Spitfire IX , BS458 (KB)
Rodeo 250. The Wing was to act as 6th Fighter Sweep on this operation. This Squadron, led by Major K. Birksted, D.F.C., took off together with 331(N) Squadron. The French coast was crossed at Mardyck, the Wing flying at 24-26,000 feet, and proceeded inland to Cassel where a patrol was made from 1653 hours until 1707 hours. No e/a were reported or seen during this patrol and the Wing returned to base via Calais without any incident. Weather: 2/10 cumulus in small patches up to 26,000 feet. Ground here.
ORB indicates aircraft as BS548, but this is likely be an error as BS458 was 132 W/C mount during this period.