Spitfire Vb , AD573 (AH-Y)
The Squadron took off with the remainder of the North Weald Wing, which was led by Major Mehre H, D.F.C., as escort to Fortress bombers. The Debden Wing was joined at 6,000 feet over Orford Ness and course was set due East. Rendezvous was made with the bombers at 23,000 feet, 90 miles out to sea, and were escorted back without incident. The Wing left the bombers over Orford Ness and set course for base.