249 SIGNAL SQUADRON (FARELF)
HISTORICAL RECORDS FOR THE PERIOD 1 APR 65 TO 31 MAR 66
 
 
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Location Singapore
     
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Strength Officers 8
    R&F ( R Sigs) 210
    R&F (Attached) 11
     
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Establishment FE 1417/6/65
     
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Nominal Roll Officers
    Major JMN LYONS Royal Signals
    Major JF HART Royal Signals
    Captain RA BURFITT Royal Signals
    Captain AJ HERVEY Royal Signals
    Captain RDK THOMPSON Royal Signals
    Lieutenant TB SCARFF Royal Signals
    2/Lieutenant DJ CASE Royal Signals
    2/Lieutenant PP WHITE Royal Signals
     
    Warrant Officers
    WO I (YofS) CAPLAN M
    WO II (SSM) CRANE JL
    WO II (RQMS) LLOYD CA
     
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Arrivals Officers
    Major JF HART Royal Signals
    Major JMN LYONS Royal Signals
    Lieutenant P CHILVERS Royal Signals
    Lieutenant AJ HERVEY Royal Signals
    Lieutenant TB SCARFF Royal Signals
    2/Lieutenant DJ CASE Royal Signals
    2/Lieutenant PP WHITE Royal Signals
     
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Departures Officers
    Major JL DONNE Royal Signals
    Captain FW NATOLIE Royal Signals
    Captain EW PENNY Royal Signals
    Captain JW SCOTT Royal Signals
    Lieutenant MJ McCANN Royal Signals
    Lieutenant P CHILVERS Royal Signals  
     
    Warrant Officers
    WO I (YofS) OAKLEY
    WO II (FofS) LUND R
     
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Visits and Inspections (a) Visits
   

(1) Brigadier ECR BLAKER OBE departing CSO FARELF in July 1965

   

(2) Maj Gen PEM BRADLEY CBE DSO Signal Officer in Chief 15th July 1965

    (3) Admiral ASHMORE ACDS on 3rd August 1965
   

(4) Brigadier AD BRINDLEY MBE new CSO FARELF 10th November 1965

   

(5) Brigadier AJ WOODROW MBE Commander R Sigs Trg Bde on 15th March 1966

     
    (b) Inspections
   

Annual Administrative Inspection on 17th February 1966 by Col. JH HILL OBE Commander 40 Base Workshops REME.

     
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New Equipment (a) TTVF 4/12 Ch
   

This was received recently from Ordnance. No MODEM units were issued with the equipment and consequently availability of teleprinter circuits over RR is less than with the old 3 channel DUPLEX equipment. We hope the MODEM units are quick to arrive. We have designed an installation to enable TTVF 4/12 Ch and CST 1+4 No 3 to operate from the same 3/4 ton vehicle.

     
    (b) Airconditioners for SR D11/R234 Airportable Containers
   

We have now received the ACU 52. Installation kits for the Austin 1 ton K9 were however issued in error. The correct installation kit is now on demand and we have been told this should arrive in the near future. The Philco 10AC28 would have been far more acceptable equipment in all respects being lighter, less bulky and more readily available.

     
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Sporting Achievements The Squadron won the following events:-
    (a) Royal Signals Singapore Rugby Seven A Side Championship
    (b) 18 Signal Regiment Athletic Championship
    (c) 18 Signal Regiment Tug of War 100 Stone Final
    (d) 18 Signal Regiment Inter Squadron Rugby Championship