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Place Date Time Summary of Events References to Appendices
10.11.41 0825 S/Ldr. Morris flew to C.O.S conference at Ma’aten Bagush.
1500 P/o. Cole flew Tomahawk to L.G. 110 to bring A/c at that Landing Ground up to 6 at readiness. General flying.
11.11.41 0900 S/Ldr. Morris took off for Bagush at 0900 hours to attend conference at AHQWD. Returned at 1200 hours. 5 A/c returned from L.G.110 at 1200 hours. P/o Cole remained behind owing to seizure of engine. Sgt. Creighton in A/c AM 438 force landed at El Alamein. 30 miles east of Dhaba owing to engine trouble. He was unhurt. General flying
12.11.41 4 new A/c collected from Wadi Natrum – AK 460, AN 378, AN 418 and AN 409. General flying. 2nd Advance Party left for forward area. P/o Carson in charge.
13.11.41 3 new A/c collected from Wadi Natrum – AN 379, AN 435 and AN 383. 3 new pilots, F/o Hart, P/o Masters and P/o Rauger arrived here on posting from England. General flyin
14.11.41 1430 S/Ldr. Morris & 16 other pilots left for forward area. F/o Maynard assumes command of 250 Squadron Base. General flying.
15.11.41 1430 Sgt. Creighton left to join Advanced Parties in forward area. General Flying. Squadron Adjutant, F/o D.D. Maynard visited AHQWD.
16.11.41 General flying. Sgt. Gilmour, a new pilot, arrived on posting. F/o D.D. Maynard appointed A/F/LT.
17.11.41 0730 Sgt. Creighton returned from A.L.G.
1030 Sgt. Creighton left for ALG with P/o Masters. P/o Masters returned. Reported that Sgt. Creighton force – landed. A convoy was seen going to his assistance. P/o Masters was unable to locate A.L.G.
18.11.41 3 officers & 6 Sergeant Pilots left by road for ALG
19.11.41 Air Commodore H.B. Russell D.F.C., A.F.C., visited the ……
20.11.41 Squadron placed on 48 hours notice to move.