249 SIGNAL SQUADRON (FARELF)
HISTORICAL RECORDS FOR THE PERIOD 31 MAR 64 TO 31 MAR 65
 
 
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Location Singapore
     
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Strength Officers 7
    Other Ranks 175
     
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Establishment FE 1417/5/64  
     
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Nominal Roll  Officers
    Major JL DONNE Royal Signals
    Captain RA BURFITT Royal Signals
    Captain FW NATOLIE Royal Signals
    Captain EW PENNY Royal Signals
    Lieutenant MJ McCANN Royal Signals
    Lieutenant JW SCOTT Royal Signals
    Lieutenant RDK THOMPSON Royal Signals
     
    Warrant Officers 
    WO I (YofS) OAKLEY G
    WO II (SSM) CRANE JL
    WO II (RQMS) LLOYD CA
    WO II (FofS) LUND R
     
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Arrivals Officers
    Captain FW NATOLIE Royal Signals
    Lieutenant RDK THOMPSON Royal Signals
     
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Visits and Inspections (a) 19th February 1965
   

The Squadron was visited by the Director of Manning (Army), Major General JMB SLOANE, CBE, who interviewed eight NCO's

     
    (b) 8th March 1965
   

The Squadron had its Annual Administrative Inspection. The Inspecting Officer was Colonel PS BAINES, OBE, Commander Engineer Base Group, SINGAPORE.

     
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New Equipment (a) Generators 6KVA
   

Although this equipment has been in use in the Corps for a long time the Squadron received eight of these generators in November 1964. It has been proved that a 3 1/2KVA generator did not produce sufficient power to run D11/R230 equipment with the associated air conditioners; thus a generator with a greater power output was needed and the 6KVA Coventry Climax generators provided the answer. The generators are not affected by the climate and have given NO problems.

     
    (b) Cabins Airtech D11/R230
   

The squadron has three transmitter cabins and three receiver cabins. The installation is much better than in the 1 ton Austin K9. The cabins with their running gear will go into most SRT & MRT transport aircraft which assist the Squadron’s airportable role. (Whereas the Austin 1 ton vehicle will go into BEVERLY aircraft only.) The equipments have NOT yet been moved by aircraft but exhaustive tests have been carried out on the installations, and these have proved very satisfactory.

     
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Sporting Events The Squadron won:-
    (a) 18th Signal Regiment Inter Squadron Boxing Cup
    (b) 18th Signal Regiment Inter Squadron Football Cup