249 SIGNAL SQUADRON (FARELF)
 
 
HISTORICAL RECORDS FOR THE PERIOD 1 APR 65 TO 31 MAR 66
 
 
1
Location Singapore  
   
 
2
Strength Officers 8  
  R&F ( R Sigs) 210  
  R&F (Attached) 11  
   
 
3
Establishment FE 1417/6/65  
   
 
4
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  
   
 
5
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  
   
 
6
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  
   
 
7
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.

 
   
 
8
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.

 
   
 
9
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