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F540 Operations Record Book June 1960 for No. 2 Squadron Jever 1June1960.
PRO Kew No. AIR27 Piece 2724-2
Place. Date. Time.    Summary of Events.                   COMPILING OFFICER_FLT. LT. A.J. GUNN__ References

        (a)     Exercise Gate.     A 2 day Army co-operation exercise was held on the 14th
        and 15th involving units of the German Army and Air Force and the whole of 1
        and 2 T.O.C.   The Squadron flew 9 sorties against a well defended airfield
        at Varrelbush and great value was derived from the exercise by both ground
        and air forces.

        (b)     Exercise Roundabout.     On the 2nd June, the squadron participated in
        2nd T.A.F. Synthex Roundabout 6.     21 sorties were flown between dawn and dusk
        and consisted of both pre planned target and route-recce allotted by 2 T.O.C.

        (c)     Exercise Fullhouse.     The only 'Fullhouse' this month was on the 10th
        June and 10 sorites were flown.

        (d)     Exercise Round-Robin.     FLT.LT. RIMINGTON and PLT.OFF, HOLDEN-
flew to Zwellruchen and returned on the 23rd of the month.

        (f)     Demonstrations.     FLT.LT. RIMINGTON flew to Husum on the 11th June to
        demonstrate the Swift at an air display organised by the German Air Force.


        (a)   Ground Training     The emphasis once again this month was on the
        analysis of cine film and air firing techniques.

        (b)   Dinghy Drill.     Now that the station open air pool is open for the
        summer, the squadron took the opportunity to carry out wet dinghy drill.
        The whole squadron spent a pleasant Saturday morning on this form of
        training during a brief spell of hot weather.

        (c)     Visits.
                 (i)     Exercise Gate.     A great deal of value was gained by the pilots
                who travelled to Varrelbush to watch this exercise from the ground,
                Amongst the equipment defending the site were M 42, L 70's with
                Fledermaus radar and Skysweepers.

                (ii)    Ingelstadt.     SQN.LDR. WADE and FLT.LT. SHARP and ADAIR flew
                to Ingelstadt on the 30th of the month to consider the facilities
                available for a possible squadron detachment in August.

        (d)     Sport.
                  (i)     Cricket.     The squadron contrived to win one of the 3
                  games played this month.   Much difficulty has been experienced in
                  raising a team due to heavy

                  (ii)    Skittle and Darts.     The squadron pilots played 2 games in the
                  inter section knockout competition and now find themselves in
                  the finals of the 'skittles'.   The squadron airmen's team are in
                  the semi finals of the 'skittles'.

                  (iii)   A brief spell of hot weather at the beginning
                  of June saw most of the pilots in swimming kit at the station pool.
                  In the hope for more of the same, 3 of the pilots are building small
                  sailing dinghies.

                  (e)     Entertainment.     On the 28th June, 1960 FLT.LT. A.L. NEWING was dined
                  out by the squadron.   On the 30th of June 1960 the squadron held a ladies
                  dining in night.

                  (f)     Detachments.     Flt.Lt. B.J. ST. AUBYN was detached for a week to R.A.F.
                  Brussen for an I.R.E. course.

                  (g)     Postings  Officers

                                           IN          FLT.LT. D. BROOKS on 1st June, 1960
                                           OUT     FLT.LT. A.L. NEWING on 30th June, 1960

                  (h)     Postings Airmen.
                                                W.O.       S.N.C.O.'s            CPLS.          AIRMEN
                                 In           One            Nil                          Nil              One
                                Out         One            Nil                         One            One

                 (g)     Squadron Strength.
                                                     W.O.       S.N.C.O's.           CORPORALS            AIRMEN.
                                                        1                9                           17                               34

                         Aircrew Strength.

                                                               SQN.LDR. C.A. WADE

                     "A" FLIGHT                                                   "B" FLIGHT
          FLT.LT. D.B. HIVES                                      FLT.LT. E. SHARP
          FLT.LT. R. RIMINGTON                               FLT.LT. B. WALLIS
          FLT.LT. W.P. SHEPPARD                           FLT.LT. P.H. CRAWSHAW
          FLT.LT. P.J. ADAIR                                       FLT.LT. B.J. ST. AUBYN
          FLT.LT. R.L. BARCILON                             FLT. LT. M.E.A. DALE
          FLT.LT. A.J. GUNN                                       FLT.LT. G.E. HAGAN

          (i)     Flying Effect.     The hours flown by the squadron during the month were-

                                   Swift   340.30   hours day   Hunter T.7     15.30 hours day

             Squadron Commander's Remarks.


                                                                                                signed C.A.Wade
                                                                                                SQUADRON LEADER,
                                                                                                OFFICER COMMANDING,
                                                                                                NO 2 SQUADRON