Gloster Gladiator in other miscellaneous units’ service

Other miscellaneous units using Gladiators

Aeroplane And Armament Experimental Establishment (AAEE)
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K5200   From 1 Sq. 21/05/35 To Gloster.
27/06/35 To AAEE.
17/07/35 To Gloster for fitment of Mercury IX.
04/10/35 To AAEE. Aircraft collapsed on landing at arrival at Martlesham Heath.
05/10/35 To Gloster.
24/02/36 To AAEE.
20/04/36 To Gloster.
04/08/36 To AAEE.
08/08/36 To Gloster.
19/08/36 To AAEE.
09/11/36 To Gloster.
20/11/36 To AAEE.
06/01/37 To RAE.
K6129   From 800 Sq.
17/11/38 To Gloster.
24/01/39 To AAEE.
Used for gunnery trials. 02/06/40 To 8 MU.
16/07/41 To 2645M at 560 Sq. ATC.
K7919   30/06/37 Allotted to DTD at Gloster.
11/11/37 To AAEE.
Used for armament trials.
18/12/37 To RAE for B/F panel trials.
18/01/38 To AAEE.
14/03/38 To Gloster for TI of mods.
10/10/39 To 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.
K8039   From 800 Sq.
25/11/38 To Gloster (fit new propeller).
02/01/39 To AAEE.
Used for comparative TO trials. 20/01/39 To Gloster.
29/04/40 6 MU.
To Admiralty.
To 759 Sq.
K8042   11/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
31/01/39 To 5 MU.
01/06/41 To Glosters.
29/08/41 To AAEE.
  22/09/41 To Glosters.
20/04/42 To 27 MU.
27/05/42 To 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.
K8049   27/10/37 Allotted to Gloster to fit 3-blade propeller.
24/11/37 To AAEE.
15/01/38 Used for propeller trials at Kenley. 22/02/38 To Gloster.
15/06/38 To RAE for spinning and de-icing trials.
09/10/39 To Gloster.
17/06/40 To 6 MU.
15/08/40 To 247 Sq.

2 AACU
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K5200   From Telecommunications Flying Unit.
27/02/42 To 6 MU.
06/04/42 TO 2 AACU.
  12/11/42 SOC (473 hours).
K6149   From Gosport Station Flight.
05/04/41 To 8 MU.
22/08/41 To 3 Satellite Landing Ground.
11/09/41 To 8 MU.
28/03/42 To 2 AACU.
  15/02/43 To 1622 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
K7894   From 152 Sq.
28/11/39 To 5 MU.
28/01/42 To 2 AACU.
28/01/42 To ‘D’ Flight.
06/06/42 Swung on Landing, Detling.
ROS.
09/11/42 To ‘B’ Flight.
15/02/43 To 1624 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
K7920   From 152 Sq.
24/11/39 To 5 MU.
28/07/41 To 27 MU.
09/10/41 To 2 AACU.
17/03/42 Engine cut; overturned landing in soft field, Hayling Island. 23/03/42 SOC (186.15 hrs).
K7929   From 152 Sq.
30/11/39 To 5 MU.
24/06/40 To 30 MU.
19/09/40 To 27 MU.
11/10/41 To 2 AACU Elmdon.
23/12/42 To 2 AACU at Gosport. 03/04/43 To Marshalls.
No further trace.
K7935   From 152 Sq.
25/11/39 To 5 MU.
28/07/41 To 27 MU.
01/11/41 To 2 AACU.
24/01/42 Collided with Portsmouth balloon barrage and crashed, Gosport; acting CO S/L Walter Stafford Bowyer (RAF no. 39607) killed. 28/01/42 SOC.
K7972   From 152 Sq.
16/12/39 To 5 MU.
10/05/41 To 27 MU.
19/03/42 To 2 AACU.
19/03/42 To ‘D’ Flight.
03/07/42 Swung on landing and wing hit ground, Detling.
ROS.
29/07/42 To ‘A’ Flight.
06/09/42 To ‘D’ Flight.
10/06/43 To Marshalls for modification to Metrological duties.
17/11/43 To 8 MU.
12/12/43 To 521 Sq.
K7980   From Andover Station Flight.
05/07/42 To 8 MU.
30/09/42 To 2 AACU.
  03/04/43 SOC.
K7985   From 263 Sq.
30/10/39 To 5 MU.
16/09/41 To 27 MU.
17/02/42 To 2 AACU.
28/07/42 Collided with L8030 over Isle of Wight and crashed during dive-bombing co-operation with RM; pilot KIFA. 04/08/42 SOC (296.40 hrs).
K8004   From 263 Sq.
04/11/39 To 276 MU.
15/11/39 To 24 MU.
28/03/42 To 2 AACU.
20/04/42 Hit balloon cable, Plymouth. Landed safely. 08/03/43 To Marshalls.
11/06/43 8 MU.
To 61 OTU.
K8015   From 6 OTU.
01/08/40 To 27 MU.
11/10/41 To 2 AACU.
Training Ferry Pilots Pool.
11/10/41 Engine cut and overturned in forced landing 1m NNE of Bewdley, Worcs.
19/10/41 To Marshals.
05/11/41 SOC.
K8026   From 13 Group Communication Flight.
21/11/41 To 27 MU.
03/08/42 To 2 AACU.
06/01/43 Hit obstruction on approach in bad visibility and crash-landed at Roborough. 16/01/43 SOC.
K8041   11/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
02/02/39 To 5 MU.
17/07/41 To 27 MU.
09/10/41 To 2 AACU.
22/09/42 Taxied into gun pit at Gosport.
ROS.
14/12/42 Hit seagulls in dive at Eastney, Portsmouth.
ROS.
11/01/43 Engine cut and overturned in forced landing at Gosport.
17/01/43 To Marshalls.
01/05/44 To 8 OTU.
K8043   11/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
31/03/39 To 5 MU.
17/07/41 To 27 MU.
20/03/42 To 2 AACU.
  08/03/43 To Marshalls.
27/05/43 To 8 MU.
01/06/43 To 1401 (Met) Flight.
K8044   From 263 Sq.
30/10/39 To 5 MU.
17/07/41 To 27 MU.
13/10/41 To 2 AACU.
  To 1622 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
K8045   11/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
06/02/39 To 5 MU.
17/07/41 To 27 MU.
20/03/42 To 2 AACU.
20/03/42 To ‘C’ Flight. 03/04/42 To Marshalls.
09/08/42 To 8 MU.
To 1622 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
K8052   From 6 OTU.
01/08/40 To 27 MU.
15/10/40 To 2 AACU.
  05/07/42 To Admiralty.
L8030     28/07/42 Collided with K7985 over Isle of Wight.  
L8031       To 1624 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
L8032       To 1624 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
N2308 JQ-M From 247 Sq.   03/04/43 SOC.
N2312   From 615 Sq.   03/04/43 SOC.
N5575   From 247 Sq.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.
N5645   From 152 Sq. 09/09/42 Engine cut and it overturned during the forced landing at Hayling Islands, Hants. Destroyed beyond repair.  

26 AACU
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8033   Royal Hellenic Air Force
05/41 Returned to RAF.
19/06/41 To 107 MU.
To 26 AACU.
18/02/42 Swung on landing and landing gear collapsed at El Firdan.
ADCU.
26/10/42 Swung on landing and tipped up at El Firdan.
ROS.
09/11/42 Engine cut, swung in forced landing and wing hit ground at Fayid.
ROS.
17/12/42 Crashed on landing at El Firdan.
01/12/43 SOC.

1622 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight
Formed 14 February 1943 at Gosport by re-designating ‘A’ Flight of 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit.
Disbanded 1 December 1943 at Gosport and merged with 1631 (Target Towing) Flight to become 667 Squadron.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6149   15/02/43 From 2 AACU.   13/05/43 to 8 MU.
23/10/43 To 61 OTU.
K8044   From 2 AACU.   21/05/43 To Marshalls.
30/08/43 To 8 MU.
21/10/43 To 61 OTU.
K8045   From 2 AACU.
03/04/42 To Marshalls.
09/08/42 To 8 MU.
To 1622 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight.
  21/05/43 To Marshalls.
10/09/43 To 8 MU.
08/11/43 To 61 OTU.

1624 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight
Formed 14 February 1943 at Roborough by re-designating ‘D’ Flight of 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit.
Disbanded 1 December 1943 at Detling to become 567 Squadron.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7894   15/02/43 From 2 AACU.   13/05/43 To 8 MU.
26/04/46 SOC.
L8031   From 2 AACU. 18/05/43 Hit post on landing at Detling and destroyed beyond repair.  
L8032   From 2 AACU.   To 61 OTU.

Air Fighting Development Unit (AFDU)
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8040   From Telecommunications Flying Unit.
28/02/42 To Marshalls.
14/04/42 To AFDU.
  14/01/43To 8 MU.
26/04/46 SOC.
N5625   From Harwell Station Flight.   To 1560 (Met) Flight.

CFS
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7898   From 61 OTU.
11/02/44 To Marshalls.
05/02/45 To 8 MU.
27/04/45 To CFS.
  27/08/45 To 8 MU.
29/11/45 To Staverton.
NFT.
K7908   10/05/37 From 80 Sq.   04/06/37 Returned to 80 Sq.

Empire Central Flying School (ECFS)
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8044   From 61 OTU.
11/02/44 To Marshalls.
04/04/44 To 8 MU.
27/09/44 To 10 MU.
To ECFS.
31/01/45 Stalled in circuit in bad weather and hit ground, Hullavington.  
K7908   10/05/37 From 80 Sq.   04/06/37 Returned to 80 Sq.

Communication Flight, Air Headquarters Western Desert (WDCF)
Formed on 9 October 1941 at Ma’aten Bagush, by redesignating 204 Group Communication Flight.
Disbanded on 27 April 1942 at Ma’aten Bagush, to become the Communication Unit, Western Desert.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7965   From Gosport Station Flight.
07/08/40 To 24 MU.
25/02/41 To Odiham.
27/06/41 To the Middle East.
To WDCF.
21/02/42 Engine cut; overshot forced landing and undercarriage collapsed at RAOC Camp, Dapa. 30/03/42 SOC.
K8020   From 80 Sq. 04/02/42 Landed in cross-wind and tipped up at Maaten Bagush. 04/42 At 3 RAAF Sq.

Air Headquarters Middle East Communication Flight (MECF)
Formed by February 1942 in Egypt.
Disbanded after having existed until at least August 1942.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7982   From Gosport Station Flight.
07/08/40 To 24 MU.
03/05/41 To 52 MU.
29/05/41 To the Middle East.
16/09/41 To 107 MU.
To MECF.
   

1 School of Army Co-operation (SAC)
Redesignated 1 School of Army Co-operatin from 20 December 1939.
Disbanded 20 September 1941 at Old Sarum, the Training Squadron becoming 41 OTU.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5636   From 263 Sq.   To 41 OTU.

2 Group Target Towing Flight (Gp TTF)
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5717   From 18 Sq.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.

3 Bombing and Gunnery School
Formed 1 December 1939 at Aldergrove by re-designating 3 Air Observers School.
Disbanded 11 July 1940 at Aldergrove.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5592       To Air Ministry Meteorological Flight, Aldergrove.

5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit
Formed 1 April 1942 at Ternhill by re-designating 5 Service Flying Training School.
Disbanded 21 June 1945 at Ternhill.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7927   From 152 Sq.
06/12/39 To 5 MU.
27/05/40 To 30 MU.
28/11/40 To 24 MU.
13/04/42 27 MU.
26/05/42 To 24 MU.
27/05/42 To 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.
04/09/42 Hit starter trolley while taxiing, Manby.
ROS.
19/09/42 Returned to 5 PAFU.
29/09/42 To Ternhill Station Flight.
K8042   From AAEE.
22/09/41 To Glosters.
20/04/42 To 27 MU.
27/05/42 To 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.
  15/11/42 To 8 MU.
27/10/43 To 61 OTU.
K8046   12/10/37 Delivered to 1 ASU.
02/02/39 To 5 MU.
18/07/41 To 27 MU.
26/05/42 To 24 MU.
27/05/42 To 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.
  07/07/42 To 10 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit.

6 Armament Training Station
Formed 1 April 1938 at Woodsford (later Warmwell) by re-designating 6 Armament Training Camp.
Disbanded 2 September 1939 at Warmwell and merged with 2 Air Observers School to become 10 Air Observers School.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7987   /38 Received as wreck from 56 Sq. ROS. 10/11/38 To 54 Sq.

10 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit
Formed 1 May 1942 at Dumfries by re-designating 10 Air Observers School.
Disbanded 11 June 1945 at Dumfries to become 10 Air Navigation School.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8046   07/07/42 From 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.   27/10/43 To 61 OTU.
K8049   21/06/42 From 29 Group Communication Flight.   29/07/43 To Marshalls.
23/08/43 SOC.

12 Group Pool
Formed 15 September 1939 at Aston Down.
Disbanded 6 March 1940 at Aston Down to become 5 OTU.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7943   From 65 Sq.
06/04/39 To 8 MU.
31/10/39 To 20 MU.
11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K7944   From 65 Sq.
25/04/39 To 8 MU.
20/10/39 To 20 MU.
11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K7945   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
30/10/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K7950   From 65 Sq.
06/04/39 To 8 MU.
19/11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
19/11/39 Engine caught fire after take-off, stalled on approach and dived into the ground at Little Rissington; Sgt. Kenneth Joseph Linton (RAF no. 740020) KIFA. 17/01/40 SOC.
K7951   From 65 Sq.
21/04/39 To 8 MU.
30/10/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K7970   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
06/11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K7984   From 615 Sq.
30/11/39 At HQP Kenley.
12/01/40 To 12 Group Pool.
07/03/40 Overshot landing and hit fence at Aston Down. 14/03/40 To Marshalls.
18/07/40 5 MU.
10/02/41 52 MU.
14/03/41 To Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K8001   From 65 Sq.
06/04/39 To 8 MU.
31/10/39 To 24 MU.
11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU
K8015   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
19/11/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  04/03/40 To 5 OTU
K8016   From 65 Sq.
31/03/39 To 8 MU.
29/10/39 To 12 Group Pool.
15/01/40 Hit pile of stones on take-off and lost wheel. Tipped up on landing, Aston Down. 15/01/40 To Marshalls.
13/11/40 24 MU.
03/05/41 12 MU.
17/05/41 To the Mediterranean.
01/03/44 To Royal Egyptian Air Force.
K8052   From 3 FTS.
21/10/38 To 1 ASU.
31/01/39 To 5 MU.
22/10/39 To 12 Group Pool.
  06/03/40 To 5 OTU

13 Group Communication Flight
Formed 1 August 1939 at Woolsington.
Disbanded 20 May 1946 at Dalcross.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8026   From 615 Sq.
05/05/40 To 6 MU.
30/07/40 To 13 Group Communication Flight.
19/04/41 To Ouston Station Flight.
24/07/41 To Marshalls.
24/08/41 To 27 MU.
07/09/41 Returned to 13 Group Communication Flight.
24/09/41 Overshoot landing in bad visibility and hit trees at Woolsington.
ROS.
21/11/41 To 27 MU.
03/08/42 To 2 AACU.

29 Group Communication Flight
Formed 7 July 1942 at Dumfries.
Disbanded 14 July 1945 at Dumfries.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8049   From TFU.
30/03/42 To 5 MU.
01/04/42 To 6 MU.
20/06/42 To 29 Group Communication Flight.
  21/06/42 To 10 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit.

Telecommunications Flying Unit (TFU)
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K5200   27/10/41 From 24 Sq.   27/02/42 To 6 MU.
06/04/42 To 2 AACU.
K7898   From Gosport Station Flight.
04/05/41 To 6 MU.
16/10/41 To TFU.
  20/01/42 To Marshalls.
30/04/42 To 27 MU.
16/05/42 To Turnhouse Station Flight.
K8040   From 72 Sq.
18/12/39 To Rotols.
26/09/41 To Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment.
12/10/41 To TFU.
  28/02/42 To Marshalls.
14/04/42 To AFDU.
K8049   From Christchurch Station Flight. By 31/12/41 passed to TFU. 30/03/42 To 5 MU.
01/04/42 To 6 MU.
20/06/42 To 29 Group Communication Flight.

Royal Navy Air Station, Donibristle
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N2266   From Royal Navy Air Station, Worthy Down.   To Shetland Fighter Flight.
N2296     24/05/39 To Admiralty.  
N2297     24/05/39 To Admiralty.  
N2299   Delivered to 5 MU.
24/05/39 To Admiralty.
02/07/40 To Donibristle.
12/39 – 13/01/41 At Donibristle SS. 03/41 To 880 Sq.
N2300   30/01/39 Delivered to 6 MU.
12/39 To Admiralty and Donibristle SS.
  15/06/40 Loaned to 18 Sq.

Royal Navy Air Station, Worthy Down
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N2265     24/05/39 To Admiralty.  
N2266     24/05/39 To Admiralty. To Royal Navy Air Station, Donibristle.
N2267        
N2268        
N2269        
N2270        
N2271        
N2272     24/05/39 To Admiralty. To 804 Sq.
N2273        
N2274     24/05/39 To Admiralty. To 804 Sq.
N2275     24/05/39 To Admiralty. To 804 Sq.
N2276     24/05/39 To Admiralty. To 804 Sq.
N2277        
N2281     24/05/39 To Admiralty.  
N2301   30/01/39 Delivered to 5 MU.
09/04/40 To Admiralty and Worthy Down SS.
  12/04/40 To 759 Sq.

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






Last modified 05 February 2009