156 Squadron Log
Date Weekday Activity Target
1/11/1942  Sunday  No operations. 1 flight to WYTON. 2 N.F.T. 1 local flight and 1 T.R. practice carried out           
2/11/1942  Monday  6 aircraft detailed for operations, but cancelled at 1500 hrs. Inclement weather.           
3/11/1942  Tuesday  2 aircraft detailed for operations, cancelled at 1400 hrs. A flight to WYTON and base, 1 from WYTON, 2 local flights and 1 dual circuits and landings carried out. Sgt TRASK posted to 426 (RCAF Sqdn.)           
4/11/1942  Wednesday  No flying owing to inclement weather, 1 compass swinging test. R.A.F. Regiment WARBOYS beat R.S.F. Regiment GRAVELY at football 6-2.           
5/11/1942  Thursday  No flying owing to inclement weather. Lecture to all flying crews on ESCAPE by F/LT YELLAND.           
6/11/1942  Friday  4 aircraft detailed for operations. 4 took off. 5 flights to WYTON for compass swinging. 2 from WYTON, 1 to WEST MALLING, 2 N.F.T. 6 Air tests. 2 S.B.A. and 1 D.R compass swinging carried out. P/O L JONES posted from 7 Squadron for Aircrew duties.  Gardening         
7/11/1942  Saturday  9 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off, but one failed to return. 4 N.F.T. And 5 air tests carried out. 3 operational A/C were cancelled shortly before take off.  Genova         
8/11/1942  Sunday  6 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off. 1 flight to HATFIELD, 1 local flight and 2 air tests.  Gardening         
9/11/1942  Monday  8 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off. 4 air tests, 1 flight from WYTON. 2 flights to WYTON, and 3 N.F.T. carried out. Sgt. RAE and crew posted to sqdn from 26 OTU.  Hamburg         
10/11/1942  Tuesday  No operations. 1 george instruction, 1 flight to WYTON, and 1 flight to BIRCOTE, 1 air test and B/A.           
11/11/1942  Wednesday  Very inclement weather. 5 air tests.           
12/11/1942  Thursday  No flying owing to fog. G/C BENNETT, Commander of P.F.F. gave lecture to flying crews. Armoury beat air crews at football 4-3.           
13/11/1942  Friday  No operations. 2 local S.B.A., 1 air firing test, 5 air tests carried out. 1 flight from WYTON to base. S/LD. Hon. B. GRIMSTON and crew returned after 5 days visit to WICKENBY.           
14/11/1942  Saturday  No operations. Inclement weather, 2 flights from WYTON carried out. Sgt VOLANTE S.J. awarded D.F.M. P/O REID posted to 199 Sqdn.           
15/11/1942  Sunday  8 aircrew detailed for operations, but cancelled at 1600 hrs. 1 N.F.T., 3 air tests and 1 flight to WYTON carried out.           
16/11/1942  Monday  4 aircraft detailed for BULLSEYE but later cancelled. 2 local S.B.A., 2 fighter affiliations, 2 air tests, and 1 flight from WYTON to base carried out. Visit by G/C D.C.T. BENNETT Commander P.F.F. to give lecture to air crews.           
17/11/1942  Tuesday  No operations. Squadron stand down. 1 flight to WELLESBOURNE, 1 blind flying test, 1 local flight, 1 S.B.A. 1 air firing test and 1 air test carried out. Lecture in dining hall by S/LD. PARKINS on 'WAR AIMS', all personnel not on duty attended. Sgt. PINCHEN and crew posted to the Sqdn from 199 Sqdn.           
18/11/1942  Wednesday  8 aircraft detailed for operations. 2 cancelled but 6 took off. 1 landed at WYTON shortly after take off but remainder returned to WALLOP after the operation. 7 air tests, 1 compass test, 1 S.B.A. and 3 N.F.T. carried out. F/LT K. J. LAWSON D.F.C. posted from 1 R.A.F. depot UXBRIDGE for navigation duties (S/LD Post).  Torino         
19/11/1942  Thursday  No operations. 1 flight from WYTON to base, 1 flight from BOSCOMBE to base. 1 air test and 1 N.F.T. carried out           
20/11/1942  Friday  9 aircraft detailed for operations. 7 took off as 2 aircraft were involved in taxying accident and 1 returned early. 2 flights from WYTON to base, 1 from MIDDLE WALLOP to base. 1 air firing test and 6 N.F.T. carried out. Sgt CURR posted to the Sqdn from 75(NZ) Sqdn.  Torino         
21/11/1942  Saturday  No operations. 1 flight to WELLESBOURNE to ELMDON to base and 1 flight from OAKINGTON to base.           
22/11/1942  Sunday  8 aircraft detailed for operations. 8 took off, but 1 failed to return. 8 N.F.T., and 1 air test carried out F/Sgt CURR reported for duty.  Stuttgart         
23/11/1942  Monday  Inclement weather, 2 N.F.T. carried out.           
24/11/1942  Tuesday  Inclement weather, 2 N.F.T. carried out.           
25/11/1942  Wednesday  No operations. 2 local flights. 2 N.F.T. and 1 air test. Visit by G/C BENNETT. Commander P.F.F. for navigation quiz for air crews. Gas exercise held at 1345 hrs for all personnel.           
26/11/1942  Thursday  8 aircraft detailed for operations, but were cancelled. 3 N.F.T. and 2 air tests carried out. F/O R.A. McKINNA posted from 199 Squadron for aircrew duties.           
27/11/1942  Friday  8 aircraft detailed for operations, cancelled at 1630 hrs. 2 loacl flights, 1 N.F.T. and 3 air tests carried out. W/C RIVETT-CARNAC admitted to Hospital. Sgt STEWART and crew on leave till 2/12/42.           
28/11/1942  Saturday  8 aircraft detailed for operations, 8 took off and all returned. 2 N.F.T., 1 local S.B.A. and 1 air test carried out. One flight to HAMSTEAD NORRIS. P/O R.J.G. GREEN D.F.C. pilot posted to 15 OTU HARWELL. P/O L.C. GOODLEY, pilot posted from 15 OTU HARWELL.  Torino         
29/11/1942  Sunday  Inclement weather prevented extensive flying duties. One cross country, 1 flight to STRADISHALL to base and 1 flight from MANSTON to base.           
30/11/1942  Monday  No operations. 1 flight to WHITE WALTHAM. 5 fighter affiliation, 1 flare dropping test and 1 air test carried out. W/C RIVETT-CARNAC discharged from hospital.