The No. 303 (Polish) Squadron became operational on August 31, 1940. The first officers were
from the RAF, S/L Kellett as the CO, J. Kent and Forbes as Flight Leaders. F/L Kent was a
Canadian who moved to England in 1935 to join the RAF and John Kent was given the nickname
“Johnny Kentowski” by the Polish staff. On September 7, 1940 No. 303 Squadron received
Hurricane Mk.I V6665. This aircraft was flown by several pilots including Kent and on September
27, 1940 was shot down killing Sgt Tadeusz Andruszkow.