Spitfire IX , BS395 (AH-M)
Ramrod 165. The Wing was to act as withdrawal cover for the 2nd box of Fortresses returning from Germany. Climbing from base, the Wing was told to rendezvous 10-15 miles South of position originally given. Later bombers were reported 7 miles ahead and Beehive was met N.W. of Raamstede [?] - just before the Wing reached the Dutch coast. The Wing took up position above and behind the bombers back to within sight of the English coast and landed at base without further incident. Weather:- Over Holland - haze and cumulus forming at 2-3,000 feet. Higher layer of thin cloud further East.