El Wak – Gallabat

The passage of the initiative to the British Empire

Gallabat (6 November 1940) - El Wak (16 December 1940)

Beginning of the Battle of Gallabat. K Flight and No.1 (SAAF) Squadron are partially annihilated by the Regia Aeronautica.

6 November 1940
08Jul

6 November 1940

6 November 1940 Northern Front The village of Gallabat is one of the border posts between Sudan and Ethiopia, and controls one of the main roads in the region (with the

7 November 1940
09Jul

7 November 1940

7 November 1940 Northern Front Despite the dramatic events of the previous day, the British are not abandoning the idea of winning the air superiority, although they are more cautious. Four

8 – 10 November 1940
11Jul

8 – 10 November 1940

8 – 10 November 1940 Northern Front If the bulk of the battle of Gallabat – Metemma is over, Major General William Platt decides to regain control. He decides to move

11 November 1940
13Jul

11 November 1940

11 November 1940 Northern Front The Hawker Hardy K4316 (Flight Lieutenant Neville S.F. Tyas, Sergeant H.L. Maltas) of No.237 (Rhodesia) Squadron is sent to bomb vehicles on the Metemma – Gondar

12 – 13 November 1940
23Jul

12 – 13 November 1940

12 – 13 November 1940 Northern Front The French of the Escadrille d’Aden ara still active on 12 November 1940 with a reconnaissance flight over Dire Dawa, Shinile, Urso and Djibouti

14 November 1940
25Jul

14 November 1940

14 November 1940 Northern Front Three Bristol Blenheims of No.8 (RAF) Squadron took off between 19h15 and 02h20 to attack individually various infrastructures at Dire Dawa. L6648 (Pilot Officer R.C. Young,

15 November 1940
29Jul

15 November 1940

15 November 1940 Northern Front Two Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 of the 44bis Gruppo are attacked and claimed damaged over Aden by Pilot Officer Gordon A. Wolsey of K (RAF) Flight [1]. Four

16 November 1940
01Aug

16 November 1940

16 November 1940 Northern Front Taking advantage of bad weather (with a cloudy ceiling of just 1 200 meters above the Eritrean mountain) Flight Lieutenant John K. Buchanan, of No. 14

18 November 1940
03Aug

18 November 1940

18 November 1940 Northern Front Flying Officer Stephen P. Bartlett left No.94 (RAF) Squadron on 18 November[1] to join No.112 (RAF) Squadron in Egypt where he probably served until January 1941[2].

19 November 1940
08Aug

19 November 1940

19 November 1940 Northern Front After a short operational break, the three bombing squadrons of Aden are responsible for carrying out a series of intensive attacks on Assab during 19 and