|Cape Hawke||Liverpool||09.02.42||Gibraltar||21.02.42||16Sp 1Fu||EU Ref 86/42|
AB333 was unserviceable and was delivered on Operation Picket.
|Queen Victoria||Glasgow||03.03.42||Escort||Gibraltar||13.03.42||16Sp 4Sw||EU Ref 205/1|
|HMS Eagle||Gibraltar||20.03.42||Malta||21.03.42||9Sp||Op Picket I|
|HMS Eagle||Gibraltar||27.03.42||Malta||29.03.42||7Sp||Op Picket II|
All 16 aircraft were due to fly off in one operation but the Blenheim escort for the second flight failed to arrive. Eagle returned to Gibraltar and mounted a second operation a week later. One Spitfire on 2nd operation was unserviceable.
One aircraft (BP958) landed Algeria.
One aircraft crashed on takeoff (BP972 or BR133).
|Empire Conrad||Glasgow||15.05.42||Escort||Gibraltar||27.05.42||32Sp 2Fu||EU Ref O33/2|
|Hopetarn||Liverpool||26.05.42||Escort||Gibraltar||02.06.42||32Sp||EU Ref O33/3|
|Guido||Liverpool||13.06.42||OG.85||Gibraltar||25.06.42||12Sp||EU Ref O33/4|
|Empire Shackleton||Liverpool||13.06.42||OG.85||Gibraltar||25.06.42||18Sp||EU Ref O33/4|
EP117 crashed on takeoff. 31 arrived Malta.
|Empire Darwin||Cardiff||29.06.42||OG.86||Gibraltar||14.07.42||22Sp||EU Ref O33/7|
|Empire Kestrel||Liverpool||02.07.42||OG.86||Gibraltar||14.07.42||4Sp||EU Ref O33/10|
2 aircraft flown off at Glasgow as test. One re-loaded aboard. 38 aircraft took off. 1 landed back on Indominable. 1 u/s with coolant pump trouble.
|HMS Furious||Gibraltar||16.08.42||Malta||17.08.42||32Sp||Force H|
EP194 crashed on takeoff. EP152 and EP606 abandoned into Med. 29 aircraft arrived of which one (BR482) overshot landing and struck off.
|Empire Franklin||Liverpool||31.08.42||OG.89||Gibraltar||14.09.42||26Sp||EU Ref O33/13|
|Empire Cabot||Cardiff||28.08.42||OG.89||Gibraltar||14.09.42||28Sp||EU Ref O33/14|
|Empire Heath||Cardiff||28.08.42||OG.89||Gibraltar||14.09.42||16Sp||EU Ref O33/14|
Aircraft on board the last convoy (OG.85) were intended for Operation Torch (the Allied landings in North Africa). With the permission of Eisenhower 44 were diverted to Malta (32 on Furious and 12 direct).
A total of 70 Spitfires were shipped on this convoy plus 22 Hurricanes and 5 Hurribombers together with 15 special tractors and 6 cranes.
The 12 aircraft flown direct from Gibraltar to Malta with long-range tanks were despatched on 25.10.42(2), 31.10.42(5) and 6.11.42(5).
1 aircraft was not loaded onto Furious as one small component was missing. 2 of the aircraft on Furious became unserviceable due to engine problems.
The latter two returned to Gibraltar and were flown to Malta with long-range tanks on 18.11.42. The final remaining aircraft (ER647) departed with long range tanks on the 20th November. This aircraft was not part of the original diverted shipment but had been delivered to Gibraltar on the second Operation Torch convoy.