605 Sqn 7.10.40
A very fine day. Three patrols were made. IN the first one 7 Me 109’s were encountered over London, one was damaged by S/L McKellar, 1 by Sgt. Wright and one by P/O. Muirhead. The latter was shot down and baled out near Dartford returning two hours later unhurt. The next patrol at 1500 hours was remarkable for the success of S/L McKellar. The Squadron encountered 15 Me 109’s with 40-50 more Me 109’s above and behind. 605 Squadron dived down upon the formation of 15 and a few of the larger formation then dived down upon them. A dog fight took place between Westerham and Maidstone during which S/L. Mckellar destroyed 4, P/O Foster destroyed 1, and P/O. Forde damaged another Me 109. P/O. English was shot down near Westerham and killed. During a later patrol the Squadron at 27,000 ft near Biggin Hill again were in a position to jump Me 109’s. They encountered four of them at 26,000 ft near Biggin Hill, S/L. McKellar destroying one and Sgt. Wright., Sgt. Budzinski and F/O. Passy destroyed another between them.
First and Last Operational Missions
103 Sqn(Newton) flew its first mission in the Wellington IC.
Any ship can be a minesweeper, once.
Overshoot the green TI's.
ED/BTR Ressurection Project