Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Southerly, continuous snow spreading East.
Flying training.
Some Local flying practice was undertaken during the day.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 2/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Easterly to Southerly, almost continuous light snow.
Flying training.
Two Crews undertook Local flying practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Easterly, almost continuous snow with depths of 3 - 4 inches.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 4/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North North Westerly becoming North Easterly, occasional rain at first followed by snow.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, cloudy with occasional light snow.
Flying training.
Some Local Flying practice, two Crews did special practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 6/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, cloudy with occasional slight snow at first, becoming fair.
Flying training.
Intensive local flying undertaken by the Squadron.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 7/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, occasional slight snow.
Flying training.
Five Crews did Local Flying practice and four others Special training.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 8/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable but mainly Northerly. Cloudy with risk of occasional slight snow.
Flying training.
1200. A/C. X.X.9831. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to DUMFRIES and
1600. returned to Base.
3 Crews undertook Local Flying practice.
4 Crews did Special Training.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 9/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind variable but mainly Westerly to North Westerly. Rain and drizzle.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Westerly. Cloudy with occasional rain.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 11/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly backing to Westerly, scattered showers of snow at first, becoming fair.
Flying training.
1400. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country to LAKENHEATH and NEWMARKET and
1530. returned to Base.
A little Local Flying was undertaken.
MARHAM. 12/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly to West North Westerly. Fair with very light rain.
Flying training.
1315. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country to LAKENHEATH and
1435. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 12th/13th. February, 1942. Target ENEMY FLAK SHIPS.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1450. to 1630. A/C. X.X.9831. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations
A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.Z.1084. P/O. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 20. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft, 2 operating from LAKENHEAD, took off to attack FLAK SHIPS operating with the SCHARNHORST.
One aircraft successfully located and attacked target but the bombs were observed to fall wide. This aircraft received slight damage in its starboard engine.
The other two aircraft did not release their bombs, one due to inability to locate target and the other due to low cloud base and insufficient height. These two aircraft brought all bombs back.
2010. All aircraft had returned safely to their Bases by 2010. hours.

12/2/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
X. X. 9831.





Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





Wellington IC.
N. Z. 1084.




Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. LOWRY

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. TONKIN
F/S. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

P/O. RUNAGALL
Sgt. KORMYLO
P/O. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
F/S. CHAMBERLAIN
P/O. RUNNER

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1630.






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1450.






2010.






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1815.






3 aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack FLAK SHIPS operating with the SCHARNHORST in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. X.X.9831. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. N.Z.1084. P/O. RUNAGALL and Crew.

Bomb load
1 aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft each carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's.

A/C. X.X.9831. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 2.000 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to fall some distance ahead and to starboard of FLAK SHIPS. The starboard engine was slightly damaged.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) was unable to locate target due to poor visibility and so abandoned the sortie. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. N.Z.1084. (Captain P/O. RUNAGALL) was unable to get sufficient height due to low cloud base and so abandoned the sortie. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) and A/C. N.Z.1084. (Captain P/O. RUNAGALL) operated from LAKENHEATH.

All aircraft had returned safely their Bases by 2010. hours after Operations.


MARHAM. 13/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, showers of snow or hail.
Flying training.
9 aircraft participated in exercise "CRACKERS" of approximately 5 hours duration.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, snow showers.
Operations Night of 14th/15th. February, 1942. Target ENEMY AERODROME.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1830. A/C. J.X.9875. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 12. 250 lb. G.P's and a camera with 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
One aircraft took off to attack an ENEMY AERODROME 1 mile S.E. of CREPON and bombs were released from 10.000 feet in fair weather. 7 - 8 bursts were observed and a photograph attempted.
2350. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

14/2/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





P/O. PATERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. NEWBOUND

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1830.






2350.






1 aircraft from 'A' Flight was detailed to attack aerodrome 1 mile S.E. of CREPON in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. J.X.9875. P/O. PATERSON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 12. 250 lb. G.P's and also a camera with 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain P/O. PATERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed 7 to 8 bursts. A photograph was attempted. No other results were observed.

The aircraft had returned safely Base by 2350. hours after Operations.


MARHAM. 15/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly becoming variable. Fair.
Flying training.
Intensive Cross Country practice was undertaken, 10 crews participating.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 16/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, cloudy.
Flying training.
6 Crews did Cross Country practice.
Operations Night of the 16th/17th. February, 1942. Target LILLE.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 group.
1810. A/C. J.X.9875. F/L. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried leaflets.
One aircraft took off to drop LEAFLETS at LILLE but owing to trouble in starboard engine the aircraft had to return after an hour.
1920. Aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations.

16/2/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. HUGHES

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1810.






1920.






1 aircraft from 'B' Flight was detailed to drop LEAFLETS on LILLE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. J.X.9875. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried leaflets.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to starboard engine trouble.

Aircraft returned safely to Base by 1920. hours.


MARHAM. 17/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly to Northerly, cloudy with risk of sleet or snow.
Flying training.
1135. A/C. X.X.9831. Sgt. TAYLOR and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1520. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, cloudy with occasional sleet or snow.
Flying training.
1125. A/C. T.X.3419. P/O. LESLIE and crew took off for Cross Country to WREXHAM and
1635. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 18th/19th. February, 1942. Target LILLE.
From B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1815. A/C. J.X.9875. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried leaflets.
One aircraft took off to drop LEAFLETS at LILE but owing to the starboard engine giving trouble the sortie was abandoned.
1935. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

18/2/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
F/S. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. HUGHES

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1815.






1935.






1 aircraft from 'B' Flight was detailed for a LEAFLET raid on LILLE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. J.X.9875. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried leaflets.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to the starboard engine giving trouble.

The aircraft had returned safely to Base by 1935. hours.


MARHAM. 19/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind East North Easterly, cloudy with occasional rain or sleet.
Flying training.
6 aircraft took part in special exercise of 4 hours duration.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind variable mainly Easterly, fair or cloudy with light local snow.
Flying training.
1400. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country flight to HORNCHURCH and
1810. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind East North Easterly, cloudy with local sleet or snow.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair with occasional light snow.
Flying training.
Formation flying was undertaken by 9 aircraft.
Operations Night of the 22nd/23rd. February, 1942. Target.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
15 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 1200. hours.
MARHAM. 23/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, fair with occasional light snow.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 24/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair with occasional light snow.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. G.X.3633. S/L. HOGG and Crew took off for Cross Country flight to STRADISHALL and
1600. returned to Base.
Formation flying was undertaken by 9 aircraft.
Operations Night of the 24th/25th. February, 1942. Target LILLE.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1845. A/C. X.X.9831. F/L. PATTERSON and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried leaflets.
One aircraft took off at 1845. hours to drop LEAFLETS on LILLE. The target was successfully located despite thick haze and the mission carried out, from a height of 10.000 feet.
2125. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

24/2/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
X. X. 9831.





F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
F/S. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. HUGHES

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1845.






2126.






One aircraft from 'B' Flight was detailed to drop LEAFLETS on LILLE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. X.X.9831. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried leaflets.

A/C. X.X.9831. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) successfully located target despite thick haze and dropped his leaflets from a height of 10.000 feet.

Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 2126. hours.


MARHAM. 25/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair apart from occasional snow showers.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. G.X.3633. S/L. HOGG and crew took off for Cross Country flight to HATFIELD and
1630. returned to Base.
Bombing practice was undertaken by 5 Crews and 4 Crews did Air to Air firing practice.
Operations Night of the 25th/26th. February, 1942. Target.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 1600. hours.
MARHAM. 26/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North to North Easterly, fair with occasional snow showers.
Flying training.
1150. A/C. T.X.3419. P/O. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for Cross Country to ROCHFORD and
1555. returned to Base.
6 aircraft took part in Night Flying practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable North to North Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
During the day 10 aircraft took part in Formation Flying, 2 on Local Flying and 4 Air to Air Firing practice.
Night Dual flying was undertaken by S/L. GRANT.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 28/2/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Southerly, fair with cloud increasing during the day.
Flying training.
During the day 3 Crews practiced Formation Flying, 3 Air to Air Firing and 2 did Cross Country flights.
1300. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country to NORTHOLT and
1910. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
List of Postings to and from Unit during the month of February, 1942.
Officers.
F/O. J. C. GARLAND. 101796 Posted from R.A.F. Station, MILDENHALL w.e.f. 28/1/42.
P/O. R. V. BROAD. 115721 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 27/1/42.
P/O. K. SYMONS AUS.400424 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 9/12/41.
P/O. A. LESLIE. AUS.402242 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 9/12/41.
P/O. H. PATTERSON. R.73177 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 22/1/42.
P/O. J. A. WELLER. AUS.404518 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 15/1/42.
P/O. J. E. PERRY. AUS.402751 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 15/1/42.
P/O. J. M. RUNNER. R.58820 Posted to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Commissioned Rank. w.e.f. 27/1/42.
P/O. T. R. R. WOOD. 67642 Posted from SHQ. MARHAM w.e.f. 5/2/42.
Airmen Pilots.
1253602 Sgt. OWEN. E. Posted from N.E. Strength of R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 14/2/42.