Spitfire IX , EN177 (AH-Z)
Ramrod 43. Major F.Thorsager was leading this Squadron and W/Cdr. P.G.Jameson D.S.O., D.F.C. was leading the Wing when the take off was made. 331(N) Squadron were on the bottom at 25,000 feet with this Squadron slightly above. At rendezvous, the bombers were 4-5 minutes late. The bombers crossed the French coast over Dieppe, where accurate heavy flak was experienced. The Formation continued S.S.E. and later turned East. When one of the bombers turned for home, Blue section of this Squadron escorted it to Beachy Head without incident. The bombers continued off route, although the W/Co. was told by the Controller to recall them and did so. The Wing was then ordered home independently. This was just after 1505 hours. Cloud in the area made ground observation difficult. The Squadron had landed at base by 1605 hours without any incidents on the return journey.