This project started off as a way of sending information to my Dad on the other side of the world. As with many researchers, I had taken digital photographs of the ORB straight off the projector at The National Archives and, at 4MB a shot, the files were both unwieldy and difficult to read. Having completed my initial area of interest (June 43 - June 44) I decided to keep going, largely to see what had happened to my grandfather's friends. And having reached the end of the War, it was logical to go back and do the preceding months for completeness.
The end result is the complete Operations Record Book AIR 27/1548 from January 1942 through to May 1945. Having gone through the pain of around 18 months of typing I thought I would share with the wider community, partially inspired by the outstanding work of a group of Polish enthusiasts who have completed a similar task for 300 - 318 (Polish) Squadrons.
Then, in a fit of enthusiasm, I went back to complete the record of the War years by transcribing Operations Record Book AIR 27/1547 which runs from the formation of the Squadron on 2nd October 1939 through to the end of 1941.
Related to the ORB are the accompanying volumes of Appendices, comprising signals and combat reports, Nominal Rolls of pilots, annual "histories" of the Squadron, and more. This runs to over 800 pages and I have transcribed a few of these, available on the "Appendices" page. I will add to these from time to time as interest takes me, but I can't see myself managing the whole lot!
Finally, there are a few interesting documents from the WO 208 and WO 344 series' for Pilots of the squadron who were shot down behind enemy lines and either captured or evaded.