156 Squadron Log
Date Weekday Activity Target
1/12/1942  Tuesday  No operations, 1 S.B.A. 1 local flying test, 1 air swing loop test. 1 flight from base to MARHAM and base.           
2/12/1942  Wednesday  9 aircraft detailed for operations, only 5 A/C were able to take off, and of these F/LT CYBULSKI landed at MANSTON AND Sgt DAVIES at DETLING. After refuelling F/LT CYBULSKI flew on to base. 2 N.F.T., 2 S.B.A. and 4 tests carried out. 1 flight to WYTON.  Frankfurt         
3/12/1942  Thursday  Inclement weather prevented flying. 5 aircraft detailed for operations, but later cancelled. F/LT BALL reported for duty.           
4/12/1942  Friday  8 aircraft detailed for operations, but were cancelled at 1615 hrs. 4 N.F.T., 1 cross country and 3 air tests carried out. Sgt. DAVIES flew to base from DETLING           
5/12/1942  Saturday  10 aircraft detailed for operations, cancelled at 2200 hrs. 1 flight to WYTON and return. 5 N.F.T. and 1 cross country carried out. F/O DRAKE reported for duty. F/O REYNOLDS posted to 429 Sqdn.           
6/12/1942  Sunday  10 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off and all returned. 7 N.F.T. and 1 local flying test carried out. 1 cross country to LINTON-ON-OUSE, taking as passenger F/O REYNOLDS who has been posted to that station  Mannheim         
7/12/1942  Monday  No operations. 1 flight from WYTON to base. 1 searchlight cooperation flight.           
8/12/1942  Tuesday  9 aircrafted detailed for operations. All took off and all returned.5 N.F.T., 5 air tests and 1 air firing test carried out.  Torino         
9/12/1942  Wednesday  8 aircraft detailed for operations. 6 took off and all returned. 1 flight from WYTON to base. 1 N.F.T., 1 air firing test, 1 air test and 1 petrol test carried out.  Torino         
10/12/1942  Thursday  No operations. 7 N.F.T. and 1 flight to WYTON carried out.           
11/12/1942  Friday  8 aircraft detailed for operations. 6 took off and all but 1 aircraft returned early. 3 N.F.T. 3 air firing tests, 1 S/E flying and 1 air test carried out. 1 flight from WYTON to base.  Torino         
12/12/1942  Saturday  9 aircraft detailed for operations, cancelled at 1645 hrs. 3 N.F.T. carried out. P/O LOGAN posted from WING to take over Squadron Engineer Officer's duties.           
13/12/1942  Sunday  No operations, 1 aircraft test. 1 flight to GRIMSBY and 2 flights from WYTON. 1 air to air firing test carried out..           
14/12/1942  Monday  No operations. 7 N.F.T., 1 cross country and 1 loacl flight. F/O FRY (Engineer Officer) posted to STRADISHALL.           
15/12/1942  Tuesday  No operations. 3 N.F.T., 1 flight to WTYON, 1 local flight, 1 air firing test carried out. F/LT FINZEL attached to BLACKPOOL pending overseas posting. Defence manning exercise took place at 1430 hrs to 1630 hrs this afternoon. All personnel manned their allotted positions and G/C KIRKPATRICK paid a visit from Wyton           
16/12/1942  Wednesday  No operations. 4 air tests. 1 Flight to WYTON and 1 from WYTON to base.           
17/12/1942  Thursday  No operations. 2 local flights, 2 air tests and 3 N.F.T. carried out. 1 flight from WYTON.           
18/12/1942  Friday  Inclement weather prevented flying. 1 air test. The High Commissioner for New Zealand, Mr Jordan, visited the Squadron and addressed all New Zealand personnel.           
19/12/1942  Saturday  No operations. 2 flights to WYTON. 1 air test carried out. Inclement weather.           
20/12/1942  Sunday  13 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off but 2 failed to return to base (W/O WATKINS and Sgt PROUDFOOT). 13 N.F.T. and 1 air test carried out.  Duisberg         
21/12/1942  Monday  10 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off: 1 failed to return (F/L CYBULSKI). Sgt RICKETTS ceased attachment and returned to STORMY DOWN. 4 N.F.T. and 2 flights from WYTON to base.  Munich         
22/12/1942  Tuesday  No operations. 1 flight to WYTON. P/O FOSTER posted to the Squadron as Bombing Leader.           
23/12/1942  Wednesday  9 aircraft detailed for operations, but cancelled owing to bad weather as were all air tests. 1 flight to WYTON. P/O FOSTER reported for duty. 5 N.F.T.           
24/12/1942  Thursday  10 aircraft detailed for operations, but subsequently cancelled. 1 air test 1 from WYTON.           
25/12/1942  Friday  No operations and no flying conducted.           
26/12/1942  Saturday  No operations and no flying conducted.           
27/12/1942  Sunday  No operations and no flying conducted.           
28/12/1942  Monday  No operations and no flying conducted.           
29/12/1942  Tuesday  No operations. 1 to WYTON, 1 WYTON to base. 5 N.F.T. and formation flying. 5 aircraft carried out bombing practice at RUSHFORD range. 3 flights to CHIPPING NORTON and return.           
30/12/1942  Wednesday  No operations detailed. 1 flight from BSE to WYTON. F/O FAWDON arrived on posting from No. 1 Group.           
31/12/1942  Thursday  8 aircraft detailed for Bombing Training at RUSHFORD range. 3 Lancaster I aircraft arrived for conversion training.