Squadron Diary

Date 5 December 1943

SUNDAY, 05 DEC 1943

Operational stand-down was ordered today.  

Flying Training

Not conducted due to unserviceability of aircraft.

Crews were detailed for ground training.



Sqn Ldr Attwater was hopitalised due to a fractured jaw, being replaced temporarily by Fg Off Richards as 'B' Flt Commander.  



Widespread fog was experienced inland all day, with mist on the coast and haze on te Wolds. Visibility was 1000 yds inland, 1000 to 2000 yds near the coast, and 3 to 6 miles on the Wolds (this deteriorated to 2000 to 4000 yds by dusk). Cloud was variable stratocumulus with a base of 4000 to 5000 ft.

Winds light and variable or calm.



Widespread fog inland with visibility 1000 yds; this improved to 2000 to 4000 yds near the coast. However, by midnight the coastal visibility had reduced to 1000 to 2000 yds, and less than 1000 yds inland.

Patches of low stratus appeared on the Wolds from 2000 hrs with variable amounts of stratocumulus with a base of 4000 to 5000 ft and a thin broken layer of stratus above that. The low stratus over the Wolds as 10/10 with a base of 400 to 800 ft.

Winds remained light and variable or calm.