Gloster Gladiator in Station Flights service

Station Flights

Aden Station Flight, Khormaksar
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N2280   From 94 Sq.   18/04/41 To 3 SAAF Sq.
N2286   From 94 Sq.   18/04/41 To 3 SAAF Sq.
N2287   From 94 Sq.   18/04/41 To 3 SAAF Sq.
N5833   From ‘K’ Flight.   To Meteorological Flight, Khartoum.
N5910       To 112 Sq.
N5911     Believed sunk in transit to Suez Canal Zone in August 1940. 08/03/41 SOC.
N5913       To 112 Sq.
N5916     Also served in 80 Sq. To 112 Sq.
N5917   From ‘K’ Flight.   To 112 Sq.
N5918   From 112 Sq. 29/06/40 Ground-looped on landing and undercarriage collapsed at Fayid. Not repaired and SOC.  

Andover Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7980   From Ouston Station Flight.
29/04/41 To Marshalls.
08/06/41 To 6 MU.
20/05/42 Andover Station Flight.
  05/07/42 To 8 MU.
30/09/42 To 2 AACU.
N5702   From Shetland Fighter Flight.   To 1562 (Met) Flight.

Christchurch Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K8049   From 247 Sq.
20/02/41 To 6 MU.
15/03/41 To Marshalls.
07/05/41 To 6 MU.
20/08/41 To Christchurch Station Flight.
  By 31/12/41 passed to Telecommunications Flying Unit.

Gosport Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6149   From 607 Sq.
03/05/40 To 1 Repair and Servicing Unit.
09/05/40 To 8 MU.
30/05/40 To 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.
K7898   From 607 Sq.
03/05/40 To 1 RSU.
09/05/40 To 9 MU.
19/06/40 To Gosport Station Flight.
  04/05/41 To 6 MU.
16/10/41 To Telecommunications Flying Unit
K7965   From 607 Sq.
02/05/40 To 1 RSU.
11/05/40 To 24 MU.
10/06/40 To Gosport Station Flight.
  07/08/40 To 24 MU.
25/02/41 To Odiham.
27/06/41 To the Middle East.
To WDCF.
K7982   From 607 Sq.
02/05/40 To 1 RSU.
07/05/40 To 8 MU.
12/06/40 To 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.
K7983   From 607 Sq.
02/05/40 To 1 RSU.
07/05/40 To 8 MU.
17/06/40 To Gosport Station Flight.
  13/08/40 To 8 OTU.
K7988   From 607 Sq.
05/05/40 To 6 MU.
25/05/40 To To Gosport Station Flight.
  26/06/40 To 5 MU.
24/02/41 To 52 MU.
10/03/41 To the Middle East and Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K7989   From 607 Sq.
05/05/40 To 6 MU.
25/05/40 To To Gosport Station Flight.
  07/06/40 To 5 MU.
20/02/41 To 52 MU.
10/03/41 To the Middle East and Royal Hellenic Air Force.
K7995   From 607 Sq.
05/05/40 To 6 MU.
25/05/40 To To Gosport Station Flight.
  12/06/40 To 8 MU.
07/05/41 To 52 MU.
30/05/41 To the Middle East.
To CF Heliopolis.
09/10/42 Wing fractured in flight.
01/12/43 SOC.
K7999   From 607 Sq.
03/05/40 To 1 RSU.
11/05/40 To 24 MU.
28/05/40 To 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.

Harwell Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5625   From 263 Sq.   To AFDU.

Norholt Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7908   21/06/37 From 80 Sq.   02/07/37 Returned to 80 Sq.
K7918   14/03/40 From 141 Sq.   25/10/42 To Marshalls.
27/01/43 To 8 MU.
18/05/43 To 1402 (Met) Flight.
K8012   05/10/37 From 80 Sq. 25/11/39 -16:10 Cloud reconnaissance. Wings broke off after entering a spin over Hadley Common, Middlesex, causing it to crash near Barnet. The pilot is buried at Northwood, 5 miles NW of Northolt. Ice was considered to have been a factor leading to loss of control and the accident; P/O Bryan Graham KIFA. Court of Inquiry records aircraft as seen at about 1000 feet, engine back-firing and smoke coming from tail, then disappearing into cloud, climbing slightly, when two loud bangs were heard and it reappeared descending steeply streaming black smoke. Several objects fell from it as it spiralled down to the ground. The wings were found several hundred yards away from the fuselage. The Court considered that ice formation may have been a contributing cause. 07/12/39 SOC.
N5902   From 25 Sq.   To 1402 (Met) Flight.

Ouston Station Flight
Received a Gladiator in 04/41.
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K6132   19/04/41 From 603 Sq.   Passed to 13 Gp CF
25/01/42 Marshalls.
15/05/42 27 MU.
22/07/42 8 MU.
17/06/43 RAE.
23/07/44 8 MU.
26/04/46 SOC.
K7980   19/04/41 From Usworth Station Flight.   29/04/41 To Marshalls.
08/06/41 To 6 MU.
20/05/42 To Andover Station Flight.
K8026   19/04/41 From 13 Group Communication Flight.   24/07/41 To Marshalls.
24/08/41 To 27 MU.
07/09/41 To 13 Group Communication Flight.

Ternhill Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7927   29/09/42 From 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.   16/11/42 To 8 MU.
23/05/43 To 1402 (Met) Flight.

Turnhouse Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7898   From Telecommunications Flying Unit.
20/01/42 To Marshalls.
30/04/42 To 27 MU.
16/05/42 To Turnhouse Station Flight.
  09/04/43 To 8 MU.
24/11/43 To 61 OTU.
K7936   17/04/40 From 141 Sq.   05/05/40 To 603 Sq.
L8029       26/06/46 SOC.
N5894       To 263 Sq.

Usworth Station Flight
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
K7980   From 607 Sq.
30/11/39 at Usworth Station Flight.
  19/04/41 To Ouston Station Flight.
K7992   From 607 Sq.
30/11/39 at Usworth Station Flight.
  04/12/39 To 1755M.
07/06/40 SOC.
K8020   From 607 Sq.
30/11/39 at Usworth Station Flight.
  11/04/40 To 263 Sq.
K8027   From 607 Sq.
30/11/39 at Usworth Station Flight.
  12/04/40 To 263 Sq.

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






Last modified 11 November 2010