1st November 1940

1er November 1940

Northern Front

Ground fighting erupts in the region of Gallabat. Three Gloster Gladiators of No.1 (SAAF) Squadron are sent to escort Gloster Gauntlets, equipped with bombs, of No.430 (RAF) Flight. Several Italian vehicles are reported destroyed. At the same time, Caproni Ca.133 attack British troops. A short confrontation breaks out during which one of the Italian bombers is claimed destroyed by Captain Brian J.L. Boyle (N5830), Lieutenant Andrew Duncan and Robin Pare.

Captain Brian J.L. Boyle, No.1 (SAAF) Squadron, reading. Collection : Imperial War Museum.

Logbook of Captain Brian J.L. Boyle. Collection : SAAF museum Ysterplaat via Tinus le Roux.

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