Weather: another day of mixed weather in the Channel.

Fighter Command Serviceable Aircraft as at 0900 hours:

  • Blenheim – 62
  • Spitfire – 243
  • Hurricane – 282
  • Defiant – 12
  • Total – 599

A relatively quiet but successful day. 2 enemy aircraft were shot down in combat over convoys but this was without loss to the RAF.

PO DH Wissler – Diary, 23 July
We went over to Martlesham and did a hell of a lot of flying. Two patrols one of 1.05hrs and one of 1.45hrs, at about 7pm we were told to take off for Debden, but having got half way home we were recalled and brought to readiness again. Eventually we were released at 9.15 and arrived to make a dusk landing. I shall sleep very well tonight, given half the chance.
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