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F540 Operations Record Book March 1958 for No. 2 Squadron Jever 1Mar1958.
PRO Kew No. AIR27 Piece 2724 Microfilm Row 1 Draws 52-71
Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events.                         COMPILING OFFICER_FLT. LT. D. RIMINGTON_________ References
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Appendices.
  MARCH 1958                                                                          MARCH, 1958
Operational
     The squadron flew more hours this month than for some time, which included a lot of
night flying.   This was achieved despite some interference from frequent snow showers,
which caused a number of non-flying days at the beginning of the month.

     Flight Lieutenant R. J. Bannardd and Flying Officer A. Newing flew to Bruggen in two
Swifts for a visit from H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh on the 10th March.

     Two Pilots, Flight Lieutenant D. Ives and Lieutenant B. G. Hoddinott spent a night
away at Norway on Exercise "Northern Light".     Their route;  Base - Aalborg - Sola -
Carup - Base, took a total of 3 1/2 hours flying and proved a very pleasant trip in
excellent weather.

     Exercise "Fullhouse" was again held quite successfully on 25th March,   18 sorties
being flown.

Admin
     Flight Sergeant Parkes, B.E.M., was posted back to U.K. due to illness of his wife.
He had been on the squadron for 2 years 3 months and has been a great help in the
conversion from Meteors to Swifts.

                                                        Sorties               -         411
                                                        Swift day hr.      -          278.05
                                                        Swift night         -            25.45
                                       Vampire training hrs.       -            62.20
                                                                                               366.10

                                                                                                                 signed RJ Bannard
                                                                                                                  ( R. J. BANNARD )
                                                                                                                  Flight Lieutenant,
                                                                                                            for Officer Commanding,
April, 1958                                                                                               No.2. (A.C.) Squadron