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F540 Operations Record Book June 1927 for 2 (AC) Squadron Shanghai 1Jun1927.
PRO Kew No. AIR27 Piece 19 Microfilm Row 1 Draws 52-71
Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References
to
Appendices.
SHANGHAI 1/6/27   Transport and Stores sent ashore.   4 BRISTOL FIGHTERS sent
in crates during the Night.
F/O LOUGHMAN was appointed Sports Officer to this Squadron.
 
" 2/6/27   B' Flt. started assembling 4 aeroplanes.
W/C BARRATT went to TEINTSIN, to investigate possibilities establishing an
aerodrome in that vicinity.
 
" 3/6/27   F/O WALKER was appointed as Squadron Sanitary Officer.  
SHANGHAI 7/6/27  
                              Officers     Airmen
Strength of Unit -       33           205.          No. 505516, A.C. 2 Taylor was
admitted to No. 12 Field Ambulance, leaving 204 Airmen.
 
    09.25
to
11.00
Flying- The 4 B.F.s in 'B' Flight erected, 'O.C.' 'B' Flight, F/O MORETON tested
J.6735, J.7652, J.7651 & Squadron Leader Lowrey tested J.7668.
The Officers Mess was transferred to the RACE CLUB.
The personnel of 'A', 'B' and 'C' Flights took up their billets at the shop opposite the Star Garage.
 
" 15/6/27   6 Chinese Sweepers employed for Sanitary purposes at rate of $13 monthly.  
" 16/6/27   No. 340831, Cpl. Clark admitted to No. 2 Gen. Hos.   Strength, Airmen 203.  
" 17/6/27   Flying- F/O MORETON, with L.A.C. RENDLE as pass., took mosaic of 7 plates
one run, of CANAL from H.1731 to 4.4945, Ref. E.R., SL. 620/1235 - Successful.
 
" 18/6/27   No. 347991, L.A 2. HURST admitted to Royal Hospital - Strength Airmen 202.  
" 24/6/27   Flying - F/O MORETON & F/O HADDEN with L.A.C. WILKINS & AC. ADAMS respectively
took overlap of 6 plates of Strip N.E. of Road in F.23, failed owing to
smoke obscuring.
 
" 25/6/27 09.40
-
10.20
Flying- F/O MORETON, pass. P/O YONGE took overlap of 3 plates (failed on 3rd plate)
of Area, triangular Stand in the Wing Pos in F.23.
           F/O HALL with F/O GRENFELL as pass. accomplished this with 1 run. Map Ref. 22
 
" 27/6/'27 10.55-
11.40
No. 363516, A.C. 1 Fitzgerald has been admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hos.   Strength-Officers 33, Airmen 201.
Flying - F/O MORETON with A.C. RUTLEDGE as pass. took overlap of 6 plates of Street four?
S.7343 to S.7246.                    Map Ref.             E.C.   Sheet 620/1235
 
SHANGHAI 27/6/27
Cont.
09.40
-10.40
F/O HADDEN with L.A.C. RENDLE endeavoured to obtain 6 oblique photographs of the Strip
from S.7343 to S.7246 - E.C. Map Sheet 620/1235.
 
    11.15-
11.40
F/O HALL with same passenger accomplished this.  
    09.25
10.25
F/O WILSON, F.G.3. with Cpl Ayling as pass. Took an overlap of 6 plates of area N.E. of
Road in F.23, Map Ref. E.C. Sheet 620/1235.
No.505302, A.C.2HART, C admitted to Royal Hospital.   Strength. Airmen 200, 5 in Hos.
 
" 28/6/27   No. 347984, L.A.C. HURST, Discharged from No. 7 Gen. Hos.          Strength Airmen 201.
F/O CANNON took over Squadron Adjutant from Flt. Lieut. STALLARD.
 
" 29/6/27   No. 340332, Cpl. STRATHAM, admitted to No. 7 Gen. Hos.                        "              "      200.
Flying operations - Nil.
No. 363787, L.A.C. I WILKIN admitted to No. 7, Gen. Hos.                          "              "      199.
 
" 30/6/27   No. 346614, L.A.C. E. TOMS admitted to Royal Hospital                              "              "      198.  
      [F540s written continuously in those days. The records have been broken up into Monthly passages for these transcriptions.]