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No. 13 Squadron Royal Air Force
January 1939 No. 13 Squadron was formed at Gosport on 10th of January 1915 and was sent to France in October of that year. The main role was artillery observation and photographic reconnaissance, which remained the unit's main tasks throughout the war. It was also a pioneer of night flying. The Squadron was disbanded at Sedgeford in Norfolk on 31 December 1919. The squadron reformed at RAF Kenley, Surrey on 1 April 1924 when the Kenley Signals Cooperation Flight was renamed XIII (Army Cooperation) Squadron. During the Inter-War years the Squadron played a large part in the development of cooperation tactics between air and land forces. In January 1939 the Squadron was based at RAF Odiham and was equipped with Westland Lysanders.
2nd October 1939 On the Move
10th May 1940 Artillery Work
15th May 1940 Reconnaissance
16th May 1940 Shot down
18th May 1940 Bomber mission
21st May 1940 Lysander lost
29th May 1940 Evacuation from France
1st June 1940 Patrols
11th June 1941 On the Move
17th November 1942 Move to N Africa
June 1943 Shipping
19th December 1943 Moved for re-equipment
21st March 1944 Into Italy
October 1944 In Support
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Flt.Sgt. Hugh Parmenter "Digger" Moule 515 Squadron (d.3rd Apr 1943)Hugh was my father but I never got to know him as he was killed in April 1943 and I was born November 1943. Reading letters that we have that were written to his parents at the start of the war he was extremely proud of his family and of his squadron. At the start of the war he was with the B.E.F. force in France with 13 Squadron. Not sure what else he did but in 1942 he was with 515 Squadron at Heston flying Defiants and Mosquitos as W/Op Air Gunner. He married my Mother, Doris Ethel Mason, in October 1942 at Bishops Stortford.Frances Metcalf
Charles Dudley Gough Cox 114 SquadronCharles Cox Qualified as Air Crew Wireless Operator (WOP sending and receiving morse at 18 words per minute) with effect from 6th of August 1941 at Yatesbury. He Qualified as Air Gunner (AG) with effect from 25th of July 1942 at No1 A.G.S Pembrey.
From 26th of August 1942 to 3rd of October he flew with 42 O.T.U from Andover as a WOP/AG. From the 19th of October to 30th of November he flew from Ashbourne WOP/AG, then during December from Thruxton. In January they moved to Hartford Bridge and on the 21st of February returned to Ashbourne. Charles and his crew transferred to 301 flight training unit on the 12th of March 1943 at RAF Lyneham qualifying on the 20th of March 1943. On the 4th of April they joined 13 Squadron at Oulmene, then transferring to 114 Squadron on the 20th of May 1943, flying from Grombalia until the 7th of August 1943. They moved to Comiso, Sicily from 9th to the 28th of August then flew from Gerbini, Sicily from the 1st to 14th of September. From the 20th to 30th of October they were based at Brindisi in Italy, then from the 1st of November 1943 to the 30th of April 1944 they flew from Foggia I, Italy. On the 1st of May until the 2nd of June they flew from Marcianese. On the 23rd of September 1945 Charlie joined 10 Squadron at Mount Batten, Plymouth. He flew a total 62 Bombing Raids and his log book is signed by Flight Lt C.H Thomas Commanding Officer.Sharon Jefferies
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