Wednesday the 17th of July 1940

Day:  The I.C.I. Factory at Ardeer, Ayrshire was bombed by a few He 111's of KG 26. Light attacks on the South East coast. Shipping attacks further up east coast and off Scotland.
The first Polish R.A.F. Squadron, No 302 Polish Squadron was formed on this day.
R.A.F. first sights 'Seelöwe' (Sealion) activity taking place in occupied Channel ports.

Night: Light raids in south west. Mine laying in the Thames Estuary and the Bristol Channel by He 115's of Fliegerdivision IX

Losses: Luftwaffe 4: Fighter Command 2.

Weather: Less cloudy with light rain at times.

R.A.F. Losses for Wednesday the 17th of July 1940

Serial Number
No 64 Squadron
 Spitfire I
No 603 Squadron
Spitfire I