The three Spitfires roared out of the clouds at the same instant.
They went down with the Spitfires and rolled into the floodlights.
It consisted of twelve Spitfires and Red Flight was included.
The three Spitfires were not up high because the clouds were hanging over the sea.
Below would be the Defiants and on each side the Spitfires and Hurricanes.
Down at the 4,000-foot level the Spitfires were knocking down the last of the raiders.
"You'll soon get one with 2,000 horses up ahead and then you'll junk your Spitfires and Hurricanes," he said.
On the cab rank three Spitfires were shuddering under slow throttle.
The three Spitfires shoved their noses into the black wall of the night, their exhausts snarling flame.
They got the clearance signal and the tails of the Spitfires lifted with a blast of prop pressure.