Spitfire IX , MA709 (AH-X)
Ramrod 274, part II. The North Weald Wing was to act as First Fighter Sweep in connection with medium bombers attacking St. Omer-Longueness airfield in part II. of the operation. The Wing climbed from base and out aircraft arrived at Nieuport at 16,000 feet. The Weather was not very favourable as the Wing swept aling the coast to Walchern Island – clinbing through thick haze from 16,000 feet up to 28,000 feet. Returning to Nieuport, the Wing crossed the coast and proceeded towards the St. Omer area. Weather cleared up East of St. Omer. No e/a were seen and the Wing returned to base without any incident.