23/iii/44 – Exercise ERIC & Patrol

23rd March
DH Mosquito XII HK227 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
NFT, CINE-GUN & EXERCISE “ERIC”
Excellent weather. Plenty of fun @ 15,000ft. Eventually finished over Brighton with French coast clearly in view. Returned via New Addington & Gravesend, in time to see P/O McCabe dispose of his new aeroplane (F) by overshooting 2500yds on one engine & parking next to a minefield. Crew unhurt.
1:10

22:35
PATROL -Trimley
One short run as far as contact to check weapon & another practice run later on abandoned on account of weather. All the Huns in other back-gardens.
1:55

The ORB shows that this was the 2nd Exercise “Eric” the Squadron took part in during March. Today, 11 of the Squadron’s aircraft took part, and managed to intercept and “destroy” 50 odd Stirlings and Lancasters.

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