9 June 1940

As the day before, nine pilots leave Kenley at 10:15, to join Tangmere to carry out an offensive patrol, with of No.111 and 601 (RAF) Squadron, above sector Le Tréport – Aumale – Poix (12h00 – 13h30). Again, one of the Hawker Hurricanes must abandon the mission due to technical issues. This time, however, the stopover is not made in France but on the Hawkinge aerodrome, from where a second patrol is carried out over the same sector in the afternoon (15:35). The remaining eight aircraft return to Kenley at 19:15. The pilots make 04:40 of flight time, once again without meeting the Luftwaffe. Visibility is reported as very poor, while pilots note large columns of smoke rising from the cities of Rouen and Beauvais.

Pilots and Aircrafts : Flight Lieutnant Lionel M. Gaunce (P2966) ; Flying Officer Peter Collard (P2768) ; Pilot Officer Petrus H. Hugo (P2963) ; Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner (P2871) ; Pilot Officer Cecil R. Young (N2337) ; Pilot Officer Cecil R. Montgomery (L1584) ; Flight Lieutnant James G. Sanders (P3487) ; Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts (P2793) ; Pilot Officer John R. Lloyd (2801).

Losses : Hawker Hurricane Mk I P3487 (Flight Lieutnant James G. Sanders) : returns to Kenley as a result of a technical problem.

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