2 Sqn Officers Mess established at Highland Court

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) No. 2 SQUADRON RAF

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
BEKESBOURNE 1.6.40
8.6.40
Officers Mess was established at Highland Court and Administrative H.Q. at Bifrons House, but on the 8th June the Squadron had orders to move to HATFIELD Herts (2 Squadron movement order No. 10) which was carried out on that date. The Squadron was accommodated under canvas at the new aerodrome and work was begiun to provide essential services.

(AIR/27/19/11)

Press interview with Sversky

There can be no immediate invasion of England, because while Germany has complete mastery of the air over Scandinavia, she does not have it over England by a long shot. Defensively Britain is greatly superior. Her Spitfire, which I flew last summer, is a superior 'plane to any which the Germans have in great number. Therefore, no invasion of England is possible until that superiority of the air over England is achieved.

Invasion of England is not mentioned at Raeder's interview with Hitler

This is the first meeting since the invasion was initially proposed. It has not been disclosed outside Raeder's own headquarters.

Hitler states it is his intention "to dcrease the size of the Army when France has been overthrown and release all older men and skilled workmen" and primises the Navy and Luftwaffe will have "top priority".