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31 August

1918


Information Note: Arthur E. Reed, as South African pilot serving with the Royal Air Force and Royal Flying Corps (World War 1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Fokker DVII, this was his 14th confirmed victory.

1931

1 Squadron re-designated No 1 Bomber/Fighter Squadron.

1940

A Junkers Ju-86 (653), ex-ZS-ANA was written-off during an accident on Zanzibar Island (Tanzania).
A Hawker Hartbees (816) was involved in a fatal accident.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 15 / Hurricane / Ferry / - / Re-deployment

1 Squadron deployed to Sidi Barrani from Fuka Waterloo.
A 12 Squadron Martin Maryland arrived at 1 Squadron to assist with the redeployment of the unit’s Hurricanes to Sidi Barrani East.

1942

An Airspeed Oxford (3415) crashed – the three crew suffered fatal injuries.
A Miles Master (2490) was involved in a fatal accident. It was reported to have stalled during a ground attack exercise.
Two Hawker Hurricane accidents were reported: ??-663; 1 Squadron. Z4361; 7 Squadron; landing accident.

1944

A Bristol Beaufighter (NE651) ditched after being damaged by hostile ground fire, the fate of the crew not established. (C/L)
A 12 Squadron Martin Marauder (HD589) crashed, six fatalities were reported.
7 Squadron reported the loss of a Supermarine Spitfire (EN370)

1963

A North American Harvard (7455) was involved in an accident.

1965

A North American Harvard (7694) was involved a fatal accident during a night navigation exercise.

1987

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (operating Impala Mk 1), conducted a display (show number 123) at Pretoria.

1989

An Atlas Impala Mk 2 (1036) crashed in the Langebaanweg area.

1996

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (operating Impala Mk 1), conducted a display (show number 346) at Phalaborwa.


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SEPTEMBER - Events: Date Unknown

1926

The first prototype Avro Avian flight took place, the Air Force took delivery of a number of Avians.

1934

Directorate Civil Aviation was transferred to the Department of Defence, and the post of Director Civil Aviation was suspended.

1936

The South African Air Force received seven Hawker Furies (200-206) following the purchase thereof in 1935.
This was the first single-seat fighter that had entered service since the introduction in 1920 of the 22 x S.E.5As (Imperial Gift). These aircraft were allocated to Central Flying School until early 1939 when they were transferred to No 2 Fighter-Bomber Squadron.

1939

3 Squadron moved from Waterkloof to Port Elizabeth and then later disbanded.

1940

1 Squadron engaged 2 Italian CR.42s during a dogfight, thereby drawing 1st blood following their entry to the East African Campaign.

1941

No 3 South African Wing formed with two units (12 Squadron and 24 Squadron - both operating Martin Maryland) - World War II campaign.
1 Squadron re-deployed to Fuka from Sidi Barrni.
2 Squadron deployed to Sidi Haneish.
21 Squadron deployed to Landing Ground 21 from Shandur. The unit was part of 261 Wing.
60 Squadron deployed to Landing Ground 201 from Landing Ground 100.

1942

21 Squadron was re-equipped with Martin Baltimore aircraft, and deployed from Shandur to Landing Ground ‘Y’ via Landing Ground ‘Z’.
24 Squadron deployed to Landing Ground 99 from landing Ground ‘Y’.
6 Squadron based at Durban was relocated to their new base at Eerste River in Cape Town, and received 14 Hawker Fury aircraft.
1 Squadron conducted their last missions using Hawker Hurricane IIB aircraft; these were replaced by the IIC versions. 1 Squadron then deployed to Landing Ground 154 from Landing Ground 92.
40 Squadron continued operational conversion and type traing to the Hawker Hurricane Mk II aircraft.

1943

1 Squadron moved onto the Italian mainland, where the unit remained for the rest of World War II, operating partly as a fighter squadron, and partly as a ground attack unit, attacking German lines of communication behind the front line. The unit also received its first Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX. During this month the unit deployed from Lentini west to Isola to Cassano and finally to Scanzano.
The Officer Commanding of 26 Squadron requested the deployment of his unit to a ‘more active theatre of operations’, this was denied by the relevant headquarters.
2 Squadron deployed from Faro to Isola to Cassano to Scanzanno.
5 Squadron deployed from Agone to Grottuglie to Bari.
A 28 Squadron Detachment ceased operating at Ras el Ma. Detachments were sent to Oudna, Pachino and Bari.
60 Squadron deployed from Sabratha to Ariana.

1944

5 Squadron ceased operating Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk IV and received North American Mustang Mk IIIs.
60 Squadron conducted its last missions using de Havilland Mosquito PRIX aircraft.
A Lockheed Ventura (6052) was involved in an accident.

1945

28 Squadron returned to South Africa after doing service in World War II. Aircraft type DC-3, Anson, Heron 2 and Devon, Lockheed Ventura and Harvard were on strength at the new home base - Swartkop. The unit also flew its last World War II missions using Douglas Dakota aircraft, from Blache airfield.
17 Squadron flew its last Vickers Wellington Mk XIII operations from Gianacles.
21 Squadron concluded its participation in World War II, this also saw the end of their operations using Marauder aircraft. The unit was deployed at Rivolto at this time.
A Lockheed Ventura (6524) was involved in an accident.

1946

The Bombing, Gunnery and Air Navigation School received its first 10 Avro Anson aircraft following its establishment earlier during August 1946.

1948

A Lockheed Ventura (6080) was involved in an accident.

1956

1 Squadron’s de Havilland Vampires were finally replaced by the Canadair Sabre CL13Bs.

1958

According to published sources, the South African Air Force had evaluated the following g aircraft as Strategic Bombers, the Mirage IVA, Victor and Vulcan as part of the planned Force Modernisation Program.

1968

The first Aerospatiale S330C Puma (initial export variant) flight took place in France.

1982

The first Dassault Falcon 50 (ZS-CAS) was delivered to 21 Squadron.

1983

ZS-LIG, a Cessna 550 Citation was delivered to the South African Air Force, this aircraft is operated by 21 Squadron.
ZS-LME, a HS-125 Mercurius was delivered to the South African Air Force. It was not part of the original order in the early 70’s.

1985

Information Note (Border War): Operation MAGNETO commenced, when SADF elements assisted UNITA against FAPLA forces (Op 2nd Congress). This operation entailed SADF Artillery Advisors and Medical staff attached to UNITA elements in the Cazombo Front. The South African Air Force, contributed by providing logistic transport flights from Grootfontein to forward bases, as well as ‘trooping’ missions from Mavinga airfield (most likely Pumas).

1987

Ten Aermacchi/Atlas Impala Mk II light attack aircraft deployed to Air Force Base Rundu, and 12 x Dassault-Breguet Mirage F-1AZ, four Blackburn Buccaneers and three English Electric Canberra deployed to Air Force Base Grootfontein.

1990

The last flight of a Westland Wasp in South African Air Force service with 22 Squadron took place from Air Force Base Ysterplaat.

1992

Following the introduction into service in the mid-80’s the South African Air Force displayed its Boeing B-707 to the public for the first time at Pietersburg, during the 25 Anniversary air show of the establishment of 85 Combat Flying School.

1993

The following former South African Air Force Aermacchi/Atlas Impala Mk-1s arrived in the USA: 468, 469, 471, 472, 474, 478, 481, 493, 497 and 498.

2000

The Belgian Air Force’s 2nd Air Wing deployed to the RSA, Air Force Base Louis Trichardt to conduct cooperative training with 2 Squadron operating Cheetah C and D aircraft. The Belgian deployment consisted of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.


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01 September

1918

Information Note: Arthur E. Reed, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Fokker DVII, it was his 15th confirmed ‘kill’.

1939

The following Air Force Squadrons were formed: 13, 17 and 19 Squadron. The latter unit as part of the so-called ‘Airways Wing’ at Swartkop operating militarized Junkers Ju-52/3Ms transport aircraft.
An Airspeed AS6J Envoy (257) suffered engine failure and crashed during the attempted forced landing. The incident took place in South West Africa, exact location not known. No fatalities reported.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 29 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / - / -

1942

The following Curtiss Kittyhawk accidents/losses were reported: ET575: 2 Squadron; 1 fatality, lost in the vicinity of El Alamein, it is presumed to have been shot down by opposing fighter aircraft. EV351: 2 Squadron; Shot down by two Bf-109s; 16nm SW of Alamein. EV366: 2 Squadron; Abandoned by pilot in the vicinity of El Alamein after it had been damaged during an air-to-air engagement with a Bf-109.
ET903; 4 Squadron; 1 fatality when the aircraft was hit from behind on the runway at Landing Ground 97 by a P-40 allocated to the US forces.
ET904: 4 Squadron; written-off during cross-wind landing.

An Avro Anson (3266) whilst departing from Youngsfield, during bad weather conditions, hit a tree and high tension wires, fatally injuring one crew member on-board the aircraft.

Two Curtiss Tomahawk losses were reported:
AK559: 5 Squadron, 1 fatality, shot down by unidentified hostile forces fighter aircraft.
AM390: 5 Squadron, missing from a fighter escort duty mission.

A Douglas Boston (AL674) belonging to 24 Squadron crashed, three fatalities were reported, after it had conducted an interdiction mission against opposing forces tanks.

A Hawker Hurricane allocated to 1 Squadron was reported to have been involved in an accident (no further information).

1944

40 Squadron down-sized from three flights to two flights.
A report indicated that a Bristol Beaufighter crashed no further information available.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX (MA475) crashed due to fuel starvation after a strike mission, it belonged to 1 Squadron.
A Lockheed Ventura (JT827) allocated to 17 Squadron did not return from a maritime patrol mission along the Italian coastline. Five crew on-board.

1951

A 2 Squadron North American Mustang (342) was involved in a fatal accident during an operational mission in Korea.

1952

Two North American Harvards (7033 and 7120) were involved in a fatal mid-air collision, two fatalities reported.

1981

Operation PROTEA: Five English Electric Canberra aircraft (12 Squadron) attacked targets North East of Ongiva; and the same target was later attacked by three pairs of 1 Squadron Dassault-Breguet Mirage F-1AZs.

1984

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 89 at Saldanha.

1987

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 124 & 125 at Pretoria.

1990

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 178 at Citrusdal.

1997

An Atlas/Denel Cheetah C (360), allocated to 2 Squadron, piloted by Major Keith Fryer was written-off during a take-off accident at Air Force Base Louis Trichardt.


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A SE.5A (304) was involved in an aircraft accident.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 /10 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / -

A Hawker Hart I (379) was involved in an accident, apparently in the Kimberly area.
A Curtiss P-75 Mohawk (2510) crashed.
An Avro Tutor (714), crashed during take-off (hit a fence).

1942

Two Curtiss Kittyhawk accidents were reported:
AL181: 2 Squadron – no further information.
ET848: 4 Squadron; shot down by Bf-109 aircraft during a bomber escort mission.

5 Squadron reported the loss of the following Curtiss Tomahawk aircraft:
AK349: Shot down by unidentified hostile aircraft in the vicinity of Alamein.
AN329: Shot down.

1943

The following Supermarine Spitfire losses were reported:
Mk VIII / JF405: 1 Squadron – Fuel Starvation.
Mk VC / JK671: 1 Squadron – shot down by Bf 109.

1944

40 Squadron deployed to Piogiolino and to Rimini.
A 5 Squadron Curtiss Kittyhawk (FT878); shot down by hostile anti-aircraft artillery fire.
A Martin Marauder (‘L’) allocated to 24 Squadron crashed, one fatality reported.
A De Havilland Mosquito Mk XVI (NS532) suffered engine failure during approach to an airfield (home base?) after returning from a Photo Reconnaissance mission, two fatalities were reported.
Two Supermarine Spitfire losses were reported:
Mk IX / MH563: 7 Squadron; 1 fatality; shot down by anti-aircraft artillery.
Mk IX / MJ280: 2 Squadron; possible engine failure due to flak damage.

1955

The first Avro Shackleton MR.3 made its maiden flight in the United Kingdom. The South African Air Force took delivery of its first aircraft in 1957, which saw service with 35 Squadron.

1981

Operation PROTEA: 12 and 24 Squadron returned to their home base (Air Force Base Waterkloof).

1999

An Aerospatiale Alouette III (616) was involved in a fatal accident.


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What was the year of the SE5A accident?


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What was the year of the SE5A accident?



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03 September

1928

A De Havilland DH.4 (206) was reported to have crashed.

1940

12 Squadron suffered its first casualties of World War II when anti-aircraft fire at Yavello downed a Junkers Ju-86 (654) with the loss of the entire crew of seven.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 6 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / -

Two Airspeed Oxfords (3711 and 3660) collided during approach to land at Air Force Base Pietersburg.
2 Squadron Curtiss Tomahawks intercepted 27 x Italian Fiat G-50’s and shot down six within 90 seconds after being scrambled.
A De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth (21070, crashed at Wonderboom, fatally injuring the pilot A/Sgt JDN Grabe.
1 Squadron’s deployment at Sidi Barrani East came under enemy attack (12 x G50/Mc200), three Hurricanes reportedly damaged.

1942

Two Curtiss Kittyhawks allocated to 4 Squadron were written-off: EV352: Reported to have crash-landed after being shot down (?). / ET900: ‘Also reported allocated to 2 Sqn (?), the aircraft crash-landed after being damaged during an operational mission.
A 5 Squadron Curtiss Tomahawk (AN342), crash-landed after being shot down.
A Bristol Blenheim (BA239) allocated to 15 Squadron, suffered engine failure and subsequently the crew decided to ditch the aircraft in the Mediterranean.
The following five Hawker Hurricane aircraft were written-off:
- ??-678: 7 Squadron, shot down by Bf 109.
- Z5312; 7 Squadron, shot down by Bf 109.
- Unknown serial: 7 Squadron, shot down by Bf 109.
- Unknown serial: 7 Squadron, shot down by anti-aircraft artillery.
- Unknown serial: 1 Squadron, shot down by Bf 109.

1943

Information Note: The operation by Allied Forces to Invade Italy commenced.
A Supermarine Spitfire (JF445) allocated to 1 Squadron crashed during an operational mission, most likely during the CAP missions flown in support of the Invasion of Italy over the Strait of Messina.

1944

A De Havilland Mosquito belonging to 60 Squadron was reported to have crashed; the crew of two did not survive the accident.
During a mission to support/assist a Sunderland which had been in distress, a Vickers Wellington (HZ522) from 26 Squadron joined the search. Tragically the aircraft did not return.

1966

A North American Harvard IIA (7248) crashed in the Graaf-Reinette area.

1981

Operation PROTEA: Two Mirages (presumably Dassault-Breguet Mirage F-1CZ) during an escort mission were re-tasked to intercept a MiG formation. A total of 12 Dassault-Breguet Mirages attacked targets in the Cahama area too.

1983

An operational requirement was submitted to convert two Douglas Dakotas to a ‘Dragon’ standard, i.e. cannon fit. It was appreciated that these two aircraft would enable a saving of at least 800 Aerospatiale Alouette gunship hours a year.

1986

Operation BERNICO was conducted: Dassault-Breguet Mirage IIIs, conducted ELINT missions to collect intelligence in Southern Angola.

1987

A 42 Squadron Bosbok (934) piloted by Lt Richard Glynn was shot-down during a night mission. The pilot reported being fired upon by ‘RPG-7s’, it was later found that the aircraft was hit by the SA-8 Gecko surface to air missile. An Army passenger was fatally wounded too.

1993

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 265 at Hoedspruit.


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04 September

1930

A de Havilland DH.9 (156), crashed during a Forced Landing. The aircraft was modified to ‘Mantis’ standard.

1940

A Hawker Hart I (302) was involved in an accident.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 4 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / -
1 / 2 / Hurricane / Air-to-Ground / Sidi Barrani East / ‘Jim Brown’ Mission; 1 x vehicle destroyed.
1 / 8 / Hurricane / Escort / Sidi Barrani East / -

A previously captured CR32 was allocated to 42 Squadron.

1942

16 Squadron was established (third time) after 20 Squadron had been re-numbered. The unit was equipped with Martin Maryland and Bristol Beaufort aircraft.

1943

A Supermarine Spitfire VB (ER335) allocated to 7 Squadron was involved in a fatal accident, it did not return from an operational sortie.

1944

Two Martin Marauders crashed during operations:
HD596: 30 Squadron; 1 fatality after being hit by anti-aircraft artillery fire.
FB502: 12 Squadron; 5 fatalities – the aircraft was shot down by hostile ground fire.
A Supermarine Spitfire (JL226) allocated to 4 Squadron crashed.
A 28 Squadron Douglas Dakota (KG471) was written-off during a crash landing.

1956

The air force commenced re-assembling its first Canadair CL-13B Sabre in South Africa (the aircraft arrived a couple of weeks earlier by sea (most likely in Cape Town).

1975

Information Note (Border War): State President Voster authorised limited military training and advice to UNITA and FNLA forces, in return these to forces would assist the RSA against SWAPO.

1979

A SA-330L Puma (164) was shot down by a RPG-7 during an operational mission in Mozambique. The three crew members and 12 Rhodesian troops were fatally wounded.

1981

Operation PROTEA. The operation ended, and four Dassault-Breguet Mirage F-1CZs escorted two Dassault-Breguet Mirage IIIR2Z’s that conducted a tactical photo reconnaissance mission over Menongue.
During the 11 days of operations (OP PROTEA), a total of 1,112 individual sorties were flown out of Grootfontein and Ondangwa; 333 tons bombs delivered, 1,774 x 68mm rockets fired as well as 18 x AS-30 missiles launched. One Aerospatiale Alouette was lost and a Dassault-Breguet Mirage IIICZ sustained damage (tailpipe).

1987

3 Squadron, Air Force Base Waterkloof, deployed eight Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1CZ fighters to Air Force Base Rundu at the onset of operations (Op MODULER). Upon arrival the first ‘scramble’ was activated, to no effect. Seven aircraft remained on standby for deployment from Waterkloof. Similarly a decision was made to deploy 1 and 24 Squadron into the operational area.

1992

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 266 and 267 at Venda.

1998

The prototype Boeing B-737 BBJ flew for the first time.

2004

The first locally produced Agusta A-109LUH made its maiden flight in South Africa.


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1918

Information Note: Arthur E. Reed, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German LVG-C, it was his 16th confirmed ‘kill’.

1939

A Hawker Hurricane (275), apparently suffered engine failure during the approach phase to the airfield and crashed in the Wynberg area, fatally injuring the pilot – 2nd Lt D Tyler.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 4 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / -
1 / 2 / Hurricane / Air-to-Ground / Sidi Barrani East / ‘Jim Brown’ mission.
1 / 11 / Hurricane / Scramble / Sidi Barrani East / No Joy

A De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth (2113) crashed, fatally injuring A/Sgt HA Lane.
A Curtiss Tomahawk (AN223) was presumed shot down with the loss of the pilot during an operational mission.

1943

A Supermarine Spitfire (JF417) allocated to 1 Squadron was involved in a fatal accident.

1944

A 7 Squadron Supermarine Spitfire IX (EN578) was reported missing during a strike mission.
An Airspeed Oxford (3859) crashed when it suffered engine failure on take-off.

1951

A 2 Squadron North American Mustang (344) crashed during a mission in Korea.
A North American Mustang (302) allocated to 2 Squadron was involved in a fatal accident.

1953

A Supermarine Spitfire (5515), crashed in the Pretoria area, it failed to recover from a spin, and the pilot suffered fatal injuries.

1986

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 106 at Mooreesburg.

1992

The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 242 at Citrusdal.
The Silver Falcon Aerobatic Team (Impala Mk 1) flew show number 243 at Langebaanweg.


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1918


Information Note: Thomas S. Harrison, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Fokker DVII, it was his 13th confirmed ‘kill’.
Information Note: Arthur E. Reed, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Fokker DVII, it was his 17th confirmed ‘kill’.


1939

A Hawker Hurricane (272) suffered engine failure (during take-off) and crashed in the area of Beaufort West.

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 28 / Hurricane / CAP / Sidi Barrani East / -

1942

7 Squadron was almost completely “wiped-out” when five of its six Hawker Hurricane IIBs were shot-down / lost during accidents on this day...:
- ??-553; 1 fatality; air combat engagement with Bf-109.
- ??-750; 1 fatality; air combat engagement with Bf-109.
- ??-297; Engine Failure.
- ??-758; no further information.
- BE694; air combat engagement with Bf-109.
5 Squadron reported the following Curtiss Tomahawk losses:
- AN366; 1 fatality; shot down by anti-aircraft artillery.
- AN446; 1 fatality; shot down (?)
- AM424: damaged during engagement with Bf-109, it crash landed.
- AN231; damaged; undercarriage collapsed on landing at home base.

1943

A North American Harvard IIA (7318) was involved in a fatal accident when it crashed on the Delmas Road west of Air Force Base Waterkloof.

1944

A Hawker Hurricane (5230) was involved in a fatal accident in the vicinity of Brits.

1957

An Avro Shackleton MR Mk 3, SA Air Force (1719, construction number 1529) made her maiden flight in the UK and was accepted by the South African Air Force in 35 Squadron colours, the aircraft was coded “L” (Lima).

1958

A North American Harvard IIA (7114) was involved in a fatal accident (Heidelberg area).

1995

An Atlas/Denel Cheetah C (367) was written-off at Air Force Base Louis Trichardt following an engine fire during landing.

2002

The South African Air Force’s first A-109 LUH was rolled-out in Italy.


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1918


Information Note: Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German balloon, it was his 44th air-to-air victory.
Information Note: Arthur E. Reed, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Halberstadt C, it was his 18th confirmed ‘kill’.


1941

1 Squadron’s deployment at Sidi Barrani East came under attack by enemy aircraft (7 x G50 and 14 x Me-109). 1 x Hurricane was destroyed; 2 x badly damaged and a further two received light damage.

1942

An Avro Anson (3473) was involved in a fatal accident when it was reported that the ‘mechanic took-off’. Two fatalities.
A 4 Squadron Curtiss Kittyhawk (AK880) was involved in a fatal accident, when it was shot down during an air combat engagement.
A 5 Squadron Curtiss Tomahawk (AN399) was shot down by enemy fighter aircraft.

1943

40 Squadron ceased-operations (temporary) to move to the North African Theatre, where it was re-equipped too.
A Miles Master (2903) suffered engine failure, the crew (two) suffered fatal injuries.
Two Tiger Moths (2126 and 2211) were involved in a fatal mid-air collision. Three fatalities reported.
An Airspeed Airspeed Oxford (3532) crashed.

1944

An Airspeed Oxford (3652) crashed into a hut when conducting low-level training. The crew (two) suffered fatal injuries.
A Hawker Hurricane (5282) crashed.

1945

A Lockheed Ventura (6124) allocated to 10 Wing, crashed in the Pietersburg area.

1985

Information Note (Border War): FAPLA forces reached the outer defences of the set objectives for Operation 2nd Congress in Angola.

1987

1 Squadron deployed from Hoedspruit with Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1AZ’s to Air Force Base Grootfontein (Op MODULER).


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1918


Information Note: Horace D. Barton, a South African pilot serving with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force (WW1), flying a SE5A, successfully shot-down a German Fokker DVII, it was his 14th confirmed ‘kill’.

1930

A Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A (315) was involved in a fatal mid-air collision involving an Avro Avian (522).

1932

A de Havilland DH9 (129) was written-off following a reported collision with another aircraft (Avian IVM serial 522).

1941

Sqn / Sorties / Aircraft Type / Mission / Home Base / Remarks
1 / 11 / Hurricane / Ferry / Fuka Waterloo / See Below

1 Squadron redeployed from Sidi Barrani to Fuka Waterloo (see 07 April 1941).
A Martin Maryland (1644) was written-off after encountering hostile ground fire and damage during an operational mission.
A 1 Squadron Hawker Hurricane (W9303) crashed.

1942

Two Miles Master aircraft (2638 and 2716) were involved in a fatal mid-air; two crew members suffered fatal injuries.

1944

A North American Harvard (7280) was involved in a fatal night flying accident (one fatality).

1953

A Lockheed Ventura (6490) belonging to 17 Squadron, was involved in a fatal accident.

1956

A North American Harvard (7718) crashed, the two crew suffered fatal injuries.

1962

A North American Harvard (7361) crashed during a low-level mission in the Pretoria area, one fatality was reported.


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