Extract from RAF Operations Record Book for No. 304 (Polish) Squadron
Transcription of an extract from the RAF Operations Record Book for No. 304 (Polish) Squadron.
This extract from the RAF Operations Record Book for No. 304 (Polish) Squadron gives a summary of events during their brief posting to Tiree in 1942. The daily meteorological observations underline the importance of weather conditions for flying operations.
During their month on Tiree, the squadron carried out seventy-nine anti-submarine sweeps over the Atlantic in Wellington aircraft and dropped depth charges on six possible sightings of U-boats. They also reported on the position of convoys and other shipping.
The Wellington aircraft, however, lacked sufficient range over the Atlantic and the squadron was transferred to Wales, from where it began operations over the Bay of Biscay