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Weather: Unsettled with some bright intervals.

Fighter Command Serviceable Aircraft as at 0900 hours:

  • Blenheim – 60
  • Spitfire – 245
  • Hurricane – 382
  • Defiant – 22
  • Gladiator – 2
  • Total – 711

German reconnaissance aircraft were active. There were also some sporadic raids including an attack on West Malling. 116 patrols were flown but no contact was made.

There were no losses on either side.

PO DH Wissler Diary, 10 August

I had the day off today but what a day! I attended P/O Britton’s funeral at 1.30 and this was the most harrowing affair I have ever come upon. Having finished with this I flew Fl/Lt Bayne to Wittering and returned in a Magister. I had a good time in the evening when I went to Cambridge to see a flick and then went to an Indian restaurant and had a fine curry, getting back to Debden at 12.30 approx.

Reported Casualties (RAF Campaign Diary 10th August 1940):

*  Enemy:  – nil.
* Own: – nil

Todays’s theme: The Airfields – RAF Tangmere



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