Fairey Gordon

The Fairey Gordon was a single-engine general purpose / light bomber utilised by the squadron for training and operational use from July 1932 to October 1937

Fairey Gordon Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron 

No. 35 Squadron started to re-equip with the Fairey Gordon on 26th July 1932.

Air Britain Publication “The K File” shows that the following aircraft were on charge of the squadron:

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
K116329/07/193231/05/1935
K1762[1]29/07/193212/09/1936
K1762[2]05/01/193723/09/1937
K176715/03/193509/12/1935
K177529/07/193221/01/1936
K177626/07/193227/01/1936
K177726/07/193227/07/1933
K177826/07/193207/03/1935
K261202/12/193604/10/1937
K261901/12/193627/09/1937
K262614/02/193303/05/1936
K262713/02/193312/04/1936
K262913/02/193301/02/1936
K268314/06/193210/12/1935
K268414/06/193210/12/1935
K268514/06/193212/12/1935
K268614/06/193220/11/1935
K268714/06/193210/10/1935
K268814/06/193221/01/1936
K268914/06/193213/12/1935
K269014/06/193210/10/1935
K269425/07/193312/12/1935
K271003/12/193627/09/1937
K271505/06/193709/08/1937
K272905/01/193729/09/1937
K273315/12/193605/10/1937
K273513/09/193523/09/1935
K273713/09/193523/09/1935
K274619/09/193512/09/1936
K2747[1]22/09/193512/09/1936
K2747[2]30/11/193627/09/1937
K2748[1]21/09/193512/09/1936
K2748[2]03/10/193608/10/1937
K2749[1]22/09/193512/09/1936
K2749[2]01/12/193623/09/1937
K275019/09/193512/09/1936
K275121/09/193512/09/1936
K275221/09/193512/09/1936
K2754[1]19/09/193512/09/1936
K2754[2]28/11/193604/10/1937
K275519/09/193502/01/1936
K2756[1]19/09/193512/09/1936
K2756[2]03/12/193621/04/1937
K275723/09/193512/09/1936
K275823/09/193512/09/1936
K2759[1]19/09/193512/09/1936
K2759[2]01/12/193608/10/1937
K2760[1]19/09/193512/09/1936
K2760[2]01/12/193617/12/1937
K2761[1]21/09/193512/09/1936
K2761[2]01/12/193623/09/1937
K2766[1]23/09/193512/09/1936
K2766[2]28/11/193627/09/1937
K276723/09/193512/09/1936
K2768[1]23/09/193512/09/1936
K2768[2]28/11/193628/10/1937
K276921/09/193512/09/1936

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Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

1932

  • None Recorded

1933

1934

1935

1936

1937


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Crew / Crew Positions

Typically crewed by a pilot and an air gunner

Equipment

It was armed with two guns:

  • 1 × forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun
  • 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun in a flexible mount for the observer

It could carry up to 500 lb (227 kg) bombs on under-wing racks