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
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
OFFICERS AND WO's MARCH 1961
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
Major DE Higgins 
Capt JN Hancock
Capt J Fender
Lt JG Golding
2/Lt PE Bruce 
WO II Hammond W
WO II Crossley N
OFFICERS AND WO's APRIL 62
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