Spitfire IX , BS458 (KB)
Ramrod 232. The North Weald Wing was to act as High Cover to bombers attacking airfields near Lille. Rendezvous point was reached on time where the escort Squadrons were met but the bombers were 15 minutes late. The Wing proceeded to 15 miles S. of Lille. Enemy aircraft were then reported over the target so the Wing approached - flying above haze layer at 18-24,000 feet. No e/a were seen and the Wing went on to Furnes where beehive were seen to cross out. Inaccurate intense heavy flak was experienced from Dunkirk.
ORB indicates aircraft as BS548, but this is likely be an error as BS458 was 132 W/C mount during this period.