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Date & Time Position Was warning received from shore authorities to expect A/C (a)  Was homing used?  If so state procedure. Communications State good or bad.  If bad give remarks column 9. Time of Aircraft What patrols were ordered. T.O.O. of relevant signals. Remarks (With special reference to V/S & R/T)
Call Sign April   (b)  Was homing successful?  If not give remarks in Column 9. Arrived Left  
        V/S R/T          
0530B/25   Yes - ACIC 250231B        (a)  Yes No No A/C not mot Not applicable   A/C did not receive bearings sent out at 3925, nor would she answer Control who was asked to relay signal.  Good bearings were obtained.
122L   (b)  No          
1105B/25     "    "    " (a)  No Good Good 1100B 1600B VIPER   Aircraft was sighted before time we had been ordered to set watch
122L One     (b)  No            
1630B     "    "    " (a)  Yes Good Good 1715B 2215B VIPER   Ship set watch half hour early otherwise would have missed the homing.
122L Two     (b)  Yes            
0540B/26   Not in time - ACIC 260150B (a)  No V. good Bad at start later good 0750B no record      "   Signal ordering watch to be set was not received till 0719B.  A/C arrived at 0730B.  R/T only worked after two hours.  A/C found ONS 5
122   (b)  No          
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
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Date & Time Position Was warning received from shore authorities to expect A/C (a)  Was homing used?  If so state procedure. Communications State good or bad.  If bad give remarks column 9. Time of Aircraft What patrols were ordered. T.O.O. of relevant signals. Remarks (With special reference to V/S & R/T)
Call Sign April   (b)  Was homing successful?  If not give remarks in Column 9. Arrived Left  
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1320B/26   Yes  - ACIC 260150B (a)  Yes N.A. Good 1435B 2230B VIPER   Homing and Communication Very GOOD
122L 1   (b)  Yes            
1510B/26   Yes -   " (a)  No N.A. N.A. No communication with 122L2 but a CATALINA possibly 122L2 or possibly on A/S sweep was sighted at 1710B.  This A/C would not answer V/S or R/T
122L 2     (b)  No    
0545B/27   Yes - ACIC 270201B was received too late (a)  No N.A. Good 0700B Not carried VIPER   Signal ordering watch was not received in time.
122 L   (b)  No          
0600B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  No N.A. Good no record 1220B VIPER   Considerable confusion at two Love one's were in the air at the same time, one unexpected
122L1 (a)   but two 122L's arrived and only one homed. (b)  No          
122L1 (b)   (a)  Yes N.A. Good 1150B no record VIPER  
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1125B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes N.A. Had at first been good 1420B no record VIPER   Homing satisfactory R/T bad at first
122 L2     (b)  Yes   Very bad until last few minutes          
1415B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes N.A.   1510B 1630B 045 NAMBA   NAMBA was passed by 6666 as R/T was useless.  Could hear A/C strength 5, but A/C could not receive ship.
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Call Sign April   (b)  Was homing successful?  If not give remarks in Column 9. Arrived Left  
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1655B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes Good Bad 1650B 1930B VIPER   R/T communication not established.  V/S good.
122 L4     (b)  Yes            
1920B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes Good Bad 1940B no record VIPER   R/T communication not established.  V/S good.
122 L5     (b)  Yes          
2140B/27   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes Good Good 2210B no record VIPER the ADDER   Very good V/S
122 L6     (b)  Yes        
                     
First aircraft arrived before signal had been received.  Last aircraft were a little early on schedule.  Efficiency of W/T, R/T and R/S of individual aircraft varies greatly.  The two  122 Love were confusing.
                     
[text illegible]   Yes - 300154B (a)  Yes N.A. Very good 0045B 0210B VIPER and ADDER   Hudson R/T communication Very good.  A/C left owing to poor visibility after only 20 minutes.
122 L     (b)  Yes            
                     
122 L & 122 L2 did not take off  - probably owing to weather
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
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Date & Time Position Was warning received from shore authorities to expect A/C (a)  Was homing used?  If so state procedure. Communications State good or bad.  If bad give remarks column 9. Time of Aircraft What patrols were ordered. T.O.O. of relevant signals. Remarks (With special reference to V/S & R/T)
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1025B/1   Yes - [text illegible] (a)  Yes N.A. Very good 1705B no record VIPER and LIZARD   Aircraft was heard homing six hours late while we were homing 122 L1 Communications very good.  Reading A/C good in bad weather.
122 L   but A/C was six hours late (b)  Yes            
1544B/1   Yes - "    " (a)  Yes N.A. Very good 1625B 1930B VIPER and LIZZARD   Homing and communication Very good.  [text illegible]
122 L1     (b)  Yes            
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Date & Time Position Was warning received from shore authorities to expect A/C (a)  Was homing used?  If so state procedure. Communications State good or bad.  If bad give remarks column 9. Time of Aircraft What patrols were ordered. T.O.O. of relevant signals. Remarks (With special reference to V/S & R/T)
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6th May 53 20N Yes (a)  Yes BAKER   Bad         Signals from aircraft too weak for bearings to be taken.  OFFA also reported nothing heard from aircraft.
  44 50W   (b)  No            
      " Yes No   Good 1747 1838 Namba 020   Aircraft arrived just too late.  R/T communication very good.
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