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F540 Operations Record Book December 1960 NO 4 SQUADRON.
RAF Museum Hendon. Holds 2nd copy of F540 1945 to 1970.
PLACE DATE TIME SUMMARY OF EVENTS                                    COMPILING OFFICER   __Sqn. Ldr. R.J. Spiers___ Refs
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R.A.F. Jever December. 1960. NO. 4 SQUADRON OPERATIONAL DIARY  
1. December was a depressing month in the Squadron's history.  Not only was
the Squadron disbanded, but because of the marginal weather and the lack of suitable
diversions, very few flying hours were achieved.  One flypast was flown in which
ten of No. 4 Squadron joined seven from No. 93, and flew impeccably
over Jever and Gutersloh.  The disbandment parade was held in the Squadron hangar
on 30th December and the retiring Commander-in-Chief, Air Marshal Sir Humphrey
Edwardes-Jones, K.C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C., took a farewell salute of the
Squadron.  At the end of the ceremony, the Squadron Standard was marched off and
handed, together with the Squadron's number plate, to 79 Squadron at Gutersloh.
The Squadron therefore reverts to the ground attack and reconnaissance role in
which it served during both World Wars.
     A total of 100 hours and 45 minutes were flown in 97 sorties.
2. Much of the month was utilised in closing, and handing over, Squadron
inventories, and in preparing for the ferrying of our Hunter 6s. back to U.K.
3. Of the Squadron personnel. the following postings are known:-
                       Sqn. Ldr. R.J. Spiers            -            To Jever as O.C. Flying Wing
                       Flt. Lt. J.B. Thornton              -           To D.F.C.S. staff
                       Flt. Lt. P.D. Jarvis                   -           To C.F.S.
                       Flt. Lt. J.J. Tyrrell                    -           To C.F.S.
                       Flt. Lt. J.R. Walker                 -           To 2 Squadron, Jever
                       Flt. Lt. T.H. Watson               -           To C.F.S.
                       Fg. Off. R. Booth                    -           To N.R.S. Boulmer.
                       Fg. Off. D.M. Barr                   -           To 14 Squadron, Gutersloh
                       Flt. Lt. W.R.R. Anderson      -           To 14 Squadron, Gutersloh
                       Fg. Off. J. Carnegie              -           To 2 Squadron, Jever
                       Fg. Off. P.D. Jennings          -           To Wing Operations, Jever.
                       Fg. Off. R.E. Holliday            -           To Wing Operations, Jever
                       Fg. Off. P.S. Martin                -           To C.F.S.
4.     No. 4 Squadron gave a party to the Members of the Officers Mess by way of
thanks and farewell to the Station.

RJ Spiers                     
(R.J. SPIERS)               
Squadron Leader,        
Officer Commanding   
No. 4 Squadron.