Weather: cloudy with some bright intervals.

Fighter Command Serviceable Aircraft as at 0900 hours:

  • Blenheim – 66
  • Spitfire – 256
  • Hurricane – 368
  • Defiant – 24
  • Total – 714

Enemy activity was largely confined to convoy reconnaissance. Preparations by the Luftwaffe for Adlertag were accelerating. In raids by Bomber Command on Haamstede Aerodrome several Me109s on the ground were damaged. Fighter Command flew 393 sorties at no cost to themselves.

266 Squadron Operational Record Book, 7 August
Warm – bright and cloudy intervals – visibility good. “B” Flight at readiness. “A” Flight available. Practices included sector tactical exercise – affiliation exercise with Blenheim aircraft of no.110 Squadron from West Raynham. Night Flying Tests.

Reported Casualties (RAF Campaign Diary 7th August 1940):

*  Enemy: – nil.
*  Own: – nil.

Todays’s theme: Top Gun Gallery – ‘Ginger’ Lacey