Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
Rodeo 175. 11 aircraft of this Squadron, led by Major F. Thorsager, took off together with "A" Flight of 331(N) Squadron, to act as third fighter echelon. Course was set when at 5,000 feet over base and the English coast was crossed at North Foreland, flying at 20,000 feet. The Wing arrived West of Dunkirk 3-4 minutes early with this Squadron at 26,000 feet and the 331 Flight 1,000 above. When S.W. of St. Omer, e/a were reported in the Ypres area and the Wing turned to port and then starboard. The Wing was then ordered fo fly on 360 degrees as e/a went West towards Cap Gris Nez. The Wing climbed to 32,000 feet, but no e/a were seen. In the Channel, a wide orbit was made to bring the Wing back to the Cap Gris Nez area, but as nothing was seen, course was set for base. No flak was experienced and the weather was excellent without any clouds over Channel and Northern France.