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  Tuesday 18th September 2018
92 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing pages to 4Sqn F540 for March1952.   Move to RAF Jever, D/F needs calibration and practice, fuel filters checked, Vampire landed downwind at Wunstorf and overran r'way Cat 4, liaison visit to Bremen Airport as Jever emergency divbersion, B50Ds intercepted, Battle Flt.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 16th September 2018
91 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for February1952.   Escape and Evasion Exercise ended, R/P and air to ground, Battle Flt., Sowray Cat 3 richochete damage, cine qtrs., snow, 1 form. aeros trip, night flying, poor airfield lighting, no flying for King's funeral, Battle Flt., sqn dined out, drop tanks fitted for Jever move, eqpt. packing.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 12th September 2018
90 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing end pages to 93Sqn F540 for July54.   Admin and personnel.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 11th September 2018
89 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing end pages to 93Sqn F540 for August54.   Admin and personnel.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 9th September 2018
88 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for January57.   93 won fancy dress competition, visit to Brockzetel, Johnston Cat4 WV318 from loose panel, CFS visit, night flying, air-to-sea firing, snow stopped Ex Guest, SI Hunter 30, started practice qtrs for Sylt, aeros team first flt this year, air-to-ground in T.11, 93 to get Hunter 6 in Mar57, Sylt cancelled, Page posted back to UK.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 5th September 2018
87 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for February57.   Battle Flt., studyimg Hunter 6 Pilots Notes, Ex Guest, Anti-RAT patrols, operating from dispersals, Officers' Promotion Exams, night flying, 16 Hunter flypast with 4 Sqn for visiting German Naval Officers, Landon collapsed lung into Rostrup, Faid arrived, achieved hours target, Ex Amled 17 Canberras intercepted, NATO turnround at Brustrum, Parker and Talbot arrived, Watson to DFLS Co., good serviceability.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 1st September 2018
86 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for March57.   Battle Flt., Johnston flame out landing at Alhorn, night flying, air to sea firing, Hardie to IRE Co., Hunter 6 XG296 1st 93 Mk.6 arrived, night refuelling at Wunstorf, 21st stopped Nk.4 flying, mass oral test of Nk.4 and Mk.6 differences, CO 1st Mk.6 solo, rest of pilots comverted to Mk.6, cine with Mk.VIII gunsight and fully powered elevators on 6, Pogdon's farewell party.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 30th August 2018
85 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for April57.   Johnston to RR, pilots visit Brockzetel, aerobatic formation team, S/L Minnis,Clayton-Jones, Taylor and Sanderson working up, air to sea firong all 4 guns, Stn Cdr's parade, DFLS intercepted, future of 2TAF announced, night flyimg, Goodwin joined with aeros team for solo aerobatics, Pigdon dined out, EX Synthex Guest, snow diverted 4 a/c to Oldenberg, USAF TV crew from Spangdahlen came to Jever to film aeros team from Meteor 7, CinC Ear of Bandon visited to say goodbye, 93 associated with B Flt at Brockzetel, FS O'Neill left for UK, Sqn MT inspected, aeros team to Gutersloh for flyoff aeros competition with 20 SqnBradley and Young to 2 TAF Shooting Cup.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 26th August 2018
84 Thanks to Wolfgang Mennen added more details of GAF meet at GAF Jever in June 1968.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 23rd August 2018
83 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for May57.   Aeros team took part in competition for 2ATAF formation aeros team for 1957 at Gutersloh, signal came naming them as winners, Jungle Party in crewroon, 247 Sqn intercepted coming to Jever for exchange with 98 Sqn, cine and PIs, work up for Station Sports, 6 a/c diverted to Oldenburg, fuel consumption test, 3rd in Flying Wg sports, Ex Guest, aeros team to Spangdahlen, 17th Sanderson killed whilst practicing at Spangdahlen, aeros team flew 3 a/c at Spangdahlen and Bittburg displays, Sanderson's funeral in Hamburg, 22nd Flying Wg 3rd in Station Sports, Ex Vigilant as high altitude raiding force, Poole to Wahn as Stn Adj, Timms and Newington posted in from 130 Sqn, Hunter serviceability good during Ex Vigilant.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 21st August 2018
82 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for June57.   Station parade, 2 Gp Sports Sundern, Jever won, 1st use of smoke genersators by aeris team, team to Ypenberg for display over The Hague to celebrate 50 yrs RNAF, Queen's Birthday Parade, Off Mess BBQ, Johnston to UK with presents for Moira Sanderson, 16th Anglo-German Week, Church service and Garden Party, Green Salad Interceptions successful, 19th Open Day, Watson and Newington flour bombed Landrover from Chipmunk, Aeros display and Ken Goodwin, Ex Mercury 6, radar guns at Ahlhorn, Parker compressor failure on T?O, More Green Salad, Fighter Weapons School visiting, team and Goodwein to Lyons, CinC Edwardes-Jones visited, Clayton-Jones hydraulic failure landed in manueal, Jever r'way load tested, poor serviceability4 gun air to sea with HV ammo.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 19th August 2018
81 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for July57.   Parker and armourer to Duxford to prepare for detachment, Avons derated to 7,850 rpm, Parker to Kiel in Chipmunk, 0230 station alert, airborne 0410, air to grd at Meppen, sqn average 28.9%, Ex Guest, Dinghy drill in station pool,visit to HMS Submarine Springer at Wilhelmshaven, 22nd 6 Hunters to Duxford, 65 Sqn to Jever, flying with IRS, 26th a/c back from Duxford, 65 Sqn Hunter failed T/O into overshoot, Battle Flt., Faid to Handorf, poor Hunter 6 serviceability.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 17th August 2018
80 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for August57.   Ex Station Alert, Battle Flight, Young lost camopy on take-off at Buckeburg, Aeros team photos trip, ll strikes, cine, air to grd, CO to Istres for Cannes display, into dispersal, PIs and cine ¼s, night flying, 24th aeros team to Hyeres, 25th aeros over Cannes, 1 u/s at Hyeres, Anson party to Hyeres to recover Hunter, Sylt aeros display, Thomson amd King joined, Primary interval extended from 7 to 14 days.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 15th August 2018
79 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for September57.   Battle Flight last day, Externaltanks fitted, aeros tean to Helsinki, fmail flying with 2X100 gall drop tanks, 2 days aeros display over Helsinki, 2 displays in Stockholm by aeros tean, air to ground and cine, Ex Brown Jug at Schleswig, Main party and 11 Hunters to Schleswig on 16th, Ex Brown Jug 20-24th, grd attack and air sweeps, 25th back to Jever, air to ground, Young, Hardie and Landon posted out, Hawkins, Raeburn and Thomson posted in, on short sorties fuelhad to be burnt off from drop tanks for 20 mins, high serviceability.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 13th August 2018
78 Request for Information: "I have been asked to give a tribute at the Brooklands memorial service for John Farley, the well known Harrier test pilot, who was on IV Sqn at Jever in 20May58 to 14Nov60 and was a Jet Provost QFI at Cranwell around 1961-1962. Others will describe his time as a TP but my responsibility is to cover his short career in the RAF as a fighter pilot in Germany and as a QFI at Cranwell so I would be most grateful if those who knew John could contact me with relevant stories and anecdotes about the man and his motivation to me at: Thank you, Jock Heron".   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
77 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for October57.   Battle Flight, Night Flying, Ex Argus, IF in T.11, Extra week Battle Flight to cover for 4 Sqn, air to air cine started for Sylt, Ex Station Alert, Cummins and Harries posted in, Clayton-Jones and Johnston posted out, serviceability high.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 10th August 2018
76 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for November57.   14 Hunters to Sylt, Raeburn on IRE Co., helicopter lifts from dinghies, some 20,000ft sorties lost due to bad weather, Rastall, hydraulic failure into overshoot Cat 5 pilot slightly injured, 17.9% at 10,000ft., 13.6% at 20,000ft., poor continuity, high serviceability.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
75 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for December57.   At Sylt, snow stopped flying, pilots visited marine section Hornum, 16th aircraft back to Jever, Xmas Grant, Battle Flight 31st, Raeburn back from IRE Co., Raffle posted in, Watson Hymans and Biggs back to UK, Overall 16.5%, good serviceability at Sylt.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 8th August 2018
74 Thanks to Helen Robinson and NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for December58.   Fog, ground lectures, Stn Cdr inspected Sqn, Ex Argus, Newington posted out, Bpuch on Aviation Medicine Co, Night flying, SHASPE prectice alert, sir-to-ground firing, Wild and Ryan divrted to Gutersloh during night flying, Xmas standdown.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 7th August 2018
73 Thanks to Helen Robinson and NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for November58.   Battle Flight, bad wather, Wood, Barrow, Harvey and Ryan declared operational, Barrey flying Hunter for peformance figures, night flying, Gleen qualified as IRE, Davis to Nordhorn Hall posted in, Ryan on A/c recce co. at W Malling, Talbot to F/L, Battle Flight, CO sick with Mumps, Parker CO, Timms A Flt Cdr, Bingham posted, Raeburn B Flt Cdr, Barrow C Flt. Cdr.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 6th August 2018
72 Thanks to Helen Robinson and NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for September58.   9 Hunters to Sylt, Cine at 20,000ft, firing from 3rd, all X-rayed by mobile X-ray unit, BoB parade 15th, Taylor and Bradley dined out, return convoy leaded 24th, Atherton led 14 Hunters back to Javer on 25th, road party left, Rail party 26th, dined out Stn Cdr G/C Hughes at Jever, Barrow joined, Taylor final dispalyat Wildenwrath before reurning to UK, Inboard long range tanks fitted, final 22.1% average from Sylt, poor radar ranging serviceability.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 5th August 2018
71 Thanks to Helen Robinson and NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for July58.   Battle flight, Ex Argus, 6 Hunters to Duxford on Ex Dawn Delta, Ex Ciano from Duxford against Valiants, air to air firing at Duxford, Intercepted DFCS and AFDS on way home, major servicing problems, Battle call 6.19hrs, Ex Amled, Wirk Study of turnrounds started.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 4th August 2018
70 Thanks to Helen Robinson and NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for April58.   Air to ground Strohen, Night flying, Taff Taylor practicing for TAF aeros competition, Howard aborted take-off, into overshoot, no damage, Battle flight, Into disperasl.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 2nd August 2018
69 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing lines to 93Sqn F540 for July60.   NE Dispersal operations, Low level avoided because of bird strike season, air to ground, 4 gun firing at Trimmingham popped starter master cct breaker and led to diversion to Coltishall, Battle Flight, Flt Lt Chris Stone Command Aerobatic Display Pilot.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 1st August 2018
68 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing page to 93Sqn F540 for August59.   Operating from Dispersals, Jever DME Calibration, Battle Flight 5 to 1945, 2 a/c at 5 mins., Chris Stone flamed out practicing aeros display, Ex Argus, Maddox's 93 Gorilla in National Press, slot times, no out of hours flying, sailing on the Baltic, Gordon Talbot posted, Mo Harvey off flying for 6 months, 16 Hunter/Sabre low level strike, inadvertent drop tank jettison during refuelling at Dijon, Arthur Vine flew with us, "Good Show" for John Haig, Gleen accident driving home, night flying and air to ground, Ex Amled, flying target reached, returned to Hangar operations.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 29th July 2018
67 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing page to 93Sqn F540 for July56.   3 aeros displays, airbrake hyd failure, "Flying Day" servicing trial, AOCs, Re-arm demo, serious defect on Hunter aileron to hydro-booster connector, aeros team to West Raynham for IDC display at Marhasm, Meteor 8 from Sylt for flag practice, work up and move to Sylt, road party on 28th, rail party on 29th, Hunters up on 30th, Lynn joined and Hayes left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 26th July 2018
66 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2 missing pages to 93Sqn F540 for June56.   Coloured smoke used by aeros team at Butzweilerhof, Exley PV ram aborted take-off, Guest Night for German Navy, aeros display at Butzweilerhof for 300,000 people, night flying, Browne to Fassberg for IDC display practice, Taylor training for No3 slot, white snoke not successful, Wg athletics, Young posted in, pilots to Hohne to see Army equipment, 12 Hunters serviceable for 3rd month running, 12 Hunter flypast, farewell to Hammer West, Hon membership to Bill Sykes, display team for Gen Rafaeli, Chief Italian Air Force visit to Haver, accent on cine quarters reaady for Sylt, air to sea firing, double rearm, aeros team to Strassbourg, 3rd month reached flying target.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 25th July 2018
65 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing page to 93Sqn F540 for January56.   Poor weather but 1st Sqn Hunter arrived, Exley u/c collapsed on landing Sabre back at RAF Benson.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
64 Thanks to Ken Senar added the announcement of the publication of "I'll Call You Pod" in printed form from Austin Macauley Publishers.   Ken is donating all the profits to the RAF Association.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
63 Thanks to NRO Kew added 93Sqn F540 for February56.   Poor weather (50%) but Hunter conversion carried on, Clayton-Jones problems in manual, Wg pilots' soccer team beat Admin Wg to win league, close and battle formation started, Hayes started on range and endurance figures for Hunter F.4, Off Mess decorated "Ice Cavern and cocktail bar" for Winter Ball, Browne took part in 2 TAF Skiing competition, Taff Taylor posted in, Ritchie 1st soslo, cine ranging and tracking started, Biggs posted in, Landon posted in, 7 pilots on promotion exams, Runners up to Duncan Trophy, pilots up to Sqn strength, groundcrew shortages.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 23rd July 2018
62 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for November60.   Ex Quick Train at Geilenkirchen, Ex Winterstorm 18Nov at Geilenkirchen 12 sorties on in flight reporting and ACTs, Ex Long-Tom 24-25Nov 26 sorties, Ex Amled cancelled as they were at Geilenkirchen, Ex Conquer as the sqm was returning from Geilenkirchen it was a CPX, visits to Grostenquin GCA and ATC, 6 Off and 25 ORs exchanged with 421 Sqn RCAF at Gristenquin, 14-28 detched to Geilenkirchen whilst Jever runway was repaired, Rimington to Wg Ops, Whiteway in as Tech Off, 4 airmen in and 3 out.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 21st July 2018
61 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for October60.   Ex Amled, Pairs recce trials, PFOs, Manual Ldgs, and Practice PANS, air-to-grd firing, Holden-Rushworth, Swift to Bruggen for Stafff College visit statics display, Eject seat lectures, dry dinghy drill, recce tests, modle AFVs and sand table, Offs Skittle team lost to Eq Sect, Sumner and Brooks Aviation Medicoine Co., Hives and Sumner to Grostenquin for pre-detachment recce, Bill Sheppard posted out.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 19th July 2018
60 Thanks to Sandy Hunter added a copy of the Eulogy for Bill Ritchie that was read by his niece Fiona Tong at his funeral on 7Jun18.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 17th July 2018
59 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for September60.   Ex Conquer, Ex Holdfast, 113 sorties, 90.20hrs, Ex Fullhouses, air-to-ground Strohen range, night flying, Rimongton display Biggin Hill 17Sep, Sheppard static display, Recognition and VR trg, finalist cricket medals, Adair on Rolls Royce Aero engine co., Summer posted in and Dale out.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 15th July 2018
58 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for August60.   Ex Ginger, Ex Amled, beack to recce trg, 2 Fullhouse Exs, air-to-grd Strohen, night flying, Rimington displayed Swift at Coltishall and Duxford, films and recce grd trg, lost final cricket by 50 runs, 1st soccer match, Barcilon to Dunsfold to discuss servicing Hunter FR.10, Dined out S/L Wade, welcomed new CO S/L Macdonald, dined put Chief GLO Maj McGregor, Vickers and Rolls Royce reps visited sqn, AM Cox visited, Wallis collected final Swift from MU.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
57 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for July60.   Sylt air-to-air firing detchment, bad weather only 7 shoots each, sqn average 14.7%, lowst stoppage rate ever 782.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 13th July 2018
56 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for June60.   Ex Gate, Ex Synthex Roundabout 6, Ex Fullhouse, Ex Round Robin, Husum Swift demo, cine and air-to-air training, Dinghy Drill station pool, recce Ingelstadt for August detachment, cricket, skittles and darts, Al Newing dined out, Ladies Dining in, St Aubyn IRE Course, Brooks posted in, Newing posted out.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 5th July 2018
55 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added the last AGM2018 picture of last year's winner of the Golden Share, Ron Gray, congratulations this year's recipient, Dickie Barraclough, and gives him the award watched by Jever Steam Laundry President, Bill Maish.   Left to right Paddy Minnis, Dickie Barraclough, Eibhlin Morter, Ron Gray, Derek Morter and Bill Maish.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
54 Thanks to the Daily Telegraph added a copy of their obituary to John Farley.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 4th July 2018
53 Thanks to the Daily Telegraph learnt the sad news of the death of John Farley on 13th June 2018.   4 Sqn pilot 20May58 to 14Nov60.   Development test pilot for the Harrier.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 2nd July 2018
52 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right far side furthest table, Derek Morter, Sheila Talbot and June Farlow.   Near side furthest table: Dickie Barraclough, Paddy Minnis and Gordon Talbot.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
51 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Doug Aylward briefing us on the work that Jack Waterfall and his team have been doing at GAF Jever in setting up WW2 memorials.   Left to right, far side furthest table: Doug Aylward, Smudge Smith and Ron Gray.  Near side furthest table, Jack Waterfall, Nick Pollington (hidden), Jake Prager and Johnny Macknish.   Far side nearest table: Derek Morter.   Near side nearest table: Eibhlin Morter, Dickie Barraclough and Paddy Minnis.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
50 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right, far side nearest table: Gordon Talbot, Paddy Minnis and Dickie Barraclough.   This side: June Farlow, Sheila Talbot and Derek Morter.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
49 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right, far side nearest table: Gordon Talbot, Paddy Minnis (head hidden), Dickie Barraclough and Eibhlin Morter.   This side: Derek Morter.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
48 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Bill Maish, President Jever Steam Laundry announcing this year's winner of the "Golden Share".   Left to right, left table far side: Pamela Snare and Nigel Walpole.   This side: Bob Snare.   Right table far side: Jo Ryan and Trish Pollock.   This side Mick Ryan.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
47 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right, far side nearest table:Johnny Macknish, Jake Prager, Nick Pollington and Jack Waterfall.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
46 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right, far side nearest table:Johnny McKnish and Jake Prager.   This side: Ron Gray and Melba Prager.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
45 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right: Nick Pollington and Jack Waterfall who gave a presentation on the memorials that they have been setting up at GAF Jever.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 1st July 2018
44 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right: Doug Aylward and Smudge Smith.   Doug came along to give us a presentation on the memorials that he and Jack Waterfall have been arranging at GAF Jever.   [No Backlog)
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43 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right: Susie Lovatt, Danny Lavender and Mick Ryan.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
42 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left to right: Trish and Al Pollock, Susie Lovatt and Danny Lavender.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
41 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Pamela Snare and Nigel Walpole.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
40 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of left side of nearest table, left to right: Gordon Talbot, Paddy Minnis, Dickie Barraclough and Eibhlin Morter.   Right side Derek Morter.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
39 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of far side of nearest table, left to right: Pamela Snare and Nigel Walpole.   This side Hugh Cracroft and Bob Snare.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
38 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of nearest table, left to right: Gordon Talbot, Paddy Minnis and Dickie Barraclough.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 30th June 2018
37 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of this side of nearest table, left to right: Dickie Barraclough, Paddy Minnis and Gordon Talbot.   Far side Derek Morter, Bill Maish and Sheila Talbot.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
36 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Michael Collins, Jake and Melba Prager.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
35 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Eric McFee.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 29th June 2018
34 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for May60.   Royal Flush, Bruggen then Bremgarten, Rimington reserve, 4ATAF won, Ex Northern Lights, engine trouble diverted to Skrydstrup, EX Amled, Cine for Sylt, Air/ground Strohen, Ex Fullhouse, AOC' flypast and Annual Inspection, Headmasters' visit, cricket started, Gunn on Aviation Med Co., Al Martin posted.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 13th June 2018
33 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for April60.   Holden-Rushworth, Ex Joker Rimington flew, Ex Pinpoint against Honest John missiles radar, Amled on 29th, 4 Swifts to Bruggen for NATO flypast on 8th, Rimington and Sheppard came 3rd and 4th in RAF Germany aeros compatition, Sheppard took a Swift to Chievres air display, Pre-AOCs inspection, dinghy drill and recce for ground training, GLO lectured on AFVs, 22nd visited Army firepower demo, sqn lost 4-2 in Inter-section league soccer final, Bergh, Burton and Watson dined out, Crawshaw to Aviation Medicione Co.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 8th June 2018
32 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Ron Gray.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
31 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Mick Ryan.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
30 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Johnny Macknish.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
29 Thanks to Eric Pigdon added AGM2018 picture of Al Pollack.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 6th June 2018
28 Thanks to Eric Pigdon we have learnt the sad news of the death of Bill Ritchie.   Bill died on 28 May at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following complications from a hip fracture. No other details known.   The funeral is to be on Thursday 7 June at Baldorrach Crematorium, Crathes at 14:30.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 1st June 2018
27 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for March60.   Training for Sassoon compwtition postponed to 7Apr, Sasoon team, Newing, St. Aubyn, Wallis, Rimington, Hagan and Holdem-Rushworth,reached target 340 hrs, ground trg films and dinghgy drill, in finals of soccer league, 9th Plessey LAA Battery visited, ground crew party 9th, Olaf Bergh promoted unexpectedly to command 93 Sqn, Bill Sheppard posted in from Sylt, Gunn returned from FR OCU, Sheppard on Aviation Medicine Course, Martin trg off until after Royal Flush.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 31st May 2018
26 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for February60.   Target 280 hours reached, Exercises Fullhouse and Amled, Exercise training taken over by grounded Al Martin, Crawshaw posted in, 3 pilots on Winter Survival Course at Bad Kohlgrub, 11 pilots invited to lunch with Queens' Royal Irish Hussars and drove Centurion tanks.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
25 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for January60.   Only 166.45 hours due to snow and ice, Exercises Pipegreenand 2 Fullhouses, Hives, St Aubyn, Hagan and Holden-Rushworth visited Soltau to watch Honest John missile launches, German Army L,70 gun and Fledermaus radar unit visited Jever, Wg Cdr Ellis, 2ATAF Flt Safety staff converted to Swift.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
24 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for December59.   Target hours achieved, much I/F, Exercises Quick Train, Thunderbolt and Round Robin to Chievres, Bill Sheppard converted to Swift from Sylt, Dave Gathercole attached for Christmas, 2 barrels of beer for airmen for Christmas.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 29th May 2018
23 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for November59.   Target hours not met because of Hunter Search & rescue over the North Sea, Exercises Full House and Round Robin to Florrennes, Al Ibbett posted replaced by Benjie Hives.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
22 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for October59.   Target hours met, Exercises Pipoint, Round Robin, Conga and Amled, Al Martin ejection 600 GCA, Rimington 3 displays Chivenor, West Malling and Little Rissington for ROC, new pilot conversion training, old 2 sqn 1914 film Seaton Carew BE2C, top of soccer league, Hall OC 2MFPS, Al Ibbett and Capt Tregear GLO all dined out, Gunn new pilot, Holden-Rushworth on Aviation Medice Course.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 28th May 2018
21 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for September59.   Target hours raised to 340, achieved by end of month, 3 evenings night flying, air/ground average 39.6%, Rimington aero displays at GAF Landsberg and RAF Cottesmore, Ex AMLED with 79 Sqn detatchment, W/C Topp soloed on Swift.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
20 Thanks to NRO Kew added story of Roy Rimington's lucky day.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 21st May 2018
19 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for August59.   Reached Tgt 310 hrs, operating from dispersals for month, 12 pilots and 8 Swifts exchange with RCAF at Gros Tonquin, Bob Barcilon one wheel up landing, Ex Amled with 79 Sqn, Roy Rimington ejected, harness came undone, hung by leg strap but landed in the River Weser uninjired, Dave Ives and Roy Gathercole left the Squadron, Sqn hired a boat and threw a party for station officers on board whilst cruising the Jade Basin.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 12th May 2018
18 Thanks to his wife we have learnt the sad news of the death of Tim McElhaw.   Commanding Officer 4 Sqn 2Sep57 to 12Mar59.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 9th May 2018
17 Thanks to his wife we have learnt the sad news of the death of Barney Concannon.   He is believed to have died about 5 years ago.   Barney was an author and a No 112 Squadron pilot.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 5th April 2018
16 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for July59.   Reached Tgt 310 hrs, no flying last week getting ready for woods dispersal, Rimington to Coltishall for Royal Observer Corps Open Day aeros display 5Jul, Adair T.11 aeros display Oldenburg GAF Open Day, sir-ground Strohen Range, Durward Stn Flt converted to Swift, Hagan and Holden-Rushworth Ex Northern Light to Solar Norway, RDAF 4 pilots and 2 RF84Fs detached to Jever, BBQ for all Sqn personnel in woods 3Jul.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)(Click to see.)
  Wednesday 4th April 2018
15 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for June59.   Newing Boscombe Down trial Hunter6 for FR role, Ex Royal Flush 1-5th, Martin reserve, won by 2ATAF, 2MFPS under Hall for 2ATAF, Jever Open Day 6th, Flypast, aeros by Rimington in Swift and Adair in T.11, Recce with German Navy, air-ground firing, Newing and Holden-Rushworth to Chievres Belgium for Ex Round Robin, Rimington aeros at USAF Toul-Rosieres Open Day, Barcilon back up a/c, Hrs target reached.   [No Backlog)
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14 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for May59.   Ex Full House, Bergh, Martin and Newing for Joker IV, Martin chosen for 2ATAF rep at Ex Royal Flush, 30 Headmasters visited Jever, Flypast and aeros, Rimington in Swift and Adair in T.11, Gathercole took Swift to Ramstein for static display, 2 Mob. Field Photo Sect., under Hall to Eindhoven for Royal Flush, Ex Northern Light Wallis and Rimington at Solar Norway, AOC's 29th, Butler converted to Swift, Sqn went to Spring Ball Gutersloh, Barcilon married, Burton's son christened.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 3rd April 2018
13 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for April59.   Air-firing Sylt, Sqn Avg 16.4%, Stoppage Rate 480, Jever 23rd, Ex Topweight Gutersloh, 2 a/c and Rimington, Adair and Newing, St. Aubyn eng failure 6 mls off Sylt, glide back, ejected 1,000 ft, dragged by helicopter to beach to untangle harness, to Sick Quarters, Rimington at Gutersloh, tyre burst on ldg, main wheels collapsed, Cat 3, S/L Buchannon converted to Swift at Sylt, taking over 79 Sqn.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
12 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for March59.   Ex Full House, Bergh, Ibbett, Martin, Adair and St. Aubyn represented Sqn in Sasoon Trophy, came 3rd to 79 and 81 Sqns, cine prep for Sylt, To Sylt 18th, Sharp and S/L Griffiths road party, 11 Swifts air party, bad weather landed from GCAs, only cine this month.   S/l Minnis converted to Swift, Sqn Dinner at Haus de Getraun.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
11 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for February59.   10 days fog, Ex Full Span and Amled in Denmark, cine, 3 new a/c from Aldergrove, Ex Round Robin Twente, Ibbett wheels up landing on runway, Holden-Rushworth posted in.
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  Monday 2nd April 2018
10 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for January59.   2 Ex Full House, Converted G/C Smith, 2 pilots Handling Sqn, Another Swift to Aldergrove, Martin and Hagan on Survival Co., Ibbett A Flt Cdr, Green to ETPS dined out.
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9 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for December58.   3 a/c to Aldergrove, Ibbett and Watson to St Dizier NATO Refuel Ex, Bad weather, no tower contact, Securite diverted to Chaumaont, Newing IRE Co W Raynham, Xmas party down town, skittles, 2 Sqn's Airmen's Block bar won.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 1st April 2018
8 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for November58.   Bad weather, 160 GCAs, HunterF6 evaluation, Watson nose-wheel up landing, Barcilon and Sharp joined, 79 Sqn diverted to Jever, broken ankle at Guest Night.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
7 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for October58.   Highest monthly hours with Swift, Night flying, Lavender and Hugill end of tour, Dined out invited GLOs McGregor and Tregear and Davies Fly Wg Int Off, Rimington broke leg at Mess function.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 31st March 2018
6 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for September58.   Ex Royal Flush at Spangdahlen, Green, Bergh and Walpole rep 2ATAF, Won Guenther Trophy, Green 3rd overall, RDAF Sqn visiting, Dale arrived from OCU.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
5 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for August58.   Ex Full House, Bergh, Green and Newing for 2 Sqn, Ex Joker saw Bergh Green and Walpole for 2TAF Royal Flush, Bergh in as B Flt Cdr, Watson and Adair from OCU.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
4 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for July58.   Ex Full House, Odiham Detachment, Karup RDAF detachment, Ex Guest, Battle Call, Swift airborne in 30 mins, CCF visit, Kelly, Boyer and Hoddinott dined out, Mr Banks Vickers rep dined out, made Hon Sqn Mem.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 30th March 2018
2<3/TD> Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for June58.   Sylt 22.9%, Lavender hyd. failure Grn Endorsement, low level aeros at Landsberg and Le Bourget, from Sylt 25th, Bannard posted.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 29th March 2018
2 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for May58.   To Sylt 14th, a/c 16th, 46th Sqn Birthday, AVM Opis reviewed, AOC's inspection May58, Open Day 10May58, Green solo aeros, dined out Kelly and Retief at Sylt.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
1 Thanks to NRO Kew added 2Sqn F540 for May58.   To Sylt 14th, a/c 16th, 46th Sqn Birthday, AVM Opis reviewed, AOC's inspection May58, Open Day 10May58, Green solo aeros, dined out Kelly and Retief at Sylt.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)