Based at Tangmere, No.1 Sqn commenced night intruder operations from the 1st April 1942 to the 2nd July 1942, during which time they undertook 180 missions, shot down 22 enemy aircraft, and damaged another thirteen. They also destroyed sixty-seven trains, five boats and one vehicle. The highest scoring pilot was F/Lt Kuttelwascher. In only fifteen missions, he gained fifteen confirmed kills, and five damaged airplanes. His aircraft was a Hurricane Mk.IIc, BE581, which he named ‘Night Reaper’ and decorated it with a Scythe.