Saturday the 17th of August 1940

Day: Despite ideal weather, reconnaissance flights only, as though to assess remaining fighter strength. Fighter Command's aircraft losses are serious enough, but losses of trained pilots is of more concern, and more re-training is initiated.

Night: Night raiding, over Midlands, Merseyside and South Wales, fairly light. Some mine laying also during night.

Losses: Luftwaffe 3: Fighter Command 1.

Weather: Fine, but hazy some light cloud in east.

     Squadron Aircraft Serial Number Pilot
No 235 Squadron  Blenheim  N3540 S.J.Hobbs