Baldy Hughes, BC

1966 Historical Report National Archives of Canada


Historical Report
54 Radar Squadron, Baldy Hughes, BC
1 January 1966 to 31 December 1966

13 Jan 66

Air Officer Commanding, Air Vice Marshal 198 MD Lister from ADC, visits Baldy Hughes on general inspection. 19570 Group Captain JC Hovey from ADC visits Baldy Hughes on annual visit.

17 Jan 66

A ground and air search took place for 225059 Sgt. RJ Taylor, suspected missing just outside the station.

18 Jan 66

ZM6412 Lieutenant RN Davidson from ADC made a postal inspection.

3 21 Feb 66

Repainted the interior of the Officers Quarters plus the SAGE building and the water supply building.

3 24 Feb 66

Maintenance and repairs were carried out on CO2 Flood System in the FPS-27 Tower. On 3 Feb a test was conducted with results of CO2 discharging in both Transmitter Rooms in lieu of one required. The 10, 17 and 24 Feb were spent in removing selector valves for inspection and as yet the problems were not solved. The fire department personnel fully expect that the next maintenance "down time" in the FPS-27 on 3 Mar will solve the problem as only two possible causes remain.

7 Feb 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 4 took place for 2 days with 4 personnel attending.

9 Feb 66

204191 F/L WBD Carter, ASWelO, made a visit to the unit.

14 Feb 66

Simulated exercise Desk Top 8 took place for 2 days with 4 personnel attending.

15 Feb 66

20329 W/C WI Argue, SOPA Administration, visited the unit on an inspection.

22 Feb 66

ZM8712 Captain GE Purcell from RCAF Namao on unit on dental duty. 40822 Sgt. MT Butts promoted to Flight Sergeant. Previous Commanding Officer of Baldy Hughes, 27818 W/C RD Sloat, makes visit to Baldy Hughes when he flew to prince George to open the new Plaza Five building. After two days of competitions in the Winter Carnival, the team from Headquarters won the final game. Mrs. Barbara Bullen, the Headquarters candidate for Carnival Queen, was crowned 1966 Snow Queen at the dance that followed. 26237 W/C D Warren presented the crown and gifts to each of the candidates.

8 Mar 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 5 took place with 4 personnel attending the 1 day exercise.

9 Mar 66

221880 F/L AK Ford from ADC, SOMSE, on unit for inspection of MSE.

22 Mar 66

RSA team from ADCHQ visited Baldy Hughes. Team consisted of:

226522

S/L

DA Reid

43016

F/L

GE Flemming

244487

F/L

PP Janega

43507

FS

T Melnyh

The team awarded Baldy Hughes an excellent rating.

30 Mar 66

Live (ECM) exercise Bone Yard took place for 1 day with 8 personnel participating. 26237 W/C D Warren celebrates 25 years in RCAF.

7 Apr 66

Simulated exercise Hopi Indian 2 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel attending.

12 Apr 66

Simulated exercise Hopi Indian 3 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel attending.

12 20 Apr 66

Canadian Marconi Company sent a repair party to change a bearing in the FPS-27 Tower. These were Messrs. DG Boulsbee, GS Gibson, AH Wilson, N Bazinet and DE While. In addition, three men from Penhold and Staff Sergeant Coyle from ADCHQ accompanied the group to gain experience.

19 22 Apr 66

SOAF Inspection in accounts. Men involved were: 25123 WO2 MS Petkau and 60398 F/L JE Smith from ADCHQ.

25 Apr 66

46608 WO2 RS Poole retirement from the RCAF Regular Force. Mess Dinner held in his honour in the Sergeants Mess.

25 Apr 31 Oct 66

Repaired asphalt pavement of station roads and parking areas.

26 Apr 66

Simulated exercise Hopi Indian 4 lasted 2 days with 4 personnel attending.

27 Apr 66

Live local Security exercise lasted 2 days with 40 personnel participating.

28 Apr 31 May 66

Painted exterior trim of Commanding Officers residence and Officers quarters and Barrack Blocks 4, 5, 6, 7 and Station Headquarters and the Multi-Purpose building.

1 May 66

DND (RCAF) leased 16 three bedroom suites, 3 four bedroom suites, and 6 two bedroom suites effective 1 May for a term of 60 months from Alpine Construction Limited.

3 May 66

239147 S/L GL Haworth, Region Surgeon, visited the Mess Hall and MIR for inspection of sanitary conditions and also viewed the trailer park conditions.

5 May 66

Lieutenant Colonel RF Culley, SAC, during "Top Rung" exercise observed in-flight refueling. Live exercise Top Rung 12 took place for 2 days with 12 personnel participating.

12 May 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 7 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel taking part. W/C Lawrence and Lieutenant Colonel Jansen from 25th NORAD Intelligence Information on Unit for lectures.

16 May 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 8 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel taking part.

23 May 66

15072 FS HL Dubois and 38992 F/L AN Hammond on unit to inspect Supply.

24 May 66

Live exercise Hopi Brave 4 lasted for 3 days with 18 personnel participating. Baldy Hughes sponsored a candidate in the annual Queen Aurora Contest held in Prince George. The candidate, Miss Anne Maria Waldvogel, did not win but the press coverage was good.

25 May 66

38770 F/L DF Steward on Unit for Accounts inspection.

26 May 66

Live exercise Hopi Brave 5 took place for 1 day with 10 personnel participating.

31 May 66

13954 Sgt. J Paduch promoted to Flight Sergeant.

3 Jun 66

Commanding Officers parade 14823 FS LS Peckham was presented with his Suggestions Committee award and gift.

7 Jun 66

70013 F/L Rieder and 15370 F/L W Chita on Unit for DMCC lectures.

8 Jun 66

Painted interior of Barrack Blocks 5 and 6.

10 Jun 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 10 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel participating.

11 Jun 66

Armed Forces Day Observance of this day included a tour of the Operations Site. Areas open for viewing by tour groups were the FPS-27 tower, FST-2, DMCC, Radar Maintenance, Fire Truck and equipment, power plant and an electronic composed display in the Ground Training Lecture Room. One hundred and fifty to two hundred guests attended. Continuous films predominately of military theme were shown in the station theatre. The annual Walk-a-Thon was held in conjunction with these activities. In addition, the Commanding Officer gave short presentations on the Canadian Forces to some 14 local service clubs.

16 Jun 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 9 was held with 4 personnel attending.

23 Jun 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Knife 9 was held for 2 days with 6 personnel attending.

29 Jun 66

134902 F/L JR McLean from ADC visited Unit for a manpower analysis. 93211 F/O DL Frizzell was promoted to Flight Lieutenant effective 1 May 66.

7 Jul 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 11 lasted for 1 day with 4 personnel attending.

14 Jul 66

89388 F/O JA Hawrylak, 72251 F/O RP Brown and 19386 F/L DH Thorne on Unit for inspection.

19 Jul 66

DM Auditors in for surprise audit. Mr. DA Adams in charge, and Messrs. B Goudi, R Cooley and WN Grey.

25 Jul 66

Simulated exercise Hopi Indian 6 lasted for 2 days with 16 personnel attending.

2 Aug 66

Live exercise Hopi Brave 6 lasted for 2 days with 8 personnel participating.

4 Aug 66

Live exercise Top Rung 13 lasted for 2 days with 8 personnel participating.

5 Aug 66

22898 S/L CM Madsen assumes duties of Chairman Unit Safety Council and Chairman of Unit Fire Prevention Council.

17 Aug 66

Live exercise Mute 20 lasted for 3 days with 16 personnel participating.

23 Aug 66

Mr. Edward White of CMC on Unit for inspection.

24 Aug 66

Live exercise Desk Top 8 lasted for 2 days with 8 personnel attending.

31 Aug 66

226836 S/L RE Forbes on Unit for Food Service Staff visit.

19 Sep 66

25512 F/L GW Hunter on Unit for inspection of CE Section.

22 Sep 66

Live exercise Hopi Brave 7 took place for 2 days with 8 personnel participating.

28 Sep 66

28071 F/L RW Bambrick on Unit for Radar Section inspection.

10 Oct 66

Live exercise Mute XXI lasted for 1 day with 6 personnel participating.

11 Oct 66

S/L ED Kelly, Commander LT McHugh and G/C EJ Williams make a visit to the Unit.

12 Oct 66

Live exercise Desk Top 8 lasted for 2 days with 12 personnel participating.

13 Oct 66

Effective new Post Office address for Baldy Hughes is: Commanding Officer, 54 Radar Squadron Baldy Hughes, Prince George, BC.

17 Oct 66

245451 Major MP Quinn to MIR on dental duty from Vancouver.

18 Oct 66

Live (ECM) exercise Bone Yard lasted 1 day with 7 personnel attending.

19 Oct 66

25537 F/L RN Kempthorne from Puntzi Mountain on Unit for surprise audit in Accounts.

21 Oct 66

40256 S/L LW Mould, Chaplain, on unit from ADCHQ.

26 Oct 66

Command Security inspection and vulnerability test 237297 F/O JF McGlennon headed the inspection team. Live exercise Local Security Alert lasted for 2 days with 55 personnel participating.

27 Oct 66

Simulated exercise Bannock Echo 13 lasted for 1 day with 4 personnel attending.

31 Oct 1 Nov 66

19602 G/C WM Diggle, Deputy Chief of Staff Tech Services, from CFHQ on Unit for staff visit.

3 6 Nov 66

CMC personnel Mr. RJ McDonnell and Mr. JC Brown on Unit to assist in changing azimuth drive motor on AN/FPS-26.

9 11 Nov 66

46629 F/O CA Sanderson, Pers/Admin, from ADCHQ to carry out annual SSOPA Mess and Institutes and Administrative inspection.

11 Nov 66

Armistice Day Baldy Hughes took part in the annual Armistice Day Parade.

14 Nov 66

236693 F/L CR Berry from Kamloops on Unit for Board of Inquiry.

18 Nov 66

Live exercise Hopi Brave took place for 1 day with 4 personnel participating.

19 Nov 66

30623 S/L KE McKenzie to CE Section for inspection.

22 Nov 66

Simulated exercise Apache Hunt 2 took place for 1 day with 4 personnel attending.

25 Nov 66

F/L Bambrick, CGEO and F/O Mantell, TelMaintO from Beaverlodge, and F/O Welland from Puntzi Mountain arrived for discussions with S/L CM Madsen.

30 Nov 66

David George Boulsbee of CMC in for MATCOM work assignment 27-58 and GED 3957 24 Nov to provide Tech Supervision for installation of AN/FPS-27 pulse transformer.

1 3 Dec 66

SA111284 WO2 Coyle of SSOCE staff from Longueuil on TD at unit to conduct a staff inspection in Radar mechanical maintenance area.

5 Dec 66

38188 F/L RA Stevens on Unit from ADC/NB for staff visit. 22464 S/L S Stewart from McChord on Unit for inspection.

16 Dec 66

2136 F/L RL Payne, Tech/Arm, to inspect 25 yard self-help range.