Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/5/40. 0230. F/L. PRINGLE returned.
0300. F/O DONALDSON returned.
0315. F/O GIBBES crashed on LASTINGHAM HILLS.
F/O. CLARKE and P/O. MARSHMAN being killed, the rest of the crew escaping with minor injuries, having become lost through failure of W/T transmitter.
(Form 541, App. C.25.)
App. C.25.
0830. Overcast. Calm. Sun breaking through.
Squadron stand off until 11 a.m.
Training.
1515. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, F/O. SCOTT and P/O. WHITE took off for formation practice.
Promotions.
F/Sgt. STATHAM promoted to Warrant Officer.
MARHAM. 2/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Light Northerly wind.
Training.
1030. F/L. NEWMAN's section took off for formation practice.
1100. F/S. BOORE took off for local ZZ practice.
1110. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section took off for formation practice.
1435. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON took off for local ZZ practice.
1445. F/L. PRINGLE's section with F/O. POULTNEY and crew in place of F/O. GIBBES and crew took off for section drill.
1510. F/O. SCOTT took off for local ZZ practice.
1520. F/L. NEWMAN took off to collect aircraft from WEYBRIDGE and returned at 1740.
1715. F/S. MOORES took off for cross country including UPPER HEYFORD, BATH, OXFORD and HONINGTON.
MARHAM. 3/5/40. 0830. Fine. Northerly Wind.
Training.
1020. F/L. NEWMAN's section took off for formation practice.
1110. F/O. DONALDSON took off for DISHFORTH to collect F/O. GIBBES and crew.
1410. F/S. MOORES took off for cross country including TOWCESTER, KIDDERMINSTER, BATH and NEWBURY.
MARHAM. 4/5/40. 0830. Perfect day. Hot sun. Northerly wind veering later.
Training.
1400. 'B' Flight, S/L. DuBOULAY took off for section drill.
1430. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section took off for section drill.
MARHAM. 5/5/40. 0800. Perfect day again. Northerly wind.
Personnel.
Sgt. LEWIS, Sgt. WILLIANS and Crew posted here.
Training.
0800. 'B' Flight and S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section took off at intervals during the morning for air firing over the WASH
1045. S/L. DuBOULAY took of for photography.
1455. F/O. WELLS, P/O. MORRIS and F/S. MOORES took off for formation flying.
1515. F/O. SHEERAN took of for photography.
Squadron Duties.
P/O. GERRY takes over duties as Photographic Officer.
1600. F/S. BOORE forced landed the TUTOR near HONINGTON due to magneto trouble.
MARHAM. 6/6/40. 0745. Overcast. Flat calm. Black bal hoisted. Coming down thick later.
Ferrying.
F/O. POULTNEY and F/S. BOORE took off for CRANFIELD to take airman candidates for airman pilots for medical board at CARDINGTON.
Training.
1000. F/S. MOORES took off for local ZZ practice.
MARHAM 7/5/40. 0830. Hot. Sunny. Mist in the distance. Southerly wind.
Practice.
1400. F/L. PRINGLE's section took off for fighter co-operation at WITTERING.
1415. Sgt. LEWIS took off for cross country. UPPER HEYFORD, BATH and OXFORD.
1535. F/S. BOORE took off for photography.
Attack on Aerodrome.
1930. F/L. NEWMAN's section took off for an attack on STAVANGER aerodrome in co-operation with six aircraft from 37 Squadron, FELTWELL
(Form B129 App C.27.).
App. C.27.
The weather was bad over the target, and F/L. NEWMAN was the only one to locate and attack it.
(Form 541. App D26).
App. D.26.

From 1930 hrs 7/5/1940 to 0322 hrs 8/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
D. R.2153.




Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
F. P.9297.
F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
A.C. GRUNDY
A.C. BLANCHARD

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORS
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. CROCKER
A.C. ORFORD

F/O. LASLETT
P/O. DODSHUN
Sgt. FLOWER
A.C. GLENDINNING
A.C. LUDLAM
P/O. WHITTON
Attack on STAVANGER aerodrome in accordance with Form B.129. (App. C.27). 1930.





1930.





1930.
0203.





0300.





0322.
Three aircraft from No.115 Squadron, three from No.75 Squadron, and three from No.28 Squadron attacked STAVANGER aerodrome, each carrying six 250 Lb. bombs.

F/L. NEWMAN, approaching from the East, was the only aircraft of the nine to locate and bomb the aerodrome due to the weather closing down.

The others made a long search, but cloud prevented the target being found.

App. C.27.

MARHAM. 8/5/40. 0805. Overcast. Raining. Northerly wind.
Training.
The WASH for air-firing and BERNERS HEATH for bombing were allocated to MARHAM all day.
We had BERNERS HEAD in the morning and the WASH in the afternoon.
'B' Flight and Sgt. LEWIS from 'A' Flight took off at intervals for bombing in the morning and 'B' Flight and F/L. NEWMAN's section and Sgt. LEWIS for air firing in the afternoon.
MARHAM. 9/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Calm.
Visits.
The A.O.C. and Mr. SUMMERS, VICKERS chief test pilot, came to lunch.
Training.
1510. S/L. DuBOULAY's section took off for action drill.
Anti-Mine-Laying Patrol.
Six aircraft from MARHAM including S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section, took off for this patrol along the coasts of DENMARK and HOLLAND and over Southern DENMARK.
(Form B128 App 028.)
App. C.28.
Very little was seen though the aircraft patrolled over the most of Southern DENMARK.
(Form 541, App. D.27.)
App. D.27.

From 1930 hrs 9/5/1940 to 0440 hrs 10/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3160.





Wellington IA.
B. P9236.




Wellington IC.
J. R.3152.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON(247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
LAC. BLADON

F/S. MOORES
Sgt. HOOPER
Sgt. HUGHES
A.C. PACKER
F/S. TILLYARD
A.C. DUGGAN
Patrol to prevent activities of mine-laying aircraft, according with Form B.129. (App. C.28). 2200.






2045.





1930.
0440.






0330.





0130.
Three aircraft from this Squadron, and three from No.38 Squadron carried out Security Patrol over DENMARK to disorganise mine-layer aircraft activity.

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON patrolled ESBJERG area.

F/O. WELLS - KOLDING, and F/S. MOORES - HUSUM, FLENSBURG.

No activity apart from searchlights and some flak.

App. C.28.

MARHAM. 10/5/40. High Cloud. Sunny. South Easterly wind.
Political Information.
0600. GERMANY invaded HOLLAND and BELGIUM with the aid of parachute troops and Fifth Column. All leave was cancelled and personnel on leave recalled. The Whitsun Holiday in ENGLAND was cancelled.
All leave was cancelled and personnel on leave recalled.
The Whitsun Holiday in ENGLAND was cancelled.
Training.
1000. Lecture by Lt. FANSHAVE, R. N., N.L.O. of 3 Group.
MARHAM. 11/5/40. 0045. Attack on Aerodrome.
Twelve aircraft from MARHAM, six from each Squadron, S/L. DuBOULAY's and F/L. NEWMAN's section from this Squadron, took off for an attack on WAALHAVEN aerodrome near ROTTERDAM in co-operation with twelve aircraft from MILDENHALL, six from HONINGTON, and six from FELTWELL.(
(Form B.132 App C30). (Opr. Orders No. 73 App. C.4.*Feb. Op. Instr. No.34.)
App. C.4*-Feb.
App. C.29.
App. C.30.
App. D.28.
The attack was successful. (Form B131. App ). App.C.29.
No.5 Nissen Hut was burnt out while aircraft were taking off, owing to paraffin lamp, left alight for personnel coming off duty late, falling and bursting.
1000. Overcast. North East wind.
2130. Airfield warning, yellow.

From 0045 hrs 11/5/1940 to 0430 hrs 11/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.




Wellington IA.
S. P.9227.




Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.




Wellington IC.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
F. P.9297.
S/L. DuBOULAY
F/O. SHEERAN
Sgt. KIRKHAM
A.C. McNEVIN
LAC. MILLER

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. JAKEMAN
A.C. CHATTERTON
LAC. STOW

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ROBERTS
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SYDNET-SMITH
A.C. GRUNDY

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. CROCKER
A.C. ORFORD

F/O. LASLETT
P/O. DODSHUN
Sgt. FLOWER
A.C. LUDLAM
P/O. WHITTON
Attack on WAALHAVEN aerodrome, accordance with B.131., App. C.30. and Opr. Instr. No. 34, (App. C.29). 0045.





0055.





0050.





0120.





0135.





0115.
0330.





0400.





0400.





0405.





0430.





0410.
Six aircraft from this Squadron with aircraft from all other Squadrons in the Group, a total of 36, attacked WAALHAVEN aerodrome, previously captured by the Germans with aid of parachute troops.

There was little opposition.

The later aircraft aircraft saw many fires on the aerodrome, caused by previous aircraft.

Also fires in ROTTERDAM from military activity after the invasion.

Hits were obtained all over the aerodrome and on the building, and aircraft on the aerodrome were destroyed and damaged.

F/S. BOORE failed to locate the target and returned with his bombs.

Two of S/L. DuBOULAY's bombs hung up.

A reduced petrol load was carried, allowing 12.250 lb. bombs to be carried.

App. C.29.
App. C.30.
App. B.4.FEB.
*Should be C4.

MARHAM. 12/5/40. 1000. Fine. High cloud. Northerly wind.
Training.
1305. F/S. MOORES took off for cross country.
MARHAM. 13/5/40. 0830. Fine day. Practically cloudless. Light Easterly wind.
Training.
1030. Three HURRICANE fighters arrive for fighter co-operation.
1100. F/L. PRINGLE's section took off for section drill and fighter co-operation.
1110. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section took off for formation practice.
1130. S/L. DuBOULAY's section took off for section drill and fighter co-operation.
Personnel.
P/O. COOKSON was posted here for flying duties.
MARHAM. 14/5/40. 0830. Brilliant day, South Easterly wind.
Training.
1100. F/L. NEWMAN's section took off for formation practice.
1110. P/O. MORRIS took off for cross country via, UPPER HEYFORD with his new crew.
1300. P/O. GERRY took off for MILDENHALL to attend lecture and collect new night camera and flash bomb.
Today and yesterday sections went to ADMIRAL FOUNTAIN's NARFORD HALL for picnic's and bathing.
Political Information.
Dutch C-in-C gives orders for DUTCH army to lay down its arms.
GERMANY occupied all HOLLAND except S.W. corner.
MARHAM. 15/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Sun shining through. Light Northerly wind.
Training.
1110. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section took off for action drill.
1200. F/L. NEWMAN's section carried out a similar programme.
1355. F/S. BOORE took off for hood flying.
1430. F/L. PRINGLE's section now including F/O GIBBES again as well as F/O. POULTNEY took off for section drill.
Political Information.
; Germans begin drive through ARDENNES with heavy mechanised forces, sided by air bombardment, in FRANCE, North of the MAGINOT LINE, between SEDAN and LIEGE.
2055. Oil Targets.
Eight aircraft, S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, F/O. WELLS, F/L. NEWMAN's section, and F/L. PRINGLE's section,
10 from 38 Squadron, 9 from FELDWELL, and 6 from HONINGTON, attacked oil factories near DUISBERG.
(opr. Instr. No.31, App. C.32. Form B135, App C.31.)
App. C.* 4.Feb.
App. C.* 7.Feb.
App. C.29.
App. C.31.
0145. First aircraft returned. Last returned at 0530.
(Form 541. App. D29.)
App. D.29.
Casualties.
F/L. PRINGLE crashed in FRANCE near ROUEN, all the crew being killed.

From 2055 hrs 15/5/1940 to 0530 hrs 16/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. P.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.




Wellington IC.
J. R.3152.




Wellington IC.
P. P.9297.




Wellington IC.
S. P.9299.




Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.



S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
F/O. WATERER

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
LAC. PRESTON

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUMKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
A.C. GRUNDY
A.C. BLANCHART

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. CROCKER
A.C. ORDFORD

F/O. LASLETT
P/O. DODSHUN
Sgt. FLOWER
A.C. GLENDINNING
A.C. LUDLAN

F/L. PRINGLE
P/O. EVANS
Sgt. KIRKHAN
Cpl. FALLOWS
Cpl. PILGRIM

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. PARKING
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. REEVES
Attack on road and oil targets in accordance with Opr. Instr. No.34, App. C.29. Opr. Instr. No.31., App. C.32, and Form. B.135., App. C.31. 2120.






2145.





2255.





2200.





2320.





2335.





2110.






2105.





0305.






0400.





0530.





0430.





0530.





----





0145.






0230.





Eight aircraft from this Squadron and from 38 Sqdn., 9 from FELTWELL and 6 from HONINGTON attacked oil targets in the RUHR, our target was DUISBERG.

The targets were difficult to locate owing to thick weather.

Alternative targets were marshalling yards, road and rail movements, etc.

In view of the opposite wind to MET forecaster on return, aircraft were carried far to the south.

F/O. SCOTT's crew baled out when fuel ran low and he and P/O. MOORE landed the aircraft near BARBEY.

F/O. LASLETT also landed in FRANCE near POIX.

F/O. WELLS encountered a severe electrical storm in the south of ENGLAND.

F/S. PRINGLE took off at first at 2055 in O. P.9299. but returned with engine trouble, he left A.C. BUTLER who was sick and took off again in S. P.9229.

On the return, owing to the opposite wind to that expected he was carried for to the south and in view of distance from MARHAM and electrical storm, received reciprocal bearings, which sent him South instead of North and crashed on high ground at BURNEY, near ROUEN.

All crew were killed except Cpl. FALLOWS who dies later.

App. C.29.
App. C.31.
App. C.32.

MARHAM. 16/5/40. 0830. Fine and sunny. Brisk North East wind.
Training.
1045. P/O. MORRIS took off for cross country.
Personnel.
Two new crews were posted here including P/O. HAMMAN, pilot, P/O. LITTLEJOHN, C.A.G., Sgt. GREGORY,
Sgt. STENT, and Sgt. COOK, pilots, Sgt. KIRBY and Sgt. LOWE observers.
Sgt. GREGORY was made F/S. BOORE's second pilot and F/O. SHEERAN became captain of the remainder of the crew.
F/S. POWELL took over the other crew.
MARHAM. 17/5/40. 0830. Fine. Hot and sunny. Calm.
Personnel. (Towing Flight).
F/O. HOLLIS and P/O. BAILEY ordered to UXBRIDGE for posting to FRANCE.
P/O. GI?KINGS posted here.
Political Information.
ALLIES retire behind BRUSSELS, in view of rapid GERMAN advance.
Administration.
Army units were posted away, disorganising the Station Defence scheme.
Training.
0930. We had the WASH today during the morning and F/O. SHEERAN, P/O.MORRIS and F/S. MOORES took off for air firing.
Attack on Road Targets.
2215. Nine aircraft S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON's section. F/L. NEWMAN's, F/O. WOOD, F/O. DONALDSON, and F/S. BOORE, F/O. GIBBES, and F/O. POULTNEY with nine from 38 Squadron, eighteen from MILDENHALL and twelve from FELTWELL, took off at intervals to attack road targets and bridges.
(Opr. Instr. No.29, App C33 Form B139 App C34).
App. C.33.
App. C.34.
0150. Aircraft returned at intervals until 0330. F/O. GIBBES forced landed near COLCHESTER.
(Form 541, App. D.30.)
App. D.30.

From 2015 hrs 17/5/1940 to 0510 hrs 18/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.




Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
H. P.9298.




Wellington IC.
D R.3151.




Wellington IC.
O. R.9299.




Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.




Wellington IC.
Q. R.9300.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
LAC. BLADON

F/S. MOORES
Sgt. HOOPER
Sgt. HUGHES
A.C. FLANIGAN
A.C. DUGGAN

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
A.C. GRUNDY

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. JAKEMAN
LAC. STOW
A.C. WARD

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSEN
P/O. HOGG
LAC. STONE
A.C. MOIR

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. PARKING
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. REEVES
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B139, App. C.34. 2245.





2225.





2240.





2215.





2255.





2255.





0030.






2320.






2350.
0305.





0315.





0300.





0150.





0225.





0245.





0510.






0255.






0330.
Nine aircraft from this Squadron and nine from No.38 Squadron with 18 from MILDENHALL, and 12 from FELTWELL carrying 12. 250 lb. bombs G.P. instantaneous and delay fuses, attacked bridges over the MEUSE near NAMUR, and bridge at GIVET and DINANT, road junctions at GEMBLOUX and marshalling yards in the RUHR.

Message received FRENCH had re-occupied NAMUR and aircraft not yet off were diverted.

Bridges at NAMUR and DINANT severely damaged and also the road junction at GEMBLOUX.

Weather conditions at the targets somewhat adverse, 9/10th cloud; some rain and haze.

There was considerable A.A. activity and one or two aircraft were attacked by fighters.

There was fog over EAST ANGLIA in the early morning, and in view of the bad visibility, and seeing a hole in the clouds

F/O. GIBBES forced landed in a field at MARKSTEY near COLCHESTER.

Aircraft and crew unhurt. But aircraft could only be taken off again after having been specially lightened, and preparing a track.

App. C.33.
App. C.34.

MARHAM. 18/5/40. 0930. Bright and Sunny. Calm.
Training.
1200. F/O. SHEERAN took off for photography.
Attack on Road Targets.
Four aircraft, P/O. LASLETT, F/O. SCOTT, P/O. MORRIS and F/O. SHEERAN took of at intervals with four aircraft from No. 38 Squadron, and four from MILDENHALL.
Two of our aircraft attacked a road crossing at GEMBLOUX and two attacked bridges at NAMUR.
(Opr. Instr. No.29, App. C33. Form B141 App.
App. C.33.
App. C.35.
Successful attacks were made by three aircraft, one was unable to locate the target.
(Form 541. App.D31 Narrative Report. App.D40.)
App. D.31.
App. D.40.

From 2245 hrs 18/5/1940 to 0352 hrs 19/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.




Wellington IC.
F. P.9297.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.
P/O. MORRIS
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. LOWE
LAC. GRIFFIN
A.C. ROBINSON

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. CROCKER
LAC. ORFORD

F/O. LASLETT
P/O. DODSHUN
Sgt. FLOWER
A.C. GLENDINNING
A.C. LUDLAM
P/O. WHITTON

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBART
LAC. MILLER
P/O. WILDE
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33., and Form. B.139., App. C.35. 2338.





2353.





2245.






2308.
0352.





0325.





0340.






0200.
Four aircraft from this Squadron, four from No.38 Squadron, 12 from 9 Sqdn., carrying 12 250 lbs. bombs fused D.A. and NDT and same 8 and 12 hours delay, attacked road junctions at GEMBLOUX and bridges, the third a railway junction at NAMUR and the fourth failed to locate target. App. C.33.
App. C.35.
App. D.40.

MARHAM. 19/5/40. 0830. Cloudless. Hot Sun. Brisk North East wind.
1200. Honours and Awards..
The whole station paraded for the presentation to F/S. POWELL of the D.F.M., and to P/O. O'DOIRE, of 38 Squadron, of the certificate of mention in dispatches by the A.O.C.
The Squadrons were stood off for 24 hours for recreation.
MARHAM. 20/5/40. 1400. Fine. Northerly wind.
Promotions.
F/S. POWELL received commission as Pilot Officer w.e.f. 1/4/40.
Road Targets.
2115. Ten aircraft, five from each flight took off at intervals, and with twelve aircraft from HONINGTON, and ten from 38 Squadron attacked the enemies communications in the GUISE-CAMBRAI-HIRSON area.
(Opr. Instr. No.29, App. C33 Form B144 App. C36.)
Several hits were scored.
(Form D41, App. D32 Narr. Report App. D41 Form B145 App C.37)
App. C.33.
App. C.36.
Several hits were scored.
(Form D41, App. D32 Narr. Report App. D41 Form B145 App C.37)
App. C.37.
App. D.32.
App. D.41.
Casualties.
P/O. MORRIS and F/S. MOORES failed to return.
F/O. GIBBES gunner, P/O. HOGG and A.C. MOIR slightly wounded by shell splinters.

From 2115 hrs 20/5/1940 to 0410 hrs 21/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. R.9236.




Wellington IC.
H. P.9298.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3152.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.




Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
LAC. BLADON

F/S. MOORES
Sgt. HOOPER
Sgt. HUGHES
A.C. PACKER
A.C. FLANIGAN
A.C. DUGGAN

P/O. MORRIS
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. LOWE
A.C. KENNEDY
LAC. GRIFFIN
A.C. ROBINSON

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SIDNEY-SMITH.
A.C. GRUNDY
A.C. BLANCHARD

S/L. DuBOULAY
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
A.C. McHEVIN
LAC. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSOM
Sgt. PETERSEN
P/O. HOGG
LAC. STONE
A.C. MOIR

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBINSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. PARKIN
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. REEVES
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.144., App. C.36., and Form B.145., Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.37. 0035.






2215.





2345.






2115.






2315.






2220.






0020.





2130.






0005.






2325.
0410.






0220.





----






----






0300.






0120.






0410.





0105.






0350.






0240.
Ten of our aircraft, an equal number from No.38 Sqdn,
and 12 from HONINGTON with 12 250 lb. bombs D.A., attacked road targets in area - CAMBRAI - GUISE - HIRSON - St. QUENTIN.

Hits on enemy troops and concentrations and cross roads obtained.

F/O. GIBBES's aircraft was hit in front and rear turrets by A.A., and both gunners wounded, but not seriously, by shrapnel.

P/O. MORRIS and F/S. MOORES did not return.

The former received a first class bearing somewhere near LE HAVRE.

App. C.33.
App. C.36.
App. C.37.
App. D.41.

MARHAM. 21/5/40. 0830. Fine. South Easterly wind.
Training.
1440. F/O. WOOD took off for cross-country.
2015. F/O. SHEERAN took off for cross-country.
Political Information.
GERMANS enter ARRAS and have thrust a long tongue between SEDAN and LIEGE, towards BOULONGNE.
Road Targets.
2200. Two aircraft F/O. WOOD and F/O. LASLETT took of and four aircraft from 38 Squadron, twenty two from MILDENHALL, and twenty from FELTWELL, attacked bridges at DINANT and NAMUR and railway centre at AACHEN.
(Opr. Instr. No.29. App. C33. Form B146. App. C.38.)
App. C.33.
App. C.38.
F/O. WOOD obtained hits at entrance to bridge.
(Form 541, App. D.33 Narr. Rep. App.---D42.
App. D.33.
App. D.43.
Casualties.
F/O. LASLETT failed to return.

From 2200 hrs 21/5/1940 to 0305 hrs 22/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
F. P.9297.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.
F/O. LASLETT
P/O. DODSHUN
Sgt. FLOWER
A.C. GLENDINNING
A.C. LUDLAM
P/O. WHITTON

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
A.C. CHATTERTON
A.C. WARD
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.146., App. C.38. 2200.






2225.
----






0305.
Two aircraft from this Squadron, four from 38 Squadron, 22 from MILDENHALL and 20 from FELTWELL attacked road crossing at NAMUR and DINANT and railway centres at AACHEN with 12 250 lb. NDT bombs.

F/O. WOOD obtained hits near entrance to a bridge at DINANT but haze made attack difficult.

F/O. LASLETT failed to returns.

App. C.33.
App. C.38.
App. D.42.

MARHAM. 22/5/40. 0830. Fine. Sunny. Easterly wind.
Training.
1130. P/O. POWELL took off for airfiring over the WASH.
1430. P/O. POWELL took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Political Information.
ARRAS was re-captured by the ALLIES.
Road Targets.
Two aircraft, F/O. WELLS and F/O. GIBBES took off and with three aircraft from 38 Squadron, and aircraft from HONINGTON, attacked bridges at DINANT and NAMUR and road junctions at HAL and GEMBLOUX
(Opr. Instr. No. 29, App C33) (Form B147, App C39).
App. C.33.
App. C.39.
Hits obtained by F/O. GIBBES, F/O. WELLS, returned through bogus recally.
(Form 541, App D34. Nav. Rep, App. D.43)
App. D.34.
App. D.43.

From 2115 hrs 22/5/1940 to 0115 hrs 23/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.
F/O. F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
LAC. BLADON

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSEN
LAC. STONE
A.C. DRAKE
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.147., App. C.39. 2125.





2115.
2305.





0115.
Eight from this Squadron and a similar number from No.38 Squadron and twelve from HONINGTON were originally detailed but in view of serious risk of fog the last six were cancelled.

Ground mist was rising as the aircraft began to take off.

Convoys on roads were attacked by F/O. GIBBES.

YVOIR not located.

F/O. WELLS was recalled accidentally by dummy signal.

App. C.33.
App. C.39.
App. D.43.

MARHAM. 23/5/40. 0830. Foggy. Clearing later.
Message that station was stand off operations for today.
Political Information.
GERMANS have entered BOULOGNE.
Personnel.
P/O. BAILEY, Battle Flight, returns.
Road Targets.
The personnel were recalled from neighbouring towns for operations in the evening. App. C.33.
App. C.40.
Four aircraft, S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, F/O. WOOD, F/S. BOORE, and F/O. DONALDSON took off and with twenty aircraft from FELTWELL and twenty-three from MILDENHALL, attacked roads and railways at CHIMAY and LIART.
(Opr. Instr. No. 29. App. C33 Form B148, App C.40).
App. C.33.
App. C.40.
Only one aircraft located and successfully bombed railway at LIART.
CHIMAY was successfully attacked by the aircraft detailed.
(Form 541. App D35 Nar. Report App D44)
App. D.35.
App. D.44.

From 2220 hrs 23/5/1940 to 0340 hrs 24/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.




Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.




Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
A.C. CHATTERTON
A.C. WARD

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
SGT. STOWE
A.C. WAITE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
A.C. ROBERTSON
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.148., App. C.40. 2240.






2245.





2220.





2220.
0340.






0315.





0205.





0230.
Crews were recalled from neighbouring towns at short notice after being stood down.

Four aircraft from this Squadron and a similar number from No.38 Sqdn., and aircraft from FELTWELL and MILDENHALL attacked CHIMAY and LIART.

Railway, roads & Anti-Aircraft defences were hit at these two towns.

Road and railway were also hit at HIRSON.

F/O. WOOD's aircraft was hit in engine by slight A.A. shell, and slight damage done.

App. C.33.
App. C.40.
App. D.44.

24/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Cumulus. Southerly wind.
Training.
1115. F/O. SCOTT and F/O. SHEERAN took off for W/T. practice.
MARHAM. 25/5/40. 0830. Fine. Sunny. Southerly wind.
Squadron was stood off until 1200.
Training.
Lecture by S/L. Crick on Prisoners of War code to selected few, followed by lecture on escaping, to all flying personnel.
Personnel.
P/O. COXWELL and P/O. LANGMAN posted here for Air Gunnery duties.
1345. F/S. POWELL took off for cross country.
1420. F/O. SCOTT took off for W/T. practice.
MARHAM. 26/5/40. 1000. Bright. Sunny. Thin High cloud. Southerly wind.
Personnel.
Crew posted here including P/O. MERCER, and KIRBY, pilots, P/O. FLETCHER C.A.G., Sgt. PENNINGTON, observer, and LAC. PRITCHARD, and McNAIR, W/T, AG.
Training.
1115. S/L. DuBOULAY took off for photography.
P/O. POWELL took off for air-firing.
Road Targets and Aerodromes.
2340. Twenty aircraft from MARHAM, including eight from No.115 Squadron, took off to attack targets in the BRUSSELS, LIERRE (Lier), HERENTHALS (Herentals), TIRLEMONT (Tienen), FLEURS, WAVRE area.
(Opr. Instr. No.29, App. C.33. Form B151, App. C41).
App. C.33.
App. C.41.
Hits obtained on Antwerp (Antwerpen, Deurne) aerodrome, convoys, railways, roads, etc.
(Form 541, App C36. Nar. Report App D.48.)
App. D.36.
App. D.45.

From 2335 hrs 26/5/1940 to 0410 hrs 27/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.




Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.




Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA<.br /> B. P.9236.
S/L. DuBOULEY
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBART
A.C. McNEVIN
LAC. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
A.C. DRAKE
A.C. BILBROUGH
A.C. COLEHAN

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
LAC. WARD
A.C. CHATTERTON

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. PARKIN
A.C. REEVES

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
A.C. BLADON
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.151., App. C.41. 2340.






0035.






0020.





2335.





0050.






0030.






0015.






0000.
0335.






0310.






0350.





0005.





0410.






0345.






0315.






0300.
Eight aircraft took off, F/S. BOORE returned with A.S.I. trouble, and with aircraft from No.38 Squadron, and 4 from HONINGTON attacked troop and train movements in area BRUSSELS, LIERRE (Lier) HERENTHALS (Herentals) TIRLEMONT (Tienen) FLEURUS WAVRE.

Convoys, A.A., railways, and roads were attacked, also ANTWERP (Antwerpen/Deurne) aerodrome.

Bomb load was increased to 14 250 lb. bombs, 2 aircraft carried 15, and F/O. DONALDSON, 16.

F/O. DONALDSON landed at MANSTON to refuel, on return, arrived MARHAM, 0510.

App. C.33.
App. C.41.
App. D.45.

MARHAM. 27/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Westerly wind.
Political Information.
The B.E.F and French troops are withdrawing via DUNKIRK from the encircling movement of the GERMAN army.
Training.
1545. P/O. POWELL took off for air-firing.
Road Targets.
Eight aircraft from MARHAM including three from this Squadron, eighteen from MILDENHALL, and ten from HONINGTON, took off to attack targets in area MENIN (Menen), DEYNZE (Deinze), BRUSSELS, HAL (Halle) CONDE, TOURNAU (Tournai/Doornik).
(Opr. Instr. No.29, App. C.33. Form B152. App. C.42.)
App. C.33.
App. C.42.
Hits obtained on roads & railways also searchlights attacked.
(Form 541, App. D37, Nar. Report App. D.46).
App. D.37.
App. D.46.

From 2130 hrs 27/5/1940 to 0315 hrs 28/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.



F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
A.C. GRUNDY
A.C. BLANCHARD

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. POOLE
A.C. ORFORD

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSEN
A.C. WALSH
LAC. STONE
A.C. BUTLER
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.152., App. C.42. 2300.






2200.





2130.
0315.






0130.





0055.
Three aircraft with aircraft from No.38 Squadron, HONINGTON and MILDENHALL attacked targets in MENIN-BRUSSELS-HAL (Menen-Brussel-Halle) area, carrying maximum number of 250 lb. bombs i.e. 15.

Road movements and lights attacked also entrance to bridge hit.

App. C.33.
App. C.42.
App. D.46.

MARHAM. 28/5/40. 0830. Fine. Cloud and rain later. South Westerly wind.
Political Information.
BELGIAN Army capitulates at the orders of KING LEOPOLD, but against the wishes of the BELGIAN Cabinet, having the left flank of the allied army in the North exposed. (Note: that period the Cabinet was on the run, hiding in France.)
Training.
1115. P/O. MERCER took off for local flying practice.
1130. P/O. POWELL took off for local flying and W/T practice.
Road Targets.
2235. Twenty aircraft from MARHAM including ten from this Squadron and fourteen from FELTWELL took off to attack targets in de DIXMUDE (Diksmuide), POPERINGHE (Poperinge), CASSEL, GRAVELINES, ROULERS (Roeselare) area.
(Ops. Instr .No. 29, App C33 Form B153, App. C43)
App. C.33.
App. C.43.
Towns were attacked, also A.A. defence.
(Form 541, App D.38 Nar. Rep. App. D.47).
App. D.38.
App. D.47.
Honours and Rewards.
A.C. MOIR presented with D.F.M. with effect from 28/5/40.

From 2235 hrs 28/5/1940 to 0410 hrs 29/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.




Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
A.C. GRUNDY
A.C. BLANCHARD

P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
P/O. LITTLEJOHN
LAC. KIRKBY
A.C. CHAPPELL

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
A.C. BLADON

S/L. DuBOULAY
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBART
A.C. McNEVIN
LAC. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. PARKIN
A.C. REEVES

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
LAC. WARD
A.C. McKEE

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMLAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
A.C. DRAKE
A.C. BILBROUGH
A.C. COLEHAN

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
A.C. WAITE
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29., App. C.33. and Form. B.153., App. C.43. 2359.






0005.






0030.






0055.





0030.






2235.






2300.





2315.






2330.






0045.
0410.






0315.






0315.






0255.





0345.






0100.






0230.





0220.






0220.






0405.
Ten aircraft with ten from No.38 Squadron and 14 from FELTWELL took off to attack BETHUNE, COURTRAI (Kortrijk), MENIN (Menen)etc.

We attacked ROULERS (Roeselare) and AIRE.

Two aircraft could not locate target, the others bombed successfully.

App. C.33.
App. C.43.
App. D.47.

MARHAM. 29/5/40. 0830. Sunny. Cumulus cloud. North Easterly and variable wind.
Training.
1450. P/O. MERCER took off for local flying practice.
Squadron was stood off until 1400. hours tomorrow.
Squadron was stood off until 1400. hours tomorrow.
Political Information.
NARVIK recaptured by the Allies.
MARHAM. 30/5/40. 0830. Overcast. Light Northerly wind.
Squadron aircraft identification letters changed from BK to KO.
Casualties.
1800. Message that P/O. MORRIS aircraft with six bodies in it found near LE HAVRE.
Promotions.
F/O. WELLS promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
Road Targets.
Twenty aircraft from MARHAM, including ten from this Squadron took off to attack targets at CASSEL, ROULERS (Roeselare), THOUROUT (Torhout), DIXMUDEN (Diksmuide), in conjunction with eight aircraft from MILDENHALL.
(Opr. Instr. No. 29, App. C33 Form B155, App. C.44).
App. C.33.
App. C.44./td>
0025. The raid met with moderate success owing to poor visibility.
The last aircraft returned at 0225.
(Form 641, App. D39. Narrative Report App.D.48.)
App. D.39.
App. D.48.

From 2130 hrs 30/5/1940 to 0225 hrs 31/5/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.




Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.
F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
A.C. WAITE
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

S/L. DuBOULAY
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBART
A.C. McNEVIN
LAC. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSEN
A.C. WALSH
LAC. STONE
A.C. BUTLER

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
A.C. DRAKE
A.C. BILBROUGH
A.C. COLEHAN

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
A.C. CHATTERTON
LAC. WARD

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
A.C. JOHNSTONE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON

F/O. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
A.C. BLADON

P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
P/O. LITTLEJOHN
LAC. KIRKBY
A.C. CHAPPELL

P/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. POOLE
A.C. ORFORD

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
P/O. MERCER
Sgt. SMITH (383)
A.C. JOHNSTON (247)
LAC. LEINS
P/O. WATERER
Attack on road targets according to Opr. Instr. No.29, App.C.33. & Form.B155, App.C.44. 2130.






2155.






2210.






2240.






2250.





2255.






2130.





2155.






2210.





2230.
2359.






0030.






0205.






0110.






0225.





0140.






2350.





0025.






0125.





0115.
Ten aircraft with an equal number from No.38 Squadron and eight from MILDENHALL, eight carrying 15 250lb., and two carrying 7 500 lbs. bombs, also 4 lbs. incendiaries carried,

attacked targets at YPRES (Ieper), ROULERS (Roeselare), THOUROUT (Torhout), and DIXMUDE (Diksmuide).

We attacked ROULERS (Roeselare) and THOUROUT (Torhout).

Two aircraft hit THOURHOUT (Torhout), four aircraft hit ROULERS (Roeselare), and three aircraft failed to find the target.

App. C.33.
App. C.44.
App. D.48.

MARHAM. 31/5/40. 0830. Fine. High cloud. Northerly wind.
Personnel.
1800. P/O. PRYOR, P/O. MCAFEE and crew posted here.