15 June 1940
Nine aircraft take off at 10h45 to reach Hawkinge to provide cover for a sea convoy from 14h45. An alert takes place around 15h00 but the threat turns out to be a formation of Blackburn B-24 Skua . The Hawker Hurricane Mk I P3380, of Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner, however, had to return to Kenley due to a problem with the landing gear. The rest of the formation returned to land at 18h20 after 03h00 hours of flight (including refuelling at Hawkinge).
Pilots and Aircrafts: Flight Lieutenant Lionel M. Gaunce (P2966) ; Flying Officer Peter Collard (P2871) ; Pilot Officer Cecil R. Montgomery (L1584) ; Pilot Officer Cecil R. Young (N2399) ; Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner (P3380) ; Flying Officer Herbert S. Giddings (P3487) ; Flying Officer Anthony Eyre (P2793) ; Pilot Officer John R. Lloyd (L1992) ; Pilot Officer Keith T. Lofts (L1789).
 No.11 (Fighter) Group ORB. Kew : The National Archives, AIR 25/193.