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  Tuesday 28th April 2020
148 Due to the Virus Epidemic we have had to cancel the 2020 AGM at the RAF Club. Rather than miss an AGM after so many years, I will arrange to host a reunion using the Zoom softwre which is free to everyone.   I will publish how to do it and this will be a unique occasion for shareholders from all over the world to be able to join in with no travel requirements.   All that is required is a computer or a mobile phone. I will choose a date when the epidemic restrictions are eased so that those needing help to set up their devices will find it easier.   It will probably be a mid-morning affair so that it will be at a time convenient to everyone.   Watch this space!!
147 Thanks to his partner Heather McIntyre we have learnt the sad news of the death of Flight Lieutenant Barrie Tonkinson, who was a pilot on 93 Sqn at Jever from 19May59 to 31Dec60.   He suffered a stroke in October last year following which he had been in hospital and then residential care for several months, eventually succumbing to pneumonia.   The funeral was on Tuesday 21st April 2020 but due to the epidemic only 6 mourners were allowed.   It is hoped to have a memorial service later when the epidemic restictions are lifted.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 21st March 2020
146 Thanks to Daily Telegraph learnt the sad news of the death on the 6th March 2020 of Air Commodore Roger Topp AFC**, who flew Mosquitos on 98 Sqn at Celle from 1947 to 1950 and was Sector Commander at 101 Signals Unit, Brockzetel from 1959 to 1960.   Also added a copy of the Daily Telegraph obituary.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 16th March 2020
145 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a Video taken and assembled by Kevin Mills for his father Bryan's visit back to Jever.   An excellent set of photos and video.   The video has some old photos of RAF Jever embedded in it.   16Apr19.   This clip has sound and runs for 2 min 42 secs.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 15th March 2020
144 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Kevin and Bryan Mills in the old NAAFI, now an all-ranks mess.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
143 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Block 9 Station Headquarters where Bryan used to work.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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142 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills in the entrance to Block 9 Station Headquarters where he worked.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
141 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills and Maurice Parker walking towards Block 24 Airmens' Quarters'   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
140 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Block 24 Airmens' Quarters'   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
139 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the airfield wwhich is fenced off and seems to be used mainly as a large vehicle parking area for the German Air Force Regiment.   Hanger 1 can be seen in the distance.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
138 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Block 37 - The old NAAFI.   Now an all-ranks mess.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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137 Thanks to Bryan Mills added another shot of the old railway lines which delivered freight to the station.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
136 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a of the old railway lines which delivered freight to the Equipment Section.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
135 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a sideways shot of McDonnell F-4 Phantom.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
134 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of a McDonnell F-4 Phantom.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
133 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills and his son Kevin outside the hotel in Jever where they stayed for their visit.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
132 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills on the platform at Jever railway station.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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131 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
130 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills looking forward to his Pils in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
129 Thanks to Bryan Mills added another shot of the Jever Pils brewery in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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128 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a another picture of the swans and the fountains on the lake in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
127 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the swans on the lake in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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126 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the geese on the lake in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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125 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the lake in the centre of Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
124 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo that shows that the Jever Pils brewery has grown a little since our day!   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 14th March 2020
123 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills with the welcoming flowerbed in Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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122 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter "Gateguard" just inside the main gate which can be seen in the background.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
121 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Block 37, the old NAAFI.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
120 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills and Maurice Parker at the main gates of GAF Jever.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
119 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Kevin Mill's car outside the hotel where he and his father, Bryan Mills, stayed in Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
118 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills outside the hotel where he stayed in Jever town.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
117 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills, on the right, thanking Maurice Parker and presenting him with a gift for being such a kind host and showing him and Kevin round the camp.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
116 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of Bryan Mills outside the Kaffehaus Rahrdum that is on the main road up to the camp.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
115 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the main road outside leading up to the main gates.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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  Friday 13th March 2020
114 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of what is believed to be behind Block 19 Airmens' Quarters.    The small building on the right is a power transformer building - Building 54B   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
113 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of what is believed to be Block 24 Airmens' Quarters.    Maurice Parker and Bryan Mills.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
112 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photo of the main gate looking outwards with the guardroom on the right.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
111 Thanks to Bryan Mills added another shot of the German Air Force Lockheed F-104 Starfighter on opposite "Gateguard" at the cross roads just inside the main gates.   Bryan Mills with Maurice Parker standing behind him.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)
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  Thursday 12th March 2020
110 Thanks to Bryan Mills added another shot of the German Air Force Lockheed F-104 Starfighter on opposite "Gateguard" at the cross roads just inside the main gates.   Bryan Mills with Maurice Parker.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
109 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of the German Air Force Lockheed F-104 Starfighter on opposite "Gateguard" at the cross roads just inside the main gates.   Bryan Mills is just walking in to the shot.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
108 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of the German Air Force Tornado on "Gateguard" at the cross roads just inside the main gates.   This is on the site of the old Station Church.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
107 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of the road leading to the old Officers' Mess past the Astra cinema just up on the right.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
106 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of Station Headquarters, the end where Bryan Mills worked.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
105 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of the now closed Astra cinema.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 11th March 2020
104 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of the Astra cinema.   This is now a "Listed Building".   Bryan Mills and Maurice Parker.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
103 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph of Maurice Parker with Bryan Mills which looks as though it was taken in front of the old Astra cinema.   16Apr19.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 10th March 2020
102 Thanks to Bryan Mills added a photograph taken on a visit back to Jever by Bryan last April 2019.    On Monday 15th April 2019, Bryan Mills and his son Kevin, drove from Rochester to Jever in one day.   The following day, Tuesday 16th, they met up with Maurive Parker, who lives near Jever, who showed them round GAF Jever as it is today.   This is a photograph of Maurice Parker with Bryan Mills with the Station Headquarters in the background where Bryan used to work.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 8th January 2020
101 Thanks to John Beaumont we have learnt the sad news of the death of Roger Lindsay, author of various books about the Hunter forces, in August 2019 in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, TS15 0LD at the age of 83.   Outer basket member author of several books on the Hunter force in Germany.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Sunday 5th January 2020
100 Thanks to Bill Maish we have learnt the sad news of the death of Susan Elizabeth Goodwin (Nee Gibson), beloved wife of Air Commodore Kenneth J. Goodwin CBE, AFC, past President of Jever Steam Laundry, died peacefully at home on December 30th.   Dearly loved mother of Penelope and Richard and beloved grandmother.   Requiem Mass at Roman Catholic Chuch, Cheddar, Somerset on Saturday January 18th at 11.30 a.m.   Bright and colourful dress.   Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research.   Enquries Tel: 01934-742958.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
99 Thanks to John Beaumont added the 112 Sqn Badge to the 112 Sqn history page.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.>)
  Monday 2nd December 2019
98 Thanks to the Daily Telegraph we have leant the sad news of the death of The Honourable David Benjamin "Bengy" Hives, Group Captain retired on 25th November 2019 aged 88.   Service of Thanksgiving at St Peter's Church, Ellastone, Staffordshire DE6 2HB on Tuesday 17th December 209 at 2.30 p.m.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Tuesday 19th November 2019
97 Thanks to NRO Kew added Movement Order to TRIESTE for 93 Sqn 10Oct52.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Monday 11th November 2019
96 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing parts of the 112 Sqn F540 for July 1953.   Move to Bruggen from Jever, new range at Monschau, detachment to BAF Florennes for Ex Coronet, exstrikes on local airfields, tank attacks, Duke lost half of canopy in a bird strike, returned to Bruggen.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Sunday 10th November 2019
95 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for June 1953.   Coronation flypast Paderborn-Munster-Hamburg and Westerland, 5% Sqn avg at Sylt, firing in trail, glider firing useless, return to Jever, Station sports, preparing aircraft for move to Bruggen next month, painted sharks teeth on all the aircraft, airmen's trips in Meteor, Lackran home to be married, Bryce joined, looking forward to Bruggen, coach trip to Dutch Grand Prix, Williamson attached to 77 Sqn RAAF in Korea.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Friday 8th November 2019
94 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for May 1953.   Battle Flt., Cine preparation for Sylt, air to grd at Meppen, practice for Coronation flypast, night flying, Sylt detachment, flypast pilots to Gutersloh.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Thursday 7th November 2019
93 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for April 1953.   Detachment to Filton, Barostat Signal stopped formation take-offs and low flying, Bomber affiliation with Lincolns, PIs, Dawkins to Flt Cdr 5 Sqn at Wunstorf, Bristol Aircraft Company gave small display, Op Barrage as bomber force, BOAC gave free Stratocruiser lift to Heathrow, returned to Jever, Knowles demobilised, air to grd firing, Lydiate and Jenkins first solo night, Sgt Lackran joined from Sylt, Battle Flt.   [No Backlog)
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  Wednesday 6th November 2019
92 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for March 1953.   Returned from Butzweilerhof, Knowles joined, IF for re-ratings, Tiger flying, Meppen range used, Hancocl engine failure crashed in overshoot area with only a broken arm, Ex Jungle King, flypast at Wunstorf doe HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Lydiate joined.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Friday 25th October 2019
91 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for February 1953.   Continued PSP landing trials at Burzweilerhof, Holmes returned from Korea, snow, Sagar demobilised, short landings on the trial, brake failure off the end of the runway but no damage, 04 end of PSP runway unuseable, completed 884 landings.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Saturday 19th October 2019
90 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for January 1953.   Battle Flt., R/P at Meppen, Sagar and Jenkins joined, GCT course, Blair left, Mc Connell replaced him, PSP landing rials at Butzweilerhof, Sagar ran out of fuel and had to bale out, PSP slippery in rain, Jankins burst nosewheel.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Tuesday 15th October 2019
89 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for December 1952.   Fog at Sylt, good stoppage rates, Grice demobilised, returned to Jever, Christmas Grant, Battle Flt.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Friday 11th October 2019
88 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for November 1952.   Cine preparing for Sylt, Meppen range first used, Duke joined, To Sylt, Dawes to UK for RAF Squash Championship.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Wednesday 9th October 2019
87 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for October 1952.   Snake climbs, Ex Ardent bomber force against UK, Creswick and Jones best R/P shots form 2TAF team for UK demo, Battle Flt., work on qtr attacks ready for Sylt, Autumn Ball.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
  Tuesday 8th October 2019
86 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for September 1952.   Air/Grd R/P and cannon, Battle Flt., snake climbs, detached under canvas at Buckeburg or Ex Holdfast, grd support for Army, Hanson demobilised, Beaumont arrived, air/grd Nordhorn, Elsdon posted.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
85 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 112 Sqn F540 for August 1952.   Duncan Sandys, Min for Supply visited, AOC's inspection, Battle Flt., 3 A/c re-equipped with radios woth more channels, night flying, air to ground, Ex Barrage.   [No Backlog)
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  Sunday 6th October 2019
84 Thanks to NRO Kew added the missing pages for 112 Sqn F540 for July 1952.   Old a/c being received from 26 Sqn., RP on Nordhorn, Battle Flt., Took part in flypast over Brussels from Wahn, P/O Jonklass take off accident, detachment to RAF Odiham, Donaldson killed, Ex Catswhisker.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
83 Thanks to NRO Kew added the missing pages for 112 Sqn F540 for June 1952.   Battle Flt., New pilots Le Breton, Hancock, Concannon and Elsdon straight from AFS, disappointment over old Vampires from 26 Sqn, CFS visit, Ex June Primer.   [No Backlog)   Click to see.)
82 Thanks to NRO Kew added the missing pages for 112 Sqn F540 for May 1952.   APS continued,2 French pilots attached, return from Sylt, detachment to Twenthe, Dawes, Francis and Jonklass atrrived, Sec State for Air visited Jever.   [No Backlog)
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81 Thanks to NRO Kew added the missing pages for 112 Sqn F540 for April 1952.   Battle Flt., Dimock of 4 Sqn killed at low level, to Sylt.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 3rd October 2019
80 Thanks to NRO Kew added the missing pages for 112 Sqn F540 for March 1952.   Lecture at Celle by Maj Jabara USAF, move to Jever from Fassberg, drop tanks off, battle flt., W/C Elsdon moved to Jever as OC Flying Wing, air to grd at Fassberg, Blair arrived from 4 Sqn, Hennessy to 14 Sqn, shortage of bowsers.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 30th September 2019
79 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 118 Sqn F540 for November 1955.   Poor weather, Maish and Thompson joined, Wraight left, CR/DF trench dug across airfield, guns fired into sea.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 27th September 2019
78 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 118 Sqn F540 for October 1955.   Ex fauxpas, night flying, Barraclough joined, mist and fog, Rat and Terrier, Rogers and McLennan collided and both killed, Hamburg funeral, Darrington left.   [No Backlog)
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  Wednesday 25th September 2019
77 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 118 Sqn F540 for June 1955.   Conversion to Hunter F4 continuing, high level battle a challenge, Hardy's undercarriage leg stuck up until last minute, Hunters grounded for u/c checks, Ex Carte Blanche, Hunters photographed from Vampire.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 22nd September 2019
76 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing pages for the 118 Sqn F540 for December 1955.   Miselbrook and Dutton arrived, Gibbs handed over CO to Buddin, F/O Yeomans killed at Ahlhorn, bad weather limited flying, Baines and Brewer arrived, Battle Flight for Christmas.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 21stSeptember 2019
75 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing pages for the 118 Sqn F540 for September 1955.   Hunter monthly flying hours target achieved, 1st Hunter night flying in 2nd TAF, Goodwin solo aerobatics display for C-in-C, C-in-C's visit, cine filming in tail-chases, Irish married, Butcher returned to UK.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 16th September 2019
74 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing pages for the 118 Sqn F540 for August 1955.   Conversion to Hunter F4 continuing, some pilots now operational with 50 hrs on type, tyre burst on take-off, flap fault grounded Hunters, Denison joined from Buckeburg, brake seized and tyre burst left the runway, barostat checks on seats delayed start, RCAF Sabres attached to Jever, canopy broke at 33,000 ft., flying in pairs the Sabre 6 compared to the Hunter 4 - almost identical performanbce, Ex Loco bombing runs over low countrues, 8 Hunter formation to finish month.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 11th September 2019
73 Thanks to NRO Kew added missing pages for the 118 Sqn F540 for July 1955.   Conversion to Hunter F4 continuing, Hardy left, Goodwin posted in as B Flt Cdr, Station Sports, Oldenburg and Bremen flypasts, hydraulic selector leaks grounding, fuel gauge snags.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 4th September 2019
72 Thanks to The Daily Telegraph added obituary for Air Commodore Peter P W Taylot, CBE, AFC, Flt Cdr 4 Sqn from Jan72 to July72.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 26th August 2019
71 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 118 Sqn F540 for May 1955.   Completed missing sections.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
70 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for July 1957 - all complete for Jever.   Aircraft cleaned, serviced and distributed to UK squadrons, some Vampire and Hunter F.6 flying with 4 and 93 Sqns, 4 Sqn took over hangar, aircrew and groundcrew redistributed, Squadron disbanded.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 26th August 2019
69 Thanks to The Daily Telegraph added obituary for Sqn Ldr John Hart, DFC, OC 112 Sqn from Mar45 to 5May45.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
68 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for June 1957.   Normal flying training, Ex ARGUS, Queen's Birthday Parade, Anglo-German Week flypast rehearsals, Battle Flt., Fighter Weapons School visit, CinC's visit flypasts, farewell flypasts over 2TAF airfields, final 12 aircraft formation flypasts, last month of Sqn flying.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 19th August 2019
67 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for May 1957.   Flyimg limited to prepare for detachment on exchange to Odiham, 6 pilots and aircraft to Odiham exchanged with 247 Sqn, DME trials, Ex Bomber, overflew Derby from Hucknall before returning to Jever, Fg Wg Sports, Ex Guest, limited flying again to prepare aircraft for Ex Vigilant, 11 Aircraft to Geilenkirchen to fly radar saturation raids against UK for Ex Vigilant, Ex Amled, team in Small Bore Championships at Sennelager, Stn Sports, Todman left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 15th August 2019
66 Thanks to Chris Stone added the life story of Squadron Leader David Todman DFC.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 13th August 2019
65 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for April 1957.   Good flying weather, battle, PIs, cine and general handling, Battle Flt., Ex Guest rat patrols, some snow, farewell from CinC Earl of Bandon, sea firing of 4 guns, vehicle painting for MT Efficiency contest, visit to 101SU, Whittaker left, team took part in small arms shooting contest.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Sunday 11th August 2019
64 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for March 1957.   Continue with Sylt detachment, new TAF record for rearm turn-round times, returned to Jever on 18th., high level average (25kft) 26.1%, stoppage rate 715, routine sqn flying for the rest of the month, Bergh arrived, Lethbridge left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 10th August 2019
63 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for February 1957.   Sylt preparations in spite of poor weather, 11 Hunters to Sylt on 11th, poor weather stopped flying at Sylt for the first week, dinghy drill and helicopter rescue in the sea, only two aircraft per flag to reduce ineffective sorties after flag failure, all firing at 20,000 ft by the end of the month, Brunger left, low level scores average 21.9% and high level 18%.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 9th August 2019
62 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for January 1957.   Snow and ice on the runway, Thunderstorm lectures, limited Vampire flying, CFS Exam Wg flew with Sqn., more snow and ice, Ex Guest cancelled, notified of Sylt in Feb57, flag practice, missed flying target through bad weather.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 1st August 2019
61 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for December 1956.   Dave Young was killed when ejection seat failed during ejection after a fire immediately after take-off, Ex Argus from Geilenkirchen, Young funeral in British Cemetry Hamburg, poor weather hindered flying, Ex Guest in IDF role and rat patrols, Rugby final in Munchen Gladbach, Christmas Grant, freezing rain, failed to reach flying hours target, Dale and Summers arrived, poor serviceability due to STIs, Cat 3 aircraft landed with retracted nosewheel.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Wednesday 31st July 2019
60 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for November 1956.   Good flying weather, Batle Flt., Ex Guest postponed then cancelled due to weather, Edwards had radio panel sucked into one engine intake causing low RPM and high JPT, turned back and landed successfully downwind, DME lecture from DFLS, Handling Sqn visited, target reached 22nd, several engine defects.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Saturday 27th July 2019
59 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for October 1956.   Sylt detachment continues until 16th, double rearm test times 11 mins 48 secs and 12 mins 15 secs, overall high level average score 8.6%, low level 6.9% stoppage rate 527, deteriorating weather for rest of month, reached target, Maillard and Sanderson left.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 12th July 2019
58 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for September 1956.   Cine and simulated flag attacks in preparation for Sylt, Barrey and Todman to Linton-on-Ouse in T11, DFLS intercepted on visit to Jever, Adamson, Weston, Young and Rastall flew flypast over Derby for Battle of Britain commemoration, detached to Sylt, sqn average 6.7%, stoppage rate 456.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Tuesday 9th July 2019
57 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for August 1956.   Usual exrcises, pilot shortage due to promotion exams, night flying, Ex Guest, audio warning of hydraulic failure mod allowed resumption of low flying, target reached, good serviceability but ground trades still short.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 8th July 2019
56 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for July 1956.   Cine, PIs, GCAs, battle form. and night flying, battle flt., air to sea firing, AOCs parade and flypast, Hunters grounded for STI on aileron connecting rod, reached target, Sawyer demobbbed, Hirst to UK, still under established.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Friday 5th July 2019
55 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for June 1956.   Cine, PIs and GCAs, excellent flying weather, night flying, Adamson and Goodwin co-ordinated aeros, Hirst and Sharman to AOP Sqn at Detmold, Station sports, RN personnel visited, T11 and Prentice flying, hours target reached, air to sea firing, Sqn convoy practice to Meppen.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 4th July 2019
54 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for May 1956.   Wing flypast for CinC Earl of Bandon, Battle Form., aeros, bad weather circuits and practice forced landings, Young engine compressor failed at 35,000 ft successful forced landing, PIs and night flying, Battle Flt., hosted visiting USAF 563rd FBS, Prince Rupert School Wilhemshaven CCF visited, forced landing trials, Queen's birthday flypast, air to sea firing, target hrs increased to 346, still short of fitters and riggers.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Monday 1st July 2019
53 Thanks to NRO Kew added the 98 Sqn F540 for April 1956.   Planned flypast for Duchess of Kent at Geilenkirchen cancelled due to weather, Battle Form, bad weather circits, cine, PIs, flypast prectice for CinC, night flying, 4 Hunters visited USAF Gros Tonquin, due to shortage of engines flying monthly target reduced to 308 hours.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  Thursday 27th June 2019
52 Thanks to NRO Kew added the rest of 98 Sqn F540 for March 1956.   APS at Sylt, P/O Edwards had to land in manual with no nosewheel, crosswinds stopped flying, GCI 2 range limit held up flying, guns parallel harmonised, W/C West and G/C Hughes visited, 38,694 rds fired, stoppage rate 1:944, Sqn Avg. 6.3%, 313 sorties, return to Jever.   [No Backlog)   (Click to see.)
  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.)