Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
Rodeo 238. This Squadron led by Major H. Mehre, D.F.C., who was also leading the Wing, took off from North Weald together with 331 (N) Squadron. This wing together with with the Northolt Wing was going to act as First Figther Sweep on this Operation. This wing took off from W.Malling, started climbing after 5 minutes and crossed the French coast just East of Dieppe at 23,000 feet with the Northolt Wing above, and mage a slight turn to port. When over Neuve Chatel e/a were reported at 20,000 feet from Poix. The Wing continued to climb and turned East. Between Neuve Chatel and Poix 15 to 20 e/a were seen flying West about 15,000 feet below and diving. These split into the two formations, one turning South and the other S.E. still diving. The Squadron covered by 331 (N) Squadron dived after them, bot could not get near enough. The Wing then reformed at 24,000 feet and continued towards Bavilly sweeping round Yevtet/Fauville and N.E. covering the coast between Dieppe and Le Treport. When 20 miles of the coast e/a were reported 20 miles East of Abbeville, so the Wing turned East and orbitted to gain height. No e/a were seen, but later reports indicated that they were probably friendly. The Wing returned to base and landed without further incident.