(a) Exercise Quick - Train. This exercise took place whilst the Squadron
was on detachment at R.A.F. Geilenkirchen on the 17th November, 1960 at
approximately 20.20 hours. The ground -crew carried out Before Flight.
Inspections and the pilots checked in with Air Traffic Control as briefed
and their quick reaction times were noted. Seven aircraft eventually
came on state and were then stood down by the Squadron Leader (Ops)
at R.A.F. Geilenlirchen.
(b) Exercise Winterstorm. This exercise took place on the 18th November
1960 whilst the Squadron was on detachment at R.A.F. Geilenkirchen.
The Squadron flew twelve sorties on the exercise, which was organised by 2
TOC. The main emphasis of the exercise was laid on in flight reporting and
the operation of A.C.T.'s.
(c) Exercise Long - Tom. This exercise took place on the 24th and 25th
November, 1960. The Squadron flew 26 sorties on this exercise in very
marginal weather conditions, much benefit was gained because of the
military aspects of the targets and the unfamiliar terrain over which it was
(d) Exercise Amled. cancelled because of detachment to R.A.F.
(e) Exercise Conquer. In conjunction with 2 TOC it was agreed that the
exercise would be CPX as 2 Squadron equipment was still en route from
(f) Flying Training. The main value derived from the two Squadron
detachments during November consisted of the new and operationally
significant target systems (missile sites) which were available and the fact
that all sorties were flown over unfamiliar terrain.
(g) Flying Effort. The hours flown by the Squadron for the month were:-
Swift 239.45 4.50
(a) Ground Training. Due to the fact that the Squadron spent three weeks
away from Jever during November there was little opportunity to carry out a
comprehensive ground training programme. During bad weather periods at
Grostenquin visits were made to the G.C.A. and Air Traffic Control and lectures
exchanged between 423 Squadron R.C.A.F. and 2 Squadron.
(b) Sport. Several football fixtures were cancelled because of our
(c) Attachments and Detachments. From the 3rd November to the 9th
November, 1960, Six officers and twenty five other ranks were detached to
R.C.A.F. Grostenquin and a detachment of 421 Squadron R.C.A.F. visited
R.A.F. Jever over the same period. The weather conditions at Grostenquin
restricted the operations of the Squadron but despite this much benefit was
gained from the detachment.
From the 14th November, 1960 to the 28th November, 1960 the Squadron, as
a whole, was detached to R.A.F. Geilenkirchen while the runway at R.A.F. Jever
Officers Flt.Lt. R. Rimington to Wing, Ops. Jever
pending course at R.A.F. Technical College
Flg.Off. E.R.C.Whiteway posted in as Technical
Airmen IN Flt.Sgt. Clifford C.D. 366907 ACR.FITT.
Sgt. Parsons 612672 ENG. FITT.
S.A.C. Calcutt F. 4249190 PHOTO R.S.
S.A.C. Horton 1932951 ARM.MECH.
OUT S.A.C. Ewing W.G. 4235236 PHOTO R.S.
S.A.C. Fleming J. 4196209 ARM.MECH.
S.A.C. Hudson M. 3523912 AFR.MECH.
(e) Squadron Strength.
SQN.LDR. C.S. MACDONALD
FLT.LT. P.J. ADAIR
'A' FLIGHT 'B' FLIGHT
FLT.LT. HIVES FLT.LT. SHARP
FLT.LT. SUMNER FLT.LT. ST. AUBYN
FLT.LT. BARCILON FLT.LT. WALLIS
FLT.LT. GUNN FLT.LT. CRAWSHAW
PLT.OFF. HOLDEN-RUSHWORTH FLT.LT. BROOKS
FLG.OFF. WHITEWAY (Technical Officer)
W.O. S.N.C.O's J.N.C.O's AIRMEN.
1 10 16 30
SQUADRON COMMANDER'S REMARKS
Considering the weather factor and the administration and technical
difficulties of operating from unfamiliar stations the Squadron
acquitted itself extremely well, both operationally and socially.
No 2 Squadron