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F540 Operations Record Book July 1955 NO 98 SQUADRON.
PRO Kew No. AIR27 Piece 2640 Microfilm Row1 Draws 52-71
Place Date Time Summary of Events                                                  Compilation Officer:   Fg. Off. G.A.C. Gray REFS TO APPENDICES
JULY 1955        
JEVER 1st-5th   The Squadron was stood down during this period after the long hours worked during Exercise "CARTE BLANCHE".  
JEVER 6th   Some battle formation details were flown during the first part of the day, but the Squadron stood down at 12.00 hours for Station Sports.  
JEVER 7th   Colour state of the airfield remained amber during most of the day with low cloud around 700 feet. Five pilots from the Squadron took part in a wing formation practice. No flying after 12.00 hours due to low cloud base.  
JEVER 8th   Weather conditions poor all day. Limited flying, mainly individual details.  
JEVER 10th   Although a Sunday, number of personnel worked during the morning when a further wing formation practice was held.  
JEVER 11th   Temperatures in the eighties. Normal routine flying.  
JEVER 12th   Weather still very hot. No clouds. Excellent visibility. Flying details were largely individual aerobatic flights and low level cross countries. Twelve aircraft from the Wing carried out a formation flypast over R.A.F. Oldenburg in the presence of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who was there to present a standard to No. 26 Squadron. The five pilots who took part from this Squadron were: Squadron Leader Smith-Carington, Flight Lieutenant SEVERNE, Flying Officers Brunger, Hirst, and Gray. Flying at low altitudes in very hot weather conditions was not particularly comfortable and most of the pilots emerged from their aircraft soaked in perspiration. The cockpit cooling system on the Hunter under these flight conditions could stand some improvement.  
JEVER 13th   A further instance of hydraulic failure was experienced on one of the Squadron's aircraft by Flying Officer J SUTTON of Station Flight. A normal manual landing was made without further trouble.  
JEVER 14th   As a result of numerous hydraulic failures all Hunter aircraft were grounded for ???  
JEVER 15th to last page   TO BE ADDED LATER  
                                              Instrument flying (simulated)                5.20
SQUADRON PERSONNEL AS AT 31ST JULY 1955
                                        Officers                 S.N.C.O.s             Cpls             Airmen           Total
                                             19                             7                         19              40                    85



 
     

Signed JH Smith-Carrington          
(J.H. SMITH-CARRINGTON)       
Squadron Leader                          
Officer Commanding,                   
No. 98 Squadron