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List of Gloster Gladiator operators

The following are operators of the Gloster Gladiator.

Operators of the Gladiator and Sea Gladiator

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1 Operators

1.1  Australia
1.2  Belgium
1.3  China
1.4  Egypt
1.5  Finland
1.6  Free France
1.7  Germany
1.8  Greece
1.9  Iraq
1.10  Ireland
1.11  Latvia
1.12  Lithuania
1.13  Norway
1.14  Portugal
1.15  South Africa
1.16  Soviet Union
1.17  Sweden
1.18  United Kingdom

2 See also
3 References

3.1 Notes
3.2 Bibliography


Royal Australian Air Force

No. 3 Squadron RAAF[1]

Belgium received 16 Mk I aircraft (G15-G30) and an additional eight were built at SABCA (G31-G38)[2] According to other sources[3] 22 aircraft were ordered, 15 of which were delivered carrying the serials G5-1 to G5-15, the remaining seven were assembled by SABCA. The ‘G’ serials mentioned by Spencer (but then only the range G-17 to G-38) would have been applied later, while in service.

Belgian Army Aviation

1st Escadrille de Chasse ‘La Comète'[4]

China received 36 Mk I aircraft in January 1938,[5] given the Chinese serial numbers 5701-5736. They served until December 1939, when the last aircraft was shot down.[6]

Chinese Nationalist Air Force

No. 28 Pursuit Squadron
No. 29 Pursuit Squadron
No. 32 Pursuit Squadron

Egypt received over 40 Mk II aircraft.[7]

Royal Egyptian Air Force

No. 2 Squadron
No. 5 Squadron


Swedish Voluntary Air Force Gladiator fighter from the air squadron F 19

Finland received 30 Mk.IIs from the UK during the Winter War, plus an additional 12 Mk.Is from Sweden after the Winter War.[8]

Finnish Air Force

F.19 The Swedish Volunteer Unit Flygflottilj 19
LeLv 12
LeLv 14
LeLv 16
LeLv 26

 Free France[edit]

Free French Air Force[9]

Free French Flight ‘Alsace’

The Third Reich captured at least 15 airworthy Mk Is.[10]


Greece received 19 Mk I and 6 Mk II aircraft. The first two Mk I aircraft were bought by M. Zarparkis Hoimogenos (for ₤9.200) for presentation to the Royal Hellenic Air Force in 1938.[11] They carried the serial numbers Delta Epsilon 1 and 2. The later 17 obtained Mk I aircraft retained their RAF serials, as did the six Mk IIs. Most of them were eventually destroyed by enemy air