The Battle of France (10 – 30 juin 1940)

The Battle of France (10 – 30 June 1940)

The pilots of the A Flight, based at Le Touquet, are awakened very early in the morning due to a bombing by Heinkel He 111 (II./KG 27).

There is little information regarding No.615 Squadron activity during this day, except for the mention of patrols between Abbeville…

Unlike the day before, No.615 Squadron is experiencing more intense activity. In order to compensate for the shortages, the A Flight receives…

Brian Cull reports the presence of B Flight on Merville airfield, with a number of training on Hawker Hurricane. The A Flight remains deployed…

Several reinforcements arrive at No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron when the RAF decides to detach several Flights to reinforce the units in France

Unlike previous days, No.615 Squadron activity is quite intense and relatively well detailed. It is also the occasion of several claims…

After the renforcement from No.229 (RAF) Squadron, a second backup group arrives with a detachment of three pilots from…

In the morning, several sections of No.615 Squadron take off from Moorsele for various patrols, details of which are known…

Unfortunately, there is no concrete detail on the events of this day. At most, the ORB indicates the preparation of an escort mission…

At 04h00, six Hawker Hurricane Mk I took off from Moorsele for a patrol of the Cambrai -Le Cateau-Cambresis area. At 17h30…

The No.615 Squadron leaves, finally, at 04h30, for the airfield of Norrent-Fontes with thirteen Hawker Hurricane Mk I (as well as one Miles Magister).

Unfortunately, there is little information available about this period in the squadron ORB, which only starts again in early June. 

Squadron Leader Joseph R. Kayll is involved in the reorganization of No. 615 Squadron at Kenley Airfield following…

After a short period of reorganization, the No. 615 Squadron was quickly returned to operation over France. Nine Hawker Hurricane Mk I…

As on the previous day, nine pilots left Kenley at 10h15 to join Tangmere in order to carry out an offensive patrol, in company with…

Nine planes take off from Kenley, at 11h15, to reach Tangmere. They leave at 14h00 for a new offensive patrol over France.

Nine Hawker Hurricanes take off from Kenley at 13h30 for an offensive patrol over the Fécamp – Le Tréport sector with…

Nine pilots take off from Croydon at 15h15 for a patrol in the vicinity of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – Le Tréport – Le Havre.

As usual, eight Hawker Hurricanes take off at 08h15 from Kenley to patrol over Abbeville – Saint-Quentin – Saint-Omer…

Nine aircraft take off at 10h45 to reach Hawkinge to provide cover for a sea convoy from 14h45. An alert takes place around 15h00…

On 16 June, a message arrived indicating that if the squadron remained available for operations over France, a series of training…

Nine pilots take off from Kenley at 06h45 hours to reach Hawkinge airfield. They left at 08h00 for an offensive reconnaissance of Abbeville…