Fighter-bomber and fighter sweeps.

Night: Activity greatly reduced.

Weather: Drizzle in the Channel, haze in the Thames estuary and Dover Straits.


The rains came, as it were, to douse the last remaining embers of a bonfire. A few of them spat, however, into sixty half-hearted incursions across the Channel. By nightfall the Battle of Britain was over.

For all the effort put into this phase the Germans achieved singularly little of strategic value. They were no nearer invasion and the sky was no less fraught with danger for the long-range daylight bombers than it had been in earlier phases.

Excerpt from The Narrow Margin by Derek Wood & Derek Dempster

German Losses
Airmen: 0 | Aircraft: 2

British Losses
Airmen: 0 | Aircraft: 0

Photo Descriptions:

  1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk Is of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere near Duxford. © IWM (CH 1452)
  2. Barbed wire defences on the clifftops at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, October 1940. © IWM (H 5103)