*footpath alongside railway.
'Dear Fred, You will see I have slightly cracked your engine, through sitting on it in the train. Weather glorious, had a good journey behind engine 150. Kind regards to Mother and all of you. Cissy.'
On this day: Britain's RAF lost half its force in France in past three days; 100 aircraft lost. Churchill continued private correspondence with President Roosevelt, asking for loan of ships, guns and ammunition - and US Navy's presence in Irish ports and Singapore. Tonight, 15-16th, the RAF would send 99 bombers to attack, ineffectively, steel and oil production and storage in the Ruhr.