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F540 Operations Record Book May 1960 NO 4 SQUADRON.
RAF Museum Hendon. Holds 2nd copy of F540 1945 to 1970.
PLACE DATE TIME SUMMARY OF EVENTS                                     COMPILING OFFICER   __Flt. Lt. J.R. Walker___ Refs
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R.A.F. Jever May, 1960   Introduction .  
      1.     A good month during which the Squadron has reached a very high standard of
weapons training on which most of the month's flying has been concentrated.
      2.     The Squadron ended its stay at Royal Norwegian Air Force Station RYGGE on the
3.5.60.  This month a total of 267.55 hopurs and 30 sorties were flown at RYGGE.
3.     The month at Jever commenced with preparations for the A.O.C.'s inspection, which
occured on the 10 th of the month.  Until this date the Squadron was restricted
to flying formations and thereby losing out on operational training.  However, the
Squadron's performance on the fly pasts was very creditable.  Normal flying continues
with a maximum effort on cine weave training in preparation for next month's SYLT
detachment, and within the first week most of the major problems have been solved.
The remainder of the month continues to show a marked improvement to the stage where
the Squadron averages on this attack stood at 86.6%, six pilots having averages of
over 90%.
4.     The Squdaron was on Battle Flight from the 18.5.60 until the 25.5.60 which some
what reduces the available aircraft for the flying programme.  However, the Squadron
has done very well on hours this month considering the time lost on A.O.C.'s
preparation, battle flight and the servicing of the weapons system, the latter
necessitating taking otherwise serviceable aircraft off the line.  The total achieved
however, has been flown in fully serviceable aircraft.
5.     A total of 261.05 hours and 277 sorties were flown.
6.     The Squadron performed well on the A.O.C.'s parade, and turn out was of a high
7.     Organisation of the SYLT road convoy is now in full swing as all hopes of an air
lift have disappeared.
8.     The Apvin garden has still not progressed due to lack of top soil which has
not been provided by the Clerk of Works.  However, it has now been established that
lupins are in season and a source of supply has been pin pointed.
9.     The following Pilots completed the Hunter Simulator Course during the month.
                                 Flight Lieutenant J.B. Thornton
                                 Flying Officer P.D. Jarvis

10.     The following pilots took leave during the month:-
                                 Flying Officer P.D. Jennings
                                 Flying Officer J. Carnegie
      11.     Flying Officer P.D. Jarvis became the proud father of his second daughter,
weighing 7 lbs. 15½ oz., an effort well up to Squadron expectations.

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