Weather restricts raids on Britain

A Hurricane from No. 257 Squadron receives maintenance, January 1941. The blue band painted around the rear fuselage was a new recognition marker for day fighters.

The RAF was still struggling to develop an effective response to night time bombing raids. Day time raids were much more sporadic but fighter Squadrons were still kept busy with convoy escort duties. It was a quiet time after a complete lull the previous week:

Fighter Command flew 155 patrols involving 351 sorties by day and one by night; hostile activity by day was reduced and consisted of a total of 155 aircraft, of which 95 were engaged on reconnaissances. Raids by single aircraft were plotted during daylight in a number of widely separated districts. No interception by our fighters was effected, but two enemy aircraft were destroyed by anti-aircraft fire.

From the Air Situation for the week, see TNA CAB 66/14/42

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