Spitfire IX , MA709 (AH-X)
Ramrod S.17. The Wing took off from Manston as cover to Fortresses bombing Brussels. The Wing climbed from base and rendezvoused with bombers on the way to the target. Owing to 10/10ths cloud all over the target area, the bombers turned away without fulfilling their mission and this Wing stayed above for 10 minutes as cover before being recalled to base. The Squadron returned and landed at North Weald without incident.