1st Juillet 1940
The beginning of the month begins calmly and is mainly aimed at reinforcing the training of the pilots.
The Red Section (Squadron Leader Joseph R. Kayll ; Flying Officer Peter Collard ; Pilot Officer Cecil R. Montgomery) took off at 12h09 for a patrol over Beachy Head (Raid X38). The unknown contact turns out to be a Bristol Blenheim. Pilots return to land at Kenley Airfield at 13h04.
The ORB unfortunately does not indicate the aircraft used, but we can assume that Squadron Leader Jospeh R. Kayll is flying his traditional P3109 and P2768 for Flying Officer Peter Collard. The case of Pilot Officer Cecil R. Montgomery is more complicated, this one alternating during all July 1940 between several aircraft.