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  Monday 24th June 2019
51 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for February 1956.   Cine reeady for Sylt, PIs, Seq. valve failure lwd to manual landing and emergency lowering of the u/c, Ex SID, Battle F;t., 1st Hunter Sylt detachment.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 21st June 2019
50 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for January 1956.   Poor weather but build up to 7 Hunters on strength, night flying, Ex SID, Barrow and Rastall arrived, Barrey tookover B Flt from Severene who was promoted and sent to command 26 Sqn.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 20th June 2019
49 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for December 1955.   Last 2 Hunters to UK for gun firing mods, Battle Flt., 1 night flying, Hunter gun firing mods, S/L Dougie Adamson takes over.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
48 Thanks to Chris Stone added the story of the correction of the gunsight fault on the Hunter by Iwo Kimes, USAF exchange officer at DFCS at the time.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 19th June 2019
47 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for November 1955.   Fuel tanks arrived only 1 AOG, trench dug for CR/DF cable, air-to-air at 5 and 15,000ft., PIs and night flying, Sanderson's nosewheel failed to retract on trip to UK, Shore flew 93 Sqn Sabre, hi-altitiude cine-gun trials, Neville Duke and Frank Murphy visted Jever and the Sqn., Weston and Todman arrived, Hughes and Gray left Sqn.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 17th June 2019
46 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for October 1955.   Fuel leak problems with the Hunter, air to air firing improved with mods to gunsight, Ex Foxpawl, GCI and cine, new camouflage netting tested, night flying, Whittaker, Shore and Riley arrived, Lampell returned to Sweden, Lethbridge to DFLS Co.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
45 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for September 1955.   4 AOG Hunters, GGS cameras on all flights, PIs, CinC Sir Harry Broadhurst visited Jever and given flypast, 1st air-to-air firing at 15,000 ft on Hunters in Germany, trouble with gunsight and electrical problems, MPs visited Jever, night flying, OSTROM demobbed.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 16th June 2019
44 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for August 1955.   Cine, GCAs, high level PIs, Checked Hunter fitted in new aton shelters, tyre tread stripped causing hydraulic failure, STI on Ejector seat, Lampell flamed out at high level, Ex1000 in Belgium and Netherlands, 2 Hunters swapped for those with power elevators, DME, Green Salad and armament mods, Sanderson brokw leg playing football, CO on leave, Severne IRE, Willams and Conway demobbed.   [No Backlog)
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  Saturday 15th June 2019
43 Thanks to The Daily Telegraph added the obiturary for Air Vice-Marshal John Price, CBE, DL,Flight Commander on 98 Squadron, who died aged 89 on 25Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 14th June 2019
42 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for July 1955.   Hot weather, flypast for Duke of Edinburgh, Hunters grounded because of hydraulic failures, Sharman to Guided Wpns Co., Lampell Sedish AF joined for 3 months, Severne presented with AFC at Buckingham Palace, Maillard to Gunnery School.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
41 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for June 1955.   4 Hunter demo for Imperial Defence College at Fassberg, fuel gauge errors, Hydraulic failure, all Hunters grounded to check u/c sequencing valve, Exercise "Carte Blanche", flame-out relit successfully.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 13th June 2019
40 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for May 1955.   All solo on Hunters, VCAS visit. DFLS visit, remaining pilots up from Fassberg, formation positions developed for the Hunter, ACM Si Basil Embry visited, close formation practiced for demo to Imperial Defence College at Fassberg, some cine work, Maillard on PAI Co., Severne completed DFLS course.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
39 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for April 1955.   Re-equipment with Hunters and move from Fassberg to Jever on 19th, CO to Odiham for Hunter conversion, McElhaw demos Hunter, Italian Chief of Staff visitews, 1st Hunter available 26th.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 12th June 2019
38 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for December 1953.   Flew airmen in Tiger Moth, fog, Richardson engine fire and baled out, 2TAF Boxing Championships at Jever, Battle Flt, Christmas Break, Stacey crashed and killed on cross country, low temperatures, dod not reach flying hours target.   Last of Jever F540s for 4 Sqn.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 10th June 2019
37 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for November 1953.   Bad weather continued to disrupt Sylt firing, Swart to UK for Course, returned to Jever, Sanders u/c up on T/O, began parade rehearsals for Styanard presentation, MRAF Sir John Slessor presented Sqn Standard, Battle Flt., Vampire T.11 collected, barostat failures, missed flying target.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 6th June 2019
36 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for October 1953.   Jack arrived, lectures onstead of flying due to bed weather, Battle Flt, cine for Sylt, CFS Exam Wg flew with pilots, to Sylt, started with cine, bed weather stopped flying, lectures and harmonisation, visited 3 Sqn and learnt about Sabres, Skeet shooting because there was no flying, more bad weather, Evasio exercise.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 3rd June 2019
35 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for September 1953.   A/c shortage due to servicing, Dinghy drill, Battle Flt., A/G Meppen, practice flypasts for AOCs, AOC's inspection, started cine for Sylt, night flying against army searchlights, erected tents and camouflage for Ex Grand Repulse, armed recce on Ex, switched sides against bridgehead, strict safety measures, Battle Flt against Ahlhorn, cine for Sylt, Lack departed, Willians arrived, failed to get traget hrs due to servicing backlog.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 31st May 2019
34 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of detachment to Dijon.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 30th May 2019
33 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of pilots Aug60.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
32 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of summer ball.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
31 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of No 1 Ski Course.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
30 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of 93 Sqn mess ball.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 29th May 2019
29 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of 93 Sqn mess ball.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
28 Thanks to Hugh Butterworth added a colourised version of 93 Sqn aircrew.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 28th May 2019
27 Thanks to the RAF Club, we have booked the Battle of Britain Suite again for our 63rd AGM 0n Sat 23rd May 2020.   Details on the bottom part of the Home page.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
26 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for August 1953.   New pilots Mitchell, Richardson and Gray, Simms rechecked in Meteor, new CO S/L Gilpin arrived, Battle Flt, Ex Momentum raids on UK, RP and AG om Meppen, moved to 4 Hangar, S/L Gilpon and Williamson dined in and out, night flying, Hancock joined sqn, Bridson back from Uxbridge training for standard bearing.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 24th May 2019
25 Thanks to Eric Sharp added two picture of Des White's Hunter crash after flame out.   Filling station building and the aircraft.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 23rd May 2019
24 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Mick Ryan Jever Steam Laundry webmaster, Audrey King, Jo Ryan (back), Clive Hagerty-King (partly hidden), Susie Lovett, Claire Sharo, Eric Sharp and Danny Lavender (Off the ege).   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
23 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Bob Snare, Rosemary Parsons, Snip Parsons,and Sheila Stanway.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
22 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Sheila Stanway, Jill Marriott, Snip Parsons (Foreground), Petra Daley, Fred Daley President 124 Wing, Danny Lavender (walking), Rosemary Parsons (back of head) and Bob Snare.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
21 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Trish Pollock, Bill Maish President Jever Steam Laundry, Johnny Macknish (back),Al Pollock and Dickie Barraclough.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
20 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Nigel Pigdon, Ron Gray (nearest camera), Johnny McNish, Trish Pollock, Bill Maish President Jever Steam Laundry, Al Pollock (partly hidden) and Dickie Barraclough (back).   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
19 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Brenda Smith, John Cooper, Joy Cousins, Smudge Smith and Derek Morter (back).   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
18 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Brenda Smith, John Cooper, Joy Cousins, Smudge Smith (partly hidden) and erek Morter (back).   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
17 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Left to right: Brenda Smith, John Cooper, Joy Cousins, Derek Morter (back) and Smudg Smith side on.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 22nd May 2019
16 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: Dickie Barraclough, President Jever Steam Laundry Bill Maish, Derek Morter.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
15 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to right: President Jever Steam Laundry Bill Maish, Derek Morter, rear table Snip Parsons and Rosemary Parsons (Back).   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
14 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to Right: Pamela Snare, Bob Snare, Rosemry Parsons, Snip Parsons and Sheila Stanway.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 21st May 2019
13 Thanks to Eibhlin and Derek Morter added picture taken at AGM 2019.   Left to Right: Jo Ryan (back), Mick Ryan, Audrey King, Clive Hagerty-King, Susie Lovett, Claire Sharp and Eric Sharp.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 12th May 2019
12 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for July 1953.   RP practice for UK demo, hot weather burn out of brakes, RP team to West Raynham, CFE lectures for rest, Battle Flt, grd attack at Meppen, Simms sank on to runway during take-off, pilots practiced re-arming and r-fuelling, move to Wahn for Exercise Coronet, Wade to UK, F-80s over Jever, dispersed at Wahn under camouflage, Ex Coronet, grd defence exercise, Australian Wing entertained, returned to Jever.   [No Backlog)
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  Wednesday 8th May 2019
11 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for June 1953.   Coronation flypast over Jamburg, 2 Vampires collide on the flag but returned safely, Duncan Trophy average reached 11.8%, but slumped to 8.4% in the end, returned to Jever on 16th, Meppen Range air to ground, Station sports day, new readiness times for Battle Flight, practicing for rocket demonstration in UK next month, Collins left Vasey took over flight, Simms arrived.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 2nd May 2019
10 Thanks to NRO Kew added 4Sqn F540 for May 1953.   Cine and parallel quarter atack practice started for Sylt, some air to ground, low level strikes in low flying area, Battle Flight interceptions and gun emplacement attacks at low level, night flying, several Battle Flights joined up to defend against a squadron of Vampires, AMP visited, moved to Sylt and began firing programme, gyro versus fixed sight controversy, squadron average 8.3%, CO scored 32% and 40% using the fixed sight, 9 Vampires to Gutersloh for Coronation flypast.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 26th April 2019
9 NAAFI break shows John Sefton 3rd from left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
8 4 Sqn Hunters lined up for the C-in-C's visit - 16Sep55.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
7 Christmas 1955.   S/L Chapman 4th from left (with neckerchief), 6th from left is Alan Maudsley and then myself John Sefton.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
6 Christmas 1955.   John Sefton on the left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
5 4 Sqn airmen built their own "Bar" at Christmas 1955.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
4 4 Sqn airmen built their own "Bar" at Christmas 1955.   Photo shows them enjoying it (Not a very good photo but the guy with the camera on left is Alan Maudsley and John Sefton is in the middle 7th from right.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
3 Rugby "Sevens", 4 Squadron had the V shirts.   At the rear left is Alan Maudsley.   John Sefton is not sure who is passing the ball but John is about to receive it.   The other guy in the V shirt was a professional footballer.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 25th April 2019
2 4 Sqn Sabre Mk.4 XB940 arrived on 4 Sqn on Wed 7Apr54 and crashed on 22Jun54.   Fg Off Gray lost contact with formation in haze and attempted to return to Jever.   Low fuel state (due to hostile homing signal) caused diversion to Hamburg, force-landed on an autobahn 8 miles east of Hamburg. Cat 4 starboard wing tip hit a tree.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 24th March 2019
1 Thanks to Paul Shave we have learnt the sad news of the death of Molly Asker, widow of Sqn Ldr Arthur Asker, CO of 118 Sqn at Fassburg, on 13Mar19 in Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Scotland at the age of 95.   Her funeral is on Monday 25Mar19 at Perth Crematorium, Scotland.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)