Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
Circus 304. The Wing arrived at Hardelot as appointed. When near Hosdin under Appledore Control, the Wing was vectored around to starboard on South Westerly course climbing to 29,000 feet, and were ultimately informed that e/a were ahead and below. These aircraft were intercepted in the Somme area but turned out to be friendly Spitfires, presumably the Kenley Wing. No e/a were seen. Marker flak observed N.E. of Abbeville. Weather:- No cloud in Channel. 5/10ths cirrus at about 30,000 feet over France. 6/10th cumulus from 2,000 feet up to 4,000 feet extending N.E. from Somme Estuary, and more cloud to South of Somme. Visibility good. Slight haze below cloud. Smoke trail height – 26,000 feet.