Gloster Gladiator in 80 RAF Squadron service

80 Squadron
Henlow, March 1937 to June 1937. Debden, June 1937 to April 1938. Egypt, May 1938 to November 1940. Greece, November 1940 to April 1941.
Code letters: "OD", as war approached the code letters were changed first to "GK" and finally to "YK".
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6146   From 3 Sq.
29/03/38 To Packing Depot.
10/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
03/04/40 Collided with K7907 in formation and abandoned 20m E of Helwan.  
K6148   From 3 Sq.
29/03/38 To Packing Depot 28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
29/06/39 Overshot landing at Helwan. To 103 MU for repair.
15/03/40 Crashed at 103 MU and no further details.
K7892 YK-K (?) From 3 Sq.
30/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
10/06/40 General Practice; F/O Fraser of 112 Sq.
11/06/40 09:20-10:40 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
12/06/40 09:40-10:20 Interception; Sgt Casbolt.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
16/06/40 18:45-19:05 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
17/06/40 04:50-05:40 Dawn patrol; P/O Stuckey.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; P/O Stuckey.
22/06/40 02:30-03:30 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
25/06/40 10:00-10:15 To Dekheila for special duty with 252 Wing; F/Sgt Vaughan.
25/06/40 17:30-17:45 Returned from Dekheila; F/Sgt Vaughan.
26/06/40 09:50-10:05 To Dekheila for special duty with 252 Wing; F/Sgt Vaughan.
26/06/40 12:00 Returned from Dekheila; F/Sgt Vaughan.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
06/08/40 17:00-17:30 Engine test; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
07/08/40 11:05-12:30 Patrol Bardia; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; P/O Linnard.
08/08/40 17:40-19:20 Patrol & combat; 2 CR.42s claimed by F/Sgt Richens.
09/08/40 18:35-20:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; P/O Linnard.
10/08/40 17:05-19:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/Sgt Richens.
20/08/40 14:30-16:10 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
24/08/40 06:40-08:10 Naval patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
24/08/40 09:05-10:55 Naval patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; F/Sgt Richens.
25/08/40 17:20-17:55 Aerobatics; P/O ?.
27/08/40 12:25-13:10 Practise combat; F/O Kettlewell.
28/08/40 12:20-12:25 Sidi Barrani; P/O ?.
30/08/40 12:15-12:40 To Shineifa; F/L Pattle.
09/10/40 15:30 Patrol; 1 prob. Ba.65 claimed by F/O Cullen.
10/40 To 51 RSU.
Returned to 80 Sq.
13/04/41 To Royal Hellenic Air Force (delivered already on 02/12/40).
K7893   From 112 Sq. 18/08/40 09:55-11:05 Landings; P/O Strong.
18/08/40 11:50-12:20 Formation (?); P/O (?).
23/08/40 12:30-13:00 'Z' L.G. to Sidi Barrani; P/O Flower.
24/08/40 10:20-12:20 Naval patrol; P/O Flower.
26/08/40 10:15-10:20 'B' to 'A' Flight; Sgt Barker.
26/08/40 18:15-19:00 Flying practise; P/O Flower.
27/08/40 11:50-12:20 Practise combat; Sgt Barker.
29/08/40 18:20-18:50 F/O A. D. Ripley.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
31/08/40 15:20-17:50 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
01/09/40 14:40-16:10 Escort; Sgt Gregory.
03/09/40 08:35-10:15 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
07/09/40 18:15-19:00 Local; Sgt Gregory.
08/09/40 07:00-07:45 Local; Sgt Gregory.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
08/09/40 12:05-12:50 Local; Sgt Gregory.
09/09/40 14:50-16:30 Patrol; P/O Beveridge.
10/09/40 17:55-18:40 Patrol of Sidi Barrani; Sgt Gregory.
10/09/40 09:00-10:15 Local; Sgt Barker.
11/09/40 13:30-14:40 Local; P/O Beveridge.
12/12/40 To 51 RSU
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7899     24/06/40 11:48-12:30 Patrol; P/O Weller.  
K7900 OD-S From 3 Sq.
30/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
14/11/39 Collided with K7915 and abandoned 2m SE of Amriya; the pilot (F/Sgt G. A. Brett or P/O L. G. Lamb) caught up on tail unit and KIFA. 20/01/40 SOC.
K7901   06/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
16/05/40 1 Aircraft Repair Section and then returned to 80 Sq.
29/06/40 To 1 Aircraft Repair Section.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7902   16/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
16/06/40 18:45-19:05 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
22/06/40 12:00-12:45 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
25/06/40 11:50-12:30 Patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; P/O Linnard.
03/08/40 13:10-14:05 Amriya-Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt Richens.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; F/Sgt Richens.
04/08/40 12:10-13:10 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
04/08/40 17:15-18:55 Patrol; P/O Cholmeley.
05/08/40 08:30-10:45 Patrol - search for missing a/c; P/O Cholmeley.
05/08/40 18:20-20:00 Escort to 208 Sq a/c - Gobi & Sidi Omar; F/Sgt Vaughan.
06/08/40 07:00-08:25 Patrol, escort 208 Sq a/c - Capuzzo; P/O Linnard.
06/08/40 18:25-19:40 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
07/08/40 07:40-09:35 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; S/L Dunn.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; Sgt Hewett.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 To Fuka and Amirya; Sgt Hewett.
12/08/40 05:45-07:05 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
16/08/40 07:45-09:15 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
16/08/40 12:05-13:45 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
16/08/40 14:45-16:15 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
18/08/40 08:00-09:25 Patrol; P/O Flower.
18/08/40 11:25-12:00 Landings; P/O (?).
18/08/40 12:20-12:55 Formation (?); P/O Vale.
18/08/40 14:45-17:30 Patrol; Sgt Blake (?).
20/01/41 Shot down in combat; P/O Stuckey KIA after claiming a shared Cant Z.1007bis.
23/01/41 SOC.
K7903 OD-B 09/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
01/02/39 Engine cut and aircraft swung in forced landing and tipped up, Heliopolis.
ROS.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; F/L Jones.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; F/L Jones.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/L Jones.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; F/L Jones.
18/06/40 08:35-09:20 Patrol; F/L Jones.
20/06/40 07:35-08:40 Patrol; F/L Jones.
24/06/40 11:48-12:30 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
06/08/40 16:20-18:05 Patrol - Bardia; F/Sgt Vaughan.
07/08/40 07:35-08:45 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
07/08/40 11:05-12:30 Patrol Bardia; P/O Stuckey.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; F/Sgt Vaughan.
08/08/40 17:40-18:25 Patrol & combat; 1 CR.42 shot down before being shot down by CR.42s; F/Sgt Vaughan KIA.
11/08/40 SOC.
K7904   16/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
17/08/40 06:20-08:00 Escort to Fleet; P/O Stubbs.
17/08/40 08:20-10:00 Escort to Fleet; 1 sh. dest Z.501 by P/O Stubbs.
17/08/40 11:05-12:15 Escort to Fleet; P/O Stubbs.
To 112 Sq.
K7905   13/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
21/04/39 Overshot landing, Amriya.
ROS.
30/11/39 SOC.
K7906   11/04/37 From Manufacturer. 29/11/37 Aileron jammed by trailing aerial; lost height and hit ditch in forced landing, Debden; Percy Oldroyd unhurt. 22/04/38 SOC (87.10 hrs)
K7907   06/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
03/04/40 Collided with K6146 and damaged.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; P/O Weller.
05/08/40 09:00-10:40 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Linnard.
05/08/40 18:20-20:00 Escort to 208 Sq a/c - Gobi & Sidi Omar; P/O Linnard.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
14/08/40 12:20-12:45 ?; Sgt Gregory.
14/08/40 17:45-19:45 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
16/08/40 13:45-14:15 Practise flying; P/O Stubbs.
17/08/40 07:10-09:00 Escort to Fleet; Sgt Hewett.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
22/08/40 To 51 RSU.
09/09/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
12/09/40 18:25-19:25 Formation practise; S/L Hickey.
To 112 Sq.
K7908 GK-B 19/04/37 From Manufacturer.
04/06/37 Returned from CFS.
02/07/37 Returned from Northolt Station Flight.
28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 04:00-04:45 Delivery of important despatches to Helwan; F/O J. Lapsley.
11/06/40 09:20-10:40 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
12/06/40 09:40-10:20 Interception; F/O J. Lapsley.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
16/06/40 18:45-19:05 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
17/06/40 04:50-05:40 Dawn patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
22/06/40 02:35-04:50 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
02/08/40 15:05-15:10 To 208 Landing Ground; F/Sgt Vaughan.
02/08/40 15:55-16:00 To 208 Landing Ground; F/Sgt Vaughan.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; Sgt Rew.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; Sgt Rew.
04/08/40 12:10-13:10 Patrol; P/O Cholmeley.
04/08/40 17:15- Patrol; Sgt Rew shot down by CR.32s and KIA.
10/05/37 To CFS.
21/06/37 To Northolt Station Flight.
11/08/40 SOC.
K7909   19/04/37 From Manufacturer. 19/04/37 Overshot flare path and hit hedge, Debden.
28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
12/09/38 Engine cut; hit rock in forced landing, Zaweda, Palestine. Abandoned and later burnt by bandits.
31/01/39 SOC as beyond economic repair (110.25 hrs).
K7910   19/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
25/04/40 To 1 ARS.
16/05/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
11/06/40 09:20-10:40 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
12/06/40 09:40-10:20 Interception; F/L Pattle.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; F/L Pattle.
04/08/40 12:10-13:05 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
04/08/40 17:15- Patrol; F/L Pattle shot down by CR.42s but parachuted and was safe.
11/08/40 SOC.
K7911   20/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 04:30-05:55 Dawn patrol; F/L Jones.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; P/O Dowding.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; P/O Dowding.
18/06/40 08:35-09:20 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
20/06/40 07:35-08:40 Patrol; P/O Dowding.
29/06/40 14:!0-14:50 Defensive patrol; P/O E. Mason.
20/09/40 Crash-landed while lost at night near Mersa Matruh and destroyed by fire; P/O Roald Dahl wounded.
25/09/40 SOC.
K7912   20/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
25/04/40 To 1 ARS.
16/05/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
22/06/40 02:30-03:00 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
22/06/40 12:00-12:45 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
05/08/40 14:45-15:05 Air test; P/O Sykes.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; F/O Dowding.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; P/O Dowding.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by F/O Dowding.
09/08/40 18:20-20:00 Patrol; P/O Dowding.
10/08/40 15:05-15:25 Test; P/O Linnard.
10/08/40 17:05-19:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; P/O Linnard.
13/08/40 06:45-08:15 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
14/08/40 05:40-07:15 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
14/08/40 07:45-09:15 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
15/08/40 11:50-13:15 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
25/08/40 14:20-14:30 ?; F/Sgt Richens.
26/08/40 12:40-13:20 To Shineifa; P/O Cooper.
26/08/40 15:50-16:15 To Barrani; P/O Cooper.
26/08/40 19:00-19:25 To Shineifa; P/O Stuckey.
27/08/40 06:40-07:30 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; P/O ?.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
28/08/40 18:10-18:55 Aerobatics; P/O ?.
29/08/40 15:25-16:10 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; F/Sgt Richens.
29/08/40 16:25-18:10 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; F/Sgt Richens.
06/07/41 Crashed in Iraq.
(457 hrs)
K7913   26/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
12/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; P/O Flower.
14/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; P/O Stubbs.
15/06/40 10:10-11:20 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
19/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; P/O Stubbs.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
25/06/40 05:40-06:40 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
05/08/40 14:45-16:20 Fly post to Alexandria; P/O Flower.
05/08/40 17:15-18:25 Patrol - Alexandria; Sgt Barker.
11/08/40 18:45-19:55 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
12/08/40 06:45-08:10 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
13/08/40 05:50-07:15 Patrol; P/O Weller.
13/08/40 07:55-09:10 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
14/08/40 06:50-08:20 Patrol; P/O Weller.
15/08/40 12:50-14:15: Patrol P/O E. Mason.
16/08/40 12:45-14:25 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
16/08/40 14:45-16:20 Patrol; P/O Vale.
17/08/40 06:20-07:40 Recco; P/O Strong.
17/08/40 10:00-11:00 Experience on type (?); F/L Jacquier.
18/08/40 08:00-09:25 Patrol; P/O Vale.
18/08/40 09:55-11:20 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
18/08/40 11:55-12:55 Local flying; P/O (?).
18/08/40 14:50-16:25 Formation (?); F/O Kettlewell.
19/08/40 11:10-13:00 ?; P/O (?).
19/08/40 18:00-18:45 Target for Hurricane attacks; P/O Flower.
19/08/40 19:25-19:45 Gun test; P/O (?).
24/08/40 08:05-08:25 To ?; Sgt Gregory.
27/08/40 06:40-07:30 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; P/O Cooper.
27/08/40 06:40-07:30 ?; P/O Flower.
28/08/40 15:15-15:45 To Shineifa; P/O Flower.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K7914   22/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; Sgt Casbolt.
12/10/40 To Iraq.
To 112 Sq..
K7915   26/04/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
14/11/39 Collided with K7900 and caught fire; crashed 2m SE of Amirya; pilot (F/Sgt G. A. Brett or P/O L. G. Lamb) KIFA.
31/01/40 SOC.
K7916   02/05/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
16/06/40 18:45-19:05 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
17/06/40 04:50-05:40 Dawn patrol; F/L Pattle.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; F/Sgt Vaughan.
04/08/40 12:10-13:20 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
08/08/40 17:40-19:20 Patrol & combat; 1 CR.42 claimed by F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
09/08/40 18:35-18:45 Patrol - Bomber protection. Returned early due to engine trouble; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
10/08/40 17:05-18:15 Engine test; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
24/08/40 09:05-10:55 Naval patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
26/08/40 19:00-19:25 To Shineifa; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
27/08/40 06:40-07:05 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
27/08/40 15:45-16:55 ?; P/O ?.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
29/08/40 15:25-15:45 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
29/08/40 16:25-18:10 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
09/09/40 14:50-16:30 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
15/09/40 Damaged by return fire from S.79, dived into sea 15m NW of Sidi Barrani; P/O A. H. Cholmeley KIA.
25/09/40 SOC.
K7923   From 54 Sq.
07/04/38 To Packing Depot
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
24/04/40 To 1 ARS.
Returned to 80 Sq.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
25/06/40 18:25-19:25 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
04/08/40 09:55-11:45 Weather patrol; P/O J. Lancaster.
04/08/40 17:15-18:45 Patrol; P/O J. Lancaster. Aircraft damaged in combat with CR.32s and the aircraft repaired but not used by the Squadron any more.
08/08/40 To 51 RSU.
15/08/40 To 103 MU.
02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K7937   From 54 Sq.
05/04/38 To Packing Depot
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 04:30-05:55 Dawn patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
06/42 To Alsace Free French Fighter Flight.
K7971 YK-X From 87 Sq.
28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
26/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
05/08/40 09:00-10:40 To Sidi Barrani; Sgt Hewett.
06/08/40 07:00-08:25 Patrol, escort 208 Sq a/c - Capuzzo; Sgt Hewett.
06/08/40 16:20-18:05 Patrol - Bardia; P/O Cholmeley.
07/08/40 07:35-08:45 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; P/O Linnard (typo?).
07/08/40 07:35-08:45 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; Sgt Hewett (typo?).
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
08/08/40 17:40-19:20 Patrol & combat; 2 CR.42s claimed by F/L Pattle.
09/08/40 18:35-20:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/L Pattle.
10/08/40 15:20-15:40 Gun test; F/L Pattle.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
14/08/40 17:45-19:30 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
16/08/40 13:45-14:15 Practise flying; Sgt Hewett.
17/08/40 10:50-12:25 Escort to Fleet; Sgt Gregory.
17/08/40 13:20-15:30 Escort to Fleet; P/O Sykes.
17/08/40 16:45-17:30 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Sykes.
20/08/40 14:10-14:40 Air test; Sgt Hewett.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
23/08/40 16:10-17:00 'Z' L.G. and return; Sgt Barker.
24/08/40 07:35-09:20 Naval patrol; Sgt Hewett.
24/08/40 10:20-12:20 Naval patrol; Sgt Hewett.
26/08/40 18:10-18:25 A & E test; Sgt Hewett.
26/08/40 18:20-18:25 Air test; Sgt Hewett.
27/08/40 17:35-19:20 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
01/09/40 11:10-11:30 Test; Sgt Barker.
01/09/40 14:40-16:10 Escort; Sgt Barker.
03/09/40 08:45-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
07/09/40 16:00-17:45 Escort; Sgt Hewett.
07/09/40 18:15-19:00 Local; Sgt Hewett.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
08/09/40 12:35-14:05 Recco; Sgt Hewett.
15/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force (delivered already on 02/12/40).
K7973 YK-Y From 87 Sq.
28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
26/03/40 Lost power on attempted overshoot at night and hit ground avoiding hangar at Amriya; P/O G. T. Baynham safe and the aircraft repaired.
(?) 16/08/40 07:45-09:15 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
Possibly borrowed to 112 Sq.
15/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force (delivered already on 02/12/40).
K7978     Possibly borrowed from 112 Sq.
29/06/40 14:20-15:40 Patrol Mersa Matruh; F/O A. H. Lynch (33 Sq.).
16/08/40 07:45-09:15 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
16/08/40 11:45-13:15 Patrol; F/Sgt T. Morris.
16/08/40 12:50(?)-14:20 Patrol; P/O Weller.
17/08/40 10:00-11:00 Test; F/O Kettlewell.
23/08/40 12:30-13:00 'Z' L.G. to Sidi Barrani; F/O Kettlewell.
24/08/40 07:00-08:40 Naval patrol; P/O Stubbs.
24/08/40 10:00-11:45 Naval patrol; P/O Stubbs.
24/08/40 14:50-16:20 Escort; P/O Stubbs.
25/08/40 07:30-07:40 Patrol. Recalled; P/O Flower.
25/08/40 08:00-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; P/O Flower.
26/08/40 10:00-12:10 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
27/08/40 11:50-12:20 Practise combat; Sgt Hewett.
27/08/40 12:25-13:10 Practise combat; P/O Sykes.
28/08/40 18:20-18:50 Practise combat; P/O Flower.
29/08/40 18:15-18:45 Practise combat; P/O Flower.
30/08/40 13:50-14:15 To Shineifa; F/O A. D. Ripley.
03/09/40 08:45-10:00 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
03/09/40 09:00-09:45 Local; F/O Dowding (Two missions at the same time?).
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
 
K8003   06/08/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 08:10-09:20 Search and patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
11/06/40 12:30-13:06 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
14/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; Sgt Hewett.
15/06/40 09:55-11:10 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; P/O Sykes.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; P/O Sykes.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; P/O Sykes.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; 2 CR.42s claimed by F/O Sykes.
09/08/40 18:20-20:00 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
13/08/40 17:40-18:45 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
14/08/40 10:40-10:50 ?; F/O Sykes.
14/08/40 17:45-19:45 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; F/O Dowding (?).
17/08/40 07:10-09:00 Escort to Fleet; F/O Sykes.
17/08/40 10:50-12:35 Escort to Fleet; F/O Sykes.
17/08/40 12:45-14:35 Escort to Fleet; Sgt Hewett.
19/08/40 11:45-11:55 Air test; F/O Sykes.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
24/08/40 07:35-09:20 Naval patrol; F/O Sykes.
24/08/40 10:20-12:20 Naval patrol; F/O Sykes.
24/08/40 14:50-16:20 Escort; F/O Sykes.
25/08/40 12:20-13:00 Flying practise. Formation ?; F/O Sykes.
26/08/40 10:00-12:10 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
27/08/40 17:35-19:20 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
30/08/40 11:40-12:05 To Shineifa; F/O Sykes.
30/08/40 13:00-13:25 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; F/O Sykes.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
31/08/40 15:20-17:50 Patrol; F/O Sykes.
01/09/40 14:40-16:10 Escort; P/O Stubbs.
03/09/40 08:35-10:15 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
07/09/40 16:00-17:45 Escort; P/O Stubbs.
07/09/40 18:15-19:00 Local; F/L Jones.
08/09/40 07:00-07:45 Local; Sgt Barker.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
08/09/40 12:05-12:50 Local; Sgt Barker.
12/09/40 18:25-19:25 Formation practise; F/O A. D. Ripley.
12/11/40 To 51 RSU.
15/11/40 To 103 MU.
07/41 To 1411 (Met) Flight.
K8008   From 3 Sq.
29/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
08/05/39 Undershot, wing hit ground and overturned at Amriya.
To Aircraft Depot for repairs.
Returned to Sq.
12/06/40 15:52-16:18 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
25/06/40 18:25-19:25 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
06/08/40 18:25-19:40 Patrol; F/O Graham.
07/08/40 07:35-08:45 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; P/O Stubbs.
07/08/40 11:05-12:30 Patrol Bardia; F/O Graham.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; F/L Pattle.
12/08/40 06:45-08:15 Patrol; P/O Mason.
13/08/40 05:50-07:15 Patrol; P/O Mason.
13/08/40 07:55-09:15 Patrol; F/Sgt T. Morris.
14/08/40 05:40-07:05 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
14/08/40 07:45-09:20 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
15/08/40 12:50-14:20 Patrol; F/Sgt T. Morris.
15/08/40 18:45-20:00 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K8009 ’Y’ From 3 Sq.
30/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
28/07/38 Engine lost power, hit ground and lost wheel. Crash landed successfully at Ismailia; F/O Pattle safe.
ROS.
11/06/40 04:30-05:55 Dawn patrol; F/Sgt T. Morris.
13/06/40 11:34-12:36 Patrol; P/O Weller.
13/06/40 11:34-12:20 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
13/06/40 17:35-18:30 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
14/06/40 12:15-12:55 Patrol; F/O Graham.
15/06/40 11:00-11:10 Patrol; F/O Graham.
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/O Graham.
16/06/40 13:32-14:20 Patrol; F/O Graham.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; F/O Graham.
22/06/40 12:00-12:45 Patrol; F/O Graham.
24/06/40 11:48-12:30 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
25/06/40 11:50-12:30 Patrol; F/O Graham.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; F/O Graham.
29/06/40 14:!0-14:50 Defensive patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
05/08/40 09:00-10:40 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Graham.
06/08/40 07:00-08:25 Patrol, escort 208 Sq a/c - Capuzzo; F/O Graham.
06/08/40 16:20-18:05 Patrol - Bardia; S/L Dunn.
07/08/40 11:05-12:30 Patrol Bardia; S/L Dunn.
07/08/40 15:45-17:05 Patrol - Escort bombers - Bardia; S/L Dunn.
08/08/40 17:40-19:20 Patrol & combat; 2 and 1 prob. CR.42s claimed by S/L Dunn.
09/08/40 18:35-20:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; S/L Dunn.
10/08/40 09:40-09:50 To Satellite; S/L Dunn.
10/08/40 17:05-19:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; S/L Dunn.
12/08/40 05:45-07:05 Patrol; F/L Jones.
13/08/40 06:45-08:25 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
14/08/40 06:50-08:20 Patrol; F/Sgt T. Morris.
15/08/40 11:50-13:05 Patrol; P/O Weller.
15/08/40 17:50-19:20 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
24/08/40 06:15-07:50 Naval patrol; F/L Pattle.
24/08/40 08:20-10:00 Naval patrol; F/L Pattle.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; F/L Pattle.
24/08/40 14:50-16:30 Escort for Lysander; Sgt Gregory.
25/08/40 07:25-07:35 Patrol. Recalled; F/Sgt Richens.
25/08/40 07:55-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; F/Sgt Richens.
27/08/40 06:40-07:00 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; F/L Pattle.
27/08/40 15:45-16:15 ?; P/O Cooper.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
28/08/40 08:40-09:00 To Shineifa; P/O Stuckey.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; F/L Jones.
07/09/40 16:00-17:45 Escort; F/L Jones.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
09/09/40 13:45-14:55 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Escort; Sgt Hewett.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K8010   18/08/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
14/07/39 Hit ground while recovering from dive during ground attack exercise 4m N of Halfway House, near Wadi Natrun. Destroyed by fire; P/O Rodney James Bartholomew KIFA.
10/08/39 SOC (225.50 hrs).
K8011 YK-D
YK-S
18/08/37 From Manufacturer. 28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 08:10-09:20 Search and patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
11/06/40 12:30-13:06 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
15/06/40 10:10-11:20 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; P/O Flower.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
25/06/40 05:40-06:40 Patrol; Sgt K. R. Rew.
29/06/40 14:!0-14:50 Defensive patrol; F/Sgt T. C. Morris.
02/08/40 18:00-19:30 Interception with Hurricanes; P/O Flower.
03/08/40 18:20-19:30 Interception with Hurricanes; P/O Flower.
05/08/40 17:15-18:25 Patrol - Alexandria; P/O Flower.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; P/O Flower.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; P/O Flower.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by P/O Flower.
11/08/40 17:46-19:10 Patrol; P/O Mason.
To 51 RSU.
27/08/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
27/08/40 11:30-11:40 Test; P/O Flower.
27/08/40 13:05-14:05 Fuka to Sidi Barrani; P/O Flower.
28/08/40 18:20-18:50 Experience on type; F/O A. D. Ripley.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
01/09/40 14:40-16:10 Escort; F/O Dowding.
02/09/40 08:40-08:55 Engine test; Stubbs.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; P/O Flower (Two missions at the same time).
07/09/40 14:30-14:50 Test; P/O Flower.
07/09/40 16:00-17:45 Escort; P/O Flower.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; P/O Flower.
09/09/40 13:45-14:05 Patrol; P/O Flower.
10/09/40 -12:15 Gun test; P/O Flower.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Escort; P/O Flower.
04/41 To Royal Iraqi Air Force.
K8012   18/08/37 From Manufacturer.   05/10/37 To Northolt Station Flight.
K8013   From 33 Sq.
To 1 ARS.
To 80 Sq.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; P/O Flower.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; P/O Flower.
14/08/40 17:45-19:40 Patrol; P/O Flower.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; P/O Flower.
17/08/40 07:10-09:00 Escort to Fleet; P/O Flower.
17/08/40 10:50-12:25 Escort to Fleet; P/O Flower.
17/08/40 13:20-15:30 Escort to Fleet; P/O Flower.
17/08/40 16:45-17:30 Gerawla to Sidi Barrani; P/O Flower.
18/08/40 10:20-10:25 To 'B' Flight L.G.; Sgt Gregory.
20/08/40 14:30-16:10 Patrol; F/O Graham.
22/08/40 13:25-14:40 Patrol to protect Swordfish a/c returning from raid on Tobruk; P/O Stuckey (Two missions at the same time?).
24/08/40 06:40-08:10 Naval patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
24/08/40 09:05-10:55 Naval patrol; F/O Graham.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; P/O Stuckey.
25/08/40 07:25-07:35 Patrol. Recalled; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
25/08/40 07:55-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
26/08/40 19:00-19:25 To Shineifa; F/O Graham.
27/08/40 06:40-07:05 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; F/O Graham.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; F/O Graham.
13/09/40 Hit fence on landing and badly damaged, Sidi Barrani Satellite; P/O Vale safe.
29/08/40 15:25-16:10 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; Sgt Casbolt.
29/08/40 16:25-18:20 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; Sgt Casbolt.
03/09/40 08:35-10:15 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Escort; P/O Vale.
16/10/40 To 51 RSU for repair.
14/10/40 To 103 MU.
02/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8017   From 3 Sq.
30/03/38 To Packing Depot.
05/05/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 08:10-09:20 Search and patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
11/06/40 12:30-13:06 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
12/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
22/06/40 02:15-04:50 Patrol; P/O Flower. Aircraft reported as K8071 in ORB.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; P/O Flower.
25/06/40 10:00-10:15 To Dekheila for special duty with 252 Wing; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
25/06/40 17:30-17:45 Returned from Dekheila; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
26/06/40 09:50-10:05 To Dekheila for special duty with 252 Wing; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
26/06/40 12:00 Returned from Dekheila; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
03/08/40 18:20-19:30 Interception with Hurricanes; Sgt Hewett.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; Sgt Gregory.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; Sgt Barker.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; 2 CR.42s claimed by F/O Linnard.
09/08/40 18:20-20:00 Patrol; P/O Flower.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
13/08/40 17:40-18:45 Patrol; F/O Dowding (typo?).
13/08/40 17:40-18:45 Patrol; P/O Flower (typo?).
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
14/08/40 14:20-14:50 ?; Sgt Barker.
14/08/40 17:45-19:45 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
17/08/40 11:30-13:100 Escort to Fleet; Sgt Barker.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; P/O Flower.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; P/O Flower.
23/08/40 12:00-12:20 Air test; P/O Flower.
23/08/40 14:30-14:40 Test; P/O Flower.
24/08/40 07:35-09:20 Naval patrol; P/O Flower.
24/08/40 14:50-16:20 Escort; F/O Dowding.
24/08/40 16:30-17:00 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Flower.
25/08/40 07:30-07:40 Patrol. Recalled; Sgt Barker.
25/08/40 08:00-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; Sgt Barker.
25/08/40 12:25-13:35 To Fuka. Force-landed 15 mile south-west of Fuka; P/O Flower.
26/08/40 17:30-17:40 To Fuka after forced landing; P/O Flower.
Salvaged by 51 RSU.
15/09/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
13/04/41 To Royal Hellenic Air Force (delivered already on 02/12/40).
K8020   From 6 OTU.
01/08/40 To 27 MU.
14/04/41 To Odiham.
26/06/41 To the Medditerranean.
To 80 Sq.
Dates don’t match up!
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
11/08/40 18:45-19:55 Patrol; F/O J. Lapsley.
To Communication Flight, Air Headquarters Western Desert.
K8021   From 56 Sq.
01/04/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
11/06/40 08:10-09:20 Search and patrol; P/O Sykes.
11/06/40 12:30-13:06 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
12/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
15/06/40 09:55-11:10 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
19/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; Sgt J. H. Clarke.
13/08/40 18:30-20:00 To Sidi Barrani; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
14/08/40 17:45-19:10 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
15/08/40 11:15-11:30 Test; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; P/O Stubbs.
17/08/40 06:20-08:00 Escort to Fleet; F/O Dowding.
17/08/40 08:20-10:00 Escort to Fleet; 1 sh. dest Z.501 by F/O Dowding.
17/08/40 11:05-12:15 Escort to Fleet; F/O Dowding.
17/08/40 12:45-14:35 Escort to Fleet; F/O Dowding.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; P/O Stuckey (Two missions at the same time?).
24/08/40 07:00-08:40 Naval patrol; F/O Dowding.
24/08/40 10:00-11:45 Naval patrol; F/O Dowding.
25/08/40 07:30-07:40 Patrol. Recalled; F/O Dowding.
25/08/40 08:00-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; F/O Dowding.
26/08/40 10:00-12:10 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
28/08/40 18:20-18:50 Practise combat; Sgt Gregory.
29/08/40 18:15-18:45 Practise combat; F/O Dowding.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
02/09/40 08:40-08:55 Engine test; F/O Dowding.
03/09/40 08:35-10:15 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
03/09/40 18:30-19:15 Local; F/O A. D. Ripley.
09/40 To 51 RSU.
Returned to 80 Sq.
31/05/41 SOC.
K8022   From 56 Sq.
28/03/38 To Packing Depot.
28/04/38 To Aircraft Depot Aboukir for 80 Sq.
18/06/40 12:00-12:20 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
21/06/40 16:26-16:40 Aborted patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
22/06/40 12:00-12:45 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
25/06/40 11:50-12:30 Patrol; F/Sgt Richens.
28/06/40 18:56-19:45 Defensive patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; P/O Stuckey.
04/08/40 12:10-13:40 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
04/08/40 17:15-18:55 Patrol; F/Sgt Vaughan.
05/08/40 08:30-10:45 Patrol - search for missing a/c; P/O Stuckey.
05/08/40 18:20-20:00 Escort to 208 Sq a/c - Gobi & Sidi Omar; F/Sgt Richens.
06/08/40 07:00-08:25 Patrol, escort 208 Sq a/c - Capuzzo; P/O Stuckey.
06/08/40 18:25-19:40 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
07/08/40 07:35-08:45 Patrol Capuzzo-Maddalena; F/L Pattle.
08/08/40 17:40-19:30 Patrol & combat; 2 and 1 prob. CR.42s claimed by P/O Stuckey.
09/08/40 18:35-20:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
10/08/40 17:05-19:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; P/O Stuckey.
19/08/40 07:20-08:10 To Fuka; P/O Stuckey.
To 51 RSU.
23/08/40 Returned to 80 Sq.
23/08/40 17:40-18:30 Fuka to Sidi Barrani; P/O Cooper.
24/08/40 06:15-07:50 Naval patrol; P/O Stuckey.
24/08/40 08:20-10:00 Naval patrol; P/O Stuckey.
24/08/40 17:30-18:30 Aerobatics and practise combat; P/O Cooper.
25/08/40 07:25-07:35 Patrol. Recalled; P/O Stuckey.
25/08/40 07:55-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; P/O Stuckey.
25/08/40 16:55-17:50 Aerobatics; P/O Cooper.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; Sgt J. C. Hulbert.
28/08/40 18:10-18:55 Aerobatics; P/O Cooper.
29/08/40 09:00-09:35 Escort; F/O Graham.
29/08/40 15:25-15:45 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; P/O Stuckey.
29/08/40 16:25-18:10 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; P/O Stuckey.
30/08/40 18:45-19:15 Test; P/O Cooper.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Escort; P/O Stuckey.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
K8025   From 112 Sq. 10/08/40 15:45-16:25 Engine and gun test; F/O Graham.
18/08/40 12:05-12:25 Engine test; F/O Graham.
19/08/40 12:10-12:20 Engine test; F/O Graham.
22/08/40 10:25-11:55 To Fuka; F/O Graham.
24/08/40 06:40-08:10 Naval patrol; F/O Graham.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; F/O Graham.
30/08/40 10:50-11:05 Test; F/O Graham.
31/08/40 To 51 RSU.
Returned to 80 Sq.
24/09/40 To 112 Sq.
K8036   From 33 Sq. 10/08/40 15:45-16:25 Engine and gun test; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
10/08/40 17:05-18:55 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
20/08/40 14:30-16:10 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
22/08/40 13:25-14:40 Patrol to protect Swordfish a/c returning from raid on Tobruk; P/O Linnard.
24/08/40 06:25-07:50 Naval patrol; P/O Linnard.
24/08/40 08:20-10:00 Naval patrol; P/O Linnard.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Patrol over El Essem to ward off attack on 11th Hussars; P/O Linnard.
24/08/40 14:50-16:30 Escort for Lysander; Sgt Barker.
25/08/40 07:25-07:35 Patrol. Recalled; F/O Graham.
25/08/40 07:55-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; F/O Graham.
26/08/40 19:00-19:25 To Shineifa; P/O Linnard.
27/08/40 06:40-07:05 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; P/O Linnard.
27/08/40 17:30-19:05 Patrol; P/O Linnard.
29/08/40 09:00-09:35 Escort; P/O Linnard.
29/08/40 15:25-16:10 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; P/O Linnard.
29/08/40 16:25-18:20 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; F/O Graham.
09/09/40 14:50-16:30 Patrol; Sgt Hewett.
09/10/40 Engine cut, swung in forced landing and wing hit ground 9m S of Ras Kenayis.
ROS.
To 267 Sq.
K8047   From 33 Sq. 10/08/40 17:05-18:55 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/L Pattle.
20/08/40 14:30-16:10 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
22/08/40 13:25-14:40 Patrol to protect Swordfish a/c returning from raid on Tobruk; F/L Pattle.
23/08/40 10:35-11:15 ? and return; F/L Pattle.
24/08/40 10:00-11:45 Naval patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
24/08/40 11:20-12:50 Naval patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
24/08/40 17:30-18:30 Aerobatics and practise combat; F/L Pattle.
25/08/40 07:25-07:35 Patrol. Recalled; F/L Pattle.
25/08/40 07:55-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; F/L Pattle.
26/08/40 19:00-19:25 To Shineifa; F/L Pattle.
29/08/40 15:25-15:40 Interception 12,000” over Sidi Barrani; F/L Pattle.
29/08/40 16:25-18:20 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Capuzzo; F/L Pattle.
30/08/40 12:15-12:40 To Shineifa; P/O Cooper.
30/08/40 17:20-17:45 From Shineifa to Sidi Barrani; F/L Pattle.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Patrol; F/L Pattle.
09/40 To 51 RSU.
Returned to 80 Sq.
15/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8051   From 33 Sq. 11/06/40 08:10-09:20 Search and patrol; P/O Flower.
11/06/40 12:30-13:06 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
15/06/40 10:10-11:20 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
22/06/40 02:15-03:50 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
22/06/40 16:25-17:15 Patrol; Sgt Barker.
24/06/40 17:55-18:25 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
25/06/40 05:40-06:40 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
02/08/40 18:00-19:30 Interception with Hurricanes; P/O Sykes.
03/08/40 10:00-10:30 To A.D.M.E.; P/O Flower.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; Sgt Barker.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; Sgt Gregory.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; Sgt Gregory.
09/08/40 09:00-09:25 Sgt Gregory.
09/08/40 18:20-20:00 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
12/08/40 11:00-12:30 To Amriya; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
17/08/40 06:20-08:00 Escort to Fleet; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
17/08/40 08:20-10:00 Escort to Fleet; 1 sh. dest Z.501 by F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
17/08/40 11:05-12:15 Escort to Fleet; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
17/08/40 12:45-14:35 Escort to Fleet; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
21/08/40 14:30-16:15 Patrol; P/O Stuckey.
22/08/40 13:15-15:50 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
24/08/40 07:00-08:40 Naval patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
24/08/40 10:20-12:20 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
24/08/40 14:50-16:20 Escort; F/O Kettlewell.
25/08/40 07:30-07:40 Patrol. Recalled; F/O Kettlewell.
25/08/40 08:00-09:30 Patrol. Escort Lysander over Gobi; F/O Kettlewell.
25/08/40 12:00-13:00 Flying practise; F/O Kettlewell.
26/08/40 18:15-19:00 Flying practise; F/O Kettlewell.
27/08/40 17:35-19:20 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
29/08/40 18:20-18:50 Practise combat; F/O Kettlewell.
31/08/40 08:25-10:00 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
31/08/40 12:55-14:30 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
31/08/40 15:20-17:50 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
01/09/40 14:40-16:10 Escort; F/O Kettlewell.
03/09/40 14:20-15:55 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
03/09/40 19:10-19:35 Test; F/O Kettlewell.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; P/O Flower (Two missions at the same time).
07/09/40 16:35-17:10 Local; Sgt Barker.
12/09/40 11:45-12:00 Test; Sgt Gregory.
12/09/40 21:35-22:00 Night flying; S/L Hickey.
08/11/40 SOC.
L8008     05/08/40 09:00-10:40 To Sidi Barrani; P/O Stubbs.
06/08/40 07:00-08:25 Patrol, escort 208 Sq a/c - Capuzzo; P/O Stubbs.
08/08/40 17:40-19:20 Patrol & combat; 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by F/O Graham.
11/08/40 17:50-19:50 Patrol; P/O A. H. Cholmeley.
13/08/40 17:40-18:45 Patrol; Sgt Gregory.
14/08/40 08:30-10:20 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
14/08/40 17:45-19:45 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
15/08/40 16:20-17:20 Patrol; F/O Dowding.
16/08/40 15:00-15:20 To Amriya; P/O Sykes.
18/08/40 16:55-18:15 Patrol; P/O E. Mason.
19/08/40 18:00-18:45 Target for Hurricane attacks; P/O Vale.
07/09/40 09:10-10:35 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
07/09/40 16:00-17:45 Escort; F/O Kettlewell.
08/09/40 08:40-10:10 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
09/09/40 13:45-14:55 Patrol; F/O Kettlewell.
09/09/40 16:30-17:25 Patrol of Sidi Barrani; F/O Kettlewell.
12/09/40 16:50-18:00 Escort; F/O Kettlewell.
To 3 RAAF Sq.
L8009 YK-I   Allocated to 3 RAAF Sq. but instead delivered to 80 Sq. (replacement?).
15/06/40 15:50-16:35 Patrol; F/Sgt T. C. Morris.
16/06/40 11:08-12:15 Patrol; F/Sgt T. C. Morris.
18/06/40 08:35-09:20 Patrol; F/Sgt T. C. Morris.
02/08/40 07:30-08:05 To Gerawla; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
02/08/40 09:10-09:45 To Sidi Barrain; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
03/08/40 13:10-14:45 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
04/08/40 09:40-11:00 Patrol - escort 208 Sq. Reccon a/c; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
04/08/40 12:10-13:10 Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes.
04/08/40 17:15- Patrol; F/O Wykeham-Barnes claimed 1 Ba.65 and 1 CR.32 before being shot down by Mar. Cantelli and baled out at El Esem.
09/08/40 18:35-20:00 Patrol - Bomber protection; F/O Graham.
15/08/40 12:00-12:20 Test; F/O Dowding (?).
The aircraft was either repairable, misidentified or the serial given to another aircraft since L8009 was used by 3 RAAF Sq. on 22/01/41.
 
L8010 YK-V   14/06/40 04:30-05:50 Dawn patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
15/06/40 09:55-11:10 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
16/06/40 09:30-10:45 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
16/06/40 11:33-12:24 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
18/06/40 09:00-10:20 Patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
19/06/40 04:25-05:40 Dawn patrol; F/L Evers-Swindell.
05/08/40 17:15-18:25 Patrol - Alexandria; F/L Evers-Swindell.
07/08/40 14:00-15:00 Amirya-Gerawla; F/L Evers-Swindell.
08/08/40 15:05-15:55 Gerawla-Sidi Barrani; F/L Evers-Swindell.
08/08/40 18:25-20:25 Patrol & combat; 2 CR.42s claimed by F/L Evers-Swindell.
11/08/40 17:46-19:10 Patrol; P/O Weller.
 
L8011 YK-O     15/12/40 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
N5761   From 33 Sq. 13/02/41 Destroyed in forced-landing; Sgt Barker safe.  
N5763   From 33 Sq.   To 3 RAAF Sq.
N5776   From 3 RAAF Sq. 27/11/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Sgt Gregory.
28/11/40 3 CR.42s claimed by Sgt Gregory.
04/12/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Sgt Gregory.
31/05/41 SOC
N5784   From 33 Sq. 19/11/40 1 and 1 sh. CR.42s claimed by P/O Vale.
29/11/40 2 sh. dam. Z.1007s claimed by P/O Vale.
04/12/40 1 CR.42 claimed by P/O Vale.
20/12/40 1 S.81 claimed by P/O Vale.
21/12/40 3 CR.42s claimed by P/O Vale.
31/05/41 SOC
N5785   From 33 Sq. 19/12/40 Lost after combat with Italian bombers in the Tepelene area; P/O Cooper KIA.  
N5786   From 3 RAAF Sq. 28/11/40 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by F/O Hosken; aircraft damaged in this combat.
30/12/40 1 S.81 claimed by F/O Cullen.
Later lost in Greece.
 
N5788     28/11/40 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by F/O Price-Owen; aircraft damaged in this combat. To 1 SAAF Sq.
N5811     04/12/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Sgt Barker.
09/02/41 Shot down by CR.42s; F/O Hosken baled out wounded.
 
N5812     28/11/40 1 CR.42 claimed in a collision; F/O Sykes KIA and the aircraft lost.  
N5814     21/02/41 Ran into a bomb crater on landing at Yanina. Not repaired before evacuation.  
N5816     27/11/40 1 CR.42 claimed by F/L Jones.
28/11/40 2 CR.42s claimed before being damaged in combat; F/L Jones wounded.
21/12/40 Lost after combat with CR.42s; S/L Hickey KIA.
 
N5817     28/01/41 1 Z.1007 claimed by F/O Cullen.
09/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by F/O Cullen.
10/02/41 1 S.79 claimed by F/O Cullen.
20/02/41 1 and 1 damaged G.50 and 1 CR.42 claimed by F/O Cullen.
05/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
05/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
07/03/41 Bomber escort; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
07/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
08/03/41 Bomber escort; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
08/03/41 Offensive patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
08/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
09/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
09/03/41 Bomber escort; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
10/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
11/03/41 Bomber escort; 1 G.50 claimed by P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
12/03/41 Local flying; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
12/03/41 Patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
12/03/41 Offensive patrol; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
13/03/41 Costal patrol; 1 probable CR.42 claimed by P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
14/03/41 Offensive patrol; 1 probable G.50 claimed by P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
17/03/41 Test; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
17/03/41 Test; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
18/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
21/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
Subsequent faith of aircraft unknown.
 
N5819       To 274 Sq.
N5823     03/11/40 07:55 Motor transports attacked successfully near Garn; S/L Hickey.
28/02/41 2 CR.42s claimed by S/L Jones.
09/03/41 Shot down by return fire from BR.20s near Gorneo; P/O R. H. MacDonald later died of wounds sustained.
 
N5825     Possibly borrowed from 33 Sq.
21/12/40 1 CR.42 claimed by W/O Richens.
09/02/41 1 CR.42 and 1 damaged S.79 claimed by P/O Vale.
28/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by W/O Richens.
10/03/41 To Yanina; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
To 267 Sq.
N5827   From 237 Sq. 19/12/40 Badly damaged by AA fire; Sgt Hewett force-landed 20m N Yanina.
Salvaged and withdrawn to Egypt in December 1940.
10/03/41 Local Flying; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
10/03/41 From Yanina; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
To Royal Iraqi Air Force.
N5829     Possibly borrowed from 112 Sq.
28/02/41 1 G.50 and 1 S.79 claimed by P/O Vale.
 
N5832     02/12/40 2 Ro.37s claimed by F/L Pattle.
09/02/41 1 Z.1007 and 1 BR.20 claimed damaged by F/L Pattle.
28/02/41 1 probable G.50bis claimed by F/O Dowding.
31/05/41 SOC.
N5834     21/12/40 Damaged in combat; F/O Linnard WIA.  
N5854     03/11/40 07:55 Motor transports attacked successfully near Garn; P/O Dowding top cover.
28/11/40 1 prob. CR.42 claimed by F/O Flower before damaged; the pilot was safe.
21/12/40 Lost after combat with CR.42s over Argyrokastron; F/O A. D. Ripley KIA.
 
N5857       To 94 Sq.
N5858     03/11/40 07:55 Motor transports attacked successfully near Garn; F/O Kettlewell.
09/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by F/L Kettlewell; the pilot force-landed 50m N of Yanina with an undamaged aircraft.
28/03/41 To ‘Y’; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
29/03/41 From ‘Y’; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
29/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
29/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
29/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
30/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
31/03/41 Interception; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
31/03/41 Bomber escort; P/O Bowker of 112 Sq..
31/05/41 SOC.
N5859     05/12/40 Shot down over Greece – no record of loss.  
N5861        
N5876   Repossessed from Royal Egyptian Air Force. 01/41 Withdraw to Abu Sueir.
Some sources claims that it was destroyed beyond repair on 19/09/40 after landing in failing light in desert on delivery flight and hit boulder 50m N of Sidi Haneish.
 
N5916 YK-R   Also in Aden Station Flight. To 112 Sq.


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I of 80 Squadron flown by the ‘A’ Flight commander Flight Lieutenant E. G. "Tap" Jones while operating from Amriya, Egypt, probably in March or April 1940.
© 1999 Rick Kent


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I (K7973) of 80 Squadron flown by Flying Officer G. T. Baynham while operating from Amriya, Egypt, in December 1939.
© 1999 Rick Kent


Constantine John “Embros” Manussis (attached to 211 Squadron as interpreter) in front of N5916 on the apron at possibly Eleusis in early 1941.
Image provided by the Manussis family via Don Clark (211 Squadron RAF website ).

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






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