Spitfire Vb , AA877 (AH-N/SD-G)
At 1615 hours the squadron aircraft took off from Manston led by W/Cdr. Scott-Walden on a diversion sweep as part of the North Weald Wing. Having climbed to about 12000 feet, the Wing crossed the English coast just North of Beachy Head. Here Lieut. Ryg J had to return owing to petrol trouble and his No. 2 2/Lt. Ringdal N. followed him and they landed at Manston and proceeded later to North Weald where they landed at 1700 hours. The Squadron climbed to 25000 feet and crossed the French Coast south of the Touquet. Course was now set for St. Omer. Following this the Wing turned North and crossed the Coast North of Calais. No enemy fighters were seen and no flak experienced. When the French coast had been crossed, the Wing first made a left hand turn and then a right hand one, and course was set for home. English coast was crossed South of Manston and Gravesend was crossed at 3000 feet.