March 1940

Feltwell

1. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

2. Mar.
Training.
Six Aircraft carried out formation flying practice. One aircraft carried out Photography of Watton in accordance with No. 3 Group instructions.

3. Mar.
Training.
Three aircraft visited Portcawl to assure of its value as a rearward aerodrome.

4. Mar.
Training.
Air firing programme arranged over The Wash. This was successfully carried out 3340 rounds being fired.

5. Mar.
Training.
Two sections of three Aircraft, carried out formation flying practice.

6. Mar.
Training.
Three Aircraft carried out formation flying practice. Two Mark 1 Aircraft L.4350, and L.4360 were delivered to Silloth.

7. Mar.
Training.
Air firing and low level bombing programme arranged at Berners Heath. This was successfully carried out, 2630 rounds being fired and 44 Bombs being dropped.

8. Mar.
Training.
Three Aircraft carried out Searchlight Co operation on Patrol tracks D.E. & F.

9. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

10. Mar.
Operational.
Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise No. 1 Special Sweep as ordered.

11. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

12. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

13. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

Operational.
Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise No.1 Special Sweep as ordered.

14. Mar. Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

15. Mar.
Training.
Two Aircraft carried out Cross Country flight of over 5 hours duration.

Operational.
Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise No.1 Special Sweep, as detailed in No.3 Group Operational Order No.7, dated 14.3.40.

16. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

17. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

18. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

19. Mar.
Training.
Nil.

Operational.
Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise No.1, Special Sweep as ordered.

20. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

21. Mar.
Training.
Air firing programme arranged over The Wash. This was successfully carried out 4335 rounds being fired.

22. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

23. Mar.
Training.
Five Aircraft carried out ZZ Approach and Landings at Mildenhall. Three Aircraft carried out local night flying practice.

24. Mar. Training.
Five Aircraft carried out night flying exercises as detailed. Recognition of inland Waterways.

25. Mar.
Training.
Nil.

Operational.
Three Aircraft stood by to do Nickel Raid, this being cancelled at 20.00 hours, due to weather. At 22.05 hours, crews stood down.

26. Mar.
Training.
Nothing of importance occurred today.

Operational.

Nil.

  1. Mar. Operational.

Three Aircraft carried out reconnaissance and Nickel operations over the following areas, as detailed in No.3 Group form B 102 dated 26.3.40.

Aircraft : P.9206                  (P.C.B.136)

Captain.                  S/Ldr. Kay. O.B.E.

2nd Pilot.               P/O Freeman.

Navigator.              Sgt. Carter.                                               BRUNSWICK. Area.

W/T.                          AC. Williams.

Front Gnr.              AC, Adams.

Rear Gnr.               P/O Charles.

9.00 hours, flying time.

Aircraft : P.9207                  (P.C.B.137)

Captain.                  F/O. Collins.

2nd Pilot.               P/O Harkness.

Navigator.              Sgt. Thorpe.                                            ULZEN. Aarea.

W/T.                          AC. Green.

Front Gnr.              AC, Brooks.

Rear Gnr.               A/C. Gibb.

9 hrs 50 Mins: flying time.

Aircraft : P.9212                  (P.C.B.138)

Captain.                  F/O. Adams.

2nd Pilot.               P/O Larney.

Navigator.              Sgt. Allinson.                                          LUNEBURG. Aarea.

W/T.                          AC. Kitson.

Front Gnr.              AC, Day.

Rear Gnr.               A/C. Gibbs.

9 hrs 30 Mins: flying time.

28.Mar.                  Training.

Nothing of importance occurred today.

29.Mar.                   Training.

Nothing of importance occurred today.

  1. Mar. Training Day. Nil.

Training Night.

Three Aircraft carried out Searchlight Co operation exercises on Patrol tracks A.B. & C.

  1. Mar. Nothing of importance occurred today.

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