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F540 Operations Record Book July 1927 for 2 (AC) Squadron Shanghai 1Jul1927.
PRO Kew No. AIR27 Piece 19 Microfilm Row 1 Draws 52-71
Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References
to
Appendices.
SHANGHAI 2/7/27   No. 346614, L.A.C. E. TOMS discharged from Royal Hospital          Strength Airmen 199.
No. 346587, L.A.C. WALLACE admitted to               "          "                         "                "      198.
 
" 5/7/27   No. 340252, Cpl. STRATHAM discharged No. 7 Gen. Hos.
Squadron Leader Barr-Sim proceeded to Fleet Air Arm H.Q., HONG KONG in S.S. KHIVA
Flying Officer Parker, proceeded to Home Establishment in S.S. KHIVA.
                      Strength;   Officers - 32,    Airmen - 1999.
 
" 6/7/27   No. 363787, L.A.C. J. WILKIN discharged from No. 7 Gen. Hos.   Strength: Airmen 200.  
" 7/7/27   No. 350199, L.A.C. J.W. MITCHELL admitted to No. 12 Field Ambulance
Pilot Officer Walker, Flying Officer Skoulding admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hospital
                                       Strength:               Officers      -   30,  -  Airmen  -  199
 
SHANGHAI 8/7/27   No. 362431, A.C. MILLER admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hos.     Strength  :  Airmen   198  
    09.20
to 10.20
Flying- Flt. Lieut. LOCK with P/O MOODY as pass.   carried out successfully mess-
age dropping on the Aerodrome.
 
    09.35 to
10.30
F/O WALKER with A.C. GREENLAND as pass.-accomplished the same.  
    10.30
to 10.50
F/O TIGHE,       "    L.A.C. TALBERT         "      "              "                     "       "  
" 10/7/27   No. 352544    A.C.1   J.D.S. RICE admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hos.   Strength Airmen 197.  
" 11/7/27 10.50
to 11.30
Flt. Lieut. MORETON with F/O HALL as Pass. Carried out oblique photography - 6 plates,
but failed owing to exposure to light.
 
" 12/7/27   No. 363516, A.C.1  Fitzgerald-Lee discharged from No.7 Gen. Hos.   Strength. Airmen 198.  
" 13/7/27   Flt. Lieut. SKOULDING discharged from No. 7 Gen. Hos.   Strength   Officers - 31.  
    13.30 No. 505302, A.C.2   HART, C.  died at No. 7, Gen. Hos., as a result of being
burnt previously.
 
" 15/7/27 11.10 to
12.30
Flying -     F/O TIGHE with A.C. BROWN as Pass. took mosaic of area North of
SHANGHAI to WOOSUNG when at 16th. Plate the Camera failed; results
were poor, plates being under exposed.
 
SHANGHAI 16/7/27   No. 362431, A.C.1 MILLER, 352544, A.C. RICE discharged from No. 7 Gen. Hos.
Flying - F/O TIGHE with A.C. BROWN as Pass took mosaic of 36 Plate of area
North of SHANGHAI to WOOSUNG.
P/O STOKES with L.A.C. WILKIN as Pass. carried out a med. high Recce from N of
SHANGHAI to WOOSUNG along area adjacent to left bank of WANG POO.   W/T failed.
                                                                                    Strength      Airmen        -        200
L.A.C. O'DONNEL, T., admitted to No. 12 Field Ambulance.     Strength.  Airmen - 199.
 
" 17/7/27   No. 343859, AC1 HISCOCK admitted to No.7 Gen. Hos.                 "             "          - 198.  
" 18/7/27   A.C.2 ISSOT admitted to No.7 Gen. Hos.                                             "             "             197.  
" 19/7/27 09.05
to 10.00
Flying Operations -   F/O WEBB with F/O JONES as Pass. took mosaic of area between
International Race Course, the left bank of the WANG POO and WOOSUNG
ARSENAL.   40 Plates were exposed at the Height of 18000 ft.   Successful.
 
    10.15
10.55
F/O WEBB with F/O JONES as Pass. accomplished ditto.  
" 20/7/27 08.50 to
10.25
Flying Operations -   F/O MORETON, pass. Cpl. AYLING took a mosaic of the
Area between the International Race Course, the left bank of the WANG POO and
WOOSUNG Arsenal.   40 Plates were exposed at height of 12, 000 ft.   Successful.
 
    08.10
11.10
F/O G.H. WALKER, Pass. A.C. BROWN, took a mosaic of the area between points
E.6050, E.7090, F.4020 and F.3080, Ref East. CHINA, Sh. 620/1235. 107 Plates
were exposed at the height of 12000 ft.
 
    10.15
to 11.55
Pilot F/O JONES, Pass. F/O HALL took vertical of HUNGJAO Aerodrome - Successful.
Also oblique - successful.
Return to U.K. - Squadron ordered to embark for U.K. in S.S. NIVARA and
   S.S. DIVANHA on 6/9/'27 and 13/9/'27 respectively.
 
SHANGHAI 25/7/27   A.C.1. HISCOCK, No. 348859 - Discharged from No. 7 Gen. Hospital
No. 344510, L.A.C. O'DONNEL - Discharged from No. 12 Field Ambulance.
No. 314986, S.M.2. WHITFIELD - Admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hospital.
No. 346344, L.A.C. TOMS -                    "         "       "        "             ".
                                                                             Strength - Airmen     196.
 
SHANGHAI 26/7/27   No. 334747, Cpl. ANDERSON - Admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hospital.
No. 359967, AC.2 BAIN -                        "      "     "          "             "       . Strength Airmen 194.
 
    10.05
10.20
Flying Operations -   Pilot F/Lt. MORETON, Pass. Cpl. AYLING - Vert. Photo. Unsuccessful-clouds too dense.  
    09.55
11.05
                   F/O Wilson, Pilot, Pass. AC. RUTLEDGE - Camera Gun Practice.
                  2 films were exposed.
 
    10.05
10.50
                               F/O HADDEN, pilot, Pass. AC ADAMS -             Accomplished Ditto.  
" 27/7/27 09.35
10.50
Flying-   Pilot, F/O HILL, Pass. F/O YONGE, went on met. Test.   Oblique photo of
cloud was a failure owing to faulty Shutter.
 
" 28/7/27 09.15
12.05
Flying-   Pilot, F/O TIGHE, Pass. A.C. BROWN, from 12000 ft. 76 plates were exposed of area
                      enclosed by pts. D.7888, D.8904, E.0815, D.4213, Ref. E.C. Sheet 620/1235.
 
SHANGHAI 30/7/'27 07.50
to 11.10
Flying-   Pilot F/O TIGHE, Pass. A.C. BROWN, carried out Vertical Photo.

Stores -   A board of officers consisting of the following are supervising the
                          packing of the Squadron Stores:-
                          President :-      F/Lt. STALLARD
                          Members :-     (F/O  HILL,
                                                    (F/O GILBERT.
 
      [F540s written continuously in those days. The records have been broken up into Monthly passages for these transcriptions.]