29 March 1940

No.615 Squadron continues its patrols with at least four sorties from Saint-Inglevert. Note that there are ten more on the same day. These are, however, identified only under the description “Patrol”. It is difficult to be able to determine their content. However, classically patrols since Saint-Inglevert are mostly mentioned under the nomenclature: “Patrol Line X”. In addition, it is known that the Squadron Leader Joseph R. Kayll only joined Saint-Inglevert on 31 March 1940. It can therefore be assumed that at least five of these patrols (all by A Flight pilots) have taken place from Vitry-en-Artois. The other five are more enigmatic, since they appear to be separated in the drafting (although patrol hours overlap in part with previous ones). They are, moreover, carried out by pilots of B Flight based, partly, at Saint-Inglevert. However, pilots mentioned did not at any time (on the preceding or following days) participate in the protections of the liaison vessels. In addition, again, the “Patrol Line X” nomenclature is absent. Finally, several aircrafts identifications are common between these two sets of patrols. It was, therefore, decided to include them in Vitry-en-Artois. This is also consistent with the ORB and the summary of the activity indicates that the No.615 Squadron is able to carry out several sets of patrols during the last days of March.

Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts

Gladiator N2304

Duration : 01 h 10

Patrol Saint-Inglevert — Calais (Patrol Line C)

Pilot Officer Anthony Eyre

Gladiator N2304

Duration : 01 h 15

Patrol Saint-Inglevert — Boulogne (Patrol Line A)

Pilot Officer Richard D. Pexton

Gladiator N2309

Duration : 01 h 15

Patrol Saint-Inglevert — Boulogne (Patrol Line A)

Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts

Gladiator N2308

Duration: 01 h 00

Patrol Saint-Inglevert — Calais (Patrol Line C)

Flying Officer Brian P. Young

Gladiator N5899

07 h 40 – 08 h 40

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings

Gladiator N5585

07 h 40 – 08 h 40

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings

Gladiator N5585

10 h 50 – 11 h 50

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Squadron Leader Joseph R. Kayll

Gladiator N5583

10 h 50 – 11 h 50

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Flying Officer George S. Woodwark

Gladiator N5899

12 h 50 – 13 h 45

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Pilot Officer Levin Fredman

Gladiator N5577

12 h 50 – 13 h 45

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Flying Officer Brian P. Young

Gladiator N5585

14 h 40 – 15 h 35

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Pilot Officer David J. Looker

Gladiator N5577

14 h 40 – 15 h 35

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Pilot Officer Levin Fredman

Gladiator N5583

16 h 40 – 17 h 35

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings

Gladiator N5585

16 h 40 – 17 h 35

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois

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