The Old Man's Ordeal by Jack Fellows. On 8 March on a long-range photo-recon mission over Gasmata airstrip on New Britain, a Bomb Squadron, Bomb Group The Old Man was jumped by 13 Zeros and a battle was on.
August 1940 - Spitfires of 54 Squadron, quickly scrambled from nearby Hornchurch, clash with an escort force of from over Kent. The Battle of Britain isn’t won yet, but the tide has begun to turn. Within a month it will effectively be over.