Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/10/40. Meteorological conditions.
Overcast. Northerly -Westerly wind
Acting ranks.
A/F/LT. N. J. ROBERTSON, (GD) appointed to the paid acting rank of F/LT., on appointment to Flight Lieutenant, w.e.f. 10/9/40. App. O. 87.
Postings. - Officers
F/L. J. O. CLAYDON, (GD) posted from Headquarters No. 3 Group w.e.f. 1/10/40.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. McLEAN, Pilot, posted to No. 38 Sqdn. w.e.f. 29/9/40. A. 185.
Training.
1110. P/O. TODD took off for cross country via DARLINGTON and CAMBRIDGE.
MARHAM. 2/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Light Northerly wind.
Injuries & Deaths.
Sgt. GOLDIE, Pilot, A/Sgt. MOGG, A/Obs. , T/Sgt. DOWSETT, W/Op AG, T/Sgt. WALTER, W/O AG, T/Sgt. WESTWOOD, AG, posted as Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty 1/10/40. A. 186.
Sgt. WESSELS, Pilot, Sgt. THOMPSON, Pilot, Sgt. PENNINGTON, Obs., T/Sgt. PRITCHARD, W/OP AG, T/Sgt. McNAIR, W/Op AG, T/Sgt. CAMERON, AG, posted as Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty on 1/10/40.
Ground staff allowed leave again.
MARHAM. 3/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Northerly wind. Misty.
Nothing of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 4/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Southerly wind. Slight rain.
Training.
1035. P/O. McAFEE took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1050. Sgt. MILES took off for the same programme.
1055. S/L. MULHOLLAND took off or cross country.
MARHAM. 5/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine day. Hot sun. Brisk Westerly wind. Cloudy later.
Change of Command.
Air Marshal Sir Richard PEIRSE, KCB, DSO, AFC, take over command of Bomber Command in place of Air Marshal Sir Charles PORTAL, KCB, DSO, MC, who becomes chief of Air Staff.
Postings -Officers.
P/O. W. J. FINLAYSON, (GD) posted from No. 15 O.T.U., w.e.f. 4/10/40. O. 88.
Attachments.
P/O. W. F. CLUTTERBUCK, (CAG) detached to WARMWELL, w.e.f. 4/10/40. O. 88.
Appointments & promotions.
F/O. H. W. POULTNEY promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 3/9/40.
Attachments - Airman.
Sgt. CORE, Pilot, posted from HARWELL, w.e.f. 4/10/40. A. 189.
Admissions & discharges, - hospitals.
Sgt. MILTON, Pilot, discharged from RAF. Hospital, ELY, on 4/10/40.
Training.
0940. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off to photograph the 'K' Site.
1030. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for Z.Z. landing.
1045. P/O. TODD took off for cross country for W/T training.
1110. Sgt. STENT took off for Z.Z. landing.
1330. Sgt. MIDDLETON, P/O. MERCER and Sgt. LARKMAN took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
MARHAM. 6/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Some rain. Strong South Westerly wind.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. S. J. C. WILDE, (CAG) posted to No. 1 RAF. Depot, (N.E.) on being reported missing, w.e.f. 3/8/40. O. 89.
Operations, Night 6/7th.
Operations were cancelled in view of the weather.
MARHAM. 7/10/40. Met. conditions.
Cloudless. Northerly wind.
Training.
1010. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for cross country via, UPPER HETFORD and GRANTHAM.
1120. S/L. MULHOLLAND, P/O. KIRKBY, and Sgt. MILES took off for Fighter co-operation.
1130. Sgt. LARKMAN took off for cross country, as above, and P/O. McAFEE and P/O. MERCER for Fighter co-operation.
Operations, Night 7/8th.
1853. to 1923. A/C 2466 (CD350) Sgt. MILES took off for Operations. D. 95
A/C 2563 (CD351) P/O. MERCER took off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD352) P/O. McAFEE took off for Operations.
A/C 7798 (CD353) P/O. HAMMAN took off for Operations.
A/C 3279 (CD354) P/O. ALEXANDER took off for Operations.
A/C 2509 (CD355) P/O. BEER took off for Operations.
A/C 9283 (CD356) P/O. NOBLE took off for Operations.
A/C 2613 (CD357) P/O. PATE took off for Operations.

From 1853 hrs 7/10/1940 to 0614 hrs 8/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2520





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
J. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
C. T. 2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
U. N. 2756.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T. 2509.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.





Wellington IC.
R. N. 2760.

S/L. MULHOLLAND
P/O. TINDALL
Sgt. LINDSAY
P/O. RICKETS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS
P/O. FLETCHER

P/O. McAFEE
P/O. PETLEY
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. HAMMAN
F/L. CLAYDON
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. MOULD

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
P/O. BAIRD

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. RASH
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. McCULLOCH
Sgt. ROBERTSON

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on invasion ports and industrial targets. 0105.






0110.






1856.






1907.






1853.






1857.






0245.






1923.






1859.






1906.






0114.






1914.
0430.






0358.






0253.






0134.






0310.






0322.






0614.






0249.






0327.






0212.






0506.






0317.
The Navy had been ordered to attack CALAIS from the Sea, and required air co-operation, by the dropping of bombs, particularly incendiaries, South of the town, so as to silhouette buildings and show the way in.

Three of our aircraft co-operated and dropped their bombs, encountering intense heavy flak and searchlights.

However, the Navy's part was cancelled at the last moment.

Three of our aircraft were detailed to attack the VIKTORIA CHEMICAL WORKS, and three on a Gas works at BERLIN, large explosions and fires were caused, seen 65 miles.

One aircraft attacked BAHRENFELD Aerodrome and another SCHONBERG Marshalling Yards, and was hit by flak, which was intense.



MARHAM. 8/10/40. 0105. A/C 2520 (CD361) S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for Operations. D. 95.
to 0245. A/C 2560 (CD362) P/O. KIRKBY took off for Operations.
A/C 9285 (CD363) S/L. FOSS took off for Operations.    This sortie was cancelled.
A/C 2511 (CD364) P/O. ROY took off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD367) P/O. COOKSON took off for Operations.
0134. to 0614. All aircraft had returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions
High cloud. Sun. Brisk Southerly wind
Postings - Officers.
P/O. W. J. FINLAYSON (GD) posted to No. 75 (N.Z.) Squadron w.e.f. 7/10/40. O. 90.
Attachments - Officers.
P/O. J. D. COXWELL (CAG) ceased to be detached to C.G.S. WARMWELL, w.e.f. 7/10/40. O. 90.
Training.
Sgt. LARKMAN took off for cross country via, PETERBOROUGH and UPPER HEYFORD.
MARHAM. 9/10/40. Met. conditions.
Stormy. Low cloud. Rain, and a Strong Southerly wind. Clearing later.
Acting Ranks - Officers.
A/F//Lt. N. J. ROBERTSON, (GD) relinquishes the Acting Rank as Flight Lieutenant w. e. f. 9/10/40. O. 91.
Training.
1055. Sgt. MIDDLETON and Sgt. LARKMAN took off for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
Operations -Night 9/10th.
2200. to 2306. A/C 3278 (CD368) Sgt. LARKMAN took off for operations. D. 96.
A/C 2606 (CD369) Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for operations.
A/C 2520 (CD370) S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for operations.
A/C 9285 (CD371) P/O. NOBLE. took off for operations.
A/C 2511 (CD372) P/O. ROY. took off for operations.
A/C 2613 (CD373) P/O. PATE. took off for operations.
A/C 2509 (CD374) P/O. BEER. took off for operations.
A/C 3279 (CD375) P/O. ALEXANDER. took off for operations.
A/C 2507 (CD376) S/L. FOSS. took off for operations.
A/C 7893 (CD386) P/O. McAFEE. took off for operations.
A/C 2560 (CD387) P/O. KIRKBY. took off for operations.

From 2200 hrs 9/10/1940 to 0500 hrs 10/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2520





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1033.





Wellington IC.
H. T. 2606.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
T. P. 9285.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T. 2509.





Wellington IC.
R. N. 2760.

S/L. MULHOLLAND
P/O. TINDALL
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKETS

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS
P/O. FLETCHER

P/O. McAFEE
P/O. PETLEY
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. LEECH
P/O. HOLLAND
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. DAWSON

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. KENT
Sgt. MOIR - DFM.

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. HILL
P/O. BAIRD

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL

P/O. PATE
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on industrial targets. 2210.






2306.






2304.






2200.






2216.






2237.






2215.






2212.






2227.






2218.






2222.
0350.






0342.






0415.






0250.






0435.






0327.






0300.






0245.






0407.






0340.






0500.
Eight of our aircraft attacked Oil works at WESSERLING.

Fires and explosions were seen by some but observation was difficult in view of cloud.

Number of enemy aircraft seen.

One aircraft attacked Marshalling yard, KOBLENZ, & another HAMSTEDT Aerodrome.



MARHAM. 10/10/40. 0245. All aircraft returned safely to Base.
to 0500. Met. conditions.
Fine day. Brisk Southerly wind. Clouding over later.
Search for aircraft.
1215. F/Lt. CLAYDON took off to search for aircraft from another Station reported lost in WASH.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. HARTLAND, Pilot, posted from No. 75 (N.Z.) Squadron, w.e.f. 8/10/40.
MARHAM. 11/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine. Sunny. Light Northerly wind.
Training.
1025. P/O. McAFEE took off for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
Operations, Night 11/12th.
1932. to 2024. A/C 3278 (CD395) Sgt. LARKMAN took off for Operations. D. 97.
A/C 2511 (CD396) P/O. ROY took off for Operations.
A/C 2696 (CD401) Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for Operations.
A/C 9285 (CD402) Sgt. STENT took off for Operations.
A/C 9283 (CD403) P/O. NOBLE took off for Operations.
A/C 2613 (CD404) P/O. PATE took off for Operations.
A/C 7798 (CD408) P/O. HAMMAN took off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD409) P/O. McAFEE took off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD410) S/L. FOSS took off for Operations.
Deaths.
Sgt. JUBY, W/OP AG, and Sgt. PEARCE, Obs., and LAC. WESTCOTT, W/O AG., Deaths now presumed for official purposes to have occurred on 11/4/40, as result of Flying Battle Casualty on the same date. A. 193.

From 1932 hrs 11/10/1940 to 0128 hrs 12/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1033.





Wellington IC.
H. T. 2606.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
U. N. 2756.





Wellington IC.
R. N. 2760.





Wellington IC.
T. P. 9285.
P/O. McAFEE
P/O. PETLEY
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. LEECH
P/O. HOLLAND
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. DAWSON

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. KENT
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

P/O. HAMMAN
F/L. CLAYDON
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. MOULD

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on invasion ports and aerodrome targets. 2023.






1932.






1955.






2024.






----






2003.






2014.






2006.






2002.
0024.






0047.






0043.






0050.






----






0002.






0116.






0031.






0128.
MOERBEKE, de KOVY and SCHIPHOL aerodrome and OSTEND (Oostende) Harbour were attacked and hits scored.

Weather conditions were difficult, and two were unable to locate a target.

Another had bomb release failure and another bombs were jettisoned due to severe icing.



MARHAM. 12/10/40. 0002 All aircraft taking part in Operations returned safely to Base.
to 0116 Met. conditions
Fine. Misty and calm.
Training.
1035. F/O. BEER took off for cross country to WORCESTER.
1430. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for cross country to HATFIELD.
MARHAM. 13/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine. Mist in distance. South Easterly wind.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. P. T. CURRY, (GD), P/O. E. J. SAUNDERSON, (GD), P/O. S. S. BARNETT, (CAO), and P/O. C. D. GILLIAT, (CAG), posted from 11. O.T.U. w.e.f. 12/10/40. O. 92.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. RAWLINGS, Pilot, Sgt. ADAMS, Pilot, posted from No.11. O.T.U., w.e.f. 12/10/40. A. 195.
Hospitals -Admissions & Discharges.
P/O. A. J. HOLLAND, (GD), admitted to RAF. Hospital, ELY, on 10/10/40. O. 92.
Injuries & Deaths.
P/O. A. J. J. STEEL, (GD) Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty, on 1/10/10.
Training.
1030. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for cross country to MANBY.
Operations, Night 13/14th.
1353. to 2018. A/C 9253 (CD411) P/O. NOBLE took to off for Operations.
A/C 7798 (CD412) P/O. ALEXANDER took to off for Operations.
A/C 2509 (CD413) F/O. BEER took to off for Operations.
A/C 2619 (CD414) P/O. PATE took to off for Operations.
A/C 3153 (CD415) Sgt. STENT took to off for Operations.
A/C 2520 (CD416) S/L. MULHOLLAND took to off for Operations.
A/C 2466 (CD417) Sgt. MILES took to off for Operations.
A/C 3278 (CD418) Sgt. LARKMAN took to off for Operations.
A/C 2560 (CD419) P/O. KIRKBY took to off for Operations.
A/C 2511 (CD420) P/O. ROY took to off for Operations.
A/C 2606 (CD422) Sgt. MIDDLETON took to off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD434) P/O. McAFEE took to off for Operations.

From 1842 hrs 13/10/1940 to 0138 hrs 14/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2520





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1033.





Wellington IC.
C. T. 2466.





Wellington IC.
H. T. 2606.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
U. N. 2756.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7798.





Wellington IC.
W. T. 2509.





Wellington IC.
R. N. 2760.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 3153

S/L. MULHOLLAND
P/O. TINDALL
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKERS

P/O. KIRKBY
P/O. FLETCHER
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS

P/O. McAFEE
P/O. PETLEY
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. LEECH
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. DAWSON

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
F/L. ROBERTSON
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. DRAPER
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLAR
Attack on harbour targets. 1904.






1925.






2010.






2018.






1908






1922.






1911.






1840.






1850.






1842






1844






1853.
0138.






0105.






0133.






0113.






2311






0005.






0055.






2348






0053






2330.






2225.






1845.
KIEL was attacked, but 10/10 low cloud and severe icing caused most aircraft to return, or jettison bombs, and obscured result.

P/O. PATE's starboard engine failed for half an hour, and bombs were jettisoned.

Enemy aircraft were seen and avoided by entering cloud.



MARHAM. 14/10/40. 2225. 11 aircraft returned to Base, and 1 aircraft landed at MASSINGHAM.
to 0138. Met. conditions.
Overcast. South Easterly wind.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. TURNBULL, (CAO), posted from LOSSIEMOUTH, w.e.f. 14/10/40. O. 93.
Training.
1130. F/L. CLAYDON took off for cross country to WEST RAYNHAM.
MARHAM. 15/10/40. Met. conditions.
High Clouds. Sun. Southerly wind.
Eight WHITLEYS landed here last night.
Training.
1030. P/O. KIRKBY, now resting and training new crews, took off for cross country, via HONNINGTON and NORTHAMPTON, and also for air firing at WEYBOURNE.
Sgt. MOLONY also took off for air firing.
1100. S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for air firing.
1245. Sgt. MILES took off for air firing.
1430. P/O. KIRKBY took off for cross country to CAMBRIDGE.
Operations, 15/16th.
1854. to 2001. A/C 7895 (CD446) P/O. McAFEE took to off for Operations.
A/C 2563 (CD447) Sgt. MOLONY took to off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD448) Sgt. STENT took to off for Operations.
A/C 3279 (CD449) P/O. ALEXANDER took to off for Operations.
A/C 7798 (CD450) P/O. HAMMAN took to off for Operations.
A/C 2511 (CD451) P/O. ROY took to off for Operations.
A/C 2613 (CD452) P/O. PATE took to off for Operations.
A/C 9283 (CD453) P/O. NOBLE took to off for Operations.
A/C 3278 (CD454) Sgt. LARKMAN took to off for Operations.
A/C 2742 (CD455) S/L. MULHOLLAND took to off for Operations.
A/C 2466 (CD456) Sgt. MILES took to off for Operations.

From 1901 hrs 15/10/1940 to 0224 hrs 16/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
B. T. 2742.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
J. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1033.





Wellington IC.
C. T. 2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
U. N. 2756.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.





Wellington IC.
R. N. 2760.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.
S/L. MULHOLLAND
P/O. RICKERS
P/O. TINDALL
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND

P/O. McAFEE
P/O. PETLEY
P/O. SEED
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. MUNBY

Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HARTLAND
F/S. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. HAMMAN
F/L. CLAYDON
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. MOULD

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLAR
Attack on harbour and industrial targets. 1957.






1921.






1854.






1931.






1940.






1903.






2001.






1926.






1858.






1911.






1901.
0224.






2355.






2345.






0121.






0141.






0134.






0145.






0050.






0112.






0120.






0100.
The "GNEISNAU" at KIEL, and "BISMARK" at HAMBURG were the primary targets.

Clouds made bomb aiming difficult and hits were only obtained on shipbuilding yards, and docks, as far as could be seen.

Some experienced heavy, and others light opposition.

Two aircraft attacked oil works at GELSENKIRCHEN, were big fires were found on arrival.


MARHAM. 16/10/40. 0050. All aircraft returned safely to Base.
to 0224. Met. conditions.
Thin high cloud. Sun showing through. Southerly wind.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. J. H. D. MERCER posted to HARWELL, w.e.f. 15/10/40. O. 94.
F/O. J. H. VAN posted from HARWELL w.e.f. 15/10/40.
Hospitals - Admissions & Discharges.
P/O. A. J. HOLLAND discharged from RAF. hospital, ELY, w.e.f. 16/10/40.
P/O. G. D. WATERER (CAG) transferred to RAF. hospital, TORQUAY, w.e.f. 14/10/40.
Training.
1045. P/O. KIRKBY took off for cross country to SWINDERBY and bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1215. P/O. CURRY took off for high level bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1620. Sgt. STENT took off for cross country to PETERBOROUGH.
MARHAM. 17/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Southerly wind.
Nothing of importance happened today.
Weight of bombs dropped since the beginning of the War, 548 tons.
MARHAM. 18/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fog. Visibility 500 yards. Calm.
Posting - Officers.
P/O. A. A. COOKSON, (GD), and P/O. R. E. KIRKBY, (GD), posted to RAF. Station, SWINDERBY, w. e. F. 18/10/40. O. 95.
MARHAM. 19/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Slight rain. Brisk Easterly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 20/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Easterly wind.
The only flying today was aircraft tests for operations tonight.
Operations - Night 20/21st.
1745. to 1920. A/C 3279 (CD458) F/L. CLAYDON took off for Operations.
A/C 2560 (CD459) Sgt. MARRIOTT took off for Operations.
A/C 2563 (CD460) Sgt. MOLONY took off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD461) F/O. VAN took off for Operations.
A/C 7798 (CD462) Sgt. DYER took off for Operations.
A/C 3278 (CD463) Sgt. LARKMAN took off for Operations.
A/C 2606 (CD470) Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for Operations.
A/C 2466 (CD471) Sgt. MILES took off for Operations.
A/C 2511 (CD472) P/O. ROY took off for Operations.
A/C 2509 (CD473) F/O BEER took off for Operations.
A/C 9283 (CD474) Sgt. STENT took off for Operations.
A/C 2613 (CD475) P/O. PATE took off for Operations.
2240. to 2359. 7 aircraft returned to Base.

From 1747 hrs 20/10/1940 to 0050 hrs 21/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
H. T. 2606.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T. 2466.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
W. T. 2509.





Wellington IC.
U. P. 9283.(2613.)





Wellington IC.
U. P. 9283.
(2613)
F/O. VAN
P/O. PETLEY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. MUNBY
P/O. GILLIAT

Sgt. MARRIOTT
F/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS

Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. FEELEY
P/O. CURRY
Sgt. DAWSON
Sgt. LEECH
Sgt. GOODEY

Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HARTLAND
F/S. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

F/L. CLAYDON
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. HUNTER
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HENRY

Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. ADAMS
Sgt. POTTER
Sgt. FRYER
Sgt. GUEST

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLAR

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on industrial and harbour targets. 1819.






1815.






1745.






1817.






1823.






1747.






1840.






1820.






1920.






1830.






1800.






1845.
0030.






2240.






0050.






2330.






2355.






0020.






2359.






2325.






0020.






2350.






0015.






2320.
Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, were detailed to attack targets, BLOHM and VOSS Shipyards, HAMBURG, and GELSENKIRCHEN.

A/C. No. 3279. Serial No. CD458. F/L. CLAYDON.
A/C. No. 2560. Serial No. CD459. Sgt. MARRIOTT.
A/C. No. 2563. Serial No. CD460. Sgt. MALONY.
A/C. No. 7895. Serial No. CD461. F/O. VAN.
A/C. No. 7798. Serial No. CD462. Sgt. DYER.
A/C. No. 3278. Serial No. CD463. Sgt. LARKMAN.
A/C. No. 2606. Serial No. CD470. Sgt. MIDDLETON.
A/C. No. 2466. Serial No. CD471. Sgt. MILES.
A/C. No. 2511. Serial No. CD472. P/O. ROY.
A/C. No. 2509. Serial No. CD473. F/O. BEER.
A/C. No. 9283. Serial No. CD474. Sgt. STENT.
A/C. No. 2613. Serial No. CD475. P/O. PATE.

Haze obscured original target, and 1 aircraft dropped 2 (500) GP on WESSERLING.

HAMBURG, - weather was fine but hazy, with slight ground mist.

5 aircraft dropped bombs across the docks where ship was reputed to be.

Bombs burst in dock area, causing some fires and a large explosion.

Total Bombs dropped, 12 (500) SAP, 3 (250) SAP, and 350 (4) Incend.

Form B. 310.

MARHAM. 21/10/40. 0015. 5 aircraft returned safely to Base.
to 0050. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Foggy. Calm.
Training.
1100. P/O. RODGER took off for practising descent through cloud.
MARHAM. 22/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fog. Visibility across tarmac. Calm.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. J. D. COXWELL, (CAG), was posted to No. 311 Squadron, w.e.f. 19/10/40. O. 96.
P/O. S. P. WATKINS, (CAG), was detached to RAF. CRANWELL, w.e.f. 20/10/40.
P/O. F. BOIS, (GD), was posted here from No. 20. O.T.U., w.e.f. 19/10/40.
P/O. P. M. MACDONALD, (GD), was also posted here on the same date, with crew.
This crew shot down a JU.88, on the 11th Octr., during training at LOSSIEMOUTH.
F/O. N. G. ROBERTSON, (GD), was posted to RAF. Station, BINBROOK, w.e.f. 18/10/40.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. MYERS, Pilot, was posted from Nr. 20. O.T.U., w.e.f. 20/10/40. A. 203.
Visits.
Air Marshal Sir William MITCHELL, KCB, OBE, DSO, MC, AFC, Inspector General, came for lunch.
Honours & Awards.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON and F/O. WOOD were awarded the D.F.C.
2000. Operations were cancelled in view of fog.
MARHAM. 23/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Mist in distance. North Easterly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 24/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine. North Easterly wind.
Training and Ferrying.
1110. F/O. VAN took off for MILDENHALL to collect new aircraft.
1115. P/O. PETLEY and P/O. RODGER took off for cross country via, LEMING and GRANTHAM for W/T. practice.
1200. P/O. BOIS took off for cross country.
1530. P/O. PETLEY took off for air firing at WEYBOURNE.
Visits.
The A.O.C. brought some members of U.S. Air Force to witness take-off for Operations tonight.
Operations- Night 24/25th.
1750. to 1835. A/C 9283 (CD487) Sgt. STENT took off for Operations.
A/C 3153 (CD491) S/L. FOSS took off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD492) Sgt. DYER took off for Operations.
A/C 2606 (CD493 Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for Operations.
A/C 3278 (CD494) Sgt. LARKMAN took off for Operations.
A/C 2511 (CD495) P/O. ROY took off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD495) F/O. VAN took off for Operations.
A/C 2742 (CD497) Sgt. MOLONY took off for Operations.
A/C 2613 (CD500) P/O. PATE took off for Operations.
A/C 2466 (CD---) Sgt. MILES took off for Operations.
A/C 9285 (CD---) Sgt. FORRESTER took off for Operations.
2345. to 1355*. 2 aircraft had landed. (*probably 2355.)

From 1750 hrs 24/10/1940 to 0730 hrs 25/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. T. 2696.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2742.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T. 2466.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 3153.





Wellington IC.
U. P. 9283.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.





Wellington IC.
T. P. 9285.





Wellington IC.
R. T. 2613.
Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. LEECH
P/O. BOIS
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. DAWSON

F/O. VAN
P/O. CURRY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. GRUNDY

Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HARTLAND
F/S. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. CORE
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

S/L. FOSS
F/O. RASH
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. KENT
Sgt. MOIR - DFM.

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. MARSHALL
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. ILES

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

Sgt. DYER
Sgt. ADAMS
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. POTTER
Sgt. FRYER
Sgt. GUEST

Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on industrial targets. 1805.






1830.






1830.






1810.






0430.






1805.






1750.






1815.






1835.






0430.






1835.
0025.






0105






0115.






2345.






0730.






0040.






2355.






0135.






0030.






0705.






0120.
Eleven aircraft were detailed to attack targets ROTTERDAM, HAMBURG.

A/C. No. 9283. Serial CD487. Sgt. STENT.
A/C. No. 3153. Serial CD491. S/L. FOSS.
A/C. No. 2507. Serial CD492. Sgt. DYER.
A/C. No. 2606. Serial CD493. Sgt. MIDDLETON.
A/C. No. 3278. Serial CD494. Sgt. LARKMAN.
A/C. No. 2511. Serial CD495. P/O. ROY.
A/C. No. 7895. Serial CD496. F/O. VAN.
A/C. No. 2742. Serial CD497. Sgt. MALONY.
A/C. No. 2613. Serial CD500. P/O. PATE.
A/C. No. 2466. Serial             Sgt. MILES.
A/C. No. 9285. Serial             Sgt. FORRESTER.

Target - 6 aircraft attacked the Oil Refinery at HAMBURG, and Electricity Power Station.

Large fires were caused in the BLOHM and VOSS area.

Varying cloud from 8/10th interfered with the location of above targets to some extent.

Total bombs dropped, 14 (500) GP, 30 (250) GP, and 350 (4) Incendiaries.

Form B. 314.

MARHAM. 25/10/40. 0025. 9 aircraft returned safely to Base.
to 0730. Attack appeared successful, but results were obscured largely by haze.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. CRAWFORD, GD, P/O. MacKENZIE, CAO, posted from 214 Sqdn. w.e.f. 16/10/40. O. 97.
Met. conditions.
Brilliant day. Northerly wind.
Training.
1145. P/O. RODGER took off for air firing.
MARHAM. 26/10/40. Met. conditions.
Cloud, and blue sky. Northerly wind.
0955. P/O. RODGER, Sgt. DYER and F/Lt. CLAYDON and F/O. VAN took off for air-firing at WEYBOURNE at intervals during the morning.
1110. P/O. BOIS took off for cross country, via LESTER and ABINGDON.
1125. P/O. ROY and Sgt. FORRESTER took off for descent through cloud.
1505. F/L. CLAYDON and Sgt. ENGLISH and Sgt. DYER took off for formation flying.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgts, DEAN, LLOYD, Pilots, posted from HARWELL, w.e.f. 15/10/40. A. 207.
Sgt. MARTIN, Pilot, posted to No. 2. I.T.W. CAMBRIDGE, w.e.f. ?
MARHAM. 27/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine. Morning mist. Slight Northerly wind.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. STENT, Pilot, posted to No. 2 S. of A.N., CRANAGE, w.e.f. 27/10/40. A. 208.
Training.
1020. P/O. BOIS, P/O. TINDALL, and F/O. VAN took off for air firing at intervals during the morning.
Operations, Night 27/28th.
1755. to 1953. A/C 2511 (CD505) P/O. ROY took off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD506) P/O. PATE took off for Operations.
A/C 3153 (CD507) F/O. TODD took off for Operations.
A/C 2520 (CD508) S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for Operations.
A/C 2742 (CD509) Sgt. MILES took off for Operations.
A/C 3278 (CD510) Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for Operations.
A/C 7895 (CD511) F/O. VAN took off for Operations.
A/C 2509 (CD512) S/L. FOSS took off for Operations.
A/C 9285 (CD521) Sgt. FORRESTER took off for Operations.
A/C 9283 (CD522) P/O. RODGER took off for Operations.
A/C 2560 (CD523) Sgt. MARRIOTT took off for Operations.
A/C 3291 (CD524) Sgt. MOLONY took off for Operations.
2005. to 2035. 6 aircraft landed.
Casualties.
2359. P/O. RODGER's starboard engine stopped over the DUTCH Coast, and the aircraft crashed at OULTON.
P/O. RODGER and P/O. CRAWFORD suffered spinal injury and broken legs respectively.
Sgt. AMEY, broken ankle, and Sgt. STACEY, broken ribs.

From 1755 hrs 27/10/1940 to 0135 hrs 28/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2520.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2742.





Wellington IC.
D. -. 4278.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 3291.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.





Wellington IC.
W. T. 2509.





Wellington IC.
T. P. 9285.





Wellington IC.
U. P. 9283.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 3153.
S/L. MULHOLLAND.
P/O. BOIS
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKETS

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

Sgt. MIDDLETON
P/O. HOLLAND
Sgt. LEECH
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. DAWSON

Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. BENNETT

Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HARTLAND
F/S. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

F/O. VAN
P/O. BARNETT
P/O. SAUNDERSON
P/O. GILLIAT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH 337
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. ADAMS
Sgt. KENT
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. MOIR - DFM.

Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. RODGER
P/O. CRAWFORD
P/O. McKENZIE
Sgt. AMEY
Sgt. STACEY
Sgt. LEE

P/O. TODD
P/O. RASH
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. HUNTER
Attack on aerodrome targets. 1800.






1815.






1850.






1835.






1845.






1810.






1810.






1755.






1805.






1830.






1836.






1953.
0125.






2005






0235.






2255.






2115.






0030.






2110.






0040.






0100.






2235.






----






0115.
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack targets, MAGDEBURG Oil Refineries, at HANOVER.

A/C. No. 2511. Serial CD505. P/O. ROY.
A/C. No. 2507. Serial CD506. P/O. PATE.
A/C. No. 3153. Serial CD507. P/O. TODD.
A/C. No. 2520. Serial CD508. S/L. MULHOLLAND.
A/C. No. 2742. Serial CD509. Sgt. MILES.
A/C. No. 3278. Serial CD510. Sgt. MIDDLETON.
A/C. No. 7895. Serial CD511. F/O. VAN.
A/C. No. 2509. Serial CD512. S/L. FOSS
A/C. No. 9285. Serial CD521. Sgt. FORRESTER.
A/C. No. 9283. Serial CD522. P/O. RODGER.
A/C. No. 2560. Serial CD523. Sgt. MARRIOTT.
A/C. No. 3291. Serial CD524. Sgt. MOLONY.

Target - MAGDEBURG; 4 aircraft only were able to make attack owing to clouds and haze.

Several small fires were seen.

Weather deteriorated to 10/10 cloud, which prevented remaining aircraft locating target.

Total bombs dropped were, 17 (500) GP, 3 (250) GP, and 350 (4) Incendiaries.

1 aircraft, C.D.522., crashed at BOOTEN, Nr. REETHAM.

Form B. 317.

MARHAM. 28/10/40. 0030 5 aircraft landed safely at Base.
to 0135. Met. conditions.
Overcast. Easterly wind.
Movements.
2000. Order to provide three crews for MALTA.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. A. C. HAMMAN, GD, P/O. A. G. McAFEE, GD, P/O. G. K. NOBLE, GD, and P/O. ALEXANDER, GD, were posted to 214 Squadron, w.e.f. 27/10/40. O. 98.
F/O. A. A. PROCTOR, GD, was posted to us from 214 Squadron, w.e.f. 16/10/40.
Attachments.
P/O. J. TURNBULL, CAO, was detached to MANBY, w.e.f. 27/10/40.
MARHAM. 29/10/40. Met. conditions.
Cloud, and blue sky.
Crews and aircraft being prepared for MALTA.
Training.
0945. A bombing programme at the WELLS range on the motorboat target was arranged, and Sgt. MOLONY, P/O. PETLEY, Sgt. MIDDLETON, and F/O. VAN took off during the morning for this bombing.
1020. P/O. BOIS took off for cross country via, CRANWELL and CAMBRIDGE, then on to motorboat target for bombing at 1130.
Movements.
1400. Order to sent twenty maintenance crews by sea to MALTA.
1630. Maintenance crew in charge of F/O. BITMEAD departed.
2400. The 3 aircraft in charge of S/L. FOSS, Captains, P/O. PATE, Sgt. DYER and Sgt. FORRESTER left for MALTA.
MARHAM. 30/10/40. Met. conditions.
Fine. Cloudless. Frost. Southerly wind.
Casualties - Deaths>
1300. P/O. A. J. R. PATE, GD, killed on 30/10/40, as result of flying accident, ran into balloon cable at IVER, Nr. Bucks, and crashed, all crew were killed. O. 99.
0815. Sgt. FORRESTER returned having been unable to get fuel from overload tank and having had W/T trouble.
Postings - Airmen.
Sgt. DYER, Pilot, posted to the MIDDLE EAST w.e.f. 29/10/40. A. 210.
Deaths.
Sgt. JAGGS, Pilot, killed on 30/10/40, as result of Flying accident.
Operations - Night 30/31st.
1715. to 1809. A/C 2606 (CD536) Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for Operations.
A/C 3279 (CD539) P/O. TODD took off for Operations.
A/C 789? (CD540) F/O. VAN took off for Operations.
A/C 3291 (CD543) Sgt. MOLONY took off for Operations.
A/C 2560 (CD544) Sgt. MARRIOTT took off for Operations.
A/C 2507 (CD545) F/L. CLAYDON took off for Operations.
tr>
2110. to 2323. All aircraft had returned safely to Base.

From 1715 hrs 30/10/1940 to 2323 hrs 31/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 3291.





Wellington IC.
H. T. 2606.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.





Wellington IC.
Q. T. 2507.

F/O. VAN
P/O. SAUNDERSON
P/O. BARNETT
P/O. GILLIAT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY

Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HARTLAND
F/S. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. LEECH
P/O. HOLLAND
Sgt. GOODEY
Sgt. FEELEY
Sgt. DAWSON

Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. BENNETT

P/O. TODD
P/O. RASH
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. HUNTER

F/L. CLAYDON
P/O. PROCTOR
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Attack on invasion ports. 1750.






1806.






1715.






1800.






1800.






1809.

2110.






2120






2246.






2135.






2215.






2323.

Six aircraft were detailed to attack targets Docks at EMDEN, and ANTWERP (Antwerpen).

A/C. No. 2506. Serial No. CD536. Sgt. MIDDLETON.
A/C. No. 3279. Serial No. CD539. P/O. TODD.
A/C. No. 7895. Serial No. CD540. F/O. VAN.
A/C. No. 3291. Serial No. CD543. Sgt. MOLONY.
A/C. No. 2560. Serial No. CD544. Sgt. MARRIOTT.
A/C. No. 2507. Serial No. CD545. F/L. CLAYDON.

Targets - EMDEN, 2 aircraft dropped a total of 10 (500) GP, and 2 (500) and 1 (250) 3-6-12 hr. delay, and 240 (4) Incend.

Bombs observed to burst along docks causing explosions and fires which spread rapidly.

ANTWERP - 2 aircraft dropped 14 (500) GP, and 4 (500) GP 3-6-12 hour delay.

3 fires caused in Dock area, one which was seen from 30 miles away.


MARHAM. 31/10/40. Met. conditions.
Overcast; Some rain. Southerly.
Training.
1105. P/O. BOIS took off for cross country via, GRANTHAM and YORK.
South Westerly Gale in the afternoon and evening.