Spitfire IX , BS471 (FN-T)
Rendezvoused with 64 squadron at Bradwell Bay the wing being led by Major Birksted. The wing was at 15.000 feet at Bradwell Bay and from here they set course and climbed to 27.000 feet crossing the French coast at Mardyk [ed., Mardyck]. We were bottom squadron. The wing swept inland turning right and leaving the French coast by Hardelot having lost height slightly. About 30 to 40 small balloons were encountered over the Pas de Calais, 2/Lnt Jorstad returned early with engine trouble, the rest landed safely.