|| Summary of Events. COMPILING OFFICER_FLT. LT. D.B. HIVES__
(a) Exercise Amled. On the 27th of the month 16 sorties were planned
and briefed but due to bad weather over Denmark the low level phase was
(b) Flying Training. The main emphasis during the month was on Pairs
Trials, which the Squadron is running in order to develop a sound
tactical technique with which it can fulfil the stroke commitments of the
present war plan. Individual training was phased in to cover Practice
Flame Outs, Manual Landings and Practice Pan Calls. Air to Ground Firing
was curtailed by bad weather conditions, only six effective shoots being gained
(c) Demonstrations. On the 3rd of the month Plt.Off. Holden-Rushworth
flew a Swift to Bruggen to participate in a Static Display organised for
a visiting Staff College Team.
(d) Flying Effort.
Swift FR 5 206.05 6.55
Hunter T. 7 16.10 -
(a) Ground Training. Due to the inclement weather a comprehensive Ground
Training Programme was covered; this included a lecture on the Ejection Seat
and a Dry Dinghy Drill Demonstration. Recognition tests covering all
aspects were carried out and a selection of target systems were allocated
to pilots with a view to future lectures. The Squadron purchased a selection
of model A.F.V.'s and missiles and is now in the process of constructing
a sand model on which to display them.
(b) Sport. The supremacy of the Officers Skittle Team was finally
surpassed by the Equipment Section on the last match of the current season.
(c) Attachments and Detachments. Flt.Lt. Sumner and Flt.Lt. Brooks
attended the Aviation Medicine Course at Wildenwrath. Flt.Lt. Hives
and Flt.Lt. Sumner visited Grostenquin on a pre-detachment liaison visit.
Officers IN NIL
OUT Flt.Lt. W.P. Sheppard
Airmen IN NIL
(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. RIMINGTON FLT.LT. ST. AUBYN
FLT.LT. SUMNER FLT.LT. WALLIS
FLT.LT. BARCILON FLT.LT. CRAWSHAW
FLT.LT. GUNN FLT.LT. HAGAN
PLT.OFF. HOLDEN-RUSHWORTH FLT.LT. BROOKS
W.O. S.N.C.O's J.N.C.O's AIRMEN.
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SQUADRON COMMANDER'S REMARKS
Nothing of particular import to add expect that the Squadron is now
investigating tactics using two aircraft instead of one. It is hoped
to improve the chances of a successful armed recce mission.
7th October, 1960 No 2 Squadron