Our database entry for P3203 has caught my eye: https://www.rafcommands.com/database...php?uniq=P3203
As can be seen, it records two incidents:
30 Aug 40 F/O Morris (hit He111 and baled out)
29 Sep 40
Clearly, they can't both be correct.
Only the summary of events for 79 Sqn seems to have survived: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8454232
For 30 Aug 40, it says: "8 aircraft took off from Biggin Hill at about 1130.......saw Blue 1 F/O Morris crash, he baled out and is safe....F/O Morris's machine is written off and he obtained 1 He.111 destroyed by collision"
BoBTN says "P3203. Collided with He111... 11.10am. Crashed ...Brockham. Pilot Officer (sic) E J Morris baled out unhurt"
FCL 1 does not mention this incident at all. It records P/O E J Marshall baling out of V6624 over Smarden, Kent at 1140 after attack on He111. However, this was an 85 Sqn loss.
For 29 Sep 40, it says: "...P/O Nelson-Edwards reported missing. ... P/O Nelson-Edwards picked up safe at sea."
BoBTN says "P3203. Hit by return fire...crashed in the Irish Sea. Pilot Officer G H Nelson-Edwards baled out unhurt...".
FCL 1 reports the incident, but with no serial.
So it looks like BoBTN might be the source of the confusion. Reference to the AM78 for P3203 shows that it was SOC on 30 Sep 40.
If there were two losses, what was the serial of the other one?