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F540 Operations Record Book August 1958 NO 4 SQUADRON.
RAF Museum Hendon. Holds 2nd copy of F540 1945 to 1970.
PLACE DATE TIME SUMMARY OF EVENTS                             COMPILING OFFICER   __Plt. Off. P. Martin.___ Refs
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R.A.F. Jever 1.8.58        Information has been received that the stats form 3002 are no longer required by
No. 2 Group or 2nd T.A.F.   As August Grant started at lunch time today flying was restricted.
                                            SORTIES :   4           HOURS : 4.25
  5.8.58        One serviceable aircraft all day.
                                            SORTIES :   3           HOURS : 3.10
  6.8.58        One aircraft carried out an air test.
                                            SORTIES :   1           HOURS : 1.10
  7.8.58        Flt. Lt's. G.O. Eades, F.R. Lund, J.D. Hawtin and Fg. Off's. A.A. Boyle, P. Jones, and
P.F. Hunwick went to Karup with four aircraft on a detachment to the Royal Danish Air
Force.   Four aircraft of the R.D.A.F. arrived at Jever on an exchange detachment.
                                            SORTIES :   5           HOURS : 1.40
  8.8.58        One aircraft was serviceable this morning and flew one sortie.
                                            SORTIES :   1           HOURS : 1.15
  11.8.58        Fg. Off.'s W.B. Maish and B.H. Dale arrived back from Sylt for a week, before
competing in the final shoot.
                                            SORTIES : NIL           HOURS : NIL
  12.8.58        Fg. Off. M. Tyrrell joined us from No. 43 Squadron.   Fg. Off. P. Jones arrived from
Karup with one unserviceable aircraft.   Fg. Off.'s W.B. Maish and B.H. Dale continued
their gunnery and cine' practice in their aircraft.   Two aircraft serviceable all day
- but airfield was red until 11.00 hours.
                                            SORTIES : 10           HOURS : 11.25
  13.8.58        Pre-Sylt training started - Flt. Lt. C.J. Barrey got two flags up for us.   Flt. Lt.
G.O. Eades
brought 548 (H) back from Karup with booster pump trouble and returned with 638 (D)
Fg. Off. G.H. Slaney returned from leave.
                                            SORTIES :   9           HOURS : 8.05
  14.8.58        Only the gunnery team flew.   Flt. Lt. F.R. Lund went on leave to get married.
                                            SORTIES :   3           HOURS : 2.05
  15.8.58        Flt. Lt. G.O. Eades returned from Karup, - Flt. Lt. R.W. Millward taking his place.
U - Uncle returned from Laarbruch.   Fg. Off. W.B. Maish and B.H. Dale continued their
gunnery training.
                                            SORTIES :   5           HOURS : 4.00
  18.8.58        No sorties flown.   Danish pilots of 724 Squadron visited G.C.I. control in the afternoon.
Flt. Lt. P.F. Hunwick returned with D - Delta to make the pair for Battle Flight beginning
Thursday Morning.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  19.8.58        Squadron started Battle Flight, while the remaining pilots returned from Karup -
Flt. Lt. R.W. Millward and Flt. Lt. J.D. Hawtin flew the remaining two Hunters back.
In reverse the Danish Pilots went back to Denmark.   Sqn. Ldr. T.J. McElhaw and Flt. Lt.
G.O. Eades
took their promotion exams.
                                            SORTIES :   3           HOURS : 3.05
  20.8.58        Airfield was red for half the day.   No extra aircraft than those on Battle Flight.
There was no flying at all.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  21.8.58        The airfield again red until midday.   Flt. Lt. R.W. Millward at last took XE590 (V)
to Laarbruch and returned in one of 93rd Aircraft.
                                            SORTIES :   2           HOURS : 1.30
  22.8.58        The Squadron stopped flying because of the necessity to get 8 or 10 aircraft for
Sylt.   There was no flying at all.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  25.8.58        Ceased flying in preparation for Sylt.   A good flying day.   Fg. Off. P. Jones gave a
lecture on the new technical system.   There was no flying at all.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  26.8.58        Battle Flight finished.   Fg. Off. J. Farley gave a lecture on wind tunnels
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  27.8.58        Sqn. Ldr. T.J. McElhaw returned from leave.   Flt. Lt. P.F. Hunwick gave a lecture on
escape and the emergency organisation in 2nd T.A.F.
                                            SORTIES :   2           HOURS : 1.10
  29.8.58        The convoy departed for Sylt - officer in charge was Flt. Lt. P.F. Hunwick.   It
departed R.A.F. Jever 0515 hours, and arrived at R.A.F. Sylt 1910 hours.   The journey was uneventful
except for two small break downs.   Everybody arrived on time.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
  30.8.58        Fg. Off.'s W.B. Maish and B.H. Dale arrived back from Casaux having taken part in
2nd T.A.F. team, shooting against Belgiums, Canadians, French, Germans and Dutch.
                                                              SORTIES :   NIL
      T.J. McElhaw                                                  
(T.J. McELHAW)                                                 
Squadron Leader,                                             
Officer Commanding,                                        
Number 4 Squadron.