Spitfire IX , BS249 (AH-R)
No. 10 Group Circus 29. At 0730 hours, the North Weald Wing proceeded to Bolt Head to take part in No. 10 Group Circus 29. At 1150 hours, 12 Spitfire IX's, led by Major F. Thorsager, took off together with 331(N)Squadron to act as 2nd Withdrawal Squadron for bombers returning from Lorient. Before reaching the French coast, the Wing was informed that the bombers were 20 minutes late. An orbit was made off Por[…] Point at 24,900 feet from 1230 to 1245 hours. The bombers were then seen approaching Morlaix, and at 1250 hours the Wing formed over the second box – 8 miles N.E. of Morlaix. This Squadron escorted bombers heading for Bolt Head and reached the English coast without incident. 331(N)Squadron was engaged on the way and combats developed during which 2 F.W.190's were destroyed and another damaged without loss to themselves. No flak was experienced and no shipping seen.