Gloster Gladiator in 1 SAAF Squadron service

1 SAAF Squadron
Serials Code Arrival Note Departure
N5788   From 80 Sq. 06/12/41 Probably lost.  
N5789     27/12/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Lt. Condon. To 237 Sq.
N5813       To 2 SAAF Sq.
N5815     29/06/40 07:10-07:30 First solo in Gladiator; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
To 2 SAAF Sq. and returned to 1 SAAF Sq. on 09/11/40.
27/01/41 a.m. Ground-strafing of Gura airfield; Capt. Boyle.
To ‘K’ Flight.
N5818   06/40   06/41 To RAF.
N5820   From 6 Sq. 01/10/40 08:20-08:50 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
02/10/40 08:20-08:50 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
06/10/40 15:00-15:30 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
23/02/41 12:30-13:45 Khartoum-Azaza; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
23/02/41 15:00-16:30 Azaza-Khartoum; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
To 237 Sq.
N5821     15/12/40 11:00-11:40 A/c test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
To 112 Sq.
N5822   From 6 Sq. 12/01/41 Shot down by CR.42 near Aroma; Lt. J. S. R. Warren KIA.  
N5824     01/08/40 09:00-09:30 Front gunning (400 rounds); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
05/08/40 16:15-18:15 Landing at Ismailia; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
07/08/40 07:15-09:00 Abu Sueir - Assuit; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
07/08/40 10:35-11:30 Assuit – Aswan (Egypt); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
07/08/40 14:00-15:15 Aswan – Wadi Halfa (Sudan); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
08/08/40 06:00-07:15 Wadi Halfa – Station 10; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
08/08/40 08:45-09:50 Station 10 - Atbara; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
08/08/40 14:40-05:50 Atbara - Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
20/08/40 08:35-10:15 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
23/08/40 14:30-15:55 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
24/08/40 09:50-10:45 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
28/08/40 09:00-10:35 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
29/08/40 07:25-09:00 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
03/09/40 08:30-08:50 Front gunning 400rnds; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
04/09/40 07:00-07:55 Khartoum – Atbara. Ferry a/c; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
12/10/40 14:05-14:35 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
16/10/40 16:50-17:00 A.C. Test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
21/10/40 11:30-12:05 B.U.A.P. & practicing frontal attack; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
22/10/40 10:25-11:05 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
25/10/40 07:15-07:35 Grd. strfg exercise - Atbara; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
28/10/40 11:15-12:15 X-country – Atbara – Khartoum; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
22/11/40 07:40-09:05 X-country – Khartoum – Azaza; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
24/11/40 13:30-14:15 Patrol Gedaref – N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
26/11/40 13:55-15:35 Patrol Gedaref to Doka + back N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
27/11/40 08:10-08:30 Blackdown and back; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
28/11/40 11:00-11:20 Patrol Vorth to Gedaref; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
29/11/40 10:30-11:30 Patrol Gedaref-Stowak (?). N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
30/11/40 05:15-05:45 Azaza to Heston; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
30/11/40 07:00-08:50 Heston to (unreadable); 1/Lt. Hewitson.
30/11/40 13:30-14:00 Azaza to Heston; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
30/11/40 15:30-14:55 Heston to (unreadable); 1/Lt. Hewitson.
02/12/40 06:00-07:20 X country – Azaza – Khartoum; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
03/02/41 1 CR.42 claimed by Capt. Boyle.
To 237 Sq.
N5826       To 2 SAAF Sq.
N5828   From 6 Sq. 27/08/40 13:35-15:10 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
To ‘K’ Flight.
N5830   From 6 Sq. 26/08/40 07:35-09:15 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/10/40 3 CR.32s, 1 S.79 and 5 Ca.133s claimed shared destroyed on the ground by Cap. Boyle.
03/12/40 06:30-07:45 X country – Khartoum – Azaza; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
05/12/40 09:40-11:40 Patrol East of Martemma – escorting Hardeis; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
08/12/40 10:50-12:20 Azaza to Heston; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
08/12/40 13:30-15:05 Escort 2 Wells E. of Metema; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
09/12/40 09:30-12:10 Escort 3 Hardeis E. of Metema Bombing; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
10/12/40 09:10-11:10 Escort 2 Hardeis E. of Metema Recco; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
11/12/40 16:30-17:10 a/c test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
12/12/40 12:30-13:50 Patrol Gedaref; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
13/12/40 06:30-06:55 Patrol Gedaref – Doka Rd.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
13/12/40 08:10-09:00 Patrol Gedaref – Doka Rd.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
30/01/41 Damaged in forced landing at Sabderat; J. B. White safe.
To 237 Sq.
N5831     01/09/40 09:20-09:40 Patrol over Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/12/40 15:30-16:30 Khartoum to Atbara; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
19/12/40 15:40-15:50 Patrol Atbara; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
23/12/40 08:00-08:30 Patrol Atbara; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
27/12/40 10:15-10:45 A/c test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
29/12/40 12:15-13:15 Atbara – Khartoum; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
29/01/41 14:00- Patrol; Damaged by single bullet in combat with CR.42s from 412a Sq.
To 2 SAAF Sq.
N5850   From 2 SAAF Sq. 25/08/40 11:05-11:35 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
25/08/40 13:35-15:05 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
30/10/40 10:30-11:40 X-country – Khartoum – Atbara; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
24/11/40 Destroyed at Gedaref in crash during practice attack on 237 Sq. Hardy at 16:20; Lt. W. H. Morris KIFA.
 
N5851     20/09/40 Lightly damaged in combat with S.79; Lt. A. M. Colenbrander safe.
To 2 SAAF Sq and returned to 1 SAAF Sq. on 09/11/40.
14/12/40 Crashed on landing at Heston on; Lt. E. A. Jarvis safe.
To 6 Sq.
N5852     04/09/40 12:00-13:00 Atbara – Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
06/09/40 07:55-08:15 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
10/09/40 10:30-11:20 R.T. test; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/09/40 05:10-07:05 Khartoum – Azaza Lndg. Gnd. (Gedaref); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/09/40 08:30-09:20 Azaza – Khashm El Girba; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/09/40 11:50-13:25 Khashm El Girba – Kassala – Khashm El Girba (Offensive patrol over Kassala); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
18/09/40 14:50-17:15 Khashm El Girba – Kassala – Azaza (Dogfight with 2 CR.42s over Kassala. One retired, other apparently out of control. Fired 1000 rnds); 1 sh. CR.42 claimed by 2/Lt. Hewitson.
19/09/40 09:05-10:15 Azaza – Khartoum via Wad Medani; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
28/09/40 11:40-12:40 Khartoum-Atbara; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
04/10/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Capt. Boyle.
04/11/40 1 CR.42 claimed by Capt. Boyle.
06/11/40 Shot down by CR.42s in the Gallabat area; Capt. Boyle crash-landed wounded.
 
N5853     25/08/40 09:55-10:20 Front gunning (200 rounds); 2/Lt. Hewitson.
05/10/40 06:50-07:10 A. C. Test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
05/10/40 09:10-10:00 Patrol Atbara N. E. S.; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
18/10/40 07:30-07:50 A.C. Test; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
01/12/40 10:30-12:55 Escort to Wellesley (unreadable); 1/Lt. Hewitson.
20/02/41 15:00-16:15 Khartoum-Azaza; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
21/02/41 12:30-13:30 Azaza-Wadi Medeni; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
21/02/41 14:00-14:30 Wadi Medeni-Khartoum; 1/Lt. Hewitson.
To 237 Sq.
N5855     17/09/40 11:45-12:30 Patrol Khartoum; 2/Lt. Hewitson.
06/11/40 Shot down by CR.42s in the Gallabat area; Maj. van Schalkwyk KIA.
 
N5856 “Lulu Belle”   Later to 2 SAAF Sq. Returned to 1 SAAF Sq. in 12/40. To 237 Sq.

Gloster Gladiator in Commonwealth squadron service






Last modified 16 February 2015