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  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.)