Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
The Wing kept below … feet as far as Maidstone and then it climbed crossing the English coast at Duneness at 10,000 feet (1755 hours). Still climbing, the Wing went to mid-channel between Dungeness and Le Touquet and reached a height of 10,000 feet. A wide port orbit was then made as the Wing Leader decided to return to base owing to weather conditions. The English coast was recrossed between Dungeness and Folkstone. There appears to be affairly large vessel (tonnage not estimated) in Boulogne outer harbour, seen at 1805 hours from 16,000 feet. Weather:- 6/10ths cumulus cloud at 3,000 feet building up in places to over 18,000 feet from mid-channel extending over France. Visibility under cloud poor North of Thames, good South of the Thames.