Spitfire Vb , AD573 (AH-Y)
The squadron, led by Captain Thorsager F., together with the remainder of the North Weald Wing, led by Major Mehre H. D.F.C., took off on a diversion sweep. The Debden Wing was joined at 15000 feet over The Haze and course was set for Dunkirk. As the channel was crossed, the Wing climbed continually until 332 Sqdn, who were flying as top cover to the Wing, reached a height of 25,000 feet. Some enemy aircraft were reported in the vicinity when the Wing reached the French coast, but we were not engaged. The Wing patrolled just off the coast for 10 minutes and then set course for base. Heavy inaccurate flak was experienced from Dunkirk and several e/a were seen above the Wing but they made no attempt to attack. The squadron landed by 1305 hours without any further incident.