93S/S.1/6/AIR Copy No..12......
No. 93 SQUADRON OPERATION ORDER No. 9/52
(Reference No. 2 Group Operation Instruction No. 34/52)
'A' - Main Party 'A'
'B' - Air Party
'C' - Main Party 'B'
'D' - Convoy Instructions
'E' - Local Order & Bounds - BUCKEBURG
1. This order, to be read in conjunction with the relevant R.A.F. JEVER OPERATION ORDER
NO. 1/52 and is intended to provide further details for the internal working of
the Squadron during Exercise "HOLDFAST".
2. To move No. 93 Squadron together with the other units of the JEVER Wing, to
BUCKEBURG for the Exercise "HOLDFAST", taking place over the period 16th-22nd.
Sept. 1952; the move is to completed by 1600 hrs. on 14th Sept. 1952.
3. The move will take place in the stages:-
(a) Main Party 'A' This party which is detailed at APPENDIX 'A' is to move
to BUCKEBURG by road in the vehicles stated on the 12th. Sept. 1952, departing
at 07.20 hrs. The party is to take sufficient ground servicing equipment, spares
oils, and re-fuellers to receive, service and operate aircraft on their
(b) Air Party. This party, aircraft and pilots detailed at APPENDIX 'B' will
fly out at approx. 06.00 A hrs. on the 14th. Sept. 1952, or as soon thereafter
as weather permits.
(c) Main Party 'B' This party,detailed at Appendix "C", is to despatch the
aircraft on the 14th. Sept., load all remaining ground equipment & proceed
to BUCKEBURG in convoy as soon as possible thereafter. The estimated time
of departure is 07.10 A hrs.
4. Loading. The loading of vehicles is of necessity governed by the earliest
time at which they can be obtained. The planned date for the issue of vehicles is:-
(1) Main Party 'A'(Convoy No. A.2) 11th. Sept. 1952 by 12.00 hrs.
6 - 3 tonners
1 - Bus
1 - Tender Water 350 galls.
1 - Tender Power 10 K.V.A.
1 - Tender Charging
2 - KAKIBLE Re-fuellers
The load-carrying vehicles of this convoy are to carry the servicing equipment
for the flight, plus P.O.L., plus all domestic equipment This convoy is to be
loaded and parked on the Squadron's apron by cease-work on the 11th. Sept.,ready
in all respects to move off early the following morning.
(2) Main Party 'B' (Convoy No. B.2) 13th. Sept. 1952 by 12.00 hrs.
6 - 3 tonners
2 - KAKIBLE Re-fuellers
1 - Vanguard
1 - Jeep
The load-carrying vehicles of this convoy are to lift the remainder of the Squadron's
servicing equipment and the vehicles are to be loaded and parked on the Squadron's
apron by 'cease-work' on the 13th. Sept. 1952.All items other than sufficient
trolley accumulators and servicing equipment to despatch the aircraft can be loaded
on the 13th. Sept.
5. Vehicles. Drivers of vehicles are to ensure that each vehicle carries sufficient
petrol for the journey- 250 miles. Arrangements have been made to top up vehicles
on the loading platforms on the 11th. and 13th, Sept. for each convoy respectively.
N.C.O.'s i/c convoys are to liaise with the M.T. Section and obtain the services of
the re-fueller for this purpose on the dates stated. Drivers are to be issued
with maps and route cards by the Squadron Adjutant and provided with a copy of the
Convoy Instructions at APPENDIX 'D'. Drivers are to ensure that they are in
possession of the form mentioned therein. Class 'A' and G.S.O. drivers are to
be brought on Squadron ration strength and to live with the Squadron for the
period of the exercise. The Convoy Assembly Point is in front of the Squadron
Hangar. Convoys are to proceed independently.
6. Meals. A daily detail, including Reveille and breakfast hours, is to be posted
on Squadron notice boards by the Squadron Adjutant the day prior to the departure
of each convoy, and he is to arrange early calls and breakfasts necessary. Haversack
rations for the journey are to be obtained by all personnel from their respective
messes at breakfast on the day of departure. The Discip. N.C.O. is to notify the
Catering Section of the number required.
7. Dress. Clean working dress may be worn for the move, plus webbing (with side-
pack only). Water bottles are to be filled and carried. N.C.O. Discip. is to
make arrangements for the safe custody of remaining kit. Best blue is to be
packed for walking out. Knife, fork, mug, spoon, and mess-tin must be taken.
8. Bedding The Adjutant is to obtain and issue one palliasse to each man on
personal charge. This, together with four blankets, a pillow and pillow case, is to
be made up into a bedding roll, covered with a ground sheet and secured with cord.
Bedding remaining in billets is to be securely locked up. Personnel are respon-
sible for loading their own kit.
9. Rations. Two weeks supply of cigarettes and sweets are to be drawn in advance,
individually, by all personnel. Mobile Canteen will be provided for normal use
10. Aircrew Baggage. Aircrew baggage and camp kits will travel with Convoy B.2,
the baggage in a Vanguard, and Camp Kits in a covered three-tonner. The Adjutant
is to make arrangements for the collection of it by 17.00 hours on the 13th. Sept.
11. Pay A pay parade will be held on the 18th. Sept. 1952 at BUCKEBURG.
12. Rations. The N.C.O. i/c Main Party 'A' is to draw two days rations from the
Catering Section for consumption until the arrival of the Main Party 'B'.
13. Messing and Accommodation Messing and accommodation in the field will be
set up at BUCKEBURG working in conjunction with 30 L.A.A. Squadron, ROYAL AIR
Main Party 'A' on arrival at BUCKEBURG will be catered for by the Advanced Party
of 30 L.A.A. Squadron, already on the site. The N.C.O. i/c is to site and erect
tents on the following basis:-
2 - 160 lb. tents)) at dispersal
2 - Marquees ))
2 - 160 lb tents - S.N.C.O.'s Sleeping accommodation
2 - 160 lb tents - Officer's " "
18 - 160 lb tents - Airmen's " "
The remaining marquee, which will be used for messing, is not to be sited until the
arrival of the Main Party 'B'.
Airmen are to be allocated tents by name in order that confusion on arrival shall
The two cooks supplied by R.A.F. Jever, included in the Main Party 'A'. are to come
under the orders of the 30 L.A.A. Squadron on arrival, as are the 93 Squadron
Separate messes will be set up for Officers, S.N.C.O.S and airmen and supplied
from the combined 93 Sqdn./30 L.A.A. kitchen. The bulk of the mobile equipment
for this purpose will be supplied by 30 L.A.A. Sqdn. and therefore 93 Sqdn. mobile
equipment, other than tents, is to be off-loaded and held in bulk until the arrival
of the Main Party 'B'.
Lines are to be set up separately from 30 L.A.A. Sqdn.
14. Safety Equipment All parachutes due for re-packing during the exercise
period are to be re-packed before departure. Dinghies and Mae Wests need not be
15. Aircraft. Aircraft are to be prepared for the take-off at 06.00 hrs. A on
14th. Sept. This is to be completed by 11.00 hrs on the 13th. Sept. 1952.
Overload tanks are not to be fitted, but one set of tanks is to be included with
the ground equipment. Crystallisation as stated below is to be carried out before
departure from Jever.
16. Laundry. No laundry facilities will be available in the field at BUCKEBURG.
Airmen are to pack changes of clothing sufficient for ten day's. The N.C.O. Discip.
is to arrange for the collection and distribution of laundry on the 11th. Sept.
17. Equipment. All Squadron domestic mobile equipment is to be completely listed
before loading, and a copy of the list lodged on this file. Items borrowed from
other inventories (e.g. forms and trestles from the H.Q. inventory) are to be in-
cluded in this list.
N.C.O.'s i/c Sections are to ensure that all ground equipment necessary to operate
two flights separately, is loaded.
N.C.O. i/c Armament Section is to include a complete set of B.F.M.'s for all air-
craft, plus 25% spare, and one spare gun set. Bomb trolleys are not to be loaded,
but a set of rocket racks is to be included.
N.C.O. i/c Instrument Section is to include sufficient camera film to allow for a
turn-over of thirty sorties per day. All available GGS recorder and G45 cam.
magazines are to be taken.
The Adjutant is to prepare a lockable box with necessary files, stationary and
18. Discipline Local Order regarding bounds and dress while at BUCKEBURG are
attached at APPENDIX 'E'.
19. Take-off programme Pilot briefing in Flying Wing H.Q. at 0500A hours. Start
up at 0600A hours. Unserviceability on take-off repairable in one hour is to be
carried out by squadron personnel and is not to hold up departure of the convoy.
The vehicle with a rectification party is to be obtained for this purpose.
Rectifications requiring a longer period are to be handed over to Tech Wing.
20. Call-Signs. (1) In transit -- NAPKIN - OUTCAST
(2) At BUCKEBURG - No. 93 Sqdn. -- OUTCAST
No. 112 " -- COALHOUSE
No. 4 " -- HANINHILL
Wing Leader -- BIRDSHOT
Ground/air/Ground -- GIMBLE
HANDORF P.D.P. -- BATISMAN
( G.C.I. 1 )
BAD ZWISCHENHAHN -- CACTUS
2 Group Fixer -- PROSPECT
21. Frequencies. In Transit and at BUCKEBURG.
Channel 'A' - 100.96 mc/s (5070) - BUCKEBURG Local Airfield Control
'B' - 117.16 mc/s (5970) - 2 Grp. Fixer
'C' - 112.66 mc/s (5720) - G.C.I. 1
'D' - 121.5 mc/s (6210) - Int. Aero. Distress
'E' - 116.1 mc/s (5910) - Allied Fighter Guard
'F' - 106.2 mc/s (5360) - BUCKEBURG Approach and Homer
'G' - 108.54 mc/s (5590) - 2 Grp. Common & Reinforcements. Flash Reports
'H' - 119.16 mc/s (6080) - BUCKEBURG Wing Ops.
'I' - 109.96 mc/s (5570) - G.C.I. 2
'J' - 117.9 mc/s (6010) - A A P C B Common A/F Control
Signed SM McGregor
R.A.F. JEVER. (S.M. McGREGOR) Sq. Ldr.
14.00 hrs. A. OFFICER COMMANDING
10th SEPT. 1952. NO.93SQUADRON.
( SECRET )
H.Q. ADMIN. WING Copy No. 1 FLIGHT CDRS. Copy NO. 7-8
H.Q. FLYING WING " " 2 CONVOY CDRS. " " 9-10
H.Q. TECH. WING " " 3 FILE 93S/S.1/1/6/AIR " 11
M.T. OFFICER " " 4 F540 " 12-13
CATERING OFFICER " " 5 SPARE " 14-15
O.C. 30 L.A.A. SQN. " " 6
SUFFICIENT COPIES OF CONVOY ORDERS FOR ALL DRIVERS
APPENDIX "A" TO
NO. 93 SQDN. OPS. ORDER
MAIN PARTY 'A'
Convoy - 2 in order of march
OFFICER i/c -- Plt. Off. Rickards
CONVOY CDR. -- Sgt. Blair