3 January 1940

After a break of a few days, the detachment based at Saint-Inglevert patrolled with eight sorties between 09h00 and 16h00, three of which by Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler decidedly very active.

For his part, the Flying Officer John R. H. Gayner is the victim of an accident, following a motor problem on his Gloster Gladiator. Constrained to a forced landing, near Crécy-en-Ponthieu, he breaks the tail wheel. He gets away, however, without injury.

A Flight
Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner Gladiator (N5583 ?)   Damaged (tail wheel) after a forced-landing (motor problem) during a training ; Crécy-en-Ponthieu
Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings Gladiator N5580 14h40 – 15h50 Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A)
Pilot Officer David J. Looker Gladiator N5589 (erreur dans la transcription ?)
B Flight
Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler Gladiator N2309 09h00 – 10h10 Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Calais (Patrol Line C)
Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts Gladiator N2308
Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler Gladiator N2303 14h00 – 15h05 Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A)
Pilot Officer Richard D. Pexton Gladiator N2304
A et B Flight
Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler Gladiator N2303 15h30 – 16h00 Tentative d’interception et patrouille Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A)
Flying Officer Leonid Ereminsky Gladiator N2310

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