|| Summary of Events. COMPILING OFFICER_FLT. LT. P.J. ADAIR__
(a) Exercise Conquer. On the 6th of the month, 13 sorties were flown
against a variety of targets which were tasked by 2 T.O.C.
(b) Exercise Holdfast. Over the period 21st-23rd 113 sorties totalling
90.20 Hrs. were flown by No. 2 Squadron during this N.A.T.O. exercise. A
large variety of targets involving the Army in the field, were tasked, and it
was of much value to the pilots participating. One of the Squadron,Pilots,
FLT.LT. BARCILON spent the whole exercise with an A.C.T., in the field
tasking No. 2 Squadron and 79 Squadron the latter having been attached to
R.A.F. Jever for the exercise.
(c) Flying Training. A number of Full Houses were organised, and flown
as a work up for Exercise Holdfast. In addition, the Squadron practised
air to ground firing at Strohen Range and some night flying was carried out.
(d) Demonstrations. On the 16th FLT.LT. RIMINGTON and FLT.LT.
SHEPPARD flew two Swifts into Biggin Hill for the Battle of Britain Display on
the 17th. FLT.LT. RIMINGTON for aerobatics and FLT.LT. SHEPPARD for the
(e) Flying Effort. Day Night
Swift 258.40 7.40
Hunter 13.55 1.00
(a) Ground Training. Recognition and V.R. training were the
prerequisite, to Exercise Holdfast. Much ground was covered and proved of
value during the exercise itself.
(b) Sport. Members of the Squadron cricket team gathered in the Skittle
Alley, on the evening of the 29th, top receive their Finalist medals from
the Station Commander.
(c) Attachments and Detachments. FLT.LT. ADAIR attended the Rolls
Royce Aero Engine Course at Derby.
(i) Officers IN FLT.LT. SUMNER
OUT FLT.LT. DALE
W.O. S.N.C.O's. J.N.C.O's Airmen
(ii) Airmen IN NIL NIL NIL NIL
OUT NIL NIL NIL NIL
(f) 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. SHEPPARD FLT.LT. WALLIS
FLT.LT. SUMNER FLT.LT. CRAWSHAW
FLT.LT. BARCILON FLT.LT. HAGAN
FLT.LT. GUNN FLT.LT. BROOKS
W.O. S.N.C.O's J.N.C.O's AIRMEN.
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SQUADRON COMMANDER'S REMARKS
No further comments except that Exercise Holdfast flying may possibly be
claimed as a record for a Swift Squadron in the three days intensive operation.
7th October, 1960 No 2 Squadron