249 SIGNAL SQUADRON (FARELF) HISTORICAL RECORD (59 - 63)
 
Serial
Date
Event
Remarks
 
 
1
17 Mar 1960   GOC inspected Squadron  General Harris  
 
2
25-26 May Exercise Maiden Flight II Airportability Exercise  
 
3
11 June Queen's Birthday Parade    
 
4
28-29 June Exercise Maiden Flight III Airportability Exercise  
 
5
25 July Regimental Funfair    
 
6
8-12 August Exercise First Solo 17 Gurka Div Exercise. Att to  208 Commonwealth Bde  
 
7
17 October Exercise Pandora HQ SBD IS TEWT. (VHF & HF took part)  
 
8
18 October Exercise Palm Tree HQ SBD IS Exercise  
 
9
31 October Exercise Palm Tree II HQ SBD IS Exercise  
 
10
8 November  Visit of Colonel Linton From AG 11 War Office  
 
11
14 November Remembrance Day Parade    
 
12
17-24 November Exercise Kukin I 17 Gurka Div Exercise. (HF Tp & RR attached)  
 
13
21 November Exercise Palm Tree III HQ SBD IS Exercise  
 
14
20-25 December Exercise Razor Keen 1 x HF Det attached to 1/2 Gurka Rifles in Kelatan  
 
15
13 Jan 1961 Admin inspection GOC SBD - General Harris  
 
16
20-25 February VHF Troop Camp On Puala Tekong Besar  
 
17
23 February Death of Sig Chambers Body found after two day search of island  
 
18
16-18 March Exercise Rajata 7 Gurka Div, 208 Commonwealth Bde, HF Tp in Thailand  
 
19
19 March - 9 April Exercise March Hare Security Troop in Hong Kong  
 
20
6 March Exercise Bandobast VHF Troop crossed the causeway  
 
 
OFFICERS AND WO's MARCH 196O
OFFICERS AND WO's MARCH 1961
 
 
 
  Major JH Walmes1ey-Cothan
Capt A Coates
Capt J Fender
Lt  PA Tresseder
2/Lt P W Hill
WO II W Hammond
WO II N Crossley
Major DE Higgins
Capt JN Hancock
Capt J Fender
Lt J Golding
2/Lt PE Bruce
WO II W Hammond.
WO II N Crossley
 
 
           
 
Serial
Date
Event
Remarks
 
 
1
9 June 1961 Visit by C in C Lt General Sir Nigel Poett  
 
2
9 - 15 June Exercise Tiger Brew    
 
3
14 June Regimental Swimming Gala    
 
4
19 June Visit Director of RA Sigs Colonel Roseblade  
 
5
26 June Exercise Second Lap Internal Security  
 
6
4 July Exercise Last Lap Internal Security  
 
7
12 July Corps Swimming Gala    
 
8
15 July  Exercise Trinity Angel 28 (Commonwealth) Bde Exercise  
 
9
29 July Regimental Funfair    
 
10
1 September Exercise New Look Internal Security  
 
11
4 September Exercise Kitchen Edge HF Troop  
 
12
18 September Exercise Ringing Bell RR Troop  
 
13
25 September Exercise Bugle Barn    
 
14
2 October Exercise Bottle Neck HF Troop  
 
15
4 October Exercise New Look II  Internal Security  
 
16
10 October Exercise Cormorant RR Troop  
 
17
21 October Visit of Director Comms Brigadier Mezley  
 
18
24 October Mount Ophir Adventure Training Exercise  
 
19
21 November Exercise Ear Trumpet    
 
20
23 November Exercise Faith Angel    
 
21
5 December Exercise Counter Punch II Internal Security  
 
22
22 January 1962 Exercise Anthrax/Swansong 621 Signal Troop (Air Support)/Security Troop  
 
23
26 January Visit Signal Officer in Chief General Whistler  
 
24
6 February Exercise Hope Angel    
 
25
13 February Exercise Charity Angel    
 
26
13 March Admin Inspection Deputy Commander  
 
 
OFFICERS AND WO's APRIL 61
OFFICERS AND WO's APRIL 62
 
 
 
  Major DE Higgins 
Capt JN Hancock
Capt J Fender
Lt JG Golding
2/Lt PE Bruce 
WO II Hammond W
WO II Crossley N
Major PHF Webb MBE
Capt GW Tacey
 Capt E Wells
Capt JN Hancock
Capt PS Davis (621 Signal Troop (AS)
WO II Hammond W
WO II Crossley N
 
 
           
 
Serial
Date
Event
Remarks
 
 
1
24 - 27 April  1962 Exercise Fantail Air Support Exercise  
 
2
10 May CSO Inspects HF Radio Dets    
 
3
20- 25 May Exercise Finnan    
 
4
8 June New Chief of Staff Inspects    
 
5
14 - 30 June Exercise Trumpeter Air Support Exercise  
 
6
19 July Exercise Cars Comics III    
 
7
17 - 19 October Exercise Fantail II  Air Support Exercise  
 
8
22 - 30 October Change of Air Camp Cameron Highlands - Squadron Military Training  
 
9
12 - 14 November Exercise Shadow Punch I IS Exercise  
 
10
19 - 21 November Exercise Shadow Punch II IS Exercise  
 
11
19 - 30 November Exercise Jungle Boot HF Radio Troop only  
 
12
8 December 1962 Squadron deployed on Borneo Operations continuously and is still deployed  
 
 
OFFICERS AND WO's MAR 1963
 
 
 
 
Major PHF Webb MBE.
Capt GW Tacey
Capt KA Reggler
Lt DG Dudley
Lt AH Carling
Lt MJ McCann
WO II DG Rowthorn
WO II JL Crane
WO II TR Felton