|| Summary of Events. COMPILING OFFICER_FLT. LT. A.J. GUNN__
(a) Exercise Ginger. On the 23rd of the month, 16 sorties were flown against
units of the German Army and Air Force. One of the targets was gun defended
and a line search for a missile provided good training value.
(b) Exercise Amled. No. 79 Squadron arrived at Jever on the 25th to take
part in Amled on the 26th, unfortunately however, the weather clamped and they
returned without taking part. 2 Squadron flew 4 sorties.
(c) Flying Training. After several weeks of concentrated weapons training
the accent this month was on recce training. Two Full-houses were organised
and 46 sorties were tasked by the T.O.C. In addition, the Squadron practised
air to ground firing at Strohen range and some night flying was carried out.
(d) Demonstrations. On the 12th August, FLT.LT. RIMINGTON flew a Swift to
the U.K. and gave an aerobatic demonstration at an air display at Coltishall and
(e) Flying Effort.
SWIFT 267.35 5.00
HUNTER 11.55 1.00
(a) Ground Training. Films covering a variety of subjects were shown during
the month and the epidiascope was used for recognition and V.R. training.
Emergency procedures were discussed and S.O.P.'s revised in some detail.
(i) In the final match of the inter-section cricket knockout competition
the squadron lost to Flying Wing by some 50 runs.
(ii) The first game of the soccer season was played this month when the
squadron drew a friendly match with Tech Wing.
(c) Attachments and Detachments. FLT.LT. BARCILON attended an
acceptance conference at Dunsfold where discussions were held on the
servicing aspects of the Hunter 10.
(d) Entertainment. At a Dinner Night at the beginning of the month, the
squadron dined out SQN.LDR. C.A.WADE and welcomed the new C.O.,
SQN.LDR. C.S. MACDONALD. The opportunity was also taken to say goodbye
to the chief G.L.O. MAJOR MCGREGOR. Several other informal parties were
enjoyed during the month.
(i) Officers IN SQN.LDR. C.S. MACDONALD
OUT SQN.LDR. C.A. WADE
(ii) Airmen W.O. S.N.C.O's. J.N.C.O's Airmen.
IN NIL NIL NIL NIL
NIL NIL NIL NIL
(f) Squadron Strength
SQN.LDR. C.S. MACDONALD
"A" FLIGHT "B" FLIGHT
FLT.LT. D.B. HIVES FLT.LT. E. SHARP
FLT.LT. R. RIMINGTON FLT.LT. B.J. ST. AUBYN
FLT.LT. W.P. SHEPPARD FLT.LT. B. WALLIS
FLT.LT. P.J. ADAIR FLT.LT. P.H. CRAWSHAW
FLT.LT. R.L. BARCILON FLT. LT. M.E.A. DALE
FLT.LT. A.J. GUNN FLT.LT. G.E. HAGAN
PLT.OFF. P. HOLDEN-RUSHWORTH FLT.LT. C BROOKS
W.O. S.N.C.O's J.N.C.O's Airmen.
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SQUADRON COMMANDER'S REMARKS
Vickers and Rolls Royce representatives from U.K. visited the Squadron and
gave valuable assistance to pilots and ground crews on hydraulic and reheat
matters. The Squadron was also honoured by a visit by Air Marshal J. Cox
retired. As a whole the period was a typical post-Sylt month many anecdotes to
be recalled and an equal number to be left unsaid!
The Squadron beat No. 93 Squadron by 2.5% at operational air to ground firing.
Flight Lieutenant B. Wallis collected our final Swift,(XD 962 from the M.U.
at Aldergrove, N.Ireland.
9th September, 1960 No 2 Squadron