28 December 1939: brief encounter with a He.111

As on the previous day, the B Flight continues with patrols from Saint-Inglevert. If these patrols are without stories, the one carried out by the A Flight section marks a major turning point for the No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron. Indeed, during the flight, Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings signals the presence of a aircraft identified as a He.111. The events do not go much further and the German bomber escapes quickly against Gloster Gladiator decidedly too slow.

A Flight
Flying Officer Leonid Ereminsky Gladiator N5580 08h55 – 10h00

Patrol Saint-Inglevert

1 He.111 observed

Flying Officer Peter N. Murton-Neale Gladiator N5585
Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings Gladiator N5899
B Flight
Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler Gladiator N2303 10h00 – 11h10 Patrol Saint-Inglevert
Pilot Officer John R. Lloyd Gladiator N2310
Flight Lieutnant James G. Sanders Gladiator N2308 10h55 – 12h00 Patrol Saint-Inglevert
Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts Gladiator N2306
Pilot Officer Brian P. Young Gladiator N2310 13h30 – 14h30 Patrol Saint-Inglevert
Pilot Officer Richard D. Pexton Gladiator N2304

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