Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
Circus 277. 12 aircraft of this Squadron, led by Major F.Thorsager, took off with 331(N)Squadron on Circus No.277 in which the North Weald Wing was to act as first fighter echelon – controlled by Appledor. 331(N)Squadron was on the bottom with Major K.Birksted D.F.C. leading the Wing. The Wing arrived in the Le Touqet area at 1326 hours at 23,000 feet, and proceeded to Hesdin-Abbeville area out to Berck-sur Mer and back to Le Touquet before returning to base. No e/a were seen and no flak experienced. One large vessel of 5-6,000 tons and four smaller vessels were seen in Boulogne outer harbour from 23,000 feet at 1340 hours. Weather:- 10/10ths cloud from 1500 to 7000 feet over S.E. England – Channel clear 3/10th cloud at 2,000 - 5,000 feet over France. Visibility good. The Squadron had landed at base by 1430 hours.