombers; F/Sgt Cottingham.
16/06/40 12:50-13:15 Patrol 10,000ft; F/Sgt Cottingham.
16/06/40 13:35-14:45 Patrol 10,000ft; F/Sgt Cottingham.
16/06/40 16:20-16:50 Interception bombers Matruh; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
16/06/40 16:50-18:15 Interception bombers Matruh; F/O Monk.
17/06/40 04:50-06:45 Patrol Matruh; P/O Woods.
17/06/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol 20,000ft; P/O Woods.
17/06/40 12:00-12:30 Interception 5 E.A.; F/O Monk.
17/06/40 13:00-13:15 To Qasaba via Gerawla; F/O Monk.
22/06/40 07:20-07:35 To Gerawla; F/O Monk.
23/06/40 04:40-06:10 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Woods.
24/06/40 10:50-12:10 Patrol S. of Gerawla; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
28/06/40 10:00-10:20 Air test; F/O Monk.
06/07/40 09:35-10:10 L. t. P.; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
07/07/40 12:25-12:55 Gun test & L. F. P.; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
09/07/40 10:35-10:45 R.T. test & air to ground; F/O Monk ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 10:00-10:45 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Patrol Bardia area; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 15:40-16:50 Patrol Fuka area; F/O Monk (‘A’ Flt).
09/40 To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5753     09/07/40 10:55-11:05 Gun test & L. F. P.; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 10:00-10:45 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; S/L D. V. Johnson ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Patrol Bardia area; S/L D. V. Johnson ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; S/L D. V. Johnson ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 06:45-08:20 To Helwan; S/L D. V. Johnson ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 17:00-18:40 From Helwan; S/L D. V. Johnson (‘A’ Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5754     14/07/40 16:00-17:00 To Gerawla; F/O H. Starrett ('C' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5755       23/01/40 To Royal Egyptian Air Force.
N5756     11/06/40 08:30-08:35 To satellite aerodrome; F/O H. Starrett.
11/06/40 09:00-09:05 To Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
15/06/40 08:40-09:30 Patrol; P/O Boulton.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; P/O E. K. Leveille.
16/06/40 06:00-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Boulton. Landed at Matruh.
16/06/40 15:55-16:25 Patrol Matruh; P/O Boulton.
16/06/40 19:10-19:45 Patrol Matruh; P/O Boulton.
17/06/40 07:15-07:25 Raid alarm; Sgt Vale.
17/06/40 09:00-09:25 Raid alarm; Sgt Vale.
17/06/40 12:15-12:25 To Qasaba; Sgt Vale.
20/06/40 08:10-08:20 Patrol Matruh area; F/O Couchman.
21/06/40 05:35-06:55 Patrol Matruh; F/O Couchman.
22/06/40 07:25-07:30 To Gerawla; F/O Couchman.
23/06/40 12:55-13:45 Patrol Matruh area; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
25/06/40 04:20-06:20 Patrol Matruh area; F/O Couchman.
28/06/40 04:45-06:10 Patrol Matruh; F/O Couchman.
28/06/40 10:00-10:30 Patrol at 15,000 feet; F/O Couchman.
05/07/40 09:30-10:15 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; F/O Couchman.
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; F/O Couchman.
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Escorting Tac. R. a/c; F/O Couchman.
09/07/40 09:35-10:30 To Sidi Barrani; S/L D. V. Johnson ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 17:10-17:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 14:20-15:00 To Gerawla; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
14/07/40 15:10-15:35 To Fuka; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
To 274 Sq.
N5759     11/06/40 06:35-06:55 To satellite aerodrome; F/L H. W. Bolingbroke.
11/06/40 11:45-11:50 To Matruh; F/L H. W. Bolingbroke.
12/06/40 04:45-05:15 Reconnaissance enemy aircraft south of Matruh; F/O H. Starrett.
15/06/40 04:35-06:05 Patrol; F/L H. W. Bolingbroke.
15/06/40 15:15-16:25 Patrol; F/O H. Starrett.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; F/L H. W. Bolingbroke.
16/06/40 06:00-06:30 To Sidi Barrani; F/L H. W. Bolingbroke DFC. Flew into sea off Sidi Barrani while descending in cloud and pilot KIFA.
 
N5761     11/06/40 04:30-05:45 Dawn patrol; Sgt Shaw.
11/06/40 07:45-10:00 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
12/06/40 05:00-05:05 To satellite landing ground; Sgt Craig.
12/06/40 08:00-08:05 From satellite landing ground; Sgt Craig.
12/06/40 14:45-15:30 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
13/06/40 11:00-12:00 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Couchman.
14/06/40 07:55-09:20 Offensive patrol; F/O Couchman.
14/06/40 09:35-10:55 Offensive patrol; S/L D. V. Johnson.
14/06/40 13:50-14:20 To Matruh; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 11:45-12:30 Patrol; P/O Costello.
17/06/40 13:00-14:10 Patrol; P/O Costello.
17/06/40 16:45-17:15 Patrol; P/O Costello.
18/06/40 07:00-08:20 Patrol, landed at Qasaba; P/O Costello.
20/06/40 07:05-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Preston.
20/06/40 08:20-10:25 Offensive Patrol; P/O Preston.
20/06/40 15:40-17:50 Offensive Patrol; P/O Preston.
21/06/40 05:15-07:00 Offensive Patrol; P/O Preston.
21/06/40 15:50-17:20 To Helwan; P/O Preston.
23/06/40 12:55-13:45 Patrol Matruh area; Sgt Vale.
29/06/40 18:15-19:00 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
30/06/40 04:45-06:10 Offensive patrol; Sgt Shaw.
30/06/40 07:05-08:35 Offensive patrol; Sgt Shaw.
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O Woodward.
05/07/40 17:40-19:20 Offensive Patrol; P/O Woodward.
06/07/40 08:20-10:40 Escort Lysander & return to Barrani; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 14:00-14:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 16:25-17:55 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 07:20-08:40 Offensive patrol Bardia; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 17:00-18:20 Escorting Lysander; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
25/07/40 1 sh. CR.42 claimed by P/O Costello.
25/07/40 A second sortie flown by P/O Costello.
To 80 Sq.
N5763     16/06/40 06:00-07:10 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Vale. Landed at No 2 L.G.
16/06/40 07:30-07:50 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Vale.
16/06/40 09:40-10:55 Patrol Sollum; Sgt Vale.
16/06/40 16:20-17:35 Interception S.79 aircraft; Sgt Vale.
16/06/40 19:05-19:30 To Matruh; Sgt Vale.
17/06/40 09:55-10:10 Raid alarm; F/O H. Starrett.
17/06/40 12:15-12:25 To Qasaba; F/O H. Starrett.
20/06/40 07:20-08:25 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Boulton.
21/06/40 15:00-16:40 To Helwan; P/O Boulton.
05/07/40 10:15-11:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Boulton.
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O Boulton.
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Escorting Tac. R. a/c. A/c force landed at No. 2 L.G. and returned next day; P/O Boulton ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 10:00-10:45 To Gerawla; P/O Boulton ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 07:35-10:05 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 13:20-15:05 Patrol Sollum Bardia; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 16:40-18:30 Escorting Lysander; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 08:00-09:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 17:40-19:20 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 13:15-14:00 To Gerawla; F/O Down ('C' Flt).
To 80 Sq.
N5764     12/06/40 10:40-11:00 To satellite aerodrome; Sgt R. L. Green.
12/06/40 16:30-16:35 To satellite aerodrome; F/Sgt Cottingham.
12/06/40 17:55-19:00 Interception enemy aircraft; F/Sgt Cottingham.
13/06/40 04:15-05:30 Dawn patrol; Sgt R. L. Green.
13/06/40 14:00-14:10 To satellite landing ground; Sgt R. L. Green.
14/06/40 04:20-06:00 Dawn patrol; F/O Monk.
14/06/40 12:40-12:50 Air raid; P/O Brown.
14/06/40 16:50-18:20 Offensive patrol; F/O A. H. Lynch.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; F/O A. H. Lynch.
16/06/40 12:50-13:15 Patrol 10,000ft; F/O A. H. Lynch.
16/06/40 13:35-14:45 Patrol 10,000ft; P/O Woods.
16/06/40 16:20-16:50 Interception bombers Matruh; P/O Brown.
17/06/40 06:40-07:10 Patrol 10,000ft; F/O A. H. Lynch.
17/06/40 08:00-10:25 Patrol 20,000ft; F/O A. H. Lynch.
17/06/40 12:00-12:30 Interception 5 E.A.; F/O A. H. Lynch.
17/06/40 13:30-13:45 To Qasaba via Gerawla; F/O A. H. Lynch.
18/06/40 07:40-09:25 Patrol Matruh; F/O A. H. Lynch.
19/06/40 06:20-07:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/O A. H. Lynch.
19/06/40 07:45-10:10 Patrol Sidi Barrani-Sollum area; F/O A. H. Lynch.
22/06/40 07:20-07:35 To Gerawla; F/O A. H. Lynch.
23/06/40 04:40-06:10 Patrol Matruh area; F/O A. H. Lynch.
23/06/40 07:40-08:15 Patrol Matruh area; F/O Monk.
24/06/40 10:50-12:10 Patrol S. of Gerawla; F/O A. H. Lynch.
29/06/40 14:30-15:50 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O Monk.
03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; P/O Preston.
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; P/O Preston.
04/07/40 08:50-09:30 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; P/O Preston.
04/07/40 10:30-11:15 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O Preston.
10/07/40 09:05-09:25 Air test; F/O A. H. Lynch ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 12:25-12:45 Engine test; P/O P. Newton ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 15:40-16:50 Patrol Fuka area; P/O Dyson ('A' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5765     11/06/40 06:20-07:00 Patrol; F/Sgt Cottingham.
11/06/40 07:35-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Cottingham.
12/06/40 05:00-05:05 Interception; F/Sgt Cottingham.
12/06/40 17:50-18:20 Interception enemy aircraft; Sgt R. L. Green.
13/06/40 14:00-14:10 To satellite landing ground; F/Sgt Cottingham.
13/06/40 18:05-18:30 Intercept unidentified aircraft; Sgt R. L. Green.
14/06/40 04:20-06:00 Dawn patrol; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
14/06/40 12:40-12:50 Air raid; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
14/06/40 16:50-18:20 Offensive patrol; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; P/O Woods.
16/06/40 08:40-10:40 Interception bombers; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
17/06/40 06:30-07:00 Patrol 10,000ft; P/O Brown.
17/06/40 08:00-10:00 Patrol 20,000ft; P/O Brown.
19/06/40 06:20-07:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
19/06/40 07:45-10:10 Patrol Sidi Barrani-Sollum area; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
22/06/40 07:20-07:35 To Gerawla; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
23/06/40 04:40-06:10 Patrol Matruh area; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
23/06/40 07:40-08:15 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Brown.
28/06/40 09:55-10:10 Air test; P/O Brown.
29/06/40 14:30-15:50 Patrol Mersa Matruh; Sgt Donaldson (112 Sq.).
02/07/40 17:05-18:25 Patrol Matruh; F/Sgt Cottingham.
03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt Cottingham.
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; F/Sgt Cottingham.
04/07/40 08:00-09:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; F/Sgt Cottingham.
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/Sgt Cottingham.
04/07/40 17:25-18:40 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/Sgt Cottingham.
05/07/40 07:30-09:35 Escort Tac. R. a/c and to Gerawla; F/Sgt Cottingham.
05/07/40 15:40-19:05 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O Smith (112 Sq.).
06/07/40 10:30-10:45 Interception over Matruh; F/Sgt Cottingham ('A' Flt).
06/07/40 14:25-15:30 Interception over Matruh; F/L G. E. Hawkins ('A' Flt).
07/07/40 08:30-09:20 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/L G. E. Hawkins ('A' Flt).
09/07/40 20:55-21:50 Patrol Mersa Matruh; P/O Dyson ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 15:40-16:50 Patrol Fuka area; P/O Woods (‘A’ Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5766     11/06/40 06:35-06:40 To satellite aerodrome; P/O E. K. Leveille.
12/06/40 04:45-05:30 Reconnaissance enemy aircraft south of Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
12/06/40 13:30-13:40 To satellite landing ground; P/O E. K. Leveille.
12/06/40 16:35-16:45 To Matruh; P/O E. K. Leveille.
13/06/40 12:20-12:55 L. F. P.; P/O Boulton.
15/06/40 04:35-06:05 Patrol; P/O E. K. Leveille.
17/06/40 16:00-16:15 To Qasaba; F/O H. Starrett.
20/06/40 07:20-08:25 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Costello.
21/06/40 05:35-06:55 Patrol Matruh; P/O Costello.
22/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; P/O E. K. Leveille.
30/06/40 10:10-10:55 Sidi Barrani - operations; P/O Finch.
05/07/40 09:30-10:15 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Finch.
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O Finch.
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Patrol (?); P/O Finch.
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 10:00-10:45 To Gerawla; P/O Finch ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 09:20-10:45 Patrol Libyan border; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 17:10-17:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 07:35-09:40 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 13:20-14:45 Patrol Sollum Bardia; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 16:40-18:30 Escorting Lysander; P/O Banks (112 Sq.) ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 08:00-09:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
11/07/40 14:20-15:00 To Gerawla; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
13/07/40 15:45-17:35 Patrol Fuka area; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
15/07/40 16:05-17:00 Patrol Mersa Matruh Escorting Lysander; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5768     11/06/40 11:00-11:05 To satellite aerodrome; F/O Couchman.
11/06/40 12:45-12:50 From satellite aerodrome; F/O Couchman.
12/06/40 10:25-10:30 To satellite landing ground; F/O Couchman.
12/06/40 13:25-13:35 From satellite landing ground; F/O Couchman.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Craig.
14/06/40 07:35-09:40 Offensive patrol; Sgt Craig.
14/06/40 10:25-11:40 Offensive patrol; 1 sh. Ca.310 claimed by Sgt Craig.
14/06/40 13:50-14:20 To Matruh; Sgt Craig.
15/06/40 08:30-09:15 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
15/06/40 15:40-16:30 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
16/06/40 08:40-09:10 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); Sgt Craig.
16/06/40 13:40-14:40 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
16/06/40 17:00-17:55 Patrol; P/O Preston.
16/06/40 19:10-19:40 Patrol; P/O Preston.
17/06/40 05:00-07:20 Patrol; P/O Costello.
17/06/40 08:15-10:15 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 11:45-12:30 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 13:00-14:10 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 16:45-17:15 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
18/06/40 07:00-08:20 Patrol, landed at Qasaba; Sgt Shaw.
20/06/40 07:05-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Craig.
20/06/40 08:20-10:25 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Craig.
20/06/40 15:40-17:50 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Craig.
21/06/40 05:15-07:00 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Craig.
21/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; Sgt Craig.
24/06/40 03:50-05:40 Dawn Patrol; Sgt Craig.
24/06/40 11:10-11:35 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
28/06/40 09:40-11:20 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; F/O Dean.
29/06/40 04:50-05:45 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Craig.
29/06/40 11:40-13:20 Patrol; 1 CR.32 damaged by P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
29/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
30/06/40 05:35-07:00 Offensive patrol; Sgt Craig.
30/06/40 08:00-08:40 To Gerawla; Sgt Craig.
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/O Worcester (112 Sq.).
04/07/40 17:25-18:45 Escort Tac. R. a/c; F/O Worcester (112 Sq.).
05/07/40 07:30-09:35 Escort Tac. R. a/c and to Gerawla; F/O Worcester (112 Sq.).
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Slater.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; Sgt Craig.
05/07/40 17:40-19:05 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Craig.
06/07/40 05:50-06:30 To Gerawla; Sgt Craig ('B' Flt).
10/07/40 07:15-08:15 Patrol; P/O H. Boulton ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 08:55-10:40 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 17:15-18:10 Patrol Bardia; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 07:20-08:40 Offensive patrol Bardia; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 17:00-19:15 Escorting Lysander; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
24/07/40 1 and 1 probable CR.42 claimed by P/O Woodward.
25/07/40 1 and 1 sh. CR.42 claimed by P/O Woodward. Aircraft damaged in combat and retrieved by 51 RSU.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5769     11/06/40 06:35-06:40 To satellite aerodrome; Sgt Vale.
11/06/40 11:25-11:30 To Matruh; Sgt Vale.
12/06/40 04:45-05:30 Reconnaissance enemy aircraft south of Matruh; Sgt Vale.
13/06/40 10:25-10:30 To satellite landing ground; Sgt Vale.
13/06/40 13:55-14:05 From satellite landing ground to Matruh; Sgt Vale.
15/06/40 04:35-06:05 Patrol; Sgt Vale.
15/06/40 15:15-16:25 Patrol; Sgt Vale.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; Sgt Vale.
17/06/40 06:30-08:50 Patrol Matruh 2,000ft; P/O H. Boulton.
17/06/40 10:00-10:30 Patrol Matruh; P/O H. Boulton.
17/06/40 12:15-12:25 To Qasaba; P/O H. Boulton.
21/06/40 05:35-06:55 Patrol Matruh; Sgt Vale.
22/06/40 06:25-06:30 To Gerawla; Sgt Vale.
25/06/40 04:20-06:20 Patrol Matruh area; Sgt Vale.
30/06/40 11:30-11:45 Test; Sgt Vale.
01/07/40 1 CR.32 claimed by Sgt Vale.
05/07/40 10:00-10:45 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Vale.
05/07/40 16:50-17:15 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; Sgt Vale.
05/07/40 17:45-19:30 Patrol (?); Sgt Vale.
06/07/40 06:30-07:10 To Gerawla; Sgt Vale ('C' Flt).
14/07/40 11:15-11:35 To Fuka; F/O Down ('C' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5770       31/05/41 SOC.
N5772       24/11/40 SOC.
N5773       31/05/41 SOC.
N5774     13/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; P/O Costello.
13/06/40 11:00-11:45 Patrol; P/O Preston.
13/06/40 15:30-15:40 Test; F/O Dean.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Costello.
14/06/40 07:35-09:25 Offensive patrol; P/O Costello.
14/06/40 18:40-19:05 To Matruh; P/O Costello.
20/06/40 07:05-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Dean.
20/06/40 08:20-10:25 Offensive Patrol; F/O Dean.
20/06/40 15:40-17:50 Offensive Patrol; F/O Dean.
21/06/40 05:15-07:00 Offensive Patrol; F/O Dean.
23/06/40 19:25-19:30 To Gerawla; P/O Woodward.
24/06/40 04:00-05:40 Dawn Patrol; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
24/06/40 11:10-11:35 Patrol; F/O Dean.
28/06/40 09:30-11:15 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; P/O Harrison (112 Sq.).
29/06/40 05:00-05:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
29/06/40 11:40-13:20 Patrol; 2 CR.32s claimed by P/O Woodward.
29/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
30/06/40 05:35-07:00 Offensive patrol; P/O Woodward.
30/06/40 08:15-09:35 Offensive patrol; P/O Woodward.
05/07/40 17:40-19:20 Offensive Patrol; F/O Dean.
06/07/40 05:50-06:30 To Gerawla; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
10/07/40 07:15-08:15 Patrol; F/O Dean ('B' Flt).
10/07/40 09:25-10:15 Patrol Matruh; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 08:55-10:40 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Woodward ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 11:30-12:05 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O Costello ('B' Flt).
23/07/40 Shot down by CR.42s near Bardia; P/O Preston baled out safely.
 
N5775     11/06/40 11:00-11:05 To satellite aerodrome; Sgt Shaw.
11/06/40 12:40-12:50 From satellite aerodrome; Sgt Shaw.
12/06/40 10:25-10:30 To satellite landing ground; Sgt Shaw.
12/06/40 13:25-13:35 From satellite landing ground; Sgt Shaw.
13/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; P/O Woodward.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
14/06/40 07:55-09:20 Offensive patrol; Sgt Shaw.
14/06/40 09:35-10:55 Offensive patrol; Sgt Shaw.
14/06/40 13:50-14:20 To Matruh; Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 16:30-17:00 Pursuit E.A.; F/O Couchman.
17/06/40 08:15-09:45 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
17/06/40 10:00-10:20 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
21/06/40 18:20-18:25 To Gerawla; F/O Dean.
24/06/40 03:55-05:40 Dawn Patrol; P/O Wickham.
24/06/40 11:10-11:35 Patrol; P/O Wickham.
28/06/40 09:30-10:35 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; Sgt Craig.
29/06/40 04:50-05:45 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
29/06/40 13:45-14:25 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
29/06/40 15:20-16:00 To Gerawla; Sgt Shaw.
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; Sgt Shaw.
05/07/40 17:40-19:20 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
06/07/40 08:20-10:40 Escort Lysander & return to Barrani; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Dyson ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Dyson ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Dyson ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 12:20-13:45 Reccs. Bardia Sidi Assig (?); P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 09:20-10:45 Patrol Libyan border; P/O E. K. Leveille ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 17:15-17:55 To Gerawla; F/O Down ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 09:25-10:15 Patrol Matruh; F/O Down ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 08:55-10:40 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 10:25-11:10 Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; Sgt Shaw ('B' Flt).
24/07/40 Engine cut after combat damage and force landed E of Buq Buq. Sgt Shaw safe. Aircraft later destroyed on the ground by enemy bombing.
 
N5776     11/06/40 11:00-11:05 To satellite aerodrome; F/O J. Littler.
11/06/40 12:45-12:50 From satellite aerodrome; F/O J. Littler.
12/06/40 10:25-10:30 To satellite landing ground; P/O Costello.
12/06/40 13:25-13:35 From satellite landing ground; P/O Costello.
13/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; F/O Couchman.
16/06/40 05:40-06:40 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); F/O Dean.
16/06/40 16:30-17:00 Pursuit E.A.; Sgt Craig.
16/06/40 19:10-19:40 Patrol; P/O Costello.
17/06/40 05:00-07:20 Patrol; P/O Preston.
17/06/40 09:00-09:15 To Quasaba; F/O J. Littler.
20/06/40 07:05-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
20/06/40 11:00-11:30 To Qasaba; S/L D. V. Johnson.
21/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; P/O Costello.
22/06/40 05:40-06:10 Patrol; P/O Costello.
22/06/40 11:30-11:45 Compressor test; P/O Woodward.
22/06/40 13:20-13:40 Patrol; P/O Costello.
24/06/40 04:00-05:40 Dawn Patrol; F/O Dean.
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Preston.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; P/O Preston.
05/07/40 17:40-19:20 Offensive Patrol; P/O Preston.
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 12:20-13:45 Reccs. Bardia Sidi Assig (?); F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
09/07/40 09:20-10:45 Patrol Libyan border; F/O Couchman ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 07:15-08:15 Patrol; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 08:55-10:35 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 16:25-17:55 Escort to Lysander a/c; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 07:20-08:40 Offensive patrol Bardia; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 17:00-18:20 Escorting Lysander; P/O Preston ('B' Flt).
24/07/40 1 CR.42 claimed by P/O Costello.
25/07/40 1 sortie flown by Sgt Shaw.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5777     17/06/40 12:00-12:30 Interception 5 E.A.; P/O Woods.
17/06/40 13:30-13:45 To Qasaba via Gerawla; F/Sgt Cottingham.
22/06/40 05:50-06:10 To Gerawla; F/O Wykeham-Barnes (80 Sq.).
10/07/40 16:30-16:50 To Fuka; F/O A. H. Lynch ('A' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5778       To 94 Sq.
N5779     11/06/40 06:20-07:05 Patrol; Sgt R. L. Green.
11/06/40 07:35-10:00 Patrol; Sgt R. L. Green.
12/06/40 05:00-05:05 Interception; P/O Woods.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; Sgt R. L. Green.
16/06/40 08:40-10:40 Interception bombers; Sgt R. L. Green.
16/06/40 12:50-13:15 Patrol 10,000ft; Sgt R. L. Green.
16/06/40 14:05-14:45 Patrol 10,000ft; Sgt R. L. Green.
16/06/40 16:20-16:50 Interception bombers Matruh; Sgt R. L. Green.
17/06/40 04:40-06:45 Patrol Matruh; Sgt R. L. Green.
17/06/40 08:00-10:30 Patrol 20,000ft; F/O Monk.
17/06/40 12:00-12:30 Interception 5 E.A.; Sgt R. L. Green.
17/06/40 13:00-13:15 To Qasaba via Gerawla; Sgt R. L. Green.
18/06/40 07:40-09:25 Patrol Matruh; F/O Monk.
21/06/40 15:05-16:35 To Helwan; F/Sgt Cottingham.
29/06/40 12:20-14:20 From Helwan; F/Sgt Cottingham.
01/07/40 05:30; F/O Monk.
03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; P/O Brown.
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; P/O Brown.
04/07/40 08:50-09:30 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; P/O Brown.
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; P/O Brown.
04/07/40 17:25-18:45 Escort Tac. R. a/c; 1 CR.42 claimed by F/O Bennett (112 Sq.).
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; F/O Dean.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; F/O Dean.
06/07/40 16:50-17:30 From Sidi Barrani to Gerawla; P/O H. Boulton ('A' Flt).
09/07/40 11:15-11:30 Air test; P/O Woods ('A' Flt).
10/07/40 09:05-09:50 Air test; P/O Finch ('A' Flt).
14/07/40 14:15-14:35 Airframe test; P/O P. Newton (‘A’ Flt).
14/07/40 16:40-17:00 Airframe test; F/O A. H. Lynch (‘A’ Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5780     12/06/40 05:00-05:30 Interception; P/O Brown.
12/06/40 16:30-16:35 To satellite aerodrome; P/O Brown.
12/06/40 17:55-19:00 Interception enemy aircraft; P/O Brown.
13/06/40 04:15-05:30 Dawn patrol; P/O Woods.
13/06/40 14:00-14:10 To satellite landing ground; P/O Woods.
14/06/40 04:20-06:00 Dawn patrol; F/Sgt Cottingham.
14/06/40 12:40-12:50 Air raid; F/Sgt Cottingham.
14/06/40 16:50-18:20 Offensive patrol; P/O Brown.
15/06/40 16:30-18:45 Offensive patrol; F/Sgt Cottingham.
16/06/40 10:15-11:40 Patrol 20,000ft; F/O Monk.
16/06/40 16:20-18:15 Interception bombers Matruh; F/Sgt Cottingham.
16/06/40 19:00-19:40 Interception bombers Matruh; Sgt R. L. Green.
17/06/40 04:40-06:45 Patrol Matruh; F/Sgt Cottingham.
17/06/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol 20,000ft; F/Sgt Cottingham.
17/06/40 13:30-13:45 To Qasaba via Gerawla; P/O Woods.
21/06/40 15:35-17:05 To Helwan; P/O P. St. Quintin.
29/06/40 12:20-14:20 From Helwan; P/O P. St. Quintin.
30/06/40 06:40-08:10 To Helwan; F/O A. H. Lynch.
05/07/40 10:00-11:45 Helwan to Gerawla; F/O A. H. Lynch.
06/07/40 14:00-15:30 To Helwan from Gerawla; P/O Booth ('A' Flt).
12/07/40 10:55-12:30 From Helwan; P/O Booth ('A' Flt).
14/07/40 11:20-11:45 Gun test; P/O P. St. Quintin (‘A’ Flt).
15/07/40 16:05-17:00 Patrol Mersa Matruh Escorting Lysander; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5781     17/06/40 12:00-12:40 Interception 5 E.A.; F/Sgt Cottingham.
17/06/40 13:30-13:45 To Qasaba via Gerawla; F/L G. E. Hawkins.
22/06/40 07:20-07:35 To Gerawla; P/O Woods.
24/06/40 10:55-12:00 Patrol S. of Gerawla; P/O Woods.
28/06/40 10:05-10:25 Air test; P/O Woods.
30/06/40 10:40-11:00 A.S.I. Test; P/O Woods.
02/07/40 17:05-18:25 Patrol Matruh; P/O Woods.
03/07/40 15:00-15:45 Mersa Matruh to Sidi Barrani; P/O Woods.
03/07/40 Offensive patrol Bardia area; P/O Woods.
04/07/40 08:00-09:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c Bardia area; P/O Woods.
04/07/40 14:30-16:00 Escort Tac. R. a/c; P/O Woods.
04/07/40 17:25-18:40 Escort Tac. R. a/c; P/O Woods.
05/07/40 07:30-09:35 Escort Tac. R. a/c and to Gerawla; P/O Woods.
05/07/40 15:40-19:05 Patrol Mersa Matruh; P/O Woods.
06/07/40 10:30-10:45 Interception over Matruh; P/O Woods ('A' Flt).
06/07/40 14:25-15:30 Interception over Matruh; F/O A. H. Lynch ('A' Flt).
07/07/40 06:10-07:40 To Helwan; P/O Brown ('A' Flt).
13/07/40 09:40-11:20 From Helwan; P/O Brown (‘A’ Flt).
31/05/41 SOC.
N5782     12/06/40 10:40-11:00 To satellite aerodrome; P/O Preston.
12/06/40 16:30-16:35 To satellite aerodrome; P/O P. St. Quintin.
12/06/40 17:55-19:05 Interception enemy aircraft; P/O P. St. Quintin.
13/06/40 15:30-16:25 Patrol; P/O Brown.
13/06/40 18:10-18:50 Intercept unidentified aircraft; P/O Woods.
14/06/40 05:10-05:50 To Sidi Barrani; P/O P. St. Quintin.
14/06/40 05:10-05:50 From Sidi Barrani; S/L D. V. Johnson (?).
16/06/40 12:10-12:45 Patrol 20,000ft; P/O Woods.
16/06/40 13:35-14:05 Patrol 10,000ft; Sgt R. L. Green.
16/06/40 16:50-18:15 Interception bombers Matruh; P/O Woods.
17/06/40 13:50-14:15 To Qasaba via Gerawla; S/L D. V. Johnson.
19/06/40 06:30-07:20 To Sidi Barrani; S/L D. V. Johnson.
19/06/40 07:45-10:00 Patrol Sidi Barrani-Sollum area; S/L D. V. Johnson.
20/06/40 08:30-10:50 Offensive patrol; P/O Woodward.
20/06/40 15:30-16:45 Offensive patrol to Qasaba from Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
22/06/40 07:20-07:35 To Gerawla; P/O Brown.
05/07/40 15:40-19:05 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O Worcester (112 Sq.).
06/07/40 09:10-10:15 Search for forced landed a/c (N5763); P/O Brown ('A' Flt).
06/07/40 14:25-15:30 Interception over Matruh; P/O Brown ('A' Flt).
To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5783     11/06/40 07:45-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
12/06/40 05:00-05:05 To satellite landing ground; P/O Woodward.
12/06/40 08:00-08:05 From satellite landing ground; P/O Woodward.
12/06/40 14:45-15:30 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
13/06/40 11:00-12:00 Patrol; F/O Dean.
13/06/40 18:30-19:10 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
14/06/40 07:35-09:25 Offensive patrol; P/O Woodward.
14/06/40 09:55-11:40 Offensive patrol; 1 sh. Ca.310 and 1 unconfirmed CR.32 claimed by P/O Woodward.
14/06/40 12:05-12:45 Buq-Buq L.G. Return to Sidi Barrani; P/O Woodward.
14/06/40 13:50-14:20 To Matruh; P/O Woodward.
15/06/40 08:30-09:15 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
15/06/40 15:30-16:30 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 05:40-06:20 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); P/O Costello.
16/06/40 08:40-09:10 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); F/O Couchman.
16/06/40 13:40-14:40 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 17:00-17:40 Patrol; P/O Costello.
16/06/40 19:10-19:40 Patrol; F/O Dean.
17/06/40 05:00-07:20 Patrol; F/O Dean.
17/06/40 08:15-09:15 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
17/06/40 10:00-10:15 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
20/06/40 07:05-07:45 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Shaw.
20/06/40 08:20-10:25 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
20/06/40 15:40-18:20 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
21/06/40 05:15-07:00 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
21/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; Sgt Shaw.
22/06/40 05:40-06:10 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
22/06/40 13:20-13:40 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
29/06/40 04:50-05:45 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Wickham.
29/06/40 11:00-12:30 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
29/06/40 15:55-16:50 Pursuit of E.A.; P/O Wickham.
29/06/40 18:00-19:45 Patrol; P/O Wickham.
30/06/40 04:45-06:10 Offensive patrol; P/O Wickham.
30/06/40 07:05-08:35 Offensive patrol; 1 CR.32 claimed by P/O Wickham.
30/06/40 1 CR.42 claimed by P/O Wickham.
05/07/40 12:30-13:00 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Craig.
05/07/40 16:50-17:00 Sidi Barrani to Buq Buq; Sgt Slater.
05/07/40 17:40-19:20 Offensive Patrol; Sgt Slater.
06/07/40 08:20-10:15 Escort Lysander & return to Barrani; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 06:55-07:35 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 08:10-10:05 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 15:00-16:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
12/07/40 18:00-19:20 Escort to Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 09:00-10:35 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
13/07/40 17:55-19:30 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 08:30-09:50 Escorting Lysander a/c; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
14/07/40 17:15-18:10 Patrol Bardia; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 07:20-08:40 Offensive patrol Bardia; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
15/07/40 17:00-18:15 Escorting Lysander; Sgt Slater ('B' Flt).
24/07/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Sgt Slater.
25/07/40 1 and 1 sh. CR.42 claimed by Sgt Slater.
25/07/40 A second sortie flown by Sgt Slater.
15/04/41 Destroyed on the ground at Larissa by Bf 109 Es from JG 77.
 
N5784 NW-L   16/06/40 05:40-06:40 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); P/O Woodward.
16/06/40 08:40-09:10 Pursuit of E.A. (reported); Sgt Shaw.
16/06/40 13:40-14:40 Patrol; F/O Couchman.
16/06/40 17:00-17:55 Patrol; F/O Dean.
17/06/40 07:00-07:30 Patrol; P/O Woodward.
17/06/40 10:00-10:15 Patrol; F/O Dean.
17/06/40 13:00-14:10 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
17/06/40 16:45-17:15 Patrol; Sgt Shaw.
18/06/40 07:00-08:20 Patrol, landed at Qasaba; F/O Couchman.
21/06/40 16:00-16:05 To Gerawla; P/O Woodward.
22/06/40 05:40-06:10 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
22/06/40 13:20-14:05 Patrol; Sgt Craig.
24/06/40 04:00-05:40 Dawn Patrol; P/O Woodward.
28/06/40 09:35-11:20 Pursuit of enemy aircraft; P/O Wickham.
07/07/40 12:20-13:50 To Helwan; Sgt Craig ('B' Flt).
To 80 Sq.
N5785     17/06/40 16:15-16:30 To Qasaba; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
20/06/40 08:10-08:20 Patrol Matruh area; Sgt Vale.
21/06/40 12:15-12:25 Engine test; Sgt Vale.
21/06/40 14:00-14:15 Engine test; Sgt Vale.
22/06/40 06:25-06:30 To Gerawla; F/O H. Starrett.
29/06/40 06:50-08:30 To Helwan; F/O J. Littler.
05/07/40 09:55-11:40 Helwan to Gerawla; F/O J. Littler.
06/07/40 07:20-07:50 To Sidi Barrani; P/O P. St. Quintin ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 10:50-12:30 Helwan to Gerawla; F/O H. Starrett ('C' Flt).
To 80 Sq.
N5786     12/06/40 13:30-13:40 To satellite landing ground; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
12/06/40 16:35-16:45 To Matruh; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
15/06/40 08:40-09:30 Patrol; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
15/06/40 17:30-19:40 Patrol; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
16/06/40 06:00-07:10 To Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt H. Goodchild. Landed at No 2 L.G.
16/06/40 07:30-07:50 To Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
16/06/40 09:40-10:55 Patrol Sollum; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
16/06/40 16:20-17:35 Interception S.79 aircraft; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
16/06/40 19:05-19:30 To Matruh; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
17/06/40 06:30-08:45 Patrol Matruh 2,000ft; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
17/06/40 09:00-09:30 Raid alarm Matruh; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
17/06/40 09:55-10:55 Raid alarm Matruh; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
17/06/40 12:15-12:25 To Qasaba; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
18/06/40 08:25-09:25 Patrol Matruh area; P/O Boulton.
22/06/40 06:25-06:30 To Gerawla; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
05/07/40 09:55-11:40 Helwan to Gerawla; F/Sgt H. Goodchild.
05/07/40 15:55-17:30 Patrol Mersa Matruh; P/O P. St. Quintin.
06/07/40 07:20-07:50 To Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 07:00-09:00 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
07/07/40 17:35-19:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
08/07/40 06:50-08:25 Escorting Lysander a/c; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
10/07/40 10:05-10:20 Air test; P/O Finch ('A' Flt).
11/07/40 17:00-17:50 To Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 08:30-09:15 To Gerawla; F/Sgt H. Goodchild ('C' Flt).
12/07/40 14:10-14:25 Interception; P/O Vale ('C' Flt).
To 274 Sq.
N5825     Possibly to 80 Sq. (or borrowed). To 267 Sq.
N5889   From 3 RAAF Sq.   30/06/41 SOC.
N5891   Repossessed from Royal Egyptian Air Force.   01/09/41 SOC.


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I of 33 Squadron operating from Ismailia, Egypt, in May 1938.
© 1999 Rick Kent

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






Last modified 09 September 2014