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OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

Page No.

No. of pages used for day.

Detail of Work Carried Out

By :120 Squadron

For the Month of :June  1945

Place

Date

Time

Summary of Events

References to Appendices

Ballykelly

June 1945

 

SUMMARY – OPERATIONS

Three sorties only were carried out in June without any excitement occurring and 120 Squadron ceased to exist as from 23.59 hours 4th June 1945.

The signal authorising the disbandment of the Squadron came from Headquarters Coastal Command and the reference is 0/583 dated 2nd June 1945.

The last operational sortie was carried out by F/L. Goodwin and crew on a convoy escort.

 

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

Squadron aircraft are equipped as follows:-

Liberator Mk.VIII fitted with Leigh Light and Mk.X Radar, Mk.III Low Level Bombsight, sono-buot equipment carried in the rear starboard bomb bay – nose and tail turrets and automatic night photography equipment. The navigational equipment includes Gee and Loran.

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

Operational flying hours … … … 36.40

Non Operational flying hours ..  13.55

Sorties … … … … … … … … … … …        3

Sightings … … … … … … … … … … …Nil

Sono-buoy contacts … … … … … … Nil

Attacks … … … … … … … … … … … ..Nil

 

 

 

 

WEATHER

 

 

1 June

 

Cloudy with rain. 4-6/10. 1500. Wind S.E’ly 15-20mph. Vis 20miles. 2 Operational sorties

 

 

2 June

 

Cloudy with showere. 3-7/10. 2000 ft. Wind S’ly. 6-9 mph. vis. 15 miles. 1 Operational sortie

 

 

3 June

 

Cloudy 6-9/10. 2000-3000 ft. Wind W’ly. 3-10 mph. Vis. 20 miles. Nil operations

 

 

4 June

 

Fair – 3-6/10. 1500-2500 ft. wind S.W’ly 6-13 mph. Vis. 12-20 miles. Nil operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 June

 

F/Lt. F.C.M. Murray ceased to be attached to C.G.S. Catfoss.

 

 

4 June

 

F/O Copperthwaite discharged from S.S.Q

F/O J.H. Hood posted to CC/AU/Special Devices School for Instructor Duties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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