Gloster Gladiator in Meteorological Flights service

Meteorological Flights

Air Ministry Meteorological Flight, Aldergrove
Later re-designated ‘C’ Flight, Aldergrove Station Flight.
Disbanded 15 January 1941 at Aldergrove to become 402 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5590   Possibly from 615 Sq.   To 402 (Met) Flight.
N5591       To 402 (Met) Flight.
N5592   From 3 Bombing and Gunnery School.   To 402 (Met) Flight.
N5593       To 402 (Met) Flight.

Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall
Formed 1 November 1924 at Eastchurch.
Moved to Mildenhall from Duxford on 1 September 1936.
Disbanded 4 February 1941 at Mildenhall to become 401 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N2307       To 401 (Met) Flight.
N5583       To 402 (Met) Flight.
N5594       To 401 (Met) Flight.
N5620       To 401 (Met) Flight.
N5621   Delivered in 1938.   To 401 (Met) Flight.

Meteorological Flight, Habbaniya
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7899   28/10/41 From 127 Sq.   To Iraqi conversion flight.
14/04/44 Crashed on landing, Habbaniya.
31/06/44 SOC.

Meteorological Flight, Heliopolis
Formed 14 April 1941.
Disbanded 1 January 1942 at Heliopolis to become 1411 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure

Meteorological Flight, Khartoum
Formed 21 September 1941 at Khartoum, Sudan.
Disbanded 1 January 1942 to become 1412 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6140        
N5756   From 117 Sq. 21/10/41 Tire burst on landing, swung and was destroyed beyond repair at Khartoum.  
K7951   From 5 OTU.
29/06/40 To Marshalls.
08/09/40 To 24 MU.
10/04/41 To Odiham.
06/40 Shipped to the Middle East.
To Meteorological Flight, Khartoum.
17/11/41 Swung on landing and tipped up at Khartoum. 01/01/42 To 1412 (Met) Flight.
N5831   From 2 SAAF Sq.   01/01/42 To 1412 (Met) Flight.
N5833   From Aden Station Flight.   01/01/42 To 1412 (Met) Flight.

Meteorological Flight, Ramleh
Formed 21 September 1941 at Ramleh, Palestine.
Disbanded 1 January 1942 to become 1413 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7919   From AAEE.
22/05/40 To 8 MU.
01/03/41 To 52 MU.
13/03/41 To Odiham.
26/06/41 To the Middle East.
To the Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.
21/11/41 Swung on landing and tipped up at Ramleh. 01/01/42 To 1413 (Met) Flight.
K7924   From 152 Sq.
24/11/39 To 5 MU.
18/03/41 To Odiham.
06/41 To the Middle East.
To Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.
  01/01/42 To 1413 (Met) Flight.
K7949   From 615 Sq.
30/11/39 At HQP Kenley.
10/02/40 To 6 MU:
10/03/41 To Odiham.
06/41 To the Middle East.
To Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.
  01/01/42 To 1413 (Met) Flight.
K7999   From Gosport Station Flight.
04/08/40 To 8 MU.
15/09/40 Dispersed to Watchfield.
11/10/40 Returned to 8 MU.
01/03/41 To 52 MU.
13/03/41 To Odiham.
09/09/41 107 MU.
To Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.
  01/01/42 To 1413 (Met) Flight.

401 (Met) Flight
Formed 4 February 1941 at Mildenhall by re-designating the Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.
Disbanded 1 March 1941 at Mildenhall to become 1401 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N2307   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1401 (Met) Flight.
N5594   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1401 (Met) Flight.
N5620   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall. 13/02/41 Overshot during night landing at Mildenhall; the aircraft hit a tree, overturned and was destroyed beyond repair.  
N5621   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1401 (Met) Flight.
N5897   From 247 Sq.   To 1401 (Met) Flight.

402 (Met) Flight
Formed 15 January 1941 at Aldergrove by re-designating ‘C’ Flight, Aldergrove Station Flight, previously the Air Ministry Meteorological Flight, Aldergrove.
Disbanded 1 March 1941 at Aldergrove to become 1402 (Met) Flight.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5583   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1401 (Met) Flight.
N5590   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.
N5591   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.
N5592   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.
N5593   From Royal Air Force Meteorological Flight, Mildenhall.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.

1401 (Met) Flight
Formed 1 March 1941 at Mildenhall by re-designating 401 (Met) Flight.
Absorbed 1403 (Met) Flight on 7 February 1942.
Disbanded 22 July 1942 at Bircham Newton to become 521 Sq..
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8043 ’E’ From 2 AACU.
08/03/43 To Marshalls.
27/05/43 To 8 MU.
01/06/43 To 1401 (Met) Flight.
  03/09/43 To 521 Sq.
N2307   From 401 (Met) Flight.   To 521 Sq.
N2309 ’B’ From 18 Sq. 09/08/43 07:55- Met. Flt.
10/08/43 23:00- Met. Flt.
To 521 Sq.
N2310   From 53 Sq.   To 521 Sq.
N5583   From 1401 (Met) Flight. 21/03/42 Hit tree in low cloud while at Quadring, Lincolnshire.  
N5594   From 401 (Met) Flight. 01/08/43 Suffered a burst petrol pipe at 5,000ft. To 521 Sq.
N5621   From 401 (Met) Flight. 08/08/43 08:05- Met. Flt.
08/08/43 14:00- Met. Flt.
08/08/43 19:50- Met. Flt.
To 521 Sq.
N5703       To 1402 (Met) Flight.
N5897   From 401 (Met) Flight.   To 521 Sq.

1402 (Met) Flight
Formed 1 March 1941 at Aldergrove by re-designating 402 (Met) Flight.
Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland, August 1944 to January 1945.
Disbanded 18 September 1945.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7918   From Northolt Station Flight.
25/10/42 To Marshalls.
27/01/43 To 8 MU.
18/05/43 To 1402 (Met) Flight.
  11/11/43 To 8 MU.
04/12/43 To Glosters.
30/06/44 To 8 MU.
26/04/46 SOC.
K7927   From Ternhill Station Flight.
16/11/42 To 8 MU.
23/05/43 To 1402 (Met.) Flight.
  24/06/43 8 MU.
11/11/43 To 61 OTU.
N5575   From 2 AACU.   07/11/44 SOC.
N5576   From 247 Sq. 25/04/43 Blown off runway at Aldergrove but repaired.
22/11/44 Hit tree on night approach in bad visibility; the aircraft landed safely but was SOC being damaged beyond repair.
 
N5590   From 402 (Met) Flight. 13/05/41 Engine cut and crash-landed at Langford Lodge; the aircraft was not repaired. 20/06/42 SOC.
N5591   From 402 (Met) Flight.   21/03/45 SOC.
N5592   From 402 (Met) Flight. 06/09/41 Crashed in Co. Antrim. 05/04/45 SOC.
N5593   From 402 (Met) Flight. 03/01/42 Crashed. To 1561 (Met) Flight.
N5637   From 263 Sq. 19/01/43 Crashed. 29/04/46 SOC.
N5703   From 1401 (Met) Flight.   To 1561 (Met) Flight.
N5717   To 2 Gp TTF.   To 520 Sq.
N5900   From W. Raynham (before this it came from 18 Sq.).   To 521 Sq.
N5902   From Northolt Station Flight.   To 521 Sq.

1403 (Met) Flight
Formed on 1 March 1941 at Bircham Newton by re-designating 403 (Met) Flight.
Disbanded 7 February 1942 at Bircham Newton and absorbed by 1401 (Met) Flight.
Reformed May 1943 at North Front, Gibraltar.
Disbanded 20 September 1943 at North Front to become 520 Sq..
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5630   From 263 Sq. 05/08/43 Crashed, but repaired. To 520 Sq.

1411 (Met) Flight
Formed on 1 January 1942 at Heliopolis, Egypt, by re-designating the Meteorological Flight, Heliopolis.
Entirely manned and serviced by Egyptian personnel. The aircraft even carried Egyptian markings.
Disbanded on 15 August 1943 at Heliopolis and equipment passed to Royal Egyptian Air Force.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6138   From 112 Sq. at least by 03/42. 02/08/42 Local flying Sgt H. Thomas.
03/08/42 Local flying Sgt H. Thomas.
04/08/42 Local flying Sgt H. Thomas.
26/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
26/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
01/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas; landed at LG 222.
01/10/42 LG 222 to Heliopolis Sgt H. Thomas.
01/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
02/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
Used to 01/43.
31/06/44 SOC.
K7893   07/41 From 3 RAAF Sq. 20/07/42 Lost by enemy action.
No further trace.
 
K7925   From 267 Sq. 07/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
10/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
13/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
15/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
01/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
03/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
12/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
13/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
16/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
16/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
18/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
18/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
08/04/43 SOC.
K7943   From 5 OTU.
12/07/40 To 6 MU.
19/02/41 To 52 MU.
12/05/41 To the Middle East.
To 1411 (Met) Flight.
No further trace.  
K7961   From 263 Sq.
08/02/41 To 5 MU.
14/02/41 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
19/06/41 To 107 MU.
05/09/41 To ME.
03/42 To 1411 (Met) Flight.
18/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
21/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
21/08/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
28/08/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
06/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
06/09/42 To Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
07/09/42 To Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
20/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
20/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
21/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
23/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
28/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
28/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
29/09/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
29/09/42 To Alamya Sgt H. Thomas.
29/09/42 To Heliopolis Sgt H. Thomas.
04/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
07/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
07/11/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
13/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
16/11/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
20/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
24/11/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
06/44 To Royal Iraqi Air Force and NFT.
K7963   07/41 From 3 RAAF Sq.   To 267 Sq.
K8003   From 80 Sq.
12/11/40 To 51 RSU.
15/11/40 To 103 MU.
07/41 To 1411 (Met) Flight.
02/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
19/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
20/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
27/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
30/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
31/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
01/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
02/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
03/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
04/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
05/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
12/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
21/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
22/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
25/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
27/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
02/12/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
04/12/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
05/12/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
06/12/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
11/11/43 To 135 MU.
To 1563 (Met) Flight.
K8008   From 3 RAAF Sq. 26/01/42 Engine cut and force-landed in sand storm 3m SE of El Adem. Damaged beyond repair.  
N5825   From 267 Sq.   01/03/44 To Royal Iraqi Air Force.
N5830   From 237 Sq. 21/09/42 Met. climb and “pancaked” Sgt H. Thomas.
04/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
04/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
05/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
05/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
08/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
08/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
10/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
10/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
11/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
12/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
12/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
13/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
13/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
14/10/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft Sgt H. Thomas.
14/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
14/10/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
21/10/42 Met. climb and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
05/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
06/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
07/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
26/11/42 Heliopolis to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
28/11/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
01/12/42 Met. climb to 24,000ft and then to Almaya Sgt H. Thomas.
01/03/44 To Royal Iraqi Air Force.

1412 (Met) Flight
Formed on 1 January 1942 at Khartoum, Sudan, by re-designating the Meteorological Flight, Khartoum.
Disbanded on 30 April 1946 at Khartoum.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6140   01/01/42 Received back from the Royal Iraqi Air Force. 22/06/42 Damaged on landing, Summit.
17/10/43 ROS, Wadi Halfa.
31/06/44 SOC.
K7951   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Khartoum. 28/12/42 Swung on landing and wing hit the ground at Khartoum. 29/01/43 To 139 MU.
17/10/43 SOC.
K8001   From ‘G’ Flight.
18/07/40 To Marshalls.
19/09/40 To 24.
11/04/41 To Odiham.
06/41 To the Middle East.
01/01/42 To 1412 (Met) Flight.
28/07/42 Crashed on landing, Khartoum.
ROS.
31/06/44 SOC.
N5828   From ‘K’ Flight.   01/03/44 To the Royal Iraqi Air Force.
N5829   From 112 Sq. or 274 Sq.   01/07/43 SOC.
N5831   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Khartoum. 10/03/43 Taxied into fuel dump and destroyed beyond repair at Wadi Seidna, Sudan; WO2 (Sgt) Charles Righter Dixon KIFA.  
N5833   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Khartoum. 27/04/42 Hit rock on take-off and wheel torn off. Overturned on strip 50m NE of Summit and destroyed beyond repair.  
N5851   From 6 Sq. 30/09/42 Bounced on landing, swung and lost wheel at Khartoum and destroyed beyond repair.  

1413 (Met) Flight
Formed on 1 January 1942 at Ramleh, Palestine by re-designating the Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.
Disbanded 31 January 1946.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K1341   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Egyptian Air Force serial.  
K7914   01/09/42 From ‘X’ Flight.   26/02/43 To 1565 (Met) Flight.
K7919   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Ramleh.   14/08/38 SOC.
K7924   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Ramleh. 20/01/42 Engine lost power; swung on landing and tipped up at Ramleh. 01/07/43 SOC.
K7926   From 5 OTU.
28/06/40 To Marshalls.
24/10/40 To 24 MU.
21/03/41 To Odiham.
15/10/41 To the Middle East.
To 1413 (Met) Flight.
21/12/42 Hit telegraph pole after take-off, Lydda.
ROS.
01/09/43 SOC.
K7932   From Royal Hellenic Air Force.   08/08/43 To 135 MU.
01/09/43 To 1565 (Met) Flight.
K7949   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Ramleh. 27/03/42 Engine caught fire in the air and abandoned near Nicosia. 11/05/42 SOC.
K7978   05/08/41 From ‘X’ Flight. 22/10/42 Swung on take off and engine cut at Nicosia; W/O Lavalee. 01/11/41 SOC.
K7983   From 8 OTU.
11/10/40 to 8 MU.
19/03/41 To Odiham.
To the Middle East.
15/09/41 107 MU.
To 1413 (Met) Flight.
18/05/42 Engine cut and undershot forced landing at Nicosia.
ROS.
27/09/42 Swung on landing and tipped up at Ramleh.
ROS.
26/03/43 Overturned in forced landing in bad weather at Allenby barracks, Jerusalem.
ROS.
To Royal Iraqi Air Force.
K7988   From Royal Hellenic Air Force.
16/06/41 To 107 MU.
05/08/41 To Iraq.
To 1413 (Met) Flight.
  26/02/43 To 1565 (Met) Flight.
K7999   01/01/42 From Meteorological Flight, Ramleh. 14/01/42 Swung on landing and tipped up at Ramleh.
ROS.
26/12/42 To BARU.
31/06/44 SOC.

1414 (Met) Flight
Formed December 1941 at Eastleigh, Kenya.
Disbanded 31 May 1946 at Eastleigh.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K1340   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Egyptian Air Force serial.  
K1344   From Royal Egyptian Air Force. Egyptian Air Force serial.  
K7913   From 3 RAAF Sq.
02/12/42 To East Africa.
To 1414 (Met) Flight.
19/05/43 Engine cut on take-off, force-landed and ran into trees at Port Reitz. 01/03/44 SOC.
K8037   From 112 Sq.   03/12/42 To 72 OTU.
Returned to 1414 (Met) Flt by 09/43
01/03/44 SOC.
N5821   From 6 Sq. 25/10/43 Ran out of fuel on met sortie and crashed in sea while attempting to force-land on beach near Mogadishu.  

1415 (Met) Flight
Formed 18 July 1942 at Habbaniya, Iraq.
Disbanded 15 May 1946 at Habbaniya.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6147   03/42 Received back from the Royal Iraqi Air Force. 18/10/43 Swung on landing, ground-looped and DBR, Habbaniya; F/Sgt E. A. C. Barfoot (Communications Flight, Paiforce) safe. 01/12/43 SOC.

1560 (Met) Flight
Formed 6 December 1942 at Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Disbanded 1 November 1945 at Maiduguri.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5622   From Shetland Fighter Flight.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.
N5625   From AFDU.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.
N5631   From 247 Sq.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.
N5682   From 247 Sq.   22/12/45 SOC.

1561 (Met) Flight
Formed 1 May 1943 at Ikeja, Nigeria.
Disbanded 7 December 1945 at Ikeja.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5593   From 1402 (Met) Flight.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.
N5648   From 247 Sq. 28/03/44 Crashed on landing at Ikeja.  
N5703   From 1402 (Met) Flight.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.

1562 (Met) Flight
Formed 3 February 1943 at Waterloo, Sierra Leone.
Disbanded 17 December 1945 at Waterloo.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5593   From 1561 (Met) Flight.   12/07/45 SOC.
N5622   From 1560 (Met) Flight.   26/11/45 SOC.
N5625   From 1560 (Met) Flight. 06/06/44 Crashed after take-off from Waterloo, Colestown, Sierra Leone.  
N5631   From 1560 (Met) Flight.   16/02/44 SOC.
N5684   From 247 Sq. 17/12/44 Overturned on landing at Waterloo, Colestown, Sierra Leone.  
N5702   From Andover Station Flight.   22/12/45 SOC.
N5703   From 1561 (Met) Flight.   22/12/45 SOC.

1563 (Met) Flight
Formed 22 December 1942 at Helwan, Egypt by re-designating a detachment of 1411 (Met) Flight.
Operated in Cyrenaica.
Disbanded 30 May 1946 at Benina, Libya.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8003   From 1411 (Met) Flight.
11/11/43 To 135 MU.
To 1563 (Met) Flight.
  To 267 Sq.
K8027   From 6 OTU.
01/08/40 To 27 MU.
06/05/41 To 52 MU.
30/05/41 At 103 MU in the Medditerranean.
To 1565 (Met) Flight.
28/07/43 Swung on landing and tipped up at Benina.  

1565 (Met) Flight
Formed 1 February 1943 at Nicosia, Cyprus, by re-designating a detachment of 1413 (Met) Flight.
Disbanded 30 April 1946.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7914   26/02/43 From 1413 (Met) Flight. 25/03/43 Engine cut after take-off; crash-landed 2m S of Beirut. 01/05/43 SOC.
K7932   From 1413 (Met) Flight.
08/08/43 To 135 MU.
01/09/43 To 1565 (Met) Flight).
  No further trace.
K7988   26/02/43 From 1413 (Met) Flight.   31/06/44 SOC.

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






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