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No.65 Sqn RAF - Squadron Details - Aviation Directory

No.65 Sqn RAF


Name : No.65 Sqn RAF
Founded : 1st August 1916
Disbanded : 30th June 1992
Country : UK
Fate : Disbanded 30th June 1992
More Details : East India

Vi e tarmis - By force of arms
Known Code Letters : , FZ, YT,

Flew Mustangs from December 1943.

Known Service Details :

Pilot or Aircrew

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

B. H. Drobinski

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

Spitfire

Paddy Finucane

July 1940

unknown

Spitfire

William Franklin

Flight Sergeant

unknown

12th December 1940

Spitfire

R6978

Killed in Action

Felix Stafford Gregory

Pilot Officer

unknown

13th August 1940

Spitfire

R6766

Killed in Action

A. L. Holland

Squadron Leader

unknown

unknown

18th August 1940

M. Keymer

Sergeant

unknown

18th August 1940

Spitfire

K9909

Killed in Action

J. R. Kilner

unknown

unknown

Brian Fabris Kingcome

unknown

unknown

L. L. Pyman

Pilot Officer

unknown

16th August 1940

14th August 1940

Spitfire

K9915

Killed in Action

Jeffrey Quill

5th August 1940

24th August 1940

Spitfire

G. A. W. Saunders

Flight Lieutenant

unknown

unknown

02nd August 1940

Spitfire

Henry C. Sawyer

Squadron Leader

unknown

2nd August 1940

Spitfire

R6799

Killed in Action

Robert Stanford-Tuck

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

17th January 1938

On 17th January 1938 Tuck was involved in a Mid air collision flying Gladiator I K7940 he had to bail out of the aircraft over Ridgewood, near Uckfield, Sussex . The other Pilot was not so lucky, also of 65 Squadron in Gladiator K8014, Sgt Geoffrey Edwin Gaskell (24) was killed

W. Szulkowski

unknown

unknown

John Villa

Squadron Leader

unknown

unknown

P F Waterman

Pilot Officer

unknown

2nd January 1944

Spitfire

MA847

W T Whitmore

Flight Sergeant

unknown

3rd January 1944

Spitfire

MA835

Killed in Action

Pilots and Aircrew for : No.65 Sqn RAF
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Anderson, Murray
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Anderson, Murray

Commissioned in the Royal Tank Regiment from RMA Woolwich in 1939, Murray Anderson was seconded to the Royal Air Force in 1940. He flew Spitfires with No.1 Photo Reconnaissance Unit at RAF Benson until 1943. He then joined 161 (Special Duties) Squadron flying Lysanders, and was the most successful pick up pilot for the whole of that year even though in May 1944 he was posted to 65 Squadron 2nd Tactical Air Force, flying Mustangs. After a rest period he was posted to 52 Sqn at Dum Dum in May 1945.
Chappell, C. G.
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Chappell, C. G.


Cooper, R.N.
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   Died : 28 / 10 / 1945
Cooper, R.N.

Killed October 28th 1945
Cussons, Arnold
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Cussons, Arnold

Flt. Lt. Arnold Cussons joined the RAF in July 1940, but pilot training did not start until early 1941. After EFTS (DH82) and SFTS (Oxford) he was told he must be an Instructor. FIS at Cranwell, instructing at 14 SFTS Lyneham (then grass field!) then secondment to RNZAF at Christchurch until got back to UK September 1943. 8OTU (Dyce) then 540 Sqn, A flight, January 1944. Flew 62 operational flights including Damage Assessment of the Tirpitz just 3 hours after it was sunk by Lancaster’s. He returned to instructing in July 1945, first as Flt Cdr Mosquitoes at PRU's 8OTU then as CFI when Frank Dodd left. Arnold then went to the Empire Central Flying School as a Tutor. He left the RAF at end of 1949 after a time flying Hornets with 65 Sqn., Linton-on-Ouse near York.
Daines, Roy
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Daines, Roy

Roy Daines joined the RAF as soon as he was able, and after completing his hurried training as a pilot, was posted to join 247 Squadron in the autumn of 1940. Here he flew Gladiators and Hurricanes on coastal patrols, 247 being the only squadron to fly Gladiators during the Battle of Britain, before converting to nightfighting Hurricanes. Later, in 1943, he flew Typhoons with 247 before being posted to join 65 Squadron flying Spitfires and Mustangs.

Roy Daines signing the print Victory Above Dover

Roy Daines signing the original pencil drawing A Dunkirk Encounter


Drobinski, B. H.
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Drobinski, B. H.

Pilot Officer Boleslaw H.Drobinski from Poland served with No 65 Squadron flying Spitfire I's during the Battle of Britain. He later became a Squadron Leader.
Finucane, B. E.
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   Died : 15 / 7 / 1942
Finucane, B. E.

Missing July 15th 1942
Finucane, Paddy
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   Died : 15 / 7 / 1942
Finucane, Paddy

Wing Commander Brendan (Paddy) Finucane, DSO, DFC and bar was born in Dublin, Ireland. Finucane joined the RAF in May 1938 and, aged 19, became operational with No 65 Spitfire Squadron in July 1940. On the 15th of July 1942 he was killed when hit by anti-aircraft fire on a sweep over the French Coasts and went down into the sea. His score then stood at 32 kills.
Franklin, William
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   Died : 12 / 12 / 1940
Franklin, William

Sergeant William Henry Franklin flew with No 65 Squadron in Spitfire I's before and during the Battle of Britain. On the 26th of June and was awarded the D.F.M. and promoted to Flight Sergeant. He was shot down and killed in combat won the 12th of December 1940 in his Spitfire (R6978).
Gilmour, John
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   Died : ?
Gilmour, John

John Inglis Gilmour was born in Helensburgh, Scotland on 28th June 1896. In his childhood he is known to have lived at 23 East Montrose St in the town. His military career began when he joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, an infantry regiment, before joining the Royal Flying Corps as a pilot in December 1915. He was assigned to 27 Squadron flying Martinsyde G100s. Primarily in operation as a bomber, Gilmour nonetheless managed to score three aerial victories in the aircraft in September 1916, claiming an Albatros D.I and a Fokker Eindekker, and another Eindekker out of control. In 1917, he was with No.65 Squadron, after having received the Military Cross on 26th May 1917. He scored a further two victories in a Sopwith Camel on 18th December 1917, and his tally of five victories made him an ace. He continued to rack up more victories, scoring five on a single day on 1st July 1918, earning him a D.S.O. He later transferred to No.28 Squadron in Italy, but added no further victories to his total of 39, including a balloon, and one captured aircraft, with four shared victories. In this time he also added two bars to his Military Cross. Little is known of his life after the war.

Citations :

Military Cross - 26th May 1917

2nd Lt John Gilmour, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and R.F.C. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying out long-distance bomb raids. On one occasion, although his engine began to fail, he continued to lead his formation, and succeeded in bringing back most valuable information.

Military Cross - 1st Bar

2nd Lt John Gilmour, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and RAF. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when engaging hostile aircraft. Within a week he crashed to the ground four enemy machines, and at all times, when on patrol, he never hesitated to attack any enemy in sight. His consistent dash and great fearlessness have been worthy of the highest praise. In all he has ten hostile machines to his credit.

Distinguished Service Order - 3rd August 1918

Lt John Gilmour M.C., formerly Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He is a most inspiriting patrol leader who has destroyed twenty-three enemy aircraft, and shot down eight others out of control. While leading an offensive patrol he shot down one enemy biplane in flames and drove down a second. A short time afterwards he, with four others, attacked about forty enemy scouts. He himself destroyed one in the air, drove another out of control and a third in flames, successfully accounting for five enemy machines in one day.

Military Cross - 2nd Bar

Lt John Gilmour, D.S.O., M.C., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and R.A.F. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in his leadership of offensive patrols. This officer has lately successfully engaged seven enemy machines, destroying five and shooting down two out of control. He has done splendid service.

Glaser, E D
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   Died : 11 / 2001
Glaser, E D

Ernest Derek Glaser, born 20th April 1921, was accepted for flight training in April 1939, following in his fathers footsteps, who had been a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during the first world war. He joined No.65 Squadron at Hornchurch on 15th July 1940 as the Battle of Britain got underway. He became No.2 to his boyhood hero Jeffrey Quill. He was mistakenly shot down by a Royal Navy destroyer over the English Channel near Plymouth. After the Battle of Britain, Glaser joined No.53 OTU before subsequently joining No.243 Squadron. By 1943, he had been posted to Darwin in Australia, commanding No.549 Squadron. then No.548 Squadron until the end of the war. E D Glaser died aged 80 in November 2001.
Grant, S. B.
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Grant, S. B.


Gregory, Felix Stafford
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   Died : 13 / 8 / 1940
Gregory, Felix Stafford

Killed August 13th 1940 aged 21 during night flying training when he baled out too low over Eastry. His memorial is at Enfield crematorium in Middlesex. Son of Richard Thomas Gregory and Kathleen Maude Gregory, of Potters Bar.
Gruszka, F.
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   Died : 18 / 8 / 1940
Gruszka, F.

Killed August 18th 1940
Hart, K. G.
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   Died : 28 / 12 / 1944
Hart, K. G.

Killed December 28th 1944
Hewlett, C. R.
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   Died : 12 / 12 / 1942
Hewlett, C. R.

Killed December 12th 1942
Hill, G.
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Hill, G.

Crashed February 4th 1941 and taken POW
Hine, M. H.
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   Died : 12 / 12 / 1940
Hine, M. H.

Missing December 12th 1940**
Holland, A. L.
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Holland, A. L.

Squadron Leader A.Laurie Holland lead No 65 Squadron from around the 18th of August 1940. He flew Spitfire's during the Battle of Britain.
Keymer, M.
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   Died : 22 / 8 / 1940
Keymer, M.

Sergeant M.Keymer of No 65 Squadron was shot down and killed in his Spitfire I (K9909) on August 22nd 1940 off Dover. M.Keymer is buried at Bazinghem, France. He was 24.
Kilner, J. R.
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Kilner, J. R.


Kingcome, Brian Fabris
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   Died : 0 / 0 / 1994
Kingcome, Brian Fabris

Brian Fabris Kingcome was born in Calcutta on May 31st 1917. Brian Kingcome was educated at Bedford and in 1936 entered the RAF College, Cranwell. Soon after he began his pilot course he was seriously injured in a car accident and was told by the RAF medical board that he would never fly again as he was expected to suffer permanent double vision. But after months in hospital and with Brians strength of character he proved the board wrong. In 1938 he was posted to No 65, a biplane Gladiator fighter squadron based at Hornchurch. Brian Kingcome took part in the Battles of France and Dunkirk but transferred to 92 Squadron as a flight commander and flying Spitfires in May 1940 scoring his first victories in June 1940. Brian Kingcome became acting commanding officer during the latter stages of the Battle of Britain. During this time he and his pilots achieved the highest success rate of any squadron in the entire Battle of Britain. After being shot down by Me109s and wounded, he returned to active operations. In February 1942 he was posted to command 72 Squadron, followed by promotion to Wing Leader at Kenley. In May 1943 he was posted to lead 244 Wing in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily. An Ace, Brian Kingcome flew Spitfires in combat continually until the end of 1944, his tally finishing at 8 and 3 shared destroyed, plus a score of probables and damaged. One of the prewar Cranwell elite, Brian Kingcome was to become one ofthe Second World Wars great fighter leaders, alongside such immortals as Douglas Bader, Bob Stanford Tuck and Johnnie Johnson. At the outbreak of war he was serving in 65 Squadron, but in May 1940 was posted to 92 Squadron as flight commander. On 25 May he shared a Do 17 and on 2 June destroyed two He l l Is and damaged a third. He shared a Ju 88 with two others on I0 July, and again on the 24th. On 9 September he probably destroyed a Bf 110 and two days later shot down a He 111. On the 14th he damaged another. He shot down a Bf 109 on the 23rd and next day probably destroyed another and damaged a Ju 88. Three days later he shared a Ju 88 again, damaged two others, probably destroyed a Do 17, and damaged one of these also. Around this time he was awarded a DFC for six victories, and on 11 October got a Bf 109 He claimed another next day, and also damaged one. In 1941 he became commanding officer, having frequently led the squadron. It will be noted that he claimed many probables and damaged during the Battle of Britain, and this was due to his view that it was more important to hit as many as possible than to try and confirm victories. On 16 June 1941 lie probably destroyed a Bf 109, and on 24 July shot one down. He was then rested until late in the year, when he was posted to command 72 Squadron, and in February 1942 gave escort cover to the Fleet Air Arm pilot Eugene Esmonde, who won the VC trying to attack German capital ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and and the cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ with Swordfish during the Channel Dash. In atrocious weather Kingcome caught a fleeting glimpse of tbe Scharnhorst - Oh what a beautiful battleboat! he exclaimed, just as a shell made a hole the size of a dustbin lid in his port wing. During 1941 he received a Bar to his DFC, having brought his score to 10. He was promoted to lead the Kenley wing, and on 15 April 1942 damaged a Fw 190. He probably destroyed a Bf 109 on 28 May, and during the year was awarded a DSO, having added another victory to his score. In 1943 he was posted to North Africa to lead 244 Wing, and lead this for 18 months, becoming a Gp. Capt. after the invasion of Italy. By the end of his stay with the wing he had brought his score to 18, and was then posted as SASO of a Liberator group, and flew an operation as a waist gunner over northern Yugoslavia after taking up this appointment. Sadly Group Captain Brian Kingcome passed away aged 76 in 1994.
Kirton, D. I.
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   Died : 8 / 8 / 1940
Kirton, D. I.

Killed August 8th 1940
Lyons, E. B.
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Lyons, E. B.


Macpherson, R. R.
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   Died : 13 / 10 / 1941
Macpherson, R. R.

Killed October 13th 1941**
Maitland-Walker, W. H.
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Maitland-Walker, W. H.


Mitchell, D. C.
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Mitchell, D. C.


Mitchell, P.
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   Died : 16 / 7 / 1942
Mitchell, P.

Killed July 16th 1942
Nicholas, J. B. H.
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Nicholas, J. B. H.


Norwood, R. K. C.
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Norwood, R. K. C.


Olive, C. G. C.
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Olive, C. G. C.


Orchard, H. C.
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   Died : 5 / 2 / 1941
Orchard, H. C.

Killed February 5th 1941
Phillips, N. T.
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   Died : 8 / 8 / 1940
Phillips, N. T.

Killed August 8th 1940
Pyman, L. L.
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   Died : 16 / 8 / 1940
Pyman, L. L.

Pilot Officer Lee L.Pyman of No 65 Squadron was forced to land his aircraft at Manston on August 14th 1940. He was shot down in his Spitfire I (K9915) over the Channel and killed on August 16th 1940. Pyman was buried at Calais Southern France.
Quill, Jeffrey
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   Died : 20 / 2 / 1996
Quill, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Quill was born at Littlehampton in Sussex in 1913, the youngest of five children. He was educated at Lancing College, overlooking Shoreham aerodrome (then a small grass field with old hangars and a wooden hut for the flying club). The frequent sight of aircraft at close quarters increased Quill’s already burning interest in aviation, and after leaving Lancing in 1931 he was accepted into the Royal Air Force at the age of 18, as an acting Pilot Officer. He learned to fly on Avro Tutor biplanes, and went solo after only 5 hours 20 minutes – well below the usual 9 hours. In September 1932 he joined No.17 (Fighter) Squadron at Upavon, where he flew Bristol Bulldogs. He was then posted to Duxford, to the RAF Meteorological Flight, where they flew open-cockpit Siskins to heights of up to 25,000 feet to collect weather data. In November 1934 Quill became Flight Commander, and set out with his team to achieve 100 per cent regularity in the scheduled climbs (twice every day, except Sundays, at 0700 and 1300 hrs) without missing a single flight, even in “unflyable” weather. For this outstanding achievement he was awarded the Air Force Cross. In January 1936 Jeffrey Quill became assistant to Mutt Summers, the chief test pilot at Vickers (Aviation) Ltd., and his initial task was the testing of the Wellesley bomber. On 26 March 1936 Quill made his first flight in the prototype Spitfire K5054. Much work was needed on the Spitfire before it was eventually cleared for squadron service in July 1938. Jeffrey Quill spent the entire war in charge of development and production flying, but insisted on having first-hand combat experience, and in August 1940 he was assigned to 65 (Spitfire) Squadron at RAF Hornchurch. During that month he shot down a Me109, and shared in a Heinkel He111 before being recalled to Supermarine to test the Spitfire Mk III. The Seafire, the naval version of the Spitfire used by the Fleet Air Arm, was suffering enormous losses in deck landing accidents. During 1944 Quill spent five months with the Royal Navy, and made more than 75 deck landings. By the end of the war, he had personally test-flown all 50-odd variants of Spitfire and Seafire. His personal favourite was the Spitfire Mk VIII. Jeffrey Quill continued as chief test pilot after the war, when Vickers – ever on the cutting edge of development – produced Britain’s third jet aircraft, the Attacker. On 27 July 1946 Quill made the first flight from Boscombe Down, and continued to undertake the testing, until one day the following June he passed out at about 40,000 feet. Fortunately he recovered at about 10,000 ft, in time to land safely. Quill had been flying continuously for 16 years, often at high altitude and without oxygen. He had logged over 5000 hours and flown more than 95 aircraft types. Jeffrey Quill died at Andreas, Isle of Man, on 20 February 1996.


Jeffrey Quill after winning his Air Force Cross.


Saunders, G. A. W.
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Saunders, G. A. W.

Flight Lieutenant G.A.W.Saunders was with No 65 Squadron flying Spitfire's during the Battle of Britain. He assumed command of the Squadron after the death of Squadron Leader H.C.Sawyer on the August 2nd 1940 until A.L.Holland arrived to take command mid-way through August.
Sawyer, Henry C.
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   Died : 2 / 8 / 1940
Sawyer, Henry C.

Squadron Leader Henry Cecil 'Sam' Sawyer of No 65 Squadron was killed on August 2nd 1940. He crashed shortly after taking off for night patrol and his Spitfire I (R6799) was burned out.
Smart, T.
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   Died : 12 / 4 / 1943
Smart, T.

Killed April 12th 1943**
Stanford-Tuck, Robert
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   Died : 5 / 5 / 1987
Stanford-Tuck, Robert

Bob Stanford Tuck was a flamboyant fighter pilot, Tuck was born in Catford, SE London. After a less-than-stellar school career he left St Dunstan's College, Catford in 1932 to join the Merchant Navy as a sea cadet (seaman's Discharge Number R112769) aboard the ss.Marconi from 19 May 1933 before joining the RAF on a short service commission as an acting pilot officer in 1935.[5] Following flying training, Tuck joined 65 Squadron in September 1935 as an acting probationary pilot officer. He became a pilot officer on probation in September 1936 and his pilot officer rank was confirmed in early 1937 (which was backdated to December 1936). On 17th January 1938 Tuck was involved in a Mid air collision flying Gladiator I K7940 he had to bail out of the aircraft over Ridgewood, near Uckfield, Sussex . The other Pilot was not so lucky, also of 65 Squadron in Gladiator K8014, Sgt Geoffrey Edwin Gaskell (24) was killed In September 1938 he was promoted to Flying Officer Tuck led his first combat patrol on 23 May 1940, over Dunkirk, claiming three German fighters shot down. The following day he shot down two German bombers and as aerial fighting intensified over the next two weeks his score rapidly mounted. Tuck was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on 11 June and received it from King George VI at RAF Hornchurch on 28 June. His combat successes continued into July and August as the Battle of Britain gathered pace, although he himself was forced to bail out on 18 August. While attacking a formation of Junkers Ju 88s over Kent, he shot one down and damaged another. However, during the head on attack at Ju 88, when he overtook it, cannon shells hit his Spitfire and he was forced to bail out near Tunbridge Wells. He fell at Tucks Cottage, near Park Farm, Horsmonden. In another incident on 25 August Tuck's Spitfire was badly damaged during combat with a Dornier Do 17 bomber, which he destroyed 15 miles off the coast. His aircraft had a dead engine, but he glided it back to dry land and made a forced landing To the British public he was a hero in the mould of the knights of old, and today his name is legend. In the early stages of the Battle of Britain Bob fought with 92 Squadron flying Spitfires, quickly becoming one of the leading aces. Promoted to command 257 Squadron, now flying Hurricanes, Bob's dashing style of leadership inspired his pilots to great success. He went on to command the Duxford and Biggin Hill Wings, taking his personal score to 29 air victories before being shot down by ground fire over Northern France in 1942. Tuck then spent the next couple of years in Stalag Luft III at Żagań (Sagan), before making a number of unsuccessful escape attempts from several other prisoner of war camps across Germany and Poland. In company with the Polish pilot Zbigniew Kustrzyński, he finally escaped successfully on 1 February 1945 as his camp was being evacuated westwards from Russian forces advancing into Germany. Tuck's Russian, learned from his childhood nanny, was now crucial as he spent some time fighting alongside the Russian troops until he managed eventually to find his way to the British Embassy in Moscow. He eventually boarded a ship from Russia to Southampton, England. He died on 5th May 1987.
Stillwell, R. L.
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Stillwell, R. L.


Szulkowski, W.
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   Died : 27 / 3 / 1941
Szulkowski, W.

Flight Lieutenant W.Szulkowski was killed on March 27th 1941. His Hurricane (V7188) was involved in a collision with another aircraft.
Tabor, G. W.
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   Died : 23 / 7 / 1941
Tabor, G. W.

Killed July 23rd 1941
Villa, John
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Villa, John

Flight Lieutenant John Wolferstan 'Pancho' Villa was a pre war member of the R.A.F. and flew with No 72 Squadron. He moved to No 92 Squadron in October 1940 to lead a flight. He shot down 10 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain and was awarded the D.F.C.. He took over command of No 65 Squadron in the August of 1941.
Waterman, P F
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Waterman, P F

Taken prisoner after his Spitfire Mk.IX MA847 of No.65 Sqn failed to return from a mission to Brussels on 2nd February 1944.
Wellum, Geoffrey
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Wellum, Geoffrey

Joined the RAF with a Short Service Commission in August 1939. He joined 92 Squadron flying Spitfires in June 1940 at the time of Dunkirk. He flew throughout the Battle of Britain, later completing over 50 fighter sweeps and escorts over northern France and Belgium until August 1941. He then joined 65 Squadron as Flight Commander in March 1942 operating over northern France and flew off aircraft carrier HMS Furious on Operation Pedestal, to Malta. Geoff was a Flight Lieutenant during Operation Pedestal. He returned to the UK as a test pilot for Gloster Aircraft and finished the war as a Pilot Attack Instructor. Geoffrey was credited with three destroyed, four probables and several damaged and was awarded the DFC in July 1941.
Whitmore, W T
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   Died : 3 / 1 / 1944
Whitmore, W T

Killed after his Spitfire Mk.IX MA835 failed to return from a mission to Brussels.
Wigg, R. G.
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Wigg, R. G.





Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
Historical Notes :
17-01-1938 - Plt Off Roland Robert Stanford Tuck had to bale out of Gladiator K7940, after Collision with Gladiator I K8014, both Gladiators were involved in squadron landing practice 65 Sqn, at Hornchurch Collision with K7940, Ridgewood, near Uckfield, Sussex Sgt Geoffrey Edwin Gaskell (24) killed
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
17-01-1938 - Gladiator I K8014, 65 Sqn, Hornchurch Collision with K7940, Ridgewood, near Uckfield, Sussex The Pilot Sgt Geoffrey Edwin Gaskell (24) was killed The Pilot of the other Gladiator Plt Off Roland Robert Stanford Tuck baled out of K7940, injured
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
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No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Barrington Farr Cleeton
Historical Notes :
06-04-1942 - Joined No.401 Sqn RCAF.
14-06-1942 - Damaged on operations.
11-08-1942 - Joined No.65 Sqn.
12-09-1942 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
28-11-1943 - Joined No.316 Sqn.
01-05-1944 - Joined No.63 Sqn.
25-06-1944 - Shot down by flak off Cherbourg. Flight Lieutenant Barrington Farr Cleeton killed.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Stanislaw Brzeski
Historical Notes :
06-11-1942 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
31-03-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn.
23-05-1943 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
28-06-1943 - Joined No.302 Sqn.
03-10-1943 - Joined No.306 Sqn.
26-06-1944 - Joined No.303 Sqn.
21-06-1945 - Joined No.691 Sqn.
04-08-1945 - Struck off.
24-06-1943 - Flown (with code WX-T) by Polish Ace Stanislaw Brzeski as he claimed an Fw190.
Pilots or Aircrew :
J R Meadows
Historical Notes :
08-11-1942 - Joined No.130 Sqn with code PJ-Q.
31-03-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn.
23-05-1943 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
10-06-1943 - Joined No.416 Sqn RCAF.
22-02-1944 - Joined No.186 Sqn.
18-04-1944 - Rejoined No.130 Sqn.
10-06-1944 - Shot down by anti-aircraft fire from Allied warships and crashed on to beach head at Normandy. Aircraft was written off. Pilot Officer J R Meadows was uninjured.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. W. Charnock
Historical Notes :
06-09-1940 - Crashed on patrol near Ternhill.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
N. T. Phillips
Historical Notes :
08-08-1940 - Shot down in Dover area by Bf109. Flt/Sgt Phillips killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
26-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
M. Keymer
Historical Notes :
22-08-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over Dover. Sergeant Keymer killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Paul Webb
Historical Notes :
09-09-1940 - Damaged by return fire from Do17s and crash landed at Crocker Hill, Boxgrove. Pilot Officer Webb injured.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
L. L. Pyman
Historical Notes :
16-08-1940 - Shot down by Me109s off Deal. Pilot Officer Pyman killed.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
25-09-1940 - Involved in flying accident.
Historical Notes :
19-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
08-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
22-08-1940 - Damaged by Me109.
Pilots or Aircrew :
C P Thornton
Historical Notes :
06-08-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn.
03-11-1943 - Damaged on operations.
28-01-1944 - Now with No.403 Sqn, the aircraft was shot up by Fw190s on a ranger mission to Amiens. Flight Lieutenant C P Thornton managed to get the aircraft back to base.
15-09-1948 - Transferred to South African Air Force.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W T Whitmore
Historical Notes :
15-08-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn RAF.
03-01-1944 - Failed to return from an Intruder mission to Brussels. Flight Sergeant W T Whitmore killed.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P F Waterman
Historical Notes :
08-08-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn RAF.
16-10-1943 - Damaged in flying accident.
02-01-1944 - Failed to return from Ranger mission to Brussels. Pilot Officer P F Waterman taken prisoner.
Pilots or Aircrew :
George Joseph Aylott
Historical Notes :
07-08-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn with code YT-N.
16-04-1944 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
29-05-1944 - Joined No.274 Sqn.
19-06-1944 - Developed a glycol leak and crashed into the sea off Beachy Head. Flight Lieutenant George Joseph Aylott killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. P. R. Dunworth
Historical Notes :
04-09-1940 - Force landed near Billericay. Flight Lieutenant Dunworth injured.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
02-08-1940 - Crashed on takeoff for night patrol, S/Ldr Sawyer killed.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
26-07-1940 - Damaged on landing at Dyce. P/O Kilroy safe.
01-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
26-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
S. A. Levenson
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 and force landed near Kenley. Sergeant Levenson ok.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
A. Griffiths
Historical Notes :
25-06-1941 - Joined No.611 Sqn.
29-04-1942 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
30-05-1942 - Joined No.308 Sqn.
26-06-1942 - Damaged on operations.
30-08-1942 - Damaged in flying accident.
26-04-1943 - Joined No.402 Sqn RCAF.
05-05-1943 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
03-06-1943 - Joined No.65 Sqn.
15-08-1943 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
05-09-1943 - Damaged on operations
08-04-1944 - Joined No.26 Sqn.
23-06-1944 - Shot down by flak near Caen. Flying Officer A Griffiths taken prisoner.
Historical Notes :
08-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
05-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
03-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
17-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
07-08-1940 - Caught fire after take-off and abandoned near Rochford.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
16-08-1940 - Destroyed by Me109s on the ground at Manston.
Historical Notes :
28-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109 near Hornchurch.
Historical Notes :
23-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Gruszka
Historical Notes :
18-08-1940 - Failed to return after combat over Kent. Flying Officer Guszka killed.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Felix Stafford Gregory
Historical Notes :
13-08-1940 - Abandoned during night flying training and crashed at Eastry. P/O Gregory abandoned the aircraft too low and was killed.
Historical Notes :
30-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Henry C. Sawyer
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
20-08-1940 - Damaged by Me109 over Thames estuary and crash landed at Havengore Island.
Historical Notes :
04-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Usmar
Historical Notes :
27-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109s and abandoned near Mereworth.
Historical Notes :
15-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
William Franklin
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
James Rankin
Pilots or Aircrew :
Johnnie Johnson
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
16-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
L. A. Haines
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Damaged on operations and force landed. Flying Officer Haines ok.
Squadrons :
No.65 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
A. I. Robinson
Historical Notes :
02-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Historical Notes :
18-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109.



Known Individual Aircraft of No.65 Sqn RAF :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Gladiator I

K7940

-

details

details

details

Gladiator I

K8014

-

details

no information

details

Spitfire Vb

AA734

12/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA737

YT-K

17/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA739

G3O

18/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA746

25/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA760

10/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA763

15/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA766

PR-J

17/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA880

27/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AA915

01/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA982

17/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB133

GW-M

11/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AB201

G1U

13/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB203

13/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB259

07/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AB272

10/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AB274

11/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AB279

19/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

High Post

Spitfire VbT

AB401

29/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB487

10/01/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Spitfire Vc

AB518

08/02/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB786

YT-W
FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB812

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB821

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB867

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB895

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB902

YT-N

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB926

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB935

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB982

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB988

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45MA

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD198

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD244

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD259

YT-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD267

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD268

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD309

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD411

NX-B

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD450

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD536

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD544

YT-M

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD571

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AR320

YO-W
PJ-X

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR362

FU-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR384

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR388

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR391

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR403

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR430

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR435

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

BL267

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL292

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL349

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL372

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL373

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL389

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL425

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL435

DW-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL442

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL496

MN-O

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL515

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL528

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL586

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL630

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL647

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL664

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL698

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL726

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL735

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL748

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL753

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL757

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL830

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL899

FU-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL978

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM113

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM149

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM176

MN-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM190

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM240

SK-U

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM253

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM256

RN-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM271

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM273

PJ-S

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM300

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM326

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM365

YT-N

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM373

27/03/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM413

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM418

SK-L

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM425

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM450

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM474

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM479

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM485

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM515

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM516

SK-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM518

14/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM528

19/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM529

17/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM532

DW-B

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM583

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM635

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM652

MN-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

BS144

FN-C

16/08/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS286

NN-F

03/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS347

19/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS452

YT-L

16/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vc

EE600

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE615

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE617

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE618

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE628

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE629

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE641

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE642

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE662

WX-T

-

details

details

details

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE679

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE683

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE685

PJ-Q

-

details

details

details

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire IX

EN132

14/11/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

EN473

09/02/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

EN775

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 55MA

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN795

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN821

SN-M

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN846

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN849

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN862

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN895

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP165

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP178

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP180

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP276

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP362

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP491

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP503

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP504

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP506

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP507

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP509

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP516

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP558

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

K9789

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9903

17/03/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9904

19/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9905

19/03/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9906

FZ-L
YT-T

21/03/1939

details

details

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9907

23/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9908

21/03/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9909

FZ-O

22/03/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9910

23/03/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9911

24/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9912

YT-O

25/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9913

FZ-L

25/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9914

26/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9915

27/03/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9916

28/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9917

29/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9918

30/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9919

31/03/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9920

01/04/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9921

02/04/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9956

01/05/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9957

02/05/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9994

25/05/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9995

26/05/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1007

XT-K

15/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1091

YT-P

30/08/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1094

02/09/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

MA420

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA628

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA812

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA819

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA835

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA841

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA845

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA847

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH362

YT-N

-

details

details

details

Merlin 61

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH824

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH851

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH873

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH908

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

N3044

25/09/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3066

KH-N

09/10/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3101

18/10/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3127

02/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3128

02/11/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3129

03/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3161

06/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3163

07/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3169

09/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3284

DW-J

11/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3288

XT-H

13/01/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire IIa

P7287

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Morris Motors

Spitfire IIa

P7295

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7307

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7321

-

details

details

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7435

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7448

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7490

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7522

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7530

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7621

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7626

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7662

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7665

YT-L

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7667

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7690

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7694

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7697

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7730

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7732

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7733

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7736

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7752

DW-E

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7753

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7754

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7759

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7812

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7814

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7815

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7826

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7827

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7828

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7829

GW-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7836

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7841

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7855

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7856

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7894

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7895

RN-N

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7969

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8012

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8013

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8014

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8023

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8087

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8095

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8132

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8136

YT-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8147

YT-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8160

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8164

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8165

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8174

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8177

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8179

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8180

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8181

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8189

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8195

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8197

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8232

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8235

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8269

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8325

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8344

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8347

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8382

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8385

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8424

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8477

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8501

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8522

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8561

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8567

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8570

AN-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8576

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8589

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8647

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8649

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8665

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8666

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8694

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIb

P8701

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8755

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8789

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

P9329

07/02/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9380

27/02/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9435

28/03/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9436

28/03/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9437

29/03/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9454

06/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9516

25/04/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9555

31/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9562

03/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6602

10/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6609

15/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6610

16/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6611

KH-T

16/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6615

18/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6617

20/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6618

20/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6619

21/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6620

21/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6712

10/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6713

10/06/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6714

11/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6766

17/06/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6775

20/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6777

21/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6799

30/06/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6803

12/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6818

26/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6837

30/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6884

EB-S

02/07/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6886

02/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6904

08/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6910

09/07/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6963

15/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6978

18/07/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6980

19/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6982

19/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6984

KH-F

19/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6987

20/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Va

R7271

29/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFXVIe

RW350

YT-Q

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVIe

RW354

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

RW357

YT-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVIe

TD134

YT-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVIe

TD244

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE202

UB-B

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE286

YT-Y

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE291

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE354

UB-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE392

YT-X

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE394

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE397

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE398

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE402

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE407

UB-E

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE438

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE446

YT-B

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE448

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE451

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE453

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE454

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire Vb

W3117

16/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3133

26/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3168

GW-R

30/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3234

06/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3312

QJ-J

06/06/1941

details

details

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3314

PJ-F

07/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3330

17/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3371

30/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3428

SZ-I

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3432

25/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3456

11/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3457

YQ-C

10/07/1941

details

details

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3461

YT-A

12/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3518

20/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3519

21/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 55MA

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3521

26/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3574

FU-Q

17/07/1941

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Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3604

19/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3629

12/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3631

15/07/1941

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no information

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Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3633

16/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3638

19/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3640

19/07/1941

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no information

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Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3654

EB-V

06/08/1941

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Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3697

YT-S

19/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3825

28/08/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3836

03/09/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3893

13/09/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3966

10/10/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Ia

X4015

25/07/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4026

KH-J

27/07/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4030

28/07/1940

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no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4033

29/07/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4059

01/08/1940

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details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4172

10/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4174

RF-V

11/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4175

11/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4184

13/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4232

15/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4233

14/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4280

28/08/1940

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details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4329

KH-C

31/08/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4337

02/09/1940

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no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4353

06/09/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4477

17/09/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4478

17/09/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4585

28/09/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4617

15/10/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4655

25/10/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4675

31/10/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4820

23/11/1940

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4937

17/01/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Aircraft for : No.65 Sqn RAF
A list of all aircraft associated with No.65 Sqn RAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hornet

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Manufacturer : de Havilland
Production Began : 1946
Retired : 1956
Number Built : 383

Hornet

The Hornet prototype RR 915 first flew on 28 July 1944 with Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. at the controls. Powered by twin Merlin engines, it was the fastest twin piston-engined fighter in Royal Air Force service, a little slower than the fastest (single) piston-engined Supermarine Spiteful. The Hornet also has the distinction of being the second fastest wooden aircraft ever built, after the Heinkel He 162, and the second fastest operational twin propeller-driven aircraft — being slightly slower than the unconventional German Dornier Do 335 of 1945. The Hornet entered service in 1946 with 64 Squadron based at RAF Horsham St Faith. Next to convert to the Hornet was 19 Squadron at RAF Wittering, followed by 41 Squadron and 65 Squadron, both based at RAF Church Fenton. No. 65 Sqn was to participate in one of the first official overseas visits by an RAF unit when they visited Sweden in May 1948. Pilot conversion to the Hornet was provided by No. 226 Operational Conversion Unit (O.C.U.) which was based at RAF Molesworth. Operationally, the Hornet I (later F 1) was to last only a short time before being superseded by the F 3 version. The first Hornet F 3 was PX 366 which flew at the Farnborough Air Show in June 1946. New units to convert to this mark were 33 Squadron, 45 Squadron (based at RAF Tengah, Singapore where, in early 1952, the unit converted to the Hornet from the unreliable Bristol Brigand) and 80 Squadron. Along with 64 Sqn these squadrons operated in Malaysia where they replaced Beaufighters and Spitfires operating against Communist guerrillas during the Malayan Emergency. Armed with rockets and/or 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs Hornets, with their long range and good endurance, were able to spend up to two hours loitering over the target area. They also proved to be very reliable; 45 Sqn Hornets, based in Singapore achieved 4,500 operational sorties over five years. The last operational Hornet sortie was flown on 21 May 1955. On 23 July 1954, two Hornets from RAF Kai Tak in Hong Kong were the first to arrive on the scene of a shootdown of a Cathay Pacific Skymaster off the coast of Hainan Island. All Hornets were withdrawn from operational service by mid-1956

Mustang



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Manufacturer : North American

Mustang

The ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.




Last edited : 21:39, June 29, 2016
Last editor : HMS

No.65 Sqn RAF Artwork



The Sky Warriors by Anthony Saunders.


High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman.


Battle of Britain, Manston, 12th August 1940 by Gerald Coulson.

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