1st March 1940

Following the various technical problems encountered during the month of February, several new engines and five mechanical reducers are received at Vitry-en-Artois. Part of the parts (including two mechanical reducers) is immediately sent to Saint-Inglevert to improve the availability of the Gloster Gladiator, which is limited to four planes.

As in the previous days, three patrols are conducted during the day between 08h10 and 17h00.

Flight Lieutnant Leslie T.W. Thornley

Gladiator N5586

08 h 10 – 09 h 40

Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Dunkerque (Patrol Line B)

Pilot Officer Horace E. Horne

Gladiator N5577

Squadron Leader Arthur V. Harvey

Gladiator N5580

15 h 15 – 16 h 15

Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A)

Pilot Officer John R. Lloyd

Gladiator N5577

Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner

Gladiator N5717

16h15 – 17h00

Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A)

Pilot Officer David J. Looker

Gladiator 2303

 

 

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