F540 Operations Record Book January 1959 for No.
Kew No. AIR27 Piece 2724-2
Summary of Events. COMPILING OFFICER_
Flt. Lt. Rimington
Quite a number of hours were flown during the month even though a few days were
unfit for flying because of snow and ice on the runway.
Two "Full House" exercises were held at the end of the month in preparation for the
Sassoon Trophy which is being competed for in February.
Five pilots were converted on to the
this month which included the Station
Group Captain I.S. Smith
Two of the other four were
pilots and two were visitors from the Handling Squadron at Boscombe Down.
was returned this month. It was flown to Aldergrove via Benson by
Flight Lieutenant B. Wallis
, and so far one replacement has been received.
Flight Lieutenant A. Martin
Flying Officer G.E. Hagan
weeks on the Winter Survival Course at Bad Kohlgrub and both survived.
Flight Lieutenant A.K. Ibbett
assumed command of "A" Flight from
Lieutenant J.R. Green
who was posted to Empire Test Pilots School.
officers dined out
Flight Lieutenant J.R. Green
this month before he
was posted which produced another fearful
hangover the following morning.
Day 226.40 (
Hunter Mk. 6 Day (trials) 21.05 Squadron Leader
Night 11.45 Officer Commanding
No. 2 Squadron
Night 2.00 Royal Air Force, JEVER