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No.19 Sqn RAF - Squadron Details - Aviation Directory

No.19 Sqn RAF


Name : No.19 Sqn RAF
Founded : 1st September 1915
Disbanded : 31st December 1919
Re - founded : 1st April 1924
Re - disbanded : 9th January 1992
Country : UK
More Details :

Possunt quia posse videntur - They can because they think they can
Known Code Letters : , QV, WZ,

o. 19 Squadron was formed from a nucleus provided by No. 5 Reserve Squadron at Castle Bromwich on 1 September 1915. It was almost a year later that the Squadron went to France, flying contact patrols with BE12s before re-equipping with French-built Spads. These were used to strafe ground troops during the battles at Arras, Messines Ridge and Ypres. Early in 1918, Sopwith Dolphins arrived and these were used in bomber escort duties. A year after the end of the War, the Squadron was disbanded reforming on 1 April 1924 at Duxford. The Squadron remained at Duxford throughout the inter-war years with a succession of fighters: Siskins, Bulldogs and Gauntlets receiving Spitifre on the 4th August 1938 The Squadron was stationed in the UK after the outbreak of the Second World War,the Squadron fought well over the evacuation at Dunkirk where they lost 4 aircraft for the destruction of 13 E.A.'s. The Squadron destroyed 2 He 111's on the night of the 19th of June 1940, and was part of No. 12 Group RAF, RAF Fighter Command, during the Battle of Britain. 19 Squadron formed part of the Duxford Wing, 12 Group's 'Big Wing' formation. Later versions of Spitfires were flown until the arrival of Mustangs for close-support duties in early 1944. After D-Day, No. 19 briefly went across the English Channel before starting long-range escort duties from RAF Peterhead for Coastal Command off the coast of Norway. After world war two the squadron flew at first de Havilland Hornets and later a variety of jet fighter aircraft including the Hawker Hunter fighter then re-equipping with English Electric Lightning, (1962 - 1964) at that time 19 Sqdn was based at RAF Station Leconfield. The Squadron and the sister Squadron 92 were called upon as fast response interceptors during the "cold war", later being disbanded on 9 January 1992. Their final location before being disbanded was RAF Wildenrath in Germany near Geilenkirchen

Known Service Details :

Pilot or Aircrew

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

Raymond Andre Charles Aeberhardt

Pilot Officer

unknown

31st August 1940

Spitfire

R6912

Killed in Action

Douglas Bader

unknown

unknown

Arthur Blake

Sub Lieutenant

unknown

29th October 1940

Spitfire

P7423

Killed in Action

H. W. Charnock

unknown

unknown

W. G. Clouston

unknown

unknown

11th May 1940

James Baird Coward

1937

31st August 1940

Spitfire
Gauntlet

X4231

Frantisek Dolezal

Pilot Officer

21st August 1940

unknown

Spitfire

T. H. T. Forshaw

unknown

unknown

F. W. Higginson

unknown

unknown

Richard L Jones

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

Spitfire

Brian J. Lane

Squadron Leader

unknown

unknown

05th September 1940

A. J. A. Llewellyn

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

01st January 1939

F. Marek

unknown

unknown

P. C. Pinkham

Squadron Leader

unknown

5th September 1940

Spitfire

P9422

Killed in Action

J. A. Porter

Sergeant

unknown

unknown

15th September 1940

Spitfire

X4070

Donald George Reid

Flight Sargeant

23rd December 1941

30th April 1942

Spitfire

Killed in Action

Gordon Sinclair

unknown

unknown

C. Sydney

unknown

unknown

George Unwin

Sergeant Pilot

1936

unknown

Spitfire

K9792

Pilots and Aircrew for : No.19 Sqn RAF
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Aeberhardt, Raymond Andre Charles
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   Died : 31 / 8 / 1940
Aeberhardt, Raymond Andre Charles

Killed August 31st 1940. while landing Spitfire I (R6912) while landing at Fowlmere after being attacked by a BF109 which had damaged the flap mechanism, This was only his second Operation with 19 Squadron. He is buried at Whittlesford churchyard in Cambridgeshire.
Bader, Douglas
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   Died : 5 / 9 / 1982
Bader, Douglas

Group Captain Douglas R.S.Bader CBE, DSO and bar, DFC and bar, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre, whose dazzling success as a fighter pilot with artificial legs made him a national hero, Bader was a legend in his own lifetime for the courage and style with which he defied disablement. Bader had an academic ability which won him a scholarship to St Edward's School and a cadet ship at the elite RAF College, Cranwell. Douglas Bader joined No 23 Squadron at Kenley in July 1930 to fly Gamecocks. Asked to give an aerobatic demonstration in a Bulldog by pilots at a flying club, he declined; whereupon someone made a comment he could not ignore and took-off. Unfortunately the Bulldog's wingtip touched the ground during a low pass and it crashed. Bader lost both legs and was invalided out of the RAF. When war came his perseverance got him accepted back into the RAF for flying duties in Spitfire I's in No 19 Squadron at Duxford. In June 1940, Bader was given command of No 242 Squadron. A Canadian unit, the only one in the RAF at the time, No 242 had been badly mauled in France, and its morale was low. Bader quickly transformed No 242 into a tight, tough squadron by his courage, leadership and uncompromising attitude toward his pilots, ground crews and the RAF high command, with whom he soon had a major brush. After taking charge of No 242, Bader soon discovered that the unit did not have the spare parts or tools to keep its 18 Hurricane fighters operational. After trying to sort out the problem through official channels, Bader signaled 12th Group Headquarters: "242 Squadron operational as regards pilots but non-operational as regards equipment." And he refused to announce his squadron as operational until its lack of tools and spares was rectified. It took a direct meeting between Squadron Leader Bader and Fighter Command's commander Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, to correct the mess. Within 24 hours, No 242 Squadron had all the tools and spares it needed, and Bader signaled 12th Group: "242 Squadron now fully operational." Early in 1941 he commanded the first Tangmere Wing and his tactics then were carried on by Fighter Command for some years. On 11th of August he baled out of his Spitfire, leaving his 'tin' right leg in the Spitfire, and became a prisoner of war for 3½ years, ending it in Colditz Castle after two attempted escapes. He retired from the RAF in July 1946 and rejoined Shell Oil, later being knighted. During only 15 months operations his official score was 22½ enemy aircraft destroyed, although his personal tally was 30! His courage and determination in war and his work for the handicapped in peace inspired others until he passed away in 1983.
Blake, Arthur
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   Died : 29 / 10 / 1940
Blake, Arthur

Sub Lieutenant Arthur Blake of No 19 Squadron was killed on the 29th of October 1940 after an encounter with a Messerschmitt Me 109, his Spitfire II (P7423) crashed near Chelmsford, Essex.
Boswell, R. A.
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Boswell, R. A.


Brinsden, F. N.
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Brinsden, F. N.


Burgoyne, E.
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   Died : 27 / 9 / 1940
Burgoyne, E.

Killed September 27th 1940
Charnock, H. W.
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   Died : 24 / 5 / 1974
Charnock, H. W.

Sergeant H.W.Charnock flew with No 19 Squadron and No 64 Squadron. On the 6th of September 1940 he crashed his Spitfire I (K9903) near Ternhill, Shropshire. He was unhurt but the aircraft was written off.
Clouston, W. G.
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   Died : 24 / 5 / 1980
Clouston, W. G.

Wilfrid Greville Clouston was a New Zealander who flew with No 19 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. He achieved the final rank of Wing Commander. He died in Waipukurau, New Zealand on May 24, 1980.
Coward, James Baird
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   Died : 25 / 7 / 2012
Coward, James Baird

James Baird Coward was born on May 18 1915 at Teddington and educated at St John’s School, Leatherhead. After a few years as an apprentice bookkeeper, he joined the RAF in October 1936 and trained as a pilot. When Coward joined No.19 Squadron at Duxford a year later, it was equipped with the Gauntlet biplane fighter. A fine artist, he executed a set of caricatures of his fellow pilots and was then asked to paint the squadron badge on the fins of the silver fabric covered aircraft. After weeks of painstaking work, he had just completed the final aircraft when the Munich crisis erupted and all RAF aircraft had camouflage paint applied to their skins. Shortly afterwards No.19 became the first RAF squadron to be equipped with the Spitfire. The squadron was heavily engaged in providing support during the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk, and on June 2 1940 Coward was credited with the probable destruction of a Messerschmitt Bf 109. Coward, who had seen action over Dunkirk, was one of the more senior pilots on No.19 Squadron flying from Duxford. Early on the morning of August 31 1940 the squadron was scrambled to intercept an incoming raid, and Coward was leading his section at 22,000ft when they identified a formation of Dornier bombers escorted by a force of 60 fighters. Coward dived on the bombers but his cannons jammed as he opened fire. As he pulled away, he felt a dull thud on his left leg and looked down to see his foot almost severed. The controls of his Spitfire Mk.I X4231 were damaged and he was forced to bail out. He decided to free-fall to a lower height but could not stand the pain as his foot twisted in the slipstream. He was also losing a great deal of blood, so he pulled the ripcord. Fearing that he would bleed to death in the long descent, he took off his helmet and used the long radio lead to tie a tourniquet to arrest the bleeding. The Spitfire I (X4231) crashed at Little Shelford, Essex. His leg was amputated, and after five months recovering from his wounds, Coward joined Winston Churchill’s personal staff. Each weekend was spent at Chequers or the Prime Minister’s private home at Chartwell, where Coward coordinated the roof-spotting organisation. In January 1942 Coward returned to flying and became an instructor at a fighter training unit. He later commanded the Aircraft Delivery Unit at Croydon. He remained in the post-war RAF, serving as the air attaché in Oslo and at the RAF College Cranwell before taking command of an advanced flying training school equipped with the twin-engined Meteor fighter. He carried out many test flights investigating the spinning characteristics of the jet, and at the end of his appointment was awarded an AFC. In 1957 Coward assumed command of RAF Boulmer in Northumberland, one of the RAF’s main radar early warning and fighter control units. Three years later he left for Australia to join the British Defence Liaison Staff. For four years he was the Air Officer Commanding Air Cadets and Commandant of the Air Training Corps before being appointed, in 1966, defence attaché in Pretoria. On leaving South Africa in 1969, Coward retired from the RAF and moved with his wife, Cynthia, to Australia. He passed away on 25th July 2012.
Cox, David
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   Died : 20 / 1 / 2004
Cox, David

Ending the war with seven confirmed victories and as Wing Leader of 909 Spitfire Wing in Burma, Cox remembers an acerbic encounter with Bader as a young Sergeant Pilot. Bader made it very clear that the battle damage to his Spitfire was not excused by his having shot down the Bf 109 that caused it! Above all, however, he remembers Baders calmness on the radio when leading the Wing - it calmed evervone else. Cox, from Cambridge, an RAFVR pilot, originally failed the RAF medical, working for some months in Billingsgate market to build up his strength. He joined 19 Squadron at Duxford in 1940. He scored several victories during the Battle of Britain, but was shot down on September 27 1940 and wounded. Cox took part in many fighter sweeps with 19 Squadron in 1941 and was commissioned in July. After a spell instructing, Cox joined 72 Squadron in May 1942, accompanying it to North Affica where lie increased his score to a total of seven confirmed victories. On April 5 1945 he was posted to Burma. David Cox died 20th January 2004.
Cunningham, Wallace
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   Died : 4 / 10 / 2011
Cunningham, Wallace

Wallace Cunningham, known as Jock during his time in the RAF, was born in Glasgow on December 4th 1916. He studied Engineering part-time at the Royal Technical College (later to become the University of Strathclyde) and joined the RAFVR in 1938, learning to fly at Prestwick. When war was declared he was commissioned. He did his flying training at 11 FTS, Shawbury. After converting to Spitfires at 5 OTU, Aston Down, he was posted to 19 Squadron in July 1940. Flew Spitfire Mk.I P8439. On 16th August 1940 he destroyed a Bf110. On September 7th the Duxford Wing of three squadrons flew its first offensive patrol under the leadership of Douglas Bader. The controversial Big Wing took off in the late afternoon to head towards London. A large force of enemy bombers, with their fighter escort, was intercepted and Cunningham shot down a Heinkel 111 bomber over Ramsgate and damaged a second. His next success came two days later when the Big Wing scrambled in the afternoon. After attacking a bomber force, Cunningham found a stray Messerschmitt Bf109, which he shot down. September 15th saw the most intensive fighting and the turning point of the Battle, with all fighter squadrons in the south of England scrambled. Cunningham shared in the destruction of a Bf110 and destroyed a second fighter over the Thames Estuary. Before the battle was over at the end of October, he shared in the destruction of two more enemy aircraft. In October he was awarded the DFC for great personal gallantry and splendid skill in action. After the Battle of Britain, Flight Lieutenant Cunningham remained with No.19 Sqn as a flight commander. In July 1941 he damaged a Bf109 but on August 28th, while escorting a force of Blenheim bombers, he was shot down by flak near Rotterdam and taken prisoner. Flight Lieutenant Cunningham was initially sent to Oflag XC at Lubeck before joining a large RAF contingent at Oflag VIB at Warburg. He was soon involved in escape activities. The tunnelling fraternity he joined was almost ready to break out when its efforts were discovered. Within weeks he was on the digging team of another tunnel and was one of 35 PoWs selected for the escape. But when the tunnel broke the surface on April 18 1942 it was well short of the intended spot. Only five prisoners were able to escape before the tunnel was discovered next morning. Later in the year Cunningham was transferred to Stalag Luft III. At the end of January 1945, the camp was evacuated and the PoWs were forced to march westwards in atrocious winter weather. In late April, British forces liberated the prisoners and Cunningham was flown back to England. He was released from the RAF in 1946. Sadly Wallace Cunningham passed away on October 4th 2011.
Dolezal, Frantisek
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   Died : 4 / 10 / 1945
Dolezal, Frantisek

Born on September 14th, 1909 in Ceska Trebova, Dolezal studied mechanical engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague. Graduating in 1932, he began his military career and after completing his compulsory military service, decided to stay in the army. He completed his education in the air corps with top honors in 1936 and was commissioned as an air force lieutenant. Completing his training in 1937, he qualified as a pilot and lookout. He joined 36th air squadron of the second air regiment in Olomouc, equipped with AVIA B-534. At the beginning of the Nazi occupation of the Czechoslovakia in 1938, Dolezal was promoted to squadron first officer. Dolezal fled to Poland and later to France, joining L'Arme de l'Air. Most Czech fighter pilots in France served under Dolezal flew Morane Saulner MS-406. During the French campaign he shot down 4 German fighter planes, 3 of them confirmed kills and 1 probable, and was honored with the Croix dr Guerre. On the fall of France on June 16th, 1940, Dolezal with other pilots flew to Africa and then further to Liverpool, where he spent time in quarantine at the Cholmondeley camp. After this he was automatically admitted to the Royal Air Force as Pilot Officer (P/O). He was transferred to Duxford, where the No.310 Czechoslovakian Squadron was created. Due to large number of pilots, he was finally moved to the No.19 Squadron. Flying Spitfires with No.19 Sqn, Dolezal shot down 4 Luftwaffe aircraft and damaged one. During combat with a Messerschmitt Me109 his knee was injured. Returning to the No.310 Sqn, he was immediately appointed as the wing commander and simultaneously promoted to Flight Lieutenant and was later promoted to Squadron Leader. With No.310 Sqn, Dolezal shot down 2 aircraft and damaged 2 others. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 1st September 1942. He later became a co-comander of Churstaton, where the 312 and 313 Squadrons were based. He began his second operational tour as Wing Commander. He took command of the second Czechoslovakian Wing when the commander Karel Mrazek left. During this time, he achieved his last victory. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 17th June 1944. After finishing his second operational tour, he finally left operating service and was appointed Czech liaison officer. Later, he worked as a Czechoslovakian air force inspector in London. In 1944 he moved to the U.S., where he studied at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. After completing his studies, he went back to London where he continued to work as a Czechoslovakian air force inspector. At the beginning of 1945 Dolezal was promoted to major and on March 3rd, 1945 left the RAF and started to work at Ministry of Defence in London. He was one of the first RAF pilots to returned to Czechoslovakia after the war. During a service flight from Prague to Zlin on 4th October 1945 he lost his life tragically in an accident in a Sibel Si 204 training aircraft when the plane crashed near Bucovice na Morave.
Duckenfield, Byron
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   Died : 19 / 11 / 2010
Duckenfield, Byron

Byron Duckenfield started at Flying Training School on 25th November 1935 in a Blackburn B2 at Brough. As a Sergeant, he joined No.32 Sqn at Biggin Hill on 8th August 1936 and flew Gauntlets and Hurricanes. He joined 74 Squadron at Hornchurch on 11th April 1940, flying Spitfires, and on 5th May was posted to 501 Squadron flying Hurricanes at Tangmere. On the 11th of May at Betheniville, he survived a crash in a passenger transport Bombay aircraft in an aircraft in which he was a passenger, While comin ginto land the aircraft at 200 feet the aircraft stalled and the aircrfat fell backwards just levelly out as it histhe ground. 5 of th epassengers were killed when the centre section collapsed and crushed them. Duckenfield was fortunate as he had moved position during the flight. as the two passengers sitting each side of where he was sitting had died in the crash. (it was found later that the Bombay had beeb loaded with to much weight in the aft sectiion. ) recovering in hospital in Roehampton. On 23rd July 1940, he rejoined No.501 Sqn at Middle Wallop, then moved to to Gravesend two days later, scoring his first victory, a Ju87, on the 29th of July 1940. During August and September he scored three more victories. After a spell as a test pilot from 14th September 1940, he was posted to command 66 Squadron on 20th December 1941, flying Spitfires. On 26th February 1942 he took command of 615 Squadron flying Hurricanes from Fairwood Common, taking the squadron to the Far East. In late December 1942 he was shot down in Burma and captured by the Japanese. He remained a POW until release in May 1945. After a refresher course at the Flying Training School in November 1949, he took command of No.19 Squadron flying Hornets and Meteors from Chruch Fenton. After a series of staff positions, he retired from the RAF as a Group Captain on 28th May 1969. Duckenfield would write later his details :

Burma

At first light, 12 Hurricanes IIC aircraft of 615 Squadron, myself in the lead, took off from Chittagong for central Burma to attack the Japanese air base at Magwe, 300 miles away on the banks of the River Irrawaddy. Arriving at Yenangyaung, we turned downstream at minimum height for Magwe, 30 miles to the South and jettisoned drop tanks. Just before sighting the enemy base, the squadron climbed to 1200 feet and positioned to attack from up sun. On the ramp at the base, in front of the hangers, were 10 or 12 Nakajima KI - 43 Oscars in a rough line up (not dispersed) perhaps readying for take. These aircraft and the hangars behind them were attacked in a single pass, before withdrawing westward at low level and maximum speed. A few minutes later perhaps 20 miles away form Magwe, I was following the line of a cheung (small creek), height about 250 feet, speed aboput 280 mph, when the aircraft gave a violent shudder, accompanied by a very lound, unusual noise. The cause was instantly apparent: the airscrew has disappeared completely, leaving only the spinning hub. My immediate reaction was to throttle back fully and switch off to stop the violently overspeeding engine. Further action was obvious: I was committed to staying with the aircraft because, with a high initial speed, not enough height to eject could be gained without the help of an airscrew. So I jettisoned the canopy and acknowledged gratefully the fact that I was following a creek; the banks of either side were hillocky ground, hostile to a forced landing aircraft. Flying the course of the creek, I soon found the aircraft to be near the stall (luckily, a lower than normal figure without an airscrew) extended the flaps and touched down wheels-up with minimum impact ( I have done worse landings on a smooth runway!) My luck was holding, if one can talk of luck in such a situation. December is the height of the dry season in that area and the creek had little water, it was shallow and narrow at the point where I came down: shallow enough to support the fusalage and narrow enough to support wing tips. So I released the harness, pushed the IFF Destruct switch, climed out and walked the wing ashore, dryshod. The question may occur -Why did not others in the squadron see their leader go down? - the answer is simple, the usual tatctic of withdrawal from an enemy target was to fly single at high speed and low level on parallel courses until a safe distance from target was attained. Then, the formation would climb to re-assemble. Having left the aircraft, I now faced a formidable escape problem? I was 300 miles from friendly territory: my desired route would be westward but 80% of that 300 miles was covered by steep north-south ridges impenetrably clothed in virgin jungle; these were natural impediments, there was also the enemy to consider. Having thought over my predicament, I decided the best I could do - having heard reports of mean herted plainspeope - was to get as far into the hills as possible and then find a (hopefully sympathetic) village. I suppose I may have covered about 15 miles by nightfall when I came upon this small hill village and walked into the village square. Nobody seemed surprised to see me (I suspect I had been followed for some time) I wa given a quiet welcome, seated at a table in the open and given food. Then exhaustion took over, I fell asleep in the chair and woke later to find myself tied up in it. Next day I was handed over to a Japanese sergeant and escort who took me back to Magwe and, soon after that, 2.5 years captivity in Rangoon jail.

Sadly we have learned that Byron Duckenfield passed away on 19th November 2010.


Byron Duckenfield during a signing session in March 2010.

Cranston Fine Arts extend our many thanks to Byron Duckenfield for signing a number of our art prints over a number of sessions.

Byron Duckenfield at a signing session in 2010.

Byron Duckenfield's Hurricane P3059 (SD-N) of 501 Squadron.




Byron Duckenfield signing the print Quartet by Gerald Coulson at a signing session in February 2010.

Cranston Fine Arts extend our many thanks to Byron Duckenfield for spending the day (21/2/2010) signing a number of our art prints.

Forshaw, T. H. T.
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Forshaw, T. H. T.


Fulford, D.
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   Died : 2 / 11 / 1942
Fulford, D.

Killed November 2nd 1942**
Haines, L. A.
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   Died : 30 / 4 / 1941
Haines, L. A.

Killed in flying accident April 30th 1941
Higginson, F. W.
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   Died : 12 / 2 / 2003
Higginson, F. W.

Frederick William Higginson was born into a Welsh-speaking family at Gorseinon, near Swansea, where his father was a policeman. He attended Gorseinon Grammar School until beginning his apprenticeship with the RAF. Enlisting in 1929 at the age of 16, Taffy Higginson served as a fitter and air gunner with No.7 Sqn until 1935, when he was accepted for flight training. After qualifying as a pilot, he initially flew with No.19 Sqn before transferring to No.56 Sqn on Hurricanes. By June 1941 he had tallied a score of 12 victories. On June 17th, 1941, he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Dunkirk while escorting bombers returning from an operation over Lille. With considerable height in hand, he was able to bale out safely and guide his parachute to land in a wood near a railway. Having a map, he established that he was about 12 miles northwest of Fauquembergues but he had lost one of his boots in ejecting from his Hurricane. Limping along, he was overtaken by two German soldiers on a motorcycle combination sent out to find him. His capture appeared certain but the abrupt appearance of a low-flying Luftwaffe aircraft distracted the soldier driving the motorcycle, enabling Higginson to wrench over the handlebars, crash the machine into a ditch and make off in the confusion. He hid in the wood until after dark and then made his way to a hut on the edge, where he sought assistance from the owner. Confident of his limited French, he ordered a glass of beer, paid for it with money provided by the French farmer and hitched a lift with a lorry driver who took him to a local garage whose owner had contacts with an escape line for British airmen. After a series of adventures, Higginson crossed into Vichy- controlled France and made contact with the MI9 escape line run by the Belgian doctor Albert-Marie Guérisse, alias “Pat O’Leary”. While attempting to cross into Spain with an Australian escaped prisoner of war, he was stopped and arrested by Vichy French frontier guards and interned in Fort de la Revère near Nice. Thanks to the efforts of Guérisse, he escaped from there and was eventually taken off the French Mediterranean coast by a Polish-manned trawler operating out of Gibraltar under the auspices of the Special Operations Executive. He was landed at Greenock on October 5, 1942, and rejoined No 56 Squadron shortly afterwards. He was awarded the DFC in 1943. After the war he served with Headquarters 11 Group, attended the RAF Staff course at Bracknell and also graduated from the Army Staff College, Camberley. He resigned from the RAF in 1956 to join the Bristol aircraft manufacturers at Filton, where the company was developing the ground-to-air rocket-powered defensive system, Bloodhound. In 1963 he joined the board of Bristol and was appointed OBE for services to industry that year. Sadly Frederick William Higginson passed away on 12th February 2003, aged 89.
Howard-Williams, P. I.
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Howard-Williams, P. I.


Hradil, F.
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   Died : 5 / 11 / 1940
Hradil, F.

Killed November 5th 1940
Jennings, B. J.
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Jennings, B. J.


Jones, Richard L
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   Died : 7 / 3 / 2012
Jones, Richard L

Richard Jones was born in 1918 and in July 1940 Richard Jones was posted to 64 Squadron at Kenley, flying Spitfires. He was involved in heavy fighting over the Channel during the Battle of Britain, with the squadron suffering many losses during July and August. Towards the end of the Battle of Britain, in October, he moved to 19 Squadron flying Spitfires from Fowlmere, and was heavily involved in the fighter sweeps taking place at that time. Near the end of the Battle of Britain, Pilot Officer Richard Jones was shot down during a dogfight over Kent with Me 109s. Jones crash landed his Spitfire in a field, colliding with a flock of sheep - he would go on to write in his log book "Crashed into a load of sheep. What a bloody mess!"After the Battle of Britain, Richard Jones became a test pilot for De Havilland at Witney in Oxfordshire, and test flew thousands of Hawker Hurricanes and other types, including civil types. After the war Richard Jones joined the RAFVR and started a long career in the motor industry. Sadly Richard Jones passed away on 7th March 2012.
Lane, Brian J.
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   Died : 13 / 12 / 1942
Lane, Brian J.

Squadron Leader Brian J.( Sandy ) Lane became leader of No 19 Squadron from September 5th 1940.
Lawson, W. J.
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   Died : 28 / 8 / 1941
Lawson, W. J.

Killed August 28th 1941**
Lawson, Walter
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   Died : 8 / 1941
Lawson, Walter


Llewellyn, A. J. A.
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   Died : 7 / 2 / 1942
Llewellyn, A. J. A.


Lloyd, D. E.
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   Died : 17 / 3 / 1941
Lloyd, D. E.

Killed March 17th 1941
Macgregor, A. N.
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Macgregor, A. N.


Marek, F.
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   Died : 14 / 9 / 1940
Marek, F.

Sergeant F.Marek of No.310 Squadron was killed on September 14th 1940.
Parkinson, Colin
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   Died : 31 / 3 / 2006
Parkinson, Colin

Australian Colin Parkinson joined the RAAF in 1940, arriving in England to join 19 Squadron flyin Spitfires. In March 1942 he shot down a Do217. In May he was posted to Malta, flying his Spitfire off HMS Eagle on 9th June, with 602 Squadron. After scoring several victories he flew to Gibraltar to lead in further Spitfires, taking off from HMS Furious to the island on 17th August. Commissioned, he now flew with 229 Squadron. On 9th October with Winco Donaldson and Screwball Beurling, he performed a low level beat up and acrobatics over the presentation of the George Cross to the people of Malta. He ended his tour of Malta in November 1942 with the DFC and 10.5 victories, plus probably 2 more. Colin Parkinson passed away aged 89 on 31st March 2006.
Parrott, D. T.
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   Died : 22 / 6 / 1941
Parrott, D. T.

Killed June 22nd 1941
Pinkham, P. C.
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   Died : 5 / 9 / 1940
Pinkham, P. C.

Squadron Leader Phillip C.Pinkham of No 19 Squadron was a career officer in the R.A.F. which he joined in 1935. He served with No 17 Squadron flying biplanes. In January 1940 Pinkham took command of the Air Fighting School at St Athan, training pilots to fly Hurricane's. On June 10th 1940 he took over command of No 19 Squadron. In July he received the A.F.C. for his flying training work. Pinkham was shot down and killed on September 5th 1940. His Spitfire I (P9422) was shot down over the Thames Estuary. His aircraft crashed near Birlink, Kent.
Plzak, S.
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   Died : 7 / 8 / 1941
Plzak, S.

Missing August 7th 1941
Porter, J. A.
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Porter, J. A.

Sergeant J.A.Porter flew with No 615 Squadron & No 242 Squadron flying Hurricane's & No 19 Squadron in Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. Porter was with No 19 Squadron when he was shot down in his Spitfire I (X4070) after chasing a enemy aircraft to the French coast on September 15th 1940. Potter was wounded and taken prisoner.
Potter, J. A.
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   Died : 1977
Potter, J. A.

Wounded and taken POW September 15th 1940. Passed away 1977.
Reid, Donald George
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   Died : 22 / 7 / 1942
Reid, Donald George

Enlisted in the RCAF October 28, 1940 in Windsor, Ontario, his home town. Previously attended Windsor Vocational Institute. Received his pilot's flying badge at No. 9 Service Flying Training School, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, July 16, 1941. Arrived overseas 30 August 1941. At No.57 OTU (5 September to 21 October 1941), went to.152 Squadron (21-28 October 1941), No.412 Squadron (28 October to unknown date, 1941),No.161 Squadron in December 1941), No.601 Squadron (15-23 December 1941), Joined No.19 Squadron (23 December 1941 to 30 April 1942). Posted to Malta, arriving with major reinforcement (Operation "Bowery" via aircraft carriers on 9 May 1942; assigned to No.185 Squadron. He was Commissioned 7 July 1942 He was killed when his Spitfire BR203("X") was shot down and crashed at Hal Far Malta during engagement with Bf.109s, 2 June 1942, one Z.1007 damaged Italian bomber destroyed) one Re.2001 probably destroyed; 6 June 1942, one Re.2001 destroyed ,one Re.2001 damaged ,one Z.506B destroyed (third share) 7 June 1942, one Bf.109 probably destroyed; 22 June 1942, one Bf.109 destroyed (Spitfire coded GL-O); 1 July 1942, one Bf.109 destroyed plus one Bf.109 damaged (flying Spitfire BR294); 2 July 1942, one Bf.109 destroyed (flying Spitfire BR294); 6 July 1942, one Bf.109 probably destroyed , one Ju.88 damaged (half share - both on BR317) 17 July 1942, one Bf.109 destroyed plus one Bf.109 damaged (BR380).
Roden, H. A. C.
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   Died : 16 / 11 / 1940
Roden, H. A. C.

Crashed Nov 15th 1940/Died Nov 16th 1940
Scott, G. W.
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   Died : 1986
Scott, G. W.

Passed away 1986.
Sinclair, Gordon
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   Died : 26 / 6 / 2005
Sinclair, Gordon

A short service commission officer, Sinclair joined 19 Squadron as early as 1937 and was still with the Squadron in 1940. Over Dunkirk he destroyed a Bf 109 and probably another, and then on June 1 he destroyed two Bf 110s and on a later patrol the same day he claimed a He 111 and a Do 17 destroyed. He was awarded the DFC. He knew Bader well during his stay with 19 Squadron when Bader often flew as his No 2. Sinclair remembers his forceful personality, but also that he was great fun. They often played golf and squash together. In June 1940 Sinclair was posted as Flight Commander to 310 Squadron at Drixford and was soon to fly with that Squadron as part of the Duxford Wing, led by Douglas Bader. His final score was 10 confirmed victories. He later commanded 56 Squadron on Typhoons before promotion to Wing Commander and a post on the staff of HO 84 Group. Sinclair retired from the RAF in 1957. He died on 26th June 2005.
Spencer, John
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Spencer, John

Commanded No 11 Squadron and was last Commander of Royal Air Force Binbrook. Also served on No 74, 23, 92, 19 Squadrons and the Lightning OCU at RAF Coltishall
Steere, H.
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   Died : 9 / 6 / 1944
Steere, H.

Killed June 9th 1944
Sutherland, I. W.
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   Died : 4 / 8 / 1940
Sutherland, I. W.

Killed August 4th 1940
Sydney, C.
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   Died : 27 / 9 / 1940
Sydney, C.

Flight Sergeant C.Sydney of No 92 Squadron was killed on September 27th 1940. His Spitfire I (R6767) was shot down over Kingston in Surrey.
Thomas, E. H.
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   Died : 1972
Thomas, E. H.

Passed away 1972.
Underwood, Pete
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Underwood, Pete

Pete Underwood joined the RAF Officer Training College Cranwell in 1980. His first operational tour was from 1984 to 1986 on the Phantom FGR2, 19 Squadron, RAF Wildenrath in Germany. He was detached to No.23 Sqn for a 6-month duty in the Falkland Islands during this tour. His second operational tour was from 1986 to 1989 on the Phantom FG1, 111 Sqn, RAF Leuchars. After this tour he was posted to RAF Brawdy as a Tactics and Weapons Instructor on the Hawk TMk1. When RAF Brawdy closed he moved on to RAF Chivenor as OC Weapons Instruction Flight on the Hawk TMk1. He now flies as Captain on the Airbus A320/321 with Monarch Airlines Ltd.
Unwin, George
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   Died : 28 / 6 / 2006
Unwin, George

George Unwin joined the RAF in 1929, and in 1936 was posted to Duxford with 19 Squadron as a Sergeant Pilot. He was one of the first pilots in the RAF to fly the Spitfire. With the outbreak of war 19 Squadron moved to Hornchurch and George, now one of the Squadron's most experienced pilots, took part in the great air battles over France and Dunkirk, scoring 3 and a half victories. He flew with 19 Squadron continuously during the whole of the Battle of Britain. He was commissioned in 1941. After a period instructing, he resumed operations, flying Mosquitoes with 16 Squadron. George finished the war with 13 victories, 2 shared, 2 unconfirmed, and 2 probables. He died 28th June 2006.
Vokes, A. F.
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   Died : 6 / 9 / 1941
Vokes, A. F.

Killed September 6th 1941
Whelan, J.
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Whelan, J.


Wratten, William
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Wratten, William

Air Marshal Wratten joined the RAF as a Cranwell Cadet, graduating in December 1960. He completed the CFS course the following year and went on to instruct as a first-tour QFI on Vampire T11s at Oakington and Swinderby. The Air Marshal converted onto Lightning at Middleton-St-George in 1963 before serving on 19 Squadron from 1964 to 1968, first at Leconfield and later Gutersloh. In 1968 Air Marshal Wratten converted to Phantoms at Davis-Monthan AFB, USA, and then instructed on 288 (Phantom) OCU from 1968 to 1970. He was posted in 1971 as Flight Commander on 17 Squadron at RAF Bruggen, operating the Phantom in the Strike / Attack role. Returning to the UK in 1973, he joined the staff on HQ 38 Group before attending the RAF Staff College in 1974. He then joined the OR staff at the Minstry of Defence for a brief spell before being promoted to Wing Commander and, in 1975 taking command of 23 Squadron with the Phantom in AD role. On completing his tour as Officer Commanding 23 Squadron, Air Marshal Wratten was posted to the Air Secretarys staff at Barnwood before being promoted to Group Captain in 1980 and taking command of RAF Coningsby. In June 1982 he moved to the Falkland Islands to form and command RAF Stanley. After attending RCDS in 1983, the Air Marshal became one of the two Directors OR (Air) being concerned with future RAF aircraft (except Nimrod AEW) and offensive weapons systems. In September 1986 he was appointed SASO HQ 1 Group, a post he held until becoming AOC 11 Group on 17th March 1989. Between 14th November 1990 and 22nd March 1991, Air Marshal Wratten was detached to HQ British Forces Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he held the appointments of Air Commander and Deputy British Forces Commander Middle East during the Gulf conflict. In recognition of this service he received a Knighthood in the Operation GRANBY Honours List. On 19th September 1991, Sir William was promoted to Air Marshal prior to taking up his appointment as Director General Saudi Armed Forces Project.



Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J A MacLeod
Historical Notes :
29-04-1942 - Joined No.485 Sqn RNZAF.
01-07-1943 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
24-09-1943 - Joined No.412 Sqn RCAF.
27-04-1944 - Joined No.402 Sqn RCAF.
22-06-1944 - Damaged by Allied anti-aircraft fire. Flying Officer J A MacLeod ok. The aircraft never returned to a squadron.
14-10-1950 - Struck off.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W Kempka
Historical Notes :
25-06-1942 - Joined No.310 Sqn.
25-07-1942 - Joined No.421 Sqn RCAF.
02-04-1943 - Joined No.303 Sqn.
10-06-1943 - Joined No.315 Sqn
26-06-1943 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
24-09-1943 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
21-05-1944 - Now with No.303 Sqn, crashed near Villiers. Flight Sergeant W Kempka taken prisoner.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Stanislaw Brzeski
Historical Notes :
04-06-1942 - Joined No.118 Sqn.
24-09-1942 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
19-10-1942 - Joined No.504 Sqn.
25-10-1942 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
10-11-1942 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
13-06-1943 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
28-06-1943 - Joined No.302 Sqn.
30-09-1943 - Damaged beyond repair.
04-09-1943 - Flown (with code WX-Q) by Polish Ace Stanislaw Brzeski as he claimed a half share of a Fw190.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
George Unwin
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. N. Hargreaves
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness at 16.10hrs. Pilot Officer Hargreaves killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
G. J. Bailey
Historical Notes :
18-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109 near Ashford. Sergeant Bailey ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. S. Morton
Historical Notes :
15-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Historical Notes :
26-07-1940 - Pilot blinded by glycol fumes crash-landed Piddlehinton Dorset.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
E. E. Males
Historical Notes :
12-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
18-08-1940 - Damaged by strafing Me109s at Manston.
10-09-1940 - Damaged by return fire from Do17. Undercarriage collapsed during forced landing at Little Hutchings Farm, Etchingham. Pilot Officer Males ok.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
G. P. Christie
Historical Notes :
05-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109s near Gillingham. Flight Lieutenant Christie injured.
Historical Notes :
14-09-1940 - Crash landed at Hawarden.
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. R. Assheton
Historical Notes :
20-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 at 11.50hrs. Pilot Officer Asheton parachuted to safety near Malden.
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me110 at 16.14hrs. Pilot Officer Rose injured.
Pilots or Aircrew :
L. R. Isaac
Historical Notes :
05-08-1940 - Shot down by Bf109 over Folkestone, Kent at 08.40hrs. Sgt L R Isaac killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J L Foubert
Historical Notes :
20-08-1943 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
29-05-1944 - Joined No.80 Sqn.
10-06-1944 - Suffered glycol leak and abandoned off Hastings. Flying Officer J L Foubert RCAF baled out and was rescued.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P G H Goode
Historical Notes :
09-08-1943 - Joined No.122 Sqn.
07-12-1943 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
24-01-1944 - Now with No.313 Sqn, the aircraft was abandoned after engine failure 6 miles off Deal. Flying Officer P G W Goode was killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. J. Akroyd
Historical Notes :
26-09-1940 - P/O Akroyd of 152 sqd was shot down and made a forced landing force-landed Worthy Down but died the following day
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
Historical Notes :
18-08-1940 - Shot down while on a transit flight by a Ju88 near Tonbridge. Flight Lieutenant Stanford-Tuck ok.
11-01-1940 - service trials of fairings in an attempt to cut exhaust glare at night
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. W. Moody
Historical Notes :
07-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Tunbridge Wells. Pilot Officer Moody killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
05-08-1940 - Damaged after crashing on take off from Manston.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
M. E. Staples
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Hradil
Historical Notes :
18-09-1940 - Force landed after engine failure. Pilot Officer Hradil ok.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Arthur Blake
Historical Notes :
26-09-1940 - Joined No.19 Sqn
29-10-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Chlemsford. Sub Lieutenant Blake killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
26-09-1940 - Joined No.19 Sqn
31-07-1941 - Aircraft abandoned and crashed near Albury, Herfordshire.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
28-09-1940 - Damaged in flying accident.
Historical Notes :
20-10-1940 - Joined No.66 Sqn.
15-03-1941 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
24-05-1941 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
24-10-1941 - Joined No.504 Sqn.
20-06-1942 - Engine failure forced the aircraft to land at Aberuthven in Perthshire. No further flying details, so presumed damaged beyond repair.
Historical Notes :
23-07-1942 - Crashed into River Severn.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Wallace Cunningham
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.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P. C. Pinkham
Historical Notes :
05-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Hornchurch. Squadron Leader Pinkham killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. A. C. Roden
Historical Notes :
15-09-1940 - Crash landed after combat with Me109. Sergeant Roden injured.
Historical Notes :
18-07-1940 - Damaged by Me109. P/O Baynes safe.
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. S. B. Jones
Historical Notes :
11-08-1940 - Shot down into sea by Bf109. P/O Jones abandoned aircraft and drowned.
Pilots or Aircrew :
N. H. D. Ramsay
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Marek
Historical Notes :
14-09-1940 - Crashed after oxygen failure near Orsett. Sergeant Marek killed.
Historical Notes :
02-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
13-07-1940 - Stalled off turn and dived into ground near Balsham, Linton, Cambridgeshire. Sgt Birch killed
Historical Notes :
18-08-1940 - Damaged by enemy action.
Historical Notes :
22-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Lionel Harwood Buck Casson
Historical Notes :
01-09-1940 - Damaged by Do17 over Kenley. Pilot Officer Casson ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Maurice Keith Hasard Wilson
Historical Notes :
11-07-1940 - Joined No.19 Sqn.
04-02-1941 - Joined No.92 Sqn.
10-02-1941 - Damaged after striking an obstruction on take-off.
12-09-1941 - Joined No.302 Sqn.
20-12-1941 - Damaged after colliding with Spitfire BL547 on landing.
18-08-1943 - Joined No.308 Sqn.
28-08-1943 - Damaged in flying accident.
14-06-1944 - After serving with No.130 Sqn and No.222 Sqn, and now with No.611 Sqn, shot down by Me109s south west of Caen. Flight Sergeant Maurice Keith Hasard Wilson killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
31-08-1940 - Damaged by Me109 and crash landed. Pilot Officer Aeberhardt killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. N. Brinsden
Historical Notes :
31-08-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near North Weald. Flying Officer Brinsden parachuted to safety.
Pilots or Aircrew :
C. J. D. Andrear
Historical Notes :
11-08-1940 - Damaged by Bf109. P/O Andrear returned to Kenley.
15-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109. Sub Lieutenant Blake ok.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
L. A. Haines
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Damaged on operations and force landed. Flying Officer Haines ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. A. Potter
J. A. Porter
Historical Notes :
15-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 off French coast. Sergeant J A Potter taken prisoner.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Bobby Oxspring
W. J. Lawson
Historical Notes :
18-09-1940 - Force landing at Eastchurch after damaged on operations. Pilot Officer Lawson ok.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
James Baird Coward
Historical Notes :
31-08-1940 - Damaged by return fire from Do17s and abandoned. Flying Officer James Baird Coward parachuted to safety, but required leg amputation.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
David Cox
Historical Notes :
27-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 and crashed near Wye. Sergeant D G S R Cox injured.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
25-09-1940 - Damaged in flying accident.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
22-09-1940 - Destroyed in air raid at Duxford.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
E. Burgoyne
Historical Notes :
27-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over Kent. Pilot Officer E Burgoyne killed.
Squadrons :
No.19 Sqn RAF



Known Individual Aircraft of No.19 Sqn RAF :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Spitfire Vb

AA764

17/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA868

15/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AA905

25/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA915

01/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA927

23/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AA931

SZ-A

29/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AB185

25/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB245

26/11/1941

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 Vc

AB467

SD-U

27/02/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire Vc

AB524

16/02/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB848

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB866

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB939

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB968

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB971

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD132

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD184

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD185

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD190

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD191

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD198

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD231

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD237

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD307

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD317

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD323

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD332

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD385

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD416

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD458

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD476

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD478

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD499

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD551

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD556

-

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

AD572

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD576

SK-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AR338

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR364

AZ-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR422

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR451

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR463

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR505

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR507

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR509

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR513

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR516

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR517

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR552

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR604

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR605

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR608

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vb

BL263

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL316

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL380

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL469

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL472

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL566

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL573

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL635

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL682

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL686

-

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

BL755

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL810

02/04/1942

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

BL851

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL852

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL854

GW-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL956

DW-N

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL970

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL991

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL993

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM117

DW-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM147

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM203

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM233

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM238

SD-G

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM322

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM353

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM373

27/03/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM381

-

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

BM459

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM509

-

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

BM522

16/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM526

17/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM531

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM535

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM537

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM539

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM542

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM565

18/04/1942

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM583

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM652

MN-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vc

BR141

YT-N

10/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire IX

BS284

24/08/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS409

PK-B

25/10/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS461

23/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS512

24/10/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vc

EE613

MN-E

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE732

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EN767

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN768

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN788

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN971

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP120

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP130

WX-Q

-

details

details

details

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP178

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP183

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP253

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP277

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP284

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP298

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VbT

EP350

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP354

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP393

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP394

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP398

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VbT

EP445

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP447

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP452

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VbT

EP465

-

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

EP516

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP523

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP548

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VbT

EP552

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP601

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP603

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP604

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP605

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP637

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP639

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP715

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP749

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP756

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP767

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

K9792

-

details

details

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9793

-

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9795

WZ-B

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9798

WZ-L

30/07/1938

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9803

-

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9807

10/10/1938

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9810

RB-S
WZ-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9815

-

details

no information

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9821

02/12/1938

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9824

06/12/1938

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9825

AH-Z

09/12/1938

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9836

01/01/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9841

QJ-R

11/01/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9851

20/01/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9853

26/01/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9854

26/01/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9857

01/02/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9858

04/02/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9859

03/02/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9874

21/02/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9944

22/04/1939

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9967

ZT-O

08/05/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9993

24/05/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1018

14/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1027

22/06/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1029

22/06/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1030

23/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1031

AH-S

23/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1032

26/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1042

03/07/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1089

25/08/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire F21

LA272

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 61

SM

Spitfire IX

MA477

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA750

9R-Q

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA795

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA806

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA815

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA818

-

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

MA833

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA837

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA841

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA842

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VII

MB931

16/10/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

MH316

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH319

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH320

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IXe

MH330

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH352

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH354

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH355

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH365

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH375

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH750

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH871

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MJ215

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

MJ556

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire Ia

N3030

13/09/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3039

20/09/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3040

21/09/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3046

27/09/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3198

28/11/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3199

28/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3200

29/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3234

09/12/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3237

13/12/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3238

12/12/1939

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3265

GR-T

22/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3286

11/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire IIa

P7289

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7299

QV-Y

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7301

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7316

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7318

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7325

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7357

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7358

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7359

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7366

FN-U

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7367

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7372

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7377

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7379

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7380

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7381

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7384

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7420

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7421

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7422

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7423

QV-Y

-

details

details

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7425

-

details

no information

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7427

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7428

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7429

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7430

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7432

-

details

no information

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7433

-

details

no information

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7434

GW-U

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7435

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7501

DW-O

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7509

-

details

no information

details

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7544

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7545

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7547

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7560

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7566

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7616

DL-B
FN-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7617

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7618

KL-Z

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7619

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7620

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7668

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7680

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7686

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7693

DL-J

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7732

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7754

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7771

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7813

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7822

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7849

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7883

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7886

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7887

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7889

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7890

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7907

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7912

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7921

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7924

-

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7929

FN-X

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7963

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7971

-

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no information

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Merlin III

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7991

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8017

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8026

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8032

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8077

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8088

NK-K

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8164

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8166

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8171

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8204

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8241

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8243

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8251

LZ-N

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8270

-

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no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8277

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8366

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8384

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8432

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8439

-

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details

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8442

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8460

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8561

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8583

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8659

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8667

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8679

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8706

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8715

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8729

-

details

no information

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Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

P9305

19/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9386

QV-K

01/03/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9391

05/03/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9422

15/03/1940

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details

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9431

21/03/1940

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details

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9440

30/03/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9509

23/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9546

03/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6614

18/05/1940

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6623

RY-N

22/05/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6625

23/05/1940

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6627

24/05/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6687

01/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6688

01/06/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6761

18/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6762

16/06/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ib

R6770

NN-D

20/06/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6776

22/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6778

21/06/1940

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details

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6809

DL-G

26/06/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6833

28/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6888

03/07/1940

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details

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ib

R6889

03/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6890

04/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6897

05/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6904

08/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6911

10/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6912

10/07/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6917

11/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6919

QJ-L

11/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6923

12/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6924

15/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6958

15/07/1940

details

details

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6991

21/07/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFXVI

RW384

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SL601

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SL610

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SL668

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SL687

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SL690

QV-A

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Desford

Spitfire LFXVI

SL728

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

TE332

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE387

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE389

-

details

no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE391

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE393

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE396

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE397

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE408

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE447

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE451

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE458

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TE470

QV-B

-

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no information

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Merlin 266

Spitfire Vb

W3370

30/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3432

25/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3439

28/06/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3638

19/07/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3644

27/09/1941

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no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3771

18/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3898

MN-J

-

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no information

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Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3951

18/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3966

10/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Ia

X4059

01/08/1940

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details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4070

03/08/1940

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details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4159

08/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4170

LZ-R

10/08/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4173

11/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4179

12/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4231

09/08/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4237

16/08/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4267

24/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4279

EB-C

29/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4331

31/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4336

02/09/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4342

QJ-P

03/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4351

05/09/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4352

05/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4353

06/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4424

13/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4425

13/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4473

16/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4474

QV-I

16/09/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4475

16/09/1940

details

no information

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Aircraft for : No.19 Sqn RAF
A list of all aircraft associated with No.19 Sqn RAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
AircraftInfo

Bulldog

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Manufacturer : Bristol
Number Built : 400

Bulldog

The Bristol Bulldog was a British Royal Air Force single-seat biplane fighter designed during the 1920s by The Bulldog was designed by Frank Barnwell, the Chief Designer of the Bristol company (or Bristol Aeroplane Company,) with over 400 Bulldogs produced, that arguably became the most famous aircraft during the RAF's inter-war period. The Bristol Bulldog never saw combat service with the RAF, though during the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935-36, Bristol Bulldogs were sent to the Sudan to reinforce Middle East Command. one interesting note. Douglas Bader,The second world war ace, lost both of his legs when his Bristol Bulldog crashed while he was performing unauthorised flying Aerobatics at Woodley airfield near Reading. The Bulldog was a Single-seat day and night fighter. All metal construction with fabric covering. Manufactured by Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd, Filton, Bristol. Her engine was a 490 hp Bristol Jupiter VIIF, with a max speed of 174mph and a ceiling of 27,000 ft. She had two synchronised Vickers 0.303in machine guns.

Gamecock

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Manufacturer : Gloster
Production Began : 1925
Retired : 1931
Number Built : 108

Gamecock

The Gamecock Mark I entered service with No. 23 Squadron RAF at RAF Henlow in May 1926 and they were also the last of six squadrons to operate the fighter until July 1931. This was a fairly short RAF service life, partly because of its high accident rate - of the 90 operated by the RAF, 22 were lost in landing or spin accidents. These faults were remedied in the Mk. II version, by means of a longer upper wing and a modified tail unit. Gamecock fitted with outward-leaning struts in 1927 Gamecock fitted with Napier Lion engine, 1925-6 During the Finnish Winter War 1939-40, a Gamecock was used to capture a Soviet Ilyushin DB-3 bomber. On 29 January 1940 the Finnish Gamecock strafed two Soviet DB-3s when they landed on Finnish soil (which they mistook for Estonia) to transfer fuel from one plane to the other. The strafed crews hurried into the one plane which had enough fuel remaining and escaped, leaving the DB-3 behind to be captured by the Finns

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

Lightning (UK)



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Manufacturer : BAC
Production Began : 1959
Retired : 1988
Number Built : 278

Lightning (UK)

English Electric (later BAC) Lightning. Originally designed by W F Petter (the designer of the Canberra) The first Lighting Prototype was first flown on the 4th August 1954 by Wing Commander R P Beamont at Boscombe Down. The second prototype P1A, The name of Lightning was not used until 1958) (WG763) was shown at the Farnborough show in September 1955. The Third prototype was flown in April 1957 and was the first British aircraft ever to fly at Mach 2 on the 25th November 1958 The first production aircraft made its first flight on 3rd November 1959 and entered operational service with the RAF on the 29th June 1960with |NO. 74 squadron based at Coltishall. The F1 was followed shortly after by the F1A which had been modified to carry a in-flight refueling probe. The Lightning F2 entered service in December 1962 with no 19 and 92 squadrons. a total of 44 aircraft F2 were built. The F3 came into service between 1964 and 1966 with Fighter Command squadrons, re engined with the Roll's Royce Avon 301 turbojets. The Lightning T Mk 5 was a training version Lightning a total of 22 were built between August 1964 and December 1966. The BAC Lighting F MK 6 was the last variant of the lightning, base don the F3, this was the last single seat fighter and served the |Royal Air Force for 20 years. First Flown on 17th April 1964, and a total of 55 F6 saw service with the Royal Air Force, and the last Lightning F6 was produced in August 1967. A Total of 278 lightning's of all marks were delivered. In 1974 the Phantom aircraft began replacing the aging Lightning's, but 2 F6 remained in service up to 1988 with Strike Command until finally being replaced with Tornado's. Specifications for MK1 to 4: Made by English Electrc Aviation Ltd at Preston and Samlesbury Lancashire, designated P1B, All Weather single seat Fighter. Max Speed: Mach 2.1 (1390 mph) at 36,000 feet Ceiling 55,000 feet Armament: Two 30mm Aden guns and Two Firestreak infra red AAM's. Specificaitons for MK 6: Made by English Electrc Aviation Ltd at Preston Lancashire, designated P1B, All Weather single seat Fighter. Max Speed: Mach 2.27 (1500 mph) at 40,000 feet Ceiling 55,000 feet Range: 800 miles. Armament: Two 30mm Aden guns and Two Firestreak infra red AAM's. or Two Red Top. or two retractable contain 24 spin-stabilized rockets each.

Meteor

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Manufacturer : Gloster
Production Began : 1944
Number Built : 3947

Meteor

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet. Designed by George Carter, and built by the Gloster Aircraft Company, Armstrong-Whitworth, the Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with 616 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Gloster Meteor was not an aerodynamically advanced aircraft but the Gloster design team succeeded in producing an effective jet fighter that served the RAF and other air forces for decades. Meteors saw action with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the Korean War and other air forces used the Meteor. The Royal Danish Air Force, The Belgian Air Force and Isreali Air Force kept the Meteor in service until the early 1970's. A Total of 3947 meteors were built and two Meteors, WL419 and WA638, remain in service with the Martin-Baker company as ejection seat testbeds.

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.

Phantom

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Manufacturer : McDonnell Douglas
Production Began : 1960
Retired : 1992
Number Built : 5195

Phantom

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber produced for the U.S. Navy by Mcdonnell Douglas. It became a major part of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and American Air Force. The Phantom F-4 saw service with all American forces during the Vietnam war serving as a fighter and ground attack aircraft. The Phantom first saw service in 1960 but continued in service until the 1980’s (being replaced by the F-15 and F-16 ) The last Phantoms saw service during the Gulf war in 1991 being used for reconnaissance. Other nations also used the Phantom to great success. The Israeli Air Force used them during various Arab-Israeli wars and the Phantom also saw service in the Iranian Air Force during the Iran Iraq War. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built. The Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy flew versions based on the F-4. The British Phantoms were powered by Rolls Royce Spey engines and also received British avionics, under the names pf Phantom FG.1 and Phantom FGR.2. The last British Phantoms served with 74 Squadron until they were dispanded in 1992.

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 : 18:52, July 5, 2016
Last editor : HMS
Latest No.19 Sqn RAF Artwork Releases !
 They came from every corner of Britain.  And mostly they were young.  These fresh faced fighter pilots, joined by an ever-growing band of volunteer airmen from the British Commonwealth and those who had managed to escape from the occupied countries of Europe would, over the summer of 1940, not only hold the world's most powerful air force at bay, they would defeat it.  Richard Taylor's stunning piece graphically conveys the conflicting realities of those deadly aerial encounters over southern England during 1940.  As the sound of Merlin engines briefly interrupts the tranquility of a sleepy English village, its residents are determined to carry on with everyday life.  In the skies overhead the bitter battle will shortly be reaching its crescendo but, for today at least, the fighting is over as Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin, one of the Battle of Britain's top Aces, and the Spitfire pilots of 19 Squadron return from yet another encounter with Goering's much-vaunted Luftwaffe.

Return From the Fray by Richard Taylor.
 A lone Spitfire Mk.1a of 19 Squadron at Duxford awaits its ground crew after a hard day of combat during the intense fighting of September 1940.

Duxford 1940 by Simon Atack.
 Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54.  In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8 enemy aircraft destroyed.
Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor.
A classic beauty in its element, a 19 Squadron Spitfire on a routine patrol in the skies above southern England.

Lone Warrior by Ivan Berryman.

No.19 Sqn RAF Artwork



Supermarine Spitfire - Job Well Done by Graeme Lothian. (P)


Mustang Mk.III by Ivan Berryman.


Lone Warrior by Ivan Berryman.


Spitfire Country by Ivan Berryman.


Battle of Britain by Graeme Lothian.


Flt Lt Walter Lawson by Ivan Berryman.

Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor.


Duxford 1940 by Simon Atack.


Return From the Fray by Richard Taylor.


Bristol Bulldogs by Michael Turner.


Spitfires - September 1940 by Barry Price.


Lightning Thunder by Michael Rondot.

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