to AFAO 71.00/01
RCAF Station Senneterre, PQ
3 Jun 57
F/O Hull, Tech/CE, reported in from ADCHQ to take up duties as Construction Engineering Officer. F/Cs RC Hughes and BM Haines, URTP, on TD this unit for summer employment as AS/FrtC.
4 Jun 57
First air spray carried out by 412 Transport Squadron, Ottawa.
5 Jun 57
Exercise Cross Talk (Sector). F/L E Martin, Chaplain (P), transferred CUNEF, Naples, Italy.
10 Jun 57
Mr. L Hebden of Northern Electric arrived for antenna check (communications).
11 Jun 57
Exercise Caveman II.
13 Jun 57
Two ECM runs by a C-119 from 104 (K) Flight. No problems.
17 Jun 57
F/O M Wilson, Rec. Officer, ADCHQ, visited Senneterre for two days.
18 19 Jun 57
Exercise Cannon Ball B-52s. Not too successful.
23 Jun 57
F/L Beasleigh left for Command Conference on exercise.
24 Jun 57
F/L RS Turner, AS/FtrC, 2402 Squadron, reported in for two weeks cross training.
25 Jun 57
Six VHF channels receivers and transmitters were sent to Foymount.
1 Jul 57
Promotions - F/O to F/L: F/L Wortley, F/L Chase, F/L Cunningham. S/L B MacFie, CO 2402 Squadron, reported in for one month special duty summer camp. F/L JFA Hebert, SMO, transferred to Montreal and to Reserves.
2 Jul 57
F/O OL Mallalieu reported in from Station Toronto to take over as SAO. F/L Matheral transferred to 64th Air Division, St. Johns, Newfoundland.
4 Jul 57
Message centre prepared to handle all message traffic for Haffey Search.
5 Jul 57
Haffey Search search for missing aircraft CF-CRL continued until 26 Jul. Station Senneterre assisted with men and material. The detachment was open for approximately three weeks. F/L Cunningham, F/O Midgley, FS Villeneuve and FS Jessiman were employed full time at Val dOr for the period. Approximately 30 spotters were sent per day resulting in 2600 hours spotting time.
7 Jul 57
Sports weekend to Parent approximately fifty Station Senneterre personnel participated in the various events.
8 Jul 57
Search and Rescue search for lost men in bush 60 miles from station. Fifteen personnel took part in search which continued until 14 Jul. Negative results subject believed drowned or devoured.
13 Jul 57
F/O Elliott, 2402 Squadron, arrived on special duty summer camp training.
15 Jul 57
P/O MA Thessen, 2402 Squadron, arrived on TD for two weeks.
16 Jul 57
F/L Scott, AS/FtrC, arrived on transfer. New Wire Chief, Mr. C Grant, arrived on unit.
24 Jul 57
F/O Jergenson from 410 Squadron Uplands, reported in to be briefed by Senneterre personnel re Haffey search worked with Searchmaster in charge of spotters.
25 Jul 57
Missing aircraft spotted two bodies recovered.
29 Jul 57
Sonograph representative arrived for installation of second recorder cabinet which consisted of three recorders for monitoring operations telephone positions.
31 Jul 57
Peaking of prime Search Radar, FPS-3C by Northern Electric continued until 7 Aug 57.
Swimming pool (extension to Rec. Hall) completed.
1 Aug 57
W/C Trischuk and F/L Gaudine arrived on TD from St. Hubert. F/L Clarke and F/O Paynter from Station Uplands arrived for four days special duty. Arrived on TD from ADCHQ, Mr. FE Haughian, C/CPO.
2 Aug 57
Peaking of prime Height-Finding radar FPS-6 by General Electric continued until 8 Oct 57.
8 Aug 57
Mr. Hughes of Canadian Aviation Electronics began UHF conversion installation.
12 Aug 57
F/O THE McCullough, AS/FtrC, transferred to Comox.
13 Aug 57
F/L Sunstrum, Armament, arrived on TD from North Bay. On TD from 2402 Squadron F/L Riddle, AS/FtrC.
14 Aug 57
On transfer from Station Comox F/O Tate, AS/FtrC. F/O Midgley, Pers/Admin transferred to Station Lachine.
28 Aug 57
W/C EJW Higgin arrived at unit on transfer.
29 Aug 57
Handing-over parade. W/C Higgin takes over command of station from W/C Duncan this date.
30 Aug 57
W/C Duncan transferred to AFHQ.
3 Sep 57
F/L PJH Sheasby from St. Hubert arrived with mobile jammer lectures and films.
5 Sep 57
C-119 and ground jammer both operating effectively.
6 Sep 57
C-119 aborted, more ground jamming.
9 Sep 57
C-119 ECM exercise aborted. On transfer to this unit from Clinton, F/O FW Carroll, Tech/Tel.
10 Sep 57
Work began on TX1 extension.
15 Sep 57
GObC personnel arrived.
17 Sep 57
W/C CS Yarnell arrived on TD from Station Parent.
18 Sep 57
Arrived on TD from London, Ontario F/L H Bill, Chaplain (P).
19 Sep 57
Exercise Blue Light SAC.
22 Sep 57
On transfer to this unit from North Bay F/O JCVR Carter, Air/Obs.
24 Sep 57
TD to this unit from St. Hubert F/L CN Envoy and F/L WK Beattie; from Quebec Command, Lt. Colonel GW McCrary.
Landscaping at Val dOr detachment completed.
1 Oct 57
Exercise Caveman B3.
20 Oct 57
F/O WJ Gliddon, AS/FtrC, arrived on TD from 2402 Squadron.
22 Oct 57
Surprise ECM exercise FC-25. F/L CH Jensen, Chaplain (P), transferred this unit from Station Lincoln Park.
23 Oct 57
S/L GMK Davis arrived on TD from ADCHQ.
25 Oct 57
FC-3. Photographed jamming exercise.
26 Oct 57
Formal dance held in Officers Mess.
30 Oct 57
W/C RR Steeves arrived on TD from ADCHQ.
Extension to CE Building completed. Extension to Heating Plant completed.
7 Nov 57
B-52 overfly 2 fighters scrambled.
13 Nov 57
½ hour ECM communications jamming.
15 Nov 57
Removal by unit personnel of Serial 4 complementary Height-Finding Radar TPS-501.
19 Nov 57
Struck off strength this date and on transfer to the Supplementary Reserve effective 14 Jan 58, F/O BB Phillips (Nurse).
22 Nov 57
Mechanical jamming chaff.
23 Nov 57
W/C Rodger and W/C Gallagher arrived from ADCHQ for official opening of Chapel.
28 Nov 57
Iron Bar MCL penetrations.
29 Nov 57
GObC alerted at 1600Z, sat until further notice for Sputnik rocket.
30 Nov 57
SAC overfly no interceptors available (AC875)
Station chapel completed. Disposal of original construction camp (Atlas site)
Submitted in accordance with AFAO 71.00/01
(AJ Simpson) S/L
A/CO RCAF Station Senneterre
For (EJW Higgin) W/C
CO RCAF Station Senneterre