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No.92 Sqn RAF - Squadron Details - Aviation Directory

No.92 Sqn RAF


Name : No.92 Sqn RAF
Founded : 1st September 1917
Disbanded : 1st October 1994
Country : UK
Fate : Disbanded 1st October 1994
More Details : East India

Aut pugna aut morere - Either fight or die
Known Code Letters : , GR, QJ, DL, 8L,

92 Squadron was formed in the First World War, as a squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, on 1st September 1917. It flew Pups, Spads and SE5s during the war, becoming an RAF squadron on the formation of the RAF on 1st April 1918, before being disbanded on 7th August 1919. On the outbreak of hostilities of World War Two, 92 Sqn reformed on 10th October 1939, flying Blenheims before converting to Spitfires. It transferred to North Africa, and for some time flew as part of 244 Wing RAF. After the war, the squadron was disbanded on 30th December 1946. On 31st January 1947, the former 91 Squadron was redesignated 92 Squadron, flying the Meteor before re-equipping with the Sabre and then the Hunter. While flying the Hunter in 1960, the squadron was designated as the RAF's aerobatic squadron, with the name Blue Diamonds, a name the squadron carried on after tranferring to the Lightning. The squadron then re-equipped with Phantoms, before being disbanded on 1st July 1991. It was reformed from a rserve squadron on 23rd September 1992, and became No.92 (Reserve) Squadron, flying the Hawk aircraft before being disbanded once more on 1st October 1994.

Known Service Details :

Pilot or Aircrew

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

J. F. Drummond

Flight Officer

unknown

unknown

Spitfire

R6616

Neville Duke

unknown

unknown

Spitfire

H. D. Edwards

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

Spitfire

W. T. Ellis

Sergeant

September 1940

unknown

Spitfire

P. R. Eyles

Sergeant

unknown

20th September 1940

Spitfire

N3248

E. T. G. Frith

Sergeant

unknown

17th October 1940

Hurricane

X4597

Raymond Hilary Harries

unknown

unknown

04th May 1950

Meteor

4 May 1950 he died while flying a 92 Squadron Gloster Meteor F4 when it ran out of fuel and crashed near Sheffield, Yorkshire Killed in Action

Ralph E. Havercroft

unknown

unknown

August 1940

Spitfire

N3249

R. H. Holland

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

15th September 1940

Spitfire

Johnnie Johnson

August 1940

unknown

Spitfire

John A. Kent

Squadron Leader

unknown

unknown

Don Kingaby

September 1940

March 1942

Brian Fabris Kingcome

unknown

unknown

R. C. F. Lister

unknown

unknown

24th September 1940

Spitfire

X4427

Roy Mottram

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

18th September 1940

Spitfire

N3193

J. S. O'brien

unknown

unknown

T. G. Oldfield

Sergeant

unknown

27th September 1940

Spitfire

R6622

Killed in Action

K. B. Parker

Sergeant

unknown

15th October 1940

Spitfire

R6838

Killed in Action

James Rankin

unknown

unknown

C. H. Saunders

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

09th September 1940

Spitfire

L1077

Thomas Wood Savage

unknown

unknown

Robert Stanford-Tuck

unknown

unknown

1940

Spitfire

John Villa

October 1940

unknown

T. S. Wade

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

19th August 1940

Spitfire

N3287
R6703

W. C. Watlng

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

09th September 1940

Spitfire

P9372

D. G. Williams

Pilot Officer

unknown

10th October 1940

Spitfire

X4038

Killed in Action

Allan Wright

Group Captain

unknown

unknown

29th August 1940

Spitfire

Pilots and Aircrew for : No.92 Sqn RAF
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Allton, L. C.
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   Died : 19 / 10 / 1940
Allton, L. C.

Killed October 19th 1940
Barraclough, S. M.
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Barraclough, S. M.


Bartley, A. C.
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Bartley, A. C.


Boothroyd, P V
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Boothroyd, P V

Joined the RAF in 1964. After Flying Training he joined No 23 Squadron RAF Leuchars in September 1967 at the tender age of 20 flying Lightning F3 and F6 aircraft. This was followed by a ground tour on the Lightning Flight Simulator at Tengah, Singapore, in 1970 until the British withdrawal from the Far East in 1971. The ground tour was completed at RAF Coltishall until September 1972. After the ground tour he was posted to No 11 Squadron RAF Binbrook flying Lightning F3 and F6 aircraft until 1975 when he was posted to No 92 Squadron based at Gutersloh, Germany, operating Lightning F2A aircraft, until the withdrawal of the Lightning from 2 ATAF in May 1977. A CFS course and a tour as a flight commander at RAF Cranwell teaching on the Jet Provost came next from July 1977 until March 1980 when he was posted back to Binbrook on the Lightning Training Flight and became the CFS agent and CIRE on type. This was a long, but very pleasant tour and it finished in March 1986. In September 1986 he was seconded to British Aerospace as an instructor flying the Bae Strikemaster at the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This was followed by a posting to RAF Valley on the Hawk aircraft in 1989. The call of the Middle East and overseas adventures resulted in a loan service posting to the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force (Royal Air Force of Oman - RAFO) to teach Omani students to fly the Strikemaster on the island of Masirah. This was early in 1993. As RAFO had purchased some 16 Hawk aircraft (consisting of 4 two-seat trainers and 12 single seat fighters) the Commander of RAFO was keen to employ him on the introduction of the aircraft into RAFO service. This was such a pleasant task, in such a pleasant part of the world, that he left the Royal Air Force and joined RAFO in 1996 to continue to fly the Hawks in Oman. RAFO then promoted him to the rank of major and henceforth his family referred to him as “Q”. This was, at least, better than previous nicknames awarded by the family. All good things come to an end and he left RAFO in 1999 to join BAE Systems to assist in the running of the new Hawk Flight Simulator Complex at RAF Valley. He accumulated a total of about 7000 flying hours of which 2400 was flying the Lightning; 2000 flying the Hawk; 2200 flying the Jet Provost and Strikemaster and the remainder in training and flying sundry aircraft. And if he had his life all over again he wouldn’t change anything.
Bowen-Morris, H.
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Bowen-Morris, H.


Bryson, J.
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   Died : 24 / 9 / 1940
Bryson, J.

Killed September 24th 1940
Carpenter, John Chips
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   Died : 11 / 2 / 2005
Carpenter, John Chips

Flt. Lt. John Chips Carpenter DFC was born on 9 April 1921. He began elementary flying instruction at Redhill and later on Harvards at Turnhill with the RAF in February 1939 and on completion of his training he joined 263 Squadron at Filton in November. On 21 April 1940 the squadron embarked on HMS ‘Glorious’ for Norway, flying off three days later to land on a frozen lake. By the 26th all the Gladiators were either destroyed or unserviceable, so 263 Squadron re-embarked for the UK. In May another attempt was made. From the 21st until it re-embarked on HMS ‘Glorious’ on 6 June the squadron gave a good account of itself, covering the evacuation of the Army and flying offensive patrols. The carrier was sunk by enemy action soon after sailing and nearly all 263’s pilots were lost. Carpenter had not flown on to the carrier and returned to the UK by another ship. He joined 222 Squadron on Spitfires at Hornchurch in late June 1940 in time for the evacuation of Dunkirk. On 31 August he claimed a probable Bf109, on 1 September he destroyed another Bf109, on the 3rd a Bf110 and on the 4th a further Bf109. Soon afterwards he was shot down and wounded and returned to the squadron in October. Carpenter stayed with 222 Sqn. until April 1941, when he was posted to 46 Squadron, just as it prepared to go to the Middle East. The squadron embarked on HMS ‘Argus’, before transferring to the ‘Ark Royal’, from which they flew off to Hal Far, Malta on 6 June. 46 Squadron was kept in Malta and re-numbered 126 Squadron. On 30 June Carpenter shot down a Mc200, on 4 September he claimed another, on 8 November a Mc202, on the 12th another Mc202 and on 27 December he shot a Ju88 down into the sea. Carpenter, who had been a Flight Commander since early October, was awarded the DFC (2.1.42) and posted to 92 Squadron in the Western Desert. In May 1942 he covered the invasion of Sicily and Italy and was given command of 72 Squadron at Anzio. After a rest Carpenter was given command of 72 Squadron at Lago, Italy in January 1944. On 11 April he was posted away, received a Bar to the DFC (7.7.44) and returned to the UK. He went to Hawker’s as a production test pilot. Carpenter was granted a Permanent Commission in September 1945 and he retired on 31 December 1959, as a Flight Lieutenant, retaining the rank of Squadron Leader. Post war he served as CO in Kai Tek, Hong Kong. He died 11th February 2005.
Cooper, T. A.
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Cooper, T. A.


Drummond, J. F.
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   Died : 10 / 10 / 1940
Drummond, J. F.

Pilot Officer J.F.Drummond flew with No 92 Squadron and No.46 Squadron. He was killed on the 10th of October 1940 when his Spitfire I (R6616) collided with the Spitfire I (X4038) over Tangmere. Drummond's aircraft crashed at Portlant, Sussex.
Duke, Neville
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   Died : 7 / 4 / 2007
Duke, Neville

Neville Duke flew Spitfires as wingman to Sailor Malan in 92 Squadron. In November 1941 he was posted to 112 Squadron in the Middle East. After a second tour in the Desert, he flew a third tour, with 145 Squadron in Italy. He was the top scoring Allied Ace in the Mediterranean with 28 victories. After the war, in 1953, he captured the World Air Speed record. He died 7th April 2007.
Durham, Ed
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Durham, Ed

After Meteor, Javelin and Hunter tours, Ed Durham flew Lightnings with No.74 23 and 92 Sqns and took part in the first trans-Atlantic Lightning flights. In 1977 he commanded No.92 Sqn, the last Lightning F2A unit in RAF Germany.
Edwards, H. D.
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   Died : 11 / 9 / 1940
Edwards, H. D.

Pilot Officer Henry Davies Edwards a Canadian flew Spitfire's with No 92 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He was killed on the 11th of September 1940. His Spitfire I (P9464) had been in combat with some Bf 109's. The Spitfire crashed near Smeeth in Kent.
Edwards, James
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Edwards, James

Stocky Edwards became a P40 Ace with 260 Sqn. 94 Sqn RAF, Flight Commander 260 Sqn RAF, 417 Sqn RCAF, Flight Commander 92 Sqn RAF, Squadron Commander 274 Sqn RAF, Wing Leader 127 Wing RCAF. His victory total was 15 with 3 shared.
Ellis, W. T.
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Ellis, W. T.

Sergeant W.T.Ellis of No 92 Squadron crash landed his Spitfire I (X4552) on the 10th of October 1940. He escaped injury.
Eyles, P. R.
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   Died : 20 / 9 / 1940
Eyles, P. R.

Sergeant P.R.Eyles of No 92 Squadron was on patrol in his Spitfire I (N3248) on the 20th of September 1940 when he was shot down and killed off Dungeness.
Fokes, R. H.
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   Died : 12 / 6 / 1944
Fokes, R. H.

Killed June 12th 1944
Frith, E. T. G.
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   Died : 17 / 10 / 1940
Frith, E. T. G.

Sergeant E.T.G.Frith from No 92 Squadron baled out of his Spitfire I (X4597) and was badly burned on the October 9th 1940 following combat over Ashford, Kent. He later died from his injuries on the 17th of October 1940.
Hargreaves, F. N.
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   Died : 11 / 9 / 1940
Hargreaves, F. N.

Missing September 11th 1940
Harries, Raymond Hilary
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   Died : 14 / 5 / 1950
Harries, Raymond Hilary

Joining the RAFVR in September 1939, after training Harries was posted to No. 43 Squadron at Drem in Scotland. He was then posted on 8 July 1941 to 52 OTU at Debden as an instructor. In February 1942 he joined No. 131 Squadron RAF, based at Llanbedr as a flight commander, and claimed his first kill, a Junkers Ju 88, soon after. He served with the unit until December 1942, when he became CO of 91 Squadron, and in April 1943 received the new Mark XII Spitfire and were based at Hawkinge. Harries was ultimately the most successful pilot to fly the Rolls-Royce Griffon powered Supermarine Spitfire, scoring 11 kills in the type, including a brace of Focke-Wulf Fw 190s on 25 May 1943. Flying a Spitfire XII, Harries intercepted the Fw 190s from SKG 10: I was leading Blue Section on a defensive patrol. I had just returned to base, with my No 2, had just landed when the scramble signal was given from the watch office. We both immediately took off again, and saw enemy aircraft approaching Folkestone. I sighted one lone Fw 190 at sea level returning to France. I came in from his starboard side, delivering a three-second burst at 250 yards. The enemy aircraft hit the sea tail first, split in two, and sank immediately. The Fw 190 was thought to be Fw 190A-5 Wrk Nr 2511 of 6./SKG 10, flown by Oberleutnant Josef Keller. I then spotted another Fw 190 to starboard. I flew straight over the top of it in order to identify it in the failing light. The enemy aircraft pulled his nose up and gave me a quick squirt. I pulled straight up to about 1000ft, and turning to port, dived right onto his tail, opening fire from 300 yards and closing to 150 yards. I fired a four-second burst, seeing strikes and flames all over the enemy aircraft. The enemy aircraft gradually lost height, with smoke and flames coming from it, skimmed for some distance along the surface of the water and then sank. I orbited around taking cine gun snaps of the oil patch and pieces of wreckage that were visible. In June the squadron moved to Westhampnett to form a Mk XII fighter wing with No. 41 Squadron. On 18 July 1943 Harries shot down three Bf 109's while flying MB831. In doing so he became the first pilot to reach five kills in the Griffon-engined Spitfire. Harries became Wing Leader in August 1943, and by November, had been awarded a total of three DFCs and a DSO. In early 1944 Harries went to the United States, to lecture on fighter tactics, only to return and become Wing Leader of 135 Wing, 2nd TAF, in the spring of 1944. On 22 September 1943 Harries claimed one Fw 190 shot down and another as a probable. The Westhampnett Wing were the highest scoring Wing in Fighter Command for the month of September, claiming 27 kills. On 20 October 1944 Harries shot down a pair of Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs near Rouen, his last kills in the type. In January 1945 he underwent a conversion course on the Hawker Tempest, prior to the wing being re-equipped, but was posted then to 84 Group as Wing Commander/Training. After the war he was awarded a bar to the DSO, and served as CO No. 92 Squadron RAF in 1949. On 14 May 1950 he died while flying a 92 Squadron Gloster Meteor F4 when it ran out of fuel and crashed near Sheffield, Yorkshire. His funeral was held at RAF Linton-on-Ouse on 18 May 1950.
Havercroft, Ralph E.
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Havercroft, Ralph E.


Hill, H. P.
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   Died : 20 / 9 / 1940
Hill, H. P.

Killed September 20th 1940
Holland, R. H.
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Holland, R. H.

Pilot Officer R.H.(Bob) Holland of No 92 Squadron was in combat on September 15th 1940 over Ashford. He baled out of his Spitfire I, injured.
Johnson, Johnnie
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   Died : 30 / 1 / 2001
Johnson, Johnnie

Johnnie Johnson joined 92 Spitfire squadron in August 1940, but it was with 616 squadron that he scored his first victory on June 26th 1941 while flying with Douglas Baders Tangmere Wing. He was squadron leader of 610 squadron in July 1942, but it was as Wing Commander of the Kenley Wing in 1943 that his scores really started to mount. He was W/C of 144 wing during D-Day and led 127 and 125 wings until the end of the war when we has the topscoring allied fighter pilot with 38 air victories. Inspired by the great British WW 1 aces like Bishop and Ball, Johnnie Johnson dreamed often as a child of becoming an R.A.F. pilot. The young Johnson enthusiastically joined the Volunteer Reserve at the first opportunity. After completing his initial flight training Johnson was posted to 616 Squadron at Kenley. However, this Squadron had been hit hard with the loss of six pilots and five wounded, and the unit was withdrawn to Coltishall prior to Johnson encountering combat. With only 12 hours of flight time in a Spitfire this was no doubt advantageous. In February 1941 Billy Burton moved the Squadron to Tangmere. Douglas Bader then arrived to take over the Tangmere Wing, and fly with the 616 Squadron. Johnnie, Alan Smith and Cocky Dundas were chosen to fly with Bader. During the summer of 1941 the Battle of Britain was at its peak. Bader took the time to instruct Johnson carefully in both the art of flying and the skills necessary to attain success in aerial combat. Bader's idea of an afternoon off duty, according to Johnson, was to take his section over the Channel in hopes of running into Adolph Galland and his Abbeyville Boys. On August 19, 1941 Bader failed to return from a mission when 616 Squadron was hit hard by a group of Messerschmitt 109s. Johnson flew on in Baders absence, and in the summer of 1942 he was promoted to command of the 610 Squadron. In 1943 he was promoted again to Wing Commander of the Canadian Spitfire Wing in Kenley. By that time Johnson had attained eight confirmed victories. During the spring and summer of 1943 Johnnie led the Canadian unit on more than 140 missions over Northwest Europe. Johnsons squadron attained more than 100 victories during this period, and Johnnies own personal score rose to 25. After a short leave, Johnson was posted to lead the 144 Canadian Spitfire Wing. On D-Day Johnson led his Wing on four missions in support of the Allied invasion. On June 8, Johnsons Wing was the first Spitfire group to land in newly liberated France. Johnson continued fighting in France through September 1944 when he achieved his 38th and final victory. Patrolling the Rhine Johnsons unit jumped nine 109s which were flying beneath them in the opposite direction. Five of the 109s were downed. Early in 1945 Johnson was promoted to Group Captain and put in command of the 125 Wing, which was equipped with the Spitfire XIV. Flying from former Luftwaffe airfields the 125 Wing assisted in the final Allied push to Berlin. Johnson attributed much of his aerial combat success to his ability to make tight turning maneuvers. Johnsons tightest call came on August 19, 1942 when he was unable to dislodge an Me-109 from his tail during the raid on Diepppe. Johnson raced his Spitfire flat out at a group of Royal Navy ships. The usual barrage of flak and tracer fire came right at him, and fortunately for the ace, missed his Spitfire but effectively eliminated the brave pilot on his tail. During the Korean War Johnson flew fighter-bombers with the USAF. Following his retirement from the R.A.F. in 1966 Johnson founded the Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust that has provided homes for more than 4000 disabled and elderly persons, and his sixth book Winged Victory was published in 1995. Johnson flew many of the Spitfire models. His favorite was the beautiful Mark IX, the best of them all. Johnnie passed away in 2001 at the age of 85, in Derbyshire, England.
Kent, John A.
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Kent, John A.

Group Captain John A.Kent was a Canadian In 1935, aged 21, he joined the RAF. He flew Hurricanes with No 303 Squadron before Commanding No 92 Squadron on Spitfire I's. In October 1940 he notched up his Squadron's 100th wartime victory. He left the R.A.F. in 1956.
Kingaby, Don
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   Died : 31 / 12 / 1990
Kingaby, Don

Born in London on 7th January 1920. Joined the RAFVR in April 1939 at the age of 19. He flew a Mk.I Spitfire with No.266 Squadron during the initial stages of the Battle of Britain, claiming as damaged two Ju88s and an Me110. He then joined No.92 Squadron in September 1940, claiming 4 aircraft (including 3 Me109s) in October, then 6 more Me109s in November 1940, including 4 in a single day on the 15th. He claimed a further 12 victories during 1941, before joining No.111 Sqn and No.64 Sqn in March and April 1942 correspondingly. He later joined No.122 Squadron, and was promoted to lead the Hornchurch wing in March 1943. On D-Day, he claimed the final addition to his total, sharing in the destruction of an Me109. He was the only RAF pilot to be awarded three DFMs, and scored a total of 23 victories and 8 probables. His Air Force Cross medal was awarded in 1952 for his work with Vampire jets. He retired in 1958. Sadly, he passed away on 31st December 1990.
Kingcome, Brian Fabris
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   Died : 0 / 0 / 1994
Kingcome, Brian Fabris

Brian Fabris Kingcome was born in Calcutta on May 31st 1917. Brian Kingcome was educated at Bedford and in 1936 entered the RAF College, Cranwell. Soon after he began his pilot course he was seriously injured in a car accident and was told by the RAF medical board that he would never fly again as he was expected to suffer permanent double vision. But after months in hospital and with Brians strength of character he proved the board wrong. In 1938 he was posted to No 65, a biplane Gladiator fighter squadron based at Hornchurch. Brian Kingcome took part in the Battles of France and Dunkirk but transferred to 92 Squadron as a flight commander and flying Spitfires in May 1940 scoring his first victories in June 1940. Brian Kingcome became acting commanding officer during the latter stages of the Battle of Britain. During this time he and his pilots achieved the highest success rate of any squadron in the entire Battle of Britain. After being shot down by Me109s and wounded, he returned to active operations. In February 1942 he was posted to command 72 Squadron, followed by promotion to Wing Leader at Kenley. In May 1943 he was posted to lead 244 Wing in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily. An Ace, Brian Kingcome flew Spitfires in combat continually until the end of 1944, his tally finishing at 8 and 3 shared destroyed, plus a score of probables and damaged. One of the prewar Cranwell elite, Brian Kingcome was to become one ofthe Second World Wars great fighter leaders, alongside such immortals as Douglas Bader, Bob Stanford Tuck and Johnnie Johnson. At the outbreak of war he was serving in 65 Squadron, but in May 1940 was posted to 92 Squadron as flight commander. On 25 May he shared a Do 17 and on 2 June destroyed two He l l Is and damaged a third. He shared a Ju 88 with two others on I0 July, and again on the 24th. On 9 September he probably destroyed a Bf 110 and two days later shot down a He 111. On the 14th he damaged another. He shot down a Bf 109 on the 23rd and next day probably destroyed another and damaged a Ju 88. Three days later he shared a Ju 88 again, damaged two others, probably destroyed a Do 17, and damaged one of these also. Around this time he was awarded a DFC for six victories, and on 11 October got a Bf 109 He claimed another next day, and also damaged one. In 1941 he became commanding officer, having frequently led the squadron. It will be noted that he claimed many probables and damaged during the Battle of Britain, and this was due to his view that it was more important to hit as many as possible than to try and confirm victories. On 16 June 1941 lie probably destroyed a Bf 109, and on 24 July shot one down. He was then rested until late in the year, when he was posted to command 72 Squadron, and in February 1942 gave escort cover to the Fleet Air Arm pilot Eugene Esmonde, who won the VC trying to attack German capital ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and and the cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ with Swordfish during the Channel Dash. In atrocious weather Kingcome caught a fleeting glimpse of tbe Scharnhorst - Oh what a beautiful battleboat! he exclaimed, just as a shell made a hole the size of a dustbin lid in his port wing. During 1941 he received a Bar to his DFC, having brought his score to 10. He was promoted to lead the Kenley wing, and on 15 April 1942 damaged a Fw 190. He probably destroyed a Bf 109 on 28 May, and during the year was awarded a DSO, having added another victory to his score. In 1943 he was posted to North Africa to lead 244 Wing, and lead this for 18 months, becoming a Gp. Capt. after the invasion of Italy. By the end of his stay with the wing he had brought his score to 18, and was then posted as SASO of a Liberator group, and flew an operation as a waist gunner over northern Yugoslavia after taking up this appointment. Sadly Group Captain Brian Kingcome passed away aged 76 in 1994.
Lister, R. C. F.
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   Died : 0 / 3 / 1988
Lister, R. C. F.

Squadron Leader R.C.F.Lister took over command of No 41 Squadron from Squadron Leader H.R.L.Hood on September 8th 1940. He was wounded on September 14th 1940 when he baled out of his Spitfire I (R6605) after combat. He was involved in combat again on the 24th of September whilst with No 92 Squadron and this time suffered wounds in the legs. His Spitfire I (X4427) was damaged in the combat but later repaired and flown again.
Lund, J. W.
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   Died : 2 / 10 / 1941
Lund, J. W.

Missing October 2nd 1941**
Maclachlan, A. M.
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Maclachlan, A. M.


Maitland-Thompson, B.
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Maitland-Thompson, B.


Mann, J.
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   Died : 30 / 11 / 1992
Mann, J.

Passed away 30th November 1992.
Mansel-Lewis, J.
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   Died : 4 / 4 / 1941
Mansel-Lewis, J.

Killed April 4th 1941
Mcgowan, R. H.
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   Died : 22 / 12 / 1944
Mcgowan, R. H.

Killed December 22nd 1944**
Mottram, Roy
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   Died : 31 / 8 / 1941
Mottram, Roy

Pilot Officer Roy Mottram from No 92 Squadron was wounded when he crashed and burned his Spitfire I (N3193) after combat September 18th 1940 over Hollingbourne, Kent. Mottram was killed in action in a Spitfire V on the 31st of August 1941 flying with No 54 Squadron on a fighter sweep over France. He is buried at Merville, France.
Newman, Frank
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Newman, Frank

Flight Lieutenant Newman left O.T.U. to join 131 Squadron at Tangmere in time to participate in the closing months of the Battle of Britain. As the enemy activity diminished so the policy of Fighter Command turned to offensive sweeps over western France. By the end of 1942 the A.O.C decided to give the squadrons of 11 Group a rest from their intensive operations, so 131 Squadron was posted to northern Scotland to defend Scapa Flow naval base. This routine series of operations came to an end when Frank was chosen, together with a number of other experienced pilots, to form a fighter wing for the invasion of North Africa. My mid-1943 Rommel and the African Corps had been swept out of Algeria and Tunisia by General Montgomery and the Eighth Army. After a short rest the Desert Air Force was heavily engaged in the invasion of Sicily and Italy. By this time Frank was transferred to join the already famous 92 Squadron where he was pleased to come under the command of such experienced pilots as Group Captain Brian Kingcome and Squadron Leader Neville Duke. For the next few months 92 Squadron was heavily involved in a twice-weekly patrol over the Anzio Bridgehead where they occasionally met small units of the Luftwaffe. It was at this point that the squadron was hoping to score its 300th enemy aircraft destroyed. This happened on the 17th February 1944 and it was time for a squadron celebration! The enemy continued to appear in small numbers and later in the year whilst leading a dusk patrol Frank Newman and his fellow pilots were able to add to this score so that by the end of the campaign the total score reached 317½ definitely destroyed and over 200 probably destroyed. Any further increase in this number of victories was made impossible when the squadron was switched to fighter/bombers in late 1944; for this, tactics were so different. Each Spitfire carried a 500lb bomb and was given a map reference for his target by the army ground force. After the war Fl. Lt. Newman was sent on a training course to be become a Test Pilot. Upon completion of the course he was appointed Test Pilot at the R.A.F.’s biggest maintenance units (132 M.U.) where he enjoyed the privilege of flying thirty-one different types of aircraft.
O'brien, J. S.
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   Died : 7 / 9 / 1940
O'brien, J. S.

Squadron Leader Joe S.O'Brien of No 234 Squadron was killed on September 7th 1940. He was shot down in his Spitfire I (P9466) following combat over Kent.
Oldfield, T. G.
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   Died : 27 / 9 / 1940
Oldfield, T. G.

Sergeant T.G.Oldfield of No 92 Squadron was killed on September 27th 1940. His Spitfire I (R6622) was shot down by a Bf 109 over Dartford.
Parker, K. B.
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   Died : 15 / 10 / 1940
Parker, K. B.

Sergeant K.B.Parker of No 92 Squadron was killed on October 15th 1940 when his Spitfire I (R6838) was shot down over the Thames Estuary and crashed on the mudflats off All Hallows, Essex. He is buried at Terschelling, Netherlands.
Paterson, J. A.
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   Died : 27 / 9 / 1940
Paterson, J. A.

Killed September 27th 1940
Pattinson, A. J. S.
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   Died : 12 / 10 / 1940
Pattinson, A. J. S.

Killed October 12th 1940
Rankin, James
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Rankin, James


Sanders, P. J.
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Sanders, P. J.


Saunders, C. H.
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Saunders, C. H.

Pilot Officer C.H.(Fishy) Saunders of No 92 Squadron was wounded on September 9th 1940. He crash landed his Spitfire I (L1077) near Rye, following combat.
Savage, Thomas Wood
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   Died : 10 / 7 / 1943
Savage, Thomas Wood

Killed July 10th 1943
Sherrington, T. B. A.
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Sherrington, T. B. A.


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
Stanford-Tuck, Robert
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   Died : 5 / 5 / 1987
Stanford-Tuck, Robert

Bob Stanford Tuck was a flamboyant fighter pilot, Tuck was born in Catford, SE London. After a less-than-stellar school career he left St Dunstan's College, Catford in 1932 to join the Merchant Navy as a sea cadet (seaman's Discharge Number R112769) aboard the ss.Marconi from 19 May 1933 before joining the RAF on a short service commission as an acting pilot officer in 1935.[5] Following flying training, Tuck joined 65 Squadron in September 1935 as an acting probationary pilot officer. He became a pilot officer on probation in September 1936 and his pilot officer rank was confirmed in early 1937 (which was backdated to December 1936). On 17th January 1938 Tuck was involved in a Mid air collision flying Gladiator I K7940 he had to bail out of the aircraft over Ridgewood, near Uckfield, Sussex . The other Pilot was not so lucky, also of 65 Squadron in Gladiator K8014, Sgt Geoffrey Edwin Gaskell (24) was killed In September 1938 he was promoted to Flying Officer Tuck led his first combat patrol on 23 May 1940, over Dunkirk, claiming three German fighters shot down. The following day he shot down two German bombers and as aerial fighting intensified over the next two weeks his score rapidly mounted. Tuck was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on 11 June and received it from King George VI at RAF Hornchurch on 28 June. His combat successes continued into July and August as the Battle of Britain gathered pace, although he himself was forced to bail out on 18 August. While attacking a formation of Junkers Ju 88s over Kent, he shot one down and damaged another. However, during the head on attack at Ju 88, when he overtook it, cannon shells hit his Spitfire and he was forced to bail out near Tunbridge Wells. He fell at Tucks Cottage, near Park Farm, Horsmonden. In another incident on 25 August Tuck's Spitfire was badly damaged during combat with a Dornier Do 17 bomber, which he destroyed 15 miles off the coast. His aircraft had a dead engine, but he glided it back to dry land and made a forced landing To the British public he was a hero in the mould of the knights of old, and today his name is legend. In the early stages of the Battle of Britain Bob fought with 92 Squadron flying Spitfires, quickly becoming one of the leading aces. Promoted to command 257 Squadron, now flying Hurricanes, Bob's dashing style of leadership inspired his pilots to great success. He went on to command the Duxford and Biggin Hill Wings, taking his personal score to 29 air victories before being shot down by ground fire over Northern France in 1942. Tuck then spent the next couple of years in Stalag Luft III at Żagań (Sagan), before making a number of unsuccessful escape attempts from several other prisoner of war camps across Germany and Poland. In company with the Polish pilot Zbigniew Kustrzyński, he finally escaped successfully on 1 February 1945 as his camp was being evacuated westwards from Russian forces advancing into Germany. Tuck's Russian, learned from his childhood nanny, was now crucial as he spent some time fighting alongside the Russian troops until he managed eventually to find his way to the British Embassy in Moscow. He eventually boarded a ship from Russia to Southampton, England. He died on 5th May 1987.
Stillwell, Len
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   Died : 6 / 12 / 2008
Stillwell, Len

Len Stillwell trained in Southern Rhodesia and was posted to Italy with 92 Squadron flying Hurricanes. Later Len Stillwell went onto fly Mk.V , MK VIII and IX Spitfires with 92 squadron providing close ground support. He was wounded when enemy fire hit his aircraft injuring both his legs, but soon he rejoined the squadron. It was sad news to hear of his passing on the 6th December 2008.
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.
Villa, John
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Villa, John

Flight Lieutenant John Wolferstan 'Pancho' Villa was a pre war member of the R.A.F. and flew with No 72 Squadron. He moved to No 92 Squadron in October 1940 to lead a flight. He shot down 10 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain and was awarded the D.F.C.. He took over command of No 65 Squadron in the August of 1941.
Wade, T. S.
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Wade, T. S.

Pilot Officer T.S.Wade of No 92 Squadron baled out of his Spitfire I (N3287) over Exeter while on night patrol at Swansea Bay. Wade crash landed a Spitfire I (R6703) near Selsey after being shot down in combat over the Solent on August 19th 1940. His Spitfire I exploded but he escaped injury. T.S.Wade was again wounded in June 1941 flying a Spitfire V.
Watlng, W. C.
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   Died : 7 / 2 / 1941
Watlng, W. C.

Pilot Officer W.C.Watling of No 92 Squadron was wounded on September 9th 1940. He baled out of his Spitfire I (P9372) near Biggin Hill after being attacked by enemy aircraft.
Wellum, Geoffrey
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Wellum, Geoffrey

Joined the RAF with a Short Service Commission in August 1939. He joined 92 Squadron flying Spitfires in June 1940 at the time of Dunkirk. He flew throughout the Battle of Britain, later completing over 50 fighter sweeps and escorts over northern France and Belgium until August 1941. He then joined 65 Squadron as Flight Commander in March 1942 operating over northern France and flew off aircraft carrier HMS Furious on Operation Pedestal, to Malta. Geoff was a Flight Lieutenant during Operation Pedestal. He returned to the UK as a test pilot for Gloster Aircraft and finished the war as a Pilot Attack Instructor. Geoffrey was credited with three destroyed, four probables and several damaged and was awarded the DFC in July 1941.
Williams, D. G.
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   Died : 10 / 10 / 1940
Williams, D. G.

Pilot Officer D.G.Williams of No 92 Squadron was killed when his Spitfire I (X4038) was involved in a midair collision on October 10th 1940 over Tangmere. The aircraft crashed East of Brighton, Sussex.
Wright, Allan
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   Died : 16 / 9 / 2015
Wright, Allan

Born Devon 12th February 1920. He entered RAF College Cranwell as Flight Cadet April 1938. After training Allan was posted to 92 Sqn at Tangmere on 27 October. Over Dunkirk on 23 May 1940 he destroyed an Me110 and possibly two more, on the 24th a possible He111 and on 2 June a confirmed Me109. During the Battle of Britain he destroyed a He111 on 14 August, a He111 at night over Bristol on 29 August, a He111 and Me109 on 11 Sept, a He111 on the 14th, a Me109 on the 15th, a Ju88 on the 19th, a Do17 on the 26th, a Ju88 on the 27th plus damaging a He111, a Do17, two Ju88s, two Me109s on the 30th. On 30 Sept he was shot down wounded near Brighton and hospitalised. An award of the DFC was made on 22 October 1940. On 6 December 1940 he destroyed a Me109. By July 1941 Wright had destroyed 6 more Me109s and received a bar to the DFC on 15 July. Service at HQ Fighter Command and as an instructor followed until being posted to 29 Squadron at West Malling in March 1943 where he destroyed a Ju88 on 3 April. Further command postings saw him through the war and post-war till 12 February 1967 when he retired as a Group Captain. Group Captain Allan Wright, who has died aged 95, was a veteran of the Battle of France in 1940 and one of the last three surviving Battle of Britain ace fighter pilots. As the opening phase of the Battle of Britain commenced in July 1940, Wright and his colleagues of No 92 Squadron were resting in South Wales following their fierce activity covering the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force from the beaches of northern France. Nevertheless, Wright shared in the destruction of a German bomber over Gloucestershire and on August 29 achieved a rare success for a Spitfire pilot when he engaged a Heinkel III bomber over Bristol at night and shot it down. On September 9th No.92 Sqn was sent to Biggin Hill, at the height of the battle, to intercept the large formations of enemy bombers attacking London. Within two days Wright achieved success when he destroyed another Heinkel bomber and probably one of the escorting Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. In the space of the next 20 days, as the battle reached its climax, he was credited with knocking out four more enemy aircraft, sharing in the destruction of a fifth, probably destroying a further two and damaging four. On September 30th he engaged some Bf 109 fighters near Brighton and shot one down. His Spitfire was damaged and he had to make a forced landing. He was slightly wounded in this engagement and this signalled the end of his involvement in the battle. A month later he was awarded the DFC for displaying great determination and skill. The son of Air Commodore A C Wright, a Royal Flying Corps pilot and regular RAF officer, Allan Richard Wright was born at Teignmouth, Devon, on February 12 1920 and educated at St Edmunds College. He was awarded a cadetship to the RAF College, Cranwell, where he gained a commendation before graduating as a pilot in October 1939. Wright joined No.92 Squadron as it was re-equipping with the Spitfire. Flying from Northolt, the squadron was soon in action over Dunkirk. Wright flew his first patrol on May 23rd, when he destroyed a Messerschmitt Bf 110, possibly brought down another and damaged a third. His successes were tempered by the loss of his closest friend from his time at Cranwell. Many years later he commented: We were just 22 years old and I was overwhelmed by shock and disbelief. The whole episode seemed a dream. The squadron's commanding officer, Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, was also shot down on this day. Later, as Big X, Bushell masterminded the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, but he was murdered by the Gestapo after being recaptured. Wright flew six more patrols over the Dunkirk area, being engaged and firing his guns every time, and was credited with shooting down an enemy fighter and possibly destroying a bomber. After recovering from wounds sustained in the closing phase of the Battle of Britain, Wright returned to No.92 Sqn and, in December, shot down a Bf 109. He saw considerable action over northern France during the spring and summer of 1941. Fighter Command had gone on the offensive, seeking combat, and Wright gained further success. Flying the Spitfire Mk V on sweeps and bomber escort operations, he was frequently engaged by Bf 109s and he destroyed one, shared in the destruction of another and probably destroyed two more. On one occasion his Spitfire was badly damaged but he managed to cross the Channel back to England to make an emergency landing. He was rested in July after a year of constant combat and was awarded a Bar to his DFC. Wright then trained fighter pilots before becoming the chief instructor at the newly formed Pilot Gunnery Instructors School. He later undertook a tour of the United States to discuss gunnery and fighter tactics. On his return he trained as a night fighter pilot before becoming the flight commander on No.29 Squadron flying the Beaufighter. On April 3rd 1943 he shot down a Junkers 88 bomber and damaged a second, his final success of the war. As a 23-year-old wing commander, he took command of the Air Fighting Development Unit, his service recognised by the award of the AFC. In early 1945 he left for Egypt to command the fighter wing of a bombing and gunnery school. He remained in the RAF and held a number of fighter-related appointments including four years at the Air Ministry responsible for air defence planning. After converting to jet fighters he became wing commander, flying at Waterbeach near Cambridge with Hunter and Javelin squadrons under his command. After two years in the Far East and a further two at HQ, Fighter Command, he was appointed to command the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station (BMEWS) – the famous Giant Golf Balls – situated on the Yorkshire Moors at Fylingdales, near Whitby. This was the final site of three – the others operated by the USAF at Thule in Greenland and Clear in Alaska – to provide early warning of a ballistic missile attack. Fylingdales became fully operational during Wrights period of command. He retired from the RAF in February 1967. He moved to North Devon where he spent the next 10 years developing a smallholding and renovating a cottage. He was an excellent and meticulous carpenter and woodworker. He married his wife Barbara in June 1942 and she and their two sons and two daughters survive him. Group Captain Allan Wright, born February 12 1920, died September 16 2015.



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Pilots or Aircrew :
Neville Duke
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Pilots or Aircrew :
F. N. Hargreaves
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness at 16.10hrs. Pilot Officer Hargreaves killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Adolf Malam
Pilots or Aircrew :
Geoffrey Wellum
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14-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
C. H. Saunders
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09-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Rye. Pilot Officer Saunders injured.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
T. B. A. Sherrington
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04-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 and damaged.
21-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 and force landed at Manston. Pilot Officer Sherrington ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
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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 :
Ben Bennions
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29-07-1940 - Crash landed.
30-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
R. G. V. Barraclough
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26-07-1940 - Night landing accident at Pembrey. Sgt Barraclough safe.
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24-07-1940 - Ran out of fuel chasing an Me109 and crash landed at Sizewell. Sgt Collett injured.
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Roy Mottram
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18-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Gravesend. Pilot Officer Mottram injured.
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23-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
04-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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P. R. Eyles
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20-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Docer. Sergeant Eyles killed.
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31-08-1940 - Damaged on operations and crash landed at Bilbury.
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F. Hradil
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18-09-1940 - Force landed after engine failure. Pilot Officer Hradil ok.
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H. H. Chalder
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07-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
17-09-1940 - Damaged in combat with Me109. Pilot Officer Chalder ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
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25-08-1940 - Damaged by Do17 off St Gowans Head and force landed. Flight Lieutenant Stanford-Tuck injured.
Pilots or Aircrew :
A. C. Bartley
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18-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Gravesend. Pilot Officer Bartley ok.
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T. S. Wade
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27-07-1940 - Lost on night patrol - aircraft abandoned. P/O Wade crashed near Exeter.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
C N Gall
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05-06-1941 - Joined No.92 Sqn.
21-08-1941 - Damaged on operations.
27-08-1943 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
03-11-1943 - Joined No.341 Sqn.
07-06-1944 - Joined No.63 Sqn.
08-06-1944 - Shot down by Me109 and friendly anti-aircraft fire near Bayeux. Flying Officer C N Gall baled out and was ok.
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04-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over Kent. Pilot Officer Appleford parachuted to safety but was injured.
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J. P. Lloyd
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18-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 near Gravesend. Pilot Officer Lloyd injured.
06-03-1940 - Joined No.92 Sqn.
26-08-1940 - Joined No.616 Sqn.
02-09-1940 - Joined No.72 Sqn.
03-05-1941 - Joined No.111 Sqn.
17-07-1941 - Joined No.132 Sqn.
31-07-1941 - Damaged in flying accident.
09-02-1945 - Struck off.
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23-09-1940 - Crash landed after being shot down by Me109. Pilot Officer Pattison injured.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
W. C. Watlng
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09-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over Biggin Hill. Pilot Officer Watling parachuted to safety but was badly burned.
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29-08-1940 - Shot down by Me110 over Mayfield. Sergeant Manton killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Stanford-Tuck
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13-07-1940 - Shot down in transit. Pilot Bob Stanford-Tuck safe
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Pilots or Aircrew :
H. D. Edwards
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11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over east London. Pilot Officer Edwards killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
T. S. Wade
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15-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 and force landed at Hawkinge. Pilot Officer Wade ok.
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14-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
T. S. Wade
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27-09-1940 - Damaged on operations and crash landed on Lewes racecourse. Pilot Officer Wade ok.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
F. N. Hargreaves
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27-08-1940 - Aircraft abandoned on night patrol and crash landed at Martlesham. Pilot Officer Hargreaves ok.
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09-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
30-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. H. Fokes
A. R. Watson
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22-07-1940 - Damaged in night landing at Pembrey. Sgt Fokes ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. A. Paterson
Historical Notes :
11-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 over east London. Flight Lieutenant Paterson ok.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
H. P. Hill
J. F. Drummond
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16-09-1940 - Damaged on operations. Pilot Officer Hill ok.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
T. G. Oldfield
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27-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Dartford. Sergeant T G Oldfield killed.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
R. H. Mcgowan
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14-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109. Sergeant McGowan parachuted to safety.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
T. S. Wade
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19-08-1940 - Shot down by Ju88 over Solent. Pilot Officer Wade ok.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Don Kingaby
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H. Bowen-Morris
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27-09-1940 - Crashed at Biggin Hill after combat with Me109. Sergeant Bowen-Morris ok.
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C. Sydney
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23-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
27-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Maidstone. Flight Sergeant Sydney killed.
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22-08-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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21-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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30-07-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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K. B. Parker
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.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
F. K. Webster
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Pilots or Aircrew :
James Rankin
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Historical Notes :
14-09-1940 - Damaged on operations.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
J. Bryson
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24-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near North Weald. Pilot Officer Bryson killed.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
D. G. Williams
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. Mann
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04-09-1940 - Damaged and force landed at Biggin Hill. Sergeant Mann injured.
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30-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 and crash landed near Shoreham. Pilot Officer A R Wright injured.
Pilots or Aircrew :
David Fairbanks
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08-06-1944 - Flown by David Fairbanks who shot down one Me109 and damaged another on this day.
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. T. Ellis
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24-09-1940 - Shot down and damaged by Me109 near Gravesend. Sergeant Ellis ok.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
H. P. Hill
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20-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Dover. Pilot Officer H P Hill killed.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
J. A. Paterson
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27-09-1940 - Shot down by Me109 near Maidstone. Flight Lieutenant J A Paterson killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. C. F. Lister
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24-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 near Swanley. Squadron Leader Lister injured.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
W. T. Ellis
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Known Individual Aircraft of No.92 Sqn RAF :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Spitfire Vb

AA745

SN-X

24/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA751

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA753

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA852

30/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AA911

SN-F
DU-D

31/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AB779

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB797

AN-Z

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB847

QJ-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB910

QJ-J

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB915

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB935

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD111

SZ-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD125

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD255

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD293

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD302

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD316

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD319

AN-U
SN-E

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD322

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD505

SN-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD577

QJ-Z

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL298

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL302

DW-R
FU-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL322

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL328

SN-P

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM327

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VI

BR171

09/03/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire VcT

BR467

20/05/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VcT

BR474

22/05/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VcT

BR475

27/05/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VcT

BR492

09/06/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VcT

BR494

12/06/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VcT

BR515

22/05/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire VcT

BR518

28/05/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire Vb

ER821

QJ-R

-

details

details

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vc

ES212

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VIII

JF298

30/01/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire VIII

JF353

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63A

Eastleigh

Spitfire VIII

JF467

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFVIII

JF964

03/09/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Eastleigh

Spitfire VcT

JK462

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 50A

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VcT

JL388

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 50

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

K9793

-

details

details

details

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9951

28/04/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9953

ZP-A

28/04/1939

details

details

no information

Merlin II

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

K9998

QJ-K

01/06/1939

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1009

07/06/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1014

DW-G

12/06/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1077

12/08/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

L1080

16/08/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFVIII

MT715

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3032

15/09/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3040

21/09/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3106

20/10/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3113

25/10/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3125

01/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3167

08/11/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3192

24/11/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3193

24/11/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3194

GR-Z
QJ-Z

25/11/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3229

07/12/1939

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3248

19/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3249

GR-P
QJ-P

21/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3250

21/12/1939

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3265

GR-T

22/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3266

29/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3268

29/12/1939

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3283

10/01/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3285

16/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3286

11/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3287

12/01/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3290

16/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

N3291

15/01/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

P8532

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8537

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8538

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8640

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8700

HT-X

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8747

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8784

G3L

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

P9316

29/01/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9367

GR-A
QJ-A
SK-T

19/02/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9368

19/02/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9370

20/02/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9371

21/02/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9372

22/02/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9373

22/02/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9374

GR-J

23/02/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9433

DW-E

27/03/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9434

28/03/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9445

02/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9454

06/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9462

10/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9464

11/04/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9513

RY-X

23/04/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9542

30/04/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9544

02/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9548

04/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFIX

PT790

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

R6596

07/05/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6597

07/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6613

18/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6616

19/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6622

22/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6624

23/05/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6642

29/05/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6703

07/06/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6721

12/06/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6760

15/06/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6761

18/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6767

18/06/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ib

R6770

NN-D

20/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6771

19/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6776

22/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6777

21/06/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6833

28/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6838

29/06/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6882

QJ-N

01/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6888

03/07/1940

details

details

details

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

R6908

QJ-F

09/07/1940

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

R6922

12/07/1940

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

R6960

15/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R6965

16/07/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7158

28/02/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7161

06/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7192

08/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7195

10/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Va

R7218

17/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7219

16/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7334

05/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7346

15/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3120

19/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3124

20/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3128

DW-B

23/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3137

02/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3168

GW-R

30/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3179

14/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3181

19/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3182

20/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3183

23/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3212

14/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3233

31/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3234

06/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3238

PR-B

17/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3245

30/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3253

24/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3264

31/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3265

31/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3308

04/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3312

QJ-J

06/06/1941

details

details

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3314

PJ-F

07/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3319

QJ-X

10/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3320

SH-L

11/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3324

KH-E

13/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3326

14/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3330

17/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3331

21/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3375

DW-N

07/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3381

14/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3403

07/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3409

12/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3410

14/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3439

28/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3444

03/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3459

12/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3562

03/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3568

11/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3576

19/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3599

11/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3656

07/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3657

08/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3709

16/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3710

16/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3762

12/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3817

SD-O

23/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3895

15/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4024

27/07/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4037

30/07/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4038

30/07/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4051

30/07/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4062

01/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4069

03/08/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4106

06/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ib

X4257

16/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4272

QJ-D
ZD-D
SD-J

25/08/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4279

EB-C

29/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4342

QJ-P

03/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4356

06/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4412

10/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4417

11/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4418

11/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4419

11/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4422

12/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4425

13/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4427

13/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4476

17/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4478

17/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4480

18/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4484

19/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4485

19/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4487

19/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4551

QJ-B

24/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4552

24/09/1940

details

details

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4553

24/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4555

25/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4556

25/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4557

25/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4591

01/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4605

04/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4606

05/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4607

05/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4614

10/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4616

13/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4618

16/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4656

25/10/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4719

09/11/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4779

19/11/1940

details

no information

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Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4780

16/11/1940

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Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4781

17/11/1940

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Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4783

18/11/1940

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Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4819

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Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

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11/12/1940

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Eastleigh

Aircraft for : No.92 Sqn RAF
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Blenheim

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Manufacturer : Bristol
Production Began : 1935
Retired : 1956
Number Built : 4422

Blenheim

The Bristol Blenheim, the most plentiful aircraft in the RAFs inventory when WWII began, was designed by Frank Barnwell, and when first flown in 1936 was unique with its all metal monoplane design incorporating a retractable undercarriage, wing flaps, metal props, and supercharged engines. A typical bomb load for a Blenheim was 1,000 pounds. In the early stages of the war Blenheims were used on many daylight bombing missions. On the day that war was declared on Germany, a Blenheim piloted by Flying Officer Andrew McPherson was the first British aircraft to cross the German coast and the following morning 15 Blenheims from three squadrons set off on one of the first bombing missions The Blenheim units operated throughout the battle, often taking heavy casualties, although they were never accorded the publicity of the fighter squadrons. The Blenheim units raided German occupied airfields throughout July to December 1940, both during daylight hours and at night. Although most of these raids were unproductive, there were some successes; on 1 August five out of 12 Blenheims sent to attack Haamstede and Evere (Brussels) were able to bomb, destroying or heavily damaging three Bf 109s of II./JG 27 and apparently killing a Staffelkapitän identified as Hauptmann Albrecht von Ankum-Frank. Two other 109s were claimed by Blenheim gunners. Another successful raid on Haamstede was made by a single Blenheim on 7 August which destroyed one 109 of 4./JG 54, heavily damaged another and caused lighter damage to four more. There were also some missions which produced an almost 100% casualty rate amongst the Blenheims. One such operation was mounted on 13 August 1940 against a Luftwaffe airfield near Aalborg in north-western Denmark by 12 aircraft of 82 Squadron. One Blenheim returned early (the pilot was later charged and due to appear before a court martial, but was killed on another operation); the other 11, which reached Denmark, were shot down, five by flak and six by Bf 109s. Blenheim-equipped units had been formed to carry out long-range strategic reconnaissance missions over Germany and German-occupied territories, as well as bombing operations. In this role, the Blenheims once again proved to be too slow and vulnerable against Luftwaffe fighters and they took constant casualties While great heroism was displayed by the air crews, tremendous losses were sustained during these missions. The Blenhiem was easy pickings at altitude for German Bf-109 fighters who quickly learned to attack from below. To protect the vulnerable bellies of the Blenheims many missions were shifted to low altitude, but this increased the aircrafts exposure to anti-aircraft fire. In the German night-bombing raid on London on 18 June 1940, Blenheims accounted for five German bombers, thus proving that they were better-suited for night fighting. In July, No. 600 Squadron, by then based at RAF Manston, had some of its Mk IFs equipped with AI Mk III radar. With this radar equipment, a Blenheim from the Fighter Interception Unit (FIU) at RAF Ford achieved the first success on the night of 2–3 July 1940, accounting for a Dornier Do 17 bomber. More successes came, and before long the Blenheim proved itself invaluable as a night fighter. One Blenheim pilot, Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for an attack on Singora, Thailand, on 9 December 1941. Another bomber of No. 60 Squadron RAF was credited with shooting down Lt Col Tateo Katō's Nakajima Ki-43 fighter and badly damaging two others in a single engagement on 22 May 1942, over the Bay of Bengal. Katō's death was a severe blow to the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force.

Gladiator



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Manufacturer : Gloster
Production Began : 1935
Retired : 1945
Number Built : 746

Gladiator

GLOSTER GLADIATOR: A continuation form the Gloster Gauntlet aircraft the Gloster Gladiator (SS37) becoming designated the F.7/30 was named Gladiator on the 1st July 1935. The first 70 Gladiators had Under wing machine guns (Vickers or Lewis) before the browning became standard The first aircraft arrived at Tangmere airfield on in February 1937 to no. 72 squadron. at the outbreak of world war two a total of 218 Gladiators had been received by the Royal air force with a total of 76 on active service. They served also in the Middle eats and in 1940 when Italy joined the war was nearly the only front line fighter in the middle east. Between 1939 and 1941. the Gloster Gladiator flew in many war zones. flying in France, Greece, Norway, Crete Egypt Malta and Aden. The Aircraft claimed nearly 250 air victories. It stayed in front line duties until 1942, then becoming fighter trainer, and other sundry roles. It continued in these roles until the end of world war two. The Naval equivalent the Sea Gladiator a short service in the Middle east and European waters. A Total of 746 aircraft were built of these 98 were Sea Gladiators.. Performance. speed: 250mph at 17,500 feet, 257 mph at 14,600 Range 430 miles. Armament: Two fixed .3-03 browning machine guns

Hawk



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Manufacturer : BAE Systems.
Production Began : 1974
Retired : 0
Number Built : 1050

Hawk

The BAe Hawk News of the first flight of the Hawk on 21 August 1974 was greeted with derision by Hunter pilots at the RAF's tactical weapons training unit. For understandably selfish reasons they were sceptical about the ability of the Hawk to replace the rugged, versatile and much-loved Hunter. "Forget Hawk - Fly Hunter" was one typical bumper sticker of the time but now 25 years on, such scepticism seems barely credible. With the arrival of the first Hawk aircraft at RAF Valley in November 1976, a new era of flying training began, and the first of thousands of fast-jet pilots discovered the joys of flying this truly thoroughbred aircraft. Since then, the BAe Hawk has earned a reputation as the world's best advanced trainer and light strike aircraft. The basic design has been refined and improved in a series of variants ranging from multi-role light fighter to the US Navy's carrier trainer. But the one quality that sets the Hawk apart from other aircraft is handling characteristics. In the on pilots own words, - "I had flown the Gnat and Hunter and in 1979 had just finished flying Canberra PR9s before transferring to the Jaguar, when I was given the opportunity to get some flying on the Hawk. It was a revelation. Here was an aircraft that was pure joy to fly, at low level it settled comfortably at 450 knots at around 150 feet and it could be flown into valleys under the most frightening weather safe in the knowledge that it could be turned around without losing airspeed almost in its own length. And at medium level? 1v1 combat in this aircraft is something else, - compared with the Hawk, the Jaguar is like flying an anvil".

Hunter

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Manufacturer : Hawker
Retired : 1971
Number Built : 1972

Hunter

Hawker Hunter F-1 to Fr-10 jet fighter and fighter reconnaissance aircraft first flew with No43 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1954. The Hawker Hunter continued service until 1971. The Hunters were used by two RAF display units, the Black Arrows of No. 111 Squadron who set a record by looping and barrel rolling in formation 22 Hunters, and later the Blue Diamonds of 92 Squadron that used 16 Hunters. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.

Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

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.

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.

Pup

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Manufacturer : Sopwith
Production Began : 1916
Number Built : 1770

Pup

The Sopwith Pup was a single-bay, single-seat biplane aircraft with a fabric-covered, wooden framework and staggered, equal-span wings. The prototype and most production Pups were powered by the 80 hp (60 kW) Le Rhone engine and armed with a single 0.303 inch (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun which was synchronized with the Sopwith - Kauper synchronizer. The first Sopwth Pup prototype was completed in February 1916 with flight tests in late March. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) were impressed and ordered two more prototypes, then placed a production order. Deliveries of the Pups started in August 1916. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) also placed large orders for Pups. The RFC orders were built by Standard Motor Co and Whitehead Aircraft who had both been sub-contracted. Deliveries did not commence until the beginning of 1917. The Sopwith Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but some continued in service on the Western Front until the end of 1917. The remaining Sopwith Pups were used for Home Defence and training units. The Pup's docile flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in Aircraft Carrier Carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments and many were used on Royal Navy Battleships. A total of 1,770 Pups were built by Sopwith (96), Standard Motor Co (850), Whitehead Aircraft (820), and Willaim Beardmore and co building 30 aircraft

Sabre



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Manufacturer : North American
Number Built : 11787

Sabre

The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre was a transonic jet Fighter. The F-86 Sabre is best known for its role during the Korean War role where it was pitted against the Soviet MIG 15. With speeds often nudging the sound barrier, and performing combat manoeuvres at 600 m.p.h. imposing crushing G-forces, the F-86 pilots ran up a spectacular kill ratio of 8:1 against the MiGs. Although developed in the late 1940s and outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved adaptable and continued as a front line fighter in air forces until the last active front line examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994. More than 7,800 Sabres aircraft were built between 1949 and 1956, in the United States, Japan and Italy. It was by far the most-produced Western jet fighter, with total production of all variants at 9,860 units.

SE5



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Production Began : 1917

SE5

The third S.E.5 produced (A4563) became, in effect, the prototype S.E.5a with a 200hp Hispano Suiza power plant and shorter span wings. The S.E.5.a went to No56, No.40 and No.60 squadrons from June 1917, and by the end of the year No's 24, 41, 68 and 84 squadron had taken them on charge. After troubles with the reduction gear of the Hispano Suiza together with a general shortage of these power plants, the direct drive Wolseley Viper became the standard S.E.5a power unit. The S.E.5.a built a fine reputation for strength, performance and general flying quality, which together with the Sopwith Camel was the main reason for the Allies gaining and maintaining air superiority during 1918. Some aircraft were fitted with four 25lb (11kg) Cooper bombs on under fuselage racks. The S.E.5.a also service in the Middle East and several home defence units in 1918. At the end of World War I over 2,000 S.E.5.a aircraft were in service with the RAF. The type had served with 24 British, 2 US and 1 Australian Squadrons. After its 'demob' 50 of these aircraft were supplied to Australia, 12 to Canada with several more to other countries including South Africa, Poland and the United States of America. 50 came onto the British register and were used for developing the art of sky-writing. The S.E.5.a will always remain one of aviation's great warplanes.

Spad

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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 : 22:41, January 29, 2017
Last editor : HMS
Latest No.92 Sqn RAF Artwork Releases !
 Spitfire QJ-K of No.92 Squadron intercepts a marauding pair of Ju88s over southern England.

92 Squadron Intercept by Jason Askew. (P)
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Pilot Officer Allan Wright - later Group Captain, and awarded DFC and AFC - pilots Spitfire QJ-S of No.92 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, with his wingman in close support.

Summer 1940 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

No.92 Sqn RAF Artwork



The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman.


Duel by Ivan Berryman.


92 Squadron Intercept by Jason Askew. (P)


In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman.


Spitfire Scramble by Philip West.


High Summer by Anthony Saunders.

Tally Ho! by Philip West.


Spitfires Over Kent by Graeme Lothian. (GL)

Tally Ho by Robert Taylor

Combat Over London by Robert Taylor


Phantom Thunder by Philip West.

Pinpoint Navigation by Stephen Brown.


In Defence of Britain by Philip West.

First Light - Battle of Britain, July 1940 by Philip West.

Evening Glory by Philip West.


Depart in Peace by Geoff Lea.


First Light by Gerald Coulson.

Spitfires Safely Home by Stephen Brown.


Spitfires - Masters of the Air by Philip West.


Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.


Tribute to Flt Lt Eddie Edwards by Brian Bateman. (P)


Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor.


Fields of Glory by Richard Taylor.

Quiet Reflection by Richard Taylor.

Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.


Summer 1940 by Ivan Berryman.

Defence of the Realm by Adrian Rigby.

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