Spitfire Vb , EN786 (FN-T)
Circus 224. 12 a/c took off 0745 hrs. led by Major Birksted together with 332, led by Wingco for diversionary Circus 224. Rendezvous was made at Felixstowe with Northolt and Hornchurch wings at 15000 ft. and then course was set for The Belgian coast. Landfall was made at La Panne at 20000 ft. They turned right and swept inland to Poperinghe [ed., Poperinge], Hazebruck [ed., Hazebrouck], Lambres [ed., Lumbres] and left the French coast over Gris Nez. No e/a were seen but some flak was experienced over Hazebruck. All landed safely at 0905 hrs.