Sunday, 18 January 1942

RAF Kabrit

F/Lt John Austin and 3 crew take Whitley Z9159 up for ‘local flying’; this is likely to be parachuting practice for the ‘7 passengers’ entered in his logbook. The W/Op flies as Rear Gunner; over Egypt the threat of a German fighter incursion cannot be discounted. His logbook records that they take off at 14.20, and the flight lasts 2 hours 10 minutes – Austin’s records the flight lasting 30 minutes longer.