7 Radio Unit - Patricia, BC.

1945 - Extract from Daily Diary - National Archives of Canada


DAILY DIARY
7 RADIO UNIT - PATRICIA, BC.
1 Jan 1945 to 31 Oct 1945

1 Jan 45

Cloudy.

2 Jan 45

Partly cloudy.

3 Jan 45

Overcast. F/L Clark, C12596, mentioned in despatches in New Year's Honours List.

4 Jan 45

Overcast, rain.

5 Jan 45

Clear, becoming overcast. F/O Parsons posted to #7 Release Centre on retirement, effective 31st Jan., following Special Leave.

6 Jan 45

Overcast, rain.

7 Jan 45

Bright and clear.

8 Jan 45

Overcast. F/O Parsons cleared from Unit. F/L Clark appointed Unit Defence (Security also) Officer, vice F/O Parsons. F/L Scherk posted to #4 Release Centre on retirement effective 18th Feb., following Special Leave.

9 Jan 45

Overcast, rain.

10 Jan 45

Clear, fog in Straits.

11 Jan 45

Overast, rain.

12 Jan 45

Clear in am, overcast in pm. Filter asked search be made for balloon over Victoria - some plots passed which might have been this. Balloon evidently suspected of being of Jap origin, since signal received this date from WAC states that a number of such balloons have been found in Washington and Oregon. Balloon later identified as being released by Army at MacCauly Point. 19 SFC student officers visited unit for familiarization.

13 Jan 45

Heavy rain in morning - high winds - clearing in afternoon. Postings and attachments make it necessary to misemploy Diesel personnel as Service Police. Cpl. O'Neill, SP, cut his finger badly at 16.30 hrs and was rushed to Station Hospital in ambulance - five stitches were required to close the wound.

14 Jan 45

Overcast. Daily Maintenance was completed at 1100 hrs. At 10.59 Sector asked for a search in the neighbourhood of Chiliwack - 3 plus a/c plotted at 11.03, - showing IFF. Sector later reported that one fighter, 133 Squadron, of four, had crashed at that point into the Fraser River. The remaining a/c were plotted until Sector brought them down at Abbotsford.

15 Jan 45

Bright and clear. Normal routine. F/L Clark visited #2 filter Detachment in pm.

16 Jan 45

Overcast. F/O Jones, C13512, reported on posting taking Command of Unit, vice F/L Scherk. The fact that this Unit is not yet equipped with IFF. Interrogator equipment does not appear to be fully understood by those concerned. In the case of the fighters from 133 Squadron, lost in the Fraser River near Chiliwack on the 14th of Jan., F/O Jones was questioned by S/L Moran, of the School of Fighter Control, as to whether Broad IFF had been seen on our equipment. Since Broad IFF was reported from some source, and No 8 Radio Unit at Sea Island is off the air for overhaul, the distress IFF must have been picked up by a ASV Beacon. Broad IFF can not be seen on the equipment in use at this Unit until IFF Interrogator equipment is installed.

17 Jan 45

Overcast. Normal routine.

18 Jan 45

Bright and clear in am. Very little flying activity.

19 Jan 45

Coudy in am. Bright and clear in pm. Sector congratulated Unit on track of Dawn Patrol.

20 Jan 45

CAVU in am. Broken in pm.

21 Jan 45

CAVU in am. At 1040 CW interference picked up between 002 degrees and 020 degrees Mag. At 1043 beam narrowed to 007 - 017 degrees Mag. Ceased at 1047. At 1052 it showed intermittently between 007 degrees and 011 degress Mag. Off for DI at 1100 hours. Reported occurrence to Sector asking them to pass on information to WAC. Would appear to come from a ground installation at BY. CAVU in pm.

22 Jan 45

CAVU in am. Ground ray interference noted. Broken - 7/10 cloud in pm.

23 Jan 45

CAVU in am. F/L Clark on temporary duty at WAC. Quarterly Overhaul party arrived. Signalled WAC for permission to go off the air 0800 hrs, 24th Jan.

24 Jan 45

Ceiling 3500, viz 8 miles, overcast. Quarterly Overhaul commenced 1000 hours.

25 Jan 45

Quarterly Overhaul. CAVU.

26 Jan 45

Quarterly Overhaul. CAVU.

27 Jan 45

Quarterly Overhaul. F/L Clark reported back from TD at WAC.

28 Jan 45

Bright and clear. Overhaul progressing favourably.

29 Jan 45

Quarterly overhaul. CAVU.

30 Jan 45

Quarterly overhaul. CAVU.

31 Jan 45

Quarterly overhaul completed. Back on air at 0900 hours. Overcast and rain.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31 JANUARY, 1945

Officers (Radar) - 1
Officers (Admin) - 3
Senior NCOS (Radar Mechanics) - 2
Airmen (Radar Mechanics) - 3
Senior NCOs (Radar Operators) - 1
Airmen (Radar Operators) - 19
Senior NCOs (Diesel Fitters) - 1
Airmen (Diesel Fitters) - 2
Senior NCOs (Service Police) - 1
Airmen (Service Police) - 3
Airmen (General Duties) - 1
Airmen (Equipment Assistant) - 1
Total - 38

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational - 553 hrs 15 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 0 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 23 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 1 hrs 45 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 167 hrs 00 min.
Total - 744 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Feb 45

Overcast and raining.

2 Feb 45

Overcast and raining, clearing somewhat in pm.

3 Feb 45

Overcast and raining, clearing somewhat in pm.

4 Feb 45

Overcast and rain.

5 Feb 45

Overcast in am, broken in pm.

6 Feb 45

Overcast and rain in am, broken in pm.

7 Feb 45

Showers in am. Bright and clear in pm.

8 Feb 45

Heavy rain.

9 Feb 45

Overcast in am, showers.

10 Feb 45

Overcast with light fog.

11 Feb 45

Overcast, showers, high winds.

12 Feb 45

Overcast and rain.

13 Feb 45

CAVU

14 Feb 45

Viz unlimited, scattered cloud.

15 Feb 45

Overcast and rain.

16 Feb 45

Overcast. At 1533 Filter requested us to sweep around Port Angeles, a/c reported by #8 RU and Jordan River as showing broad IFF. A/C picked up at Uncle Baker 4976 - 14,000' - identified as US123. Ident changed at 1609 to L123. A complete track was kept on this A/C for over 1 1/2 hours. It was a Liberator lost above the overcast. Landed safely at BY.

17 Feb 45

Broken in am, viz unlimited, CAVU in pm. Practice interception with 2 sections of 135 (F). 2 Interceptions made. 15 BR Controllers including S/L Connor visited Unit.

18 Feb 45

CAVU. Several long tracks in pm on fighters searching for "Paper". No results. Query raid picked up around Pt. Roberts. Faded after 5 minutes.

19 Feb 45

Overcast with showers. F/L Hartley, F/L Turner from #2 TSU and S/O Gray, #2 FD, F/O Wilson, Calibration Crew, visited Unit.

20 Feb 45

CAVU. Search at 1705 for "Paper".

21 Feb 45

Overcast and raining.

22 Feb 45

Overcast and rain in am. Clearing in pm.

23 Feb 45

Overcast in am. CAVU in pm.

24 Feb 45

Overcast.

25 Feb 45

Scattered cloud. At 1852 picked up interference between 350 degs - 035 deg Mag, wave form, lasted for 10 mins.

26 Feb 45

Overcast and showers

27 Feb 45

CAVU. Requested section of fighters for exercise in pm. Sector very busy on "Paper" interceptions. Exercise laid on for 0930 hours tomorrow.

28 Feb 45

High overcast. Exercise from 0925 -1030, 5 identifications made.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 28 FEBRUARY, 1945

Officers - 3
NCOs - 14
NCOs on attachment - 2
Total NCO's - 16
Airmen - 19
Airmen on attachment - 5
Total Airmen - 23
Total personnel - 43

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational - 643 hrs 05 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 45 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 28 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 0 hrs 00 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 0 hrs 10 min.
Total - 672 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Mar 45

CAVU. Interception exercise in am, one interception made. In pm W/C's Beardmore, Weston, and Norris, S/L's Ramsay and Bercovitch and 4 civilians from DOT visited this Unit.

2 Mar 45

Overcast and showers.

3 Mar 45

Overcast am, CAVU pm. "Paper" searches, no results.

4 Mar 45

CAVU. "Paper" search at 1830 by 2 sections fighters, no results. L138, A/C in distress, picked up at 2350 in PS0058, landed at BY safely. S/L's Mansen, Bronson, and Mills visited Unit.

5 Mar 45

Overcasr, viz poor, light snow.

6 Mar 45

Overcast, 5 miles viz. F/L Tees, Sector PB, visited Unit.

7 Mar 45

Overcast and light rain. F/L WF Miles, #2 TSU, visited Unit.

8 Mar 45

Overcast, 10 miles viz to west.

9 Mar 45

Overcast and rain. CW interference between 355 degs - 025 degs Mag during am.

10 Mar 45

Overcast, rain and high winds. "Paper" searches in pm by Kittys and Mosquitos.

11 Mar 45

Overcast and rain. CW interference 015 deg - 025 deg Mag from 0840 - 0850 hours.

12 Mar 45

Overcast, rain and hail. Clearing in pm. "Paper" searches in pm, vicinity of Bellingham.

13 Mar 45

Overcast with showers. F/L EG Kelly #2 TSU at Unit re Calibration.

14 Mar 45

Overcast, heavy rain.

15 Mar 45

Overcast. S/L WJ McLeod, EAC and F/L NR Sinclair, AFMQ visited Unit. 13 personnel from School of Flying Control on familiarization visit.

16 Mar 45

Overcast. 10 Officers from School of Flying Control on familiarization visit.

17 Mar 45

Broken cloud at 7,000, viz unlimited. 7 Officers from School of Flying Control on familiarization visit.

18 Mar 45

Overcast and showers.

19 Mar 45

Ovecast. Heavy rain.

20 Mar 45

Overcast, viz 8 miles.

21 Mar 45

Overcast and rain.

22 Mar 45

Overcast and showers in am. Broken in pm. Interference between 215 deg - 225 deg Mag from 0925-0942 hrs.

23 Mar 45

Broken, viz unlimited. CW interference between 210 deg and 230 eg Mag from 1020-1031 hrs.

24 Mar 45

Broken, showers in am. F/L Mawdsley reported on duty.

25 Mar 45

Overcast and showers in am. Scattered in pm, viz unlimited. F/L Hartley #2 TSU visited Unit.

26 Mar 45

CAVU.

27 Mar 45

High overcast, viz unlimited. Showers in pm.

28 Mar 45

CAVU F/L Jones at X-1 Detachment, Jordan River in pm.

29 Mar 45

High overcast, viz unlimited, scattered in pm.

30 Mar 45

Overcast and light showers.

31 Mar 45

CAVU

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31 MARCH, 1945

Officers - 3
NCOs - 16
NCOs on attachment - 4
Total NCO's - 20
Airmen - 19
Airmen on attachment - 4
Total Airmen - 23
Total personnel - 46

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -709 hrs 20 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 10 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 31 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 3 hrs 30 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 0 hrs 0 min.
Total - 744 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Apr 45

CAVU. Commercial power off between 1634 and 1715.

2 Apr 45

Scattered cloud. Viz unlimited.

3 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited. Officers from BR Controllers Course visited Unit in am.

4 Apr 45

Overcast and heavy showers in am. Broken in pm.

5 Apr 45

Overcast and showers

6 Apr 45

Overcast and showers in am. Six officers #1 School of Flying Control visited Unit in am. High wind and overcast in pm.

7 Apr 45

Ovecast and showers. S/L Graham advised S/L Abrams and F/L Forrest will visit tomorrow.

8 Apr 45

Broken with showers in am. Scattered in pm.

9 Apr 45

Overcast in am. Scattered in pm.

10 Apr 45

Broken with showers in am.

11 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

12 Apr 45

Broken, viz ulimited.

13 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited. W/C Poupore, SAdO and S/L Trites W&B visited Unit.

14 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

15 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

16 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

17 Apr 45

Overcast and showers in am and early pm. Paper search in pm. Paper grounded by BY.

18 Apr 45

Overcast and showers in pm.

19 Apr 45

Scattered, viz 8 miles.

20 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited. Query raid at 1332. Fighters scrambled. Nil results.

21 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

22 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

23 Apr 45

Overcast, viz 3/4 miles. Fog.

24 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited. Sector interception exercise in am. 144 plots passed to Filter in approx 1 hr on 2 sections of fighters and Drill 172. Further exercise in pm.

25 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited. Sector interception exercises in am and pm.

26 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited. High wind. Surface vessels reported in Peter Uncle. Mosquito and Kittys scrambled. Identified as fishing fleet.

27 Apr 45

Broken, viz unlimited. High winds.

28 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

29 Apr 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 30 APRIL, 1945

Officers - 3
NCOs - 17
NCOs on attachment - 1
Total NCO's - 18
Airmen - 16
Airmen on attachment - 2
Total Airmen - 18
Total personnel - 46

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -687 hrs 05 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 2 hrs 30 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 30 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 0 hrs 25 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 0 hrs 0 min.
Total - 720 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 May 45

Scattered, viz unlimited. F/Os Roberts and Coffell reported on Station from No 2 School Fighter Control.

2 May 45

CAVU

3 May 45

CAVU. Station Intelligence Officer visited Unit.

4 May 45

CAVU

5 May 45

CAVU

6 May 45

CAVU. 152 tracks passed to Filter on 5th May.

7 May 45

CAVU

8 May 45

CAVU

9 May 45

Overcast and rain.

10 May 45

Quarterly overhaul commenced 0915 hrs. Permission granted by WAC Filter and Sector. Overcast.

11 May 45

Overcast and showers. Quarterly overhaul proceeding.

12 May 45

Overcast and showers. Quarterly overhaul proceeding.

13 May 45

Broken, viz unlimited. Quarterly overhaul proceeding.

14 May 45

Broken with showers. Quarterly overhaul proceeding.

15 May 45

Broken, viz 6 miles, showers. Quarterly overhaul proceeding. On the air 0800 hours.

16 May 45

Overcast and showers.

17 May 45

Broken, viz unlimited, showers. Interception exercise cancelled due to WX.

18 May 45

Broken, viz unlimited, showers. Interception exercise in am. On diesel power 1730 hrs - 2010 hrs.

19 May 45

Broken in am. Scattered in pm. Viz unlimited. Interception exercise in pm.

20 May 45

Overcast, light drizzle.

21 May 45

Clear and bright.

22 May 45

Clear and bright.

23 May 45

CAVU. Interception exercise in am.

24 May 45

CAVU.

25 May 45

High overcast, viz 8 miles in haze. Exercise in am washed out. U/S A/C in intercepting section.

26 May 45

CAVU.

27 May 45

CAVU

28 May 45

Heavy ground fog to 1000 hrs, viz 1 1/2 miles, CAVU thereafter. 1 Sgt, 1 Cpl and 2 LAWs reported for duty from #2 Filter. U/T until 3 June/45.

29 May 45

CAVU. Crew from W&B installed new transformer on BC Power line. Unit on Diesel power for approx 45 minutes. Interception exercise in pm. Viz poor due to have at 12,000'.

30 May 45

Ceiling unlimited, light smoke, viz 6 miles.

31 May 45

Overcast, viz 8 miles.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31 MAY, 1945

Officers - 4
NCOs - 16
NCOs on attachment - 3
Total NCO's - 19
Airmen - 16
Airmen on attachment - 4 (WDs -1, Sgt, 1 Cpl, 2 LAWs attached this Unit from No 2 Filter Unit, Victoria, BC)
Total Airmen - 20
Total personnel - 43

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -599 hrs 22 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 31 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 25 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 0 hrs 17 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 118 hrs 50 min.
Total - 744 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Jun 45

CAVU

2 Jun 45

CAVU. F/L Bush, Radar Officer reported at Unit.

3 Jun 45

0050 Filter requested Unit to search for lost a/c L146 - picked up at 0053 at X3741 and followed until 0204 to PS4137. Filter advise a/c landed OK. Overcast, viz 10 miles.

4 Jun 45

Overcast and raining, viz 1 1/2 miles.

5 Jun 45

Broken, viz unlimited. 14 Officers from #1 School of Flying Control visited Unit in am, 12 in pm.

6 Jun 45

Overcast, viz unlimited. 11 officers from #1 School of Flying Control visited Unit in am, 8 in pm.

7 Jun 45

Overcast in am. CAVU in pm. S/L Austin, Ops Controller WAC visited Unit on familiarization.

8 Jun 45

Overcast and rain.

9 Jun 45

Overcast and showers.

10 Jun 45

Overcast and showers.

11 Jun 45

Broken with showers. Scramble at 1715 for "paper".

12 Jun 45

Broken with showers in am.

13 Jun 45

Broken with showers. Intermittent wave interference between 210 - 228 Mag from 1845 to 1910 hrs. Blacked out PPI and HR tubes.

14 Jun 45

CAVU

15 Jun 45

CAVU

16 Jun 45

CAVU

17 Jun 45

CAVU

18 Jun 45

Overcast, viz unlimited.

19 Jun 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

20 Jun 45

Overcast and light rain, viz unlimited. S/L Abrams, Operational Research, WAC visited Unit re "paper".

21 Jun 45

Overcast in am. Scattered in pm. Viz unlimited.

22 Jun 45

CAVU. F/O Long, Station IO visited Unit.

23 Jun 45

CAVU

24 Jun 45

CAVU. P/O Phipps, Supply Tech Officer reported to Unit. Ops Room Temp 1450 hrs, 91 degs.

25 Jun 45

CAVU

26 Jun 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

27 Jun 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

28 Jun 45

Overcast, viz unlimited. F/L's Barwood and Owen reported on duty, technical officers.

29 Jun 45

Scattered, viz unlimited.

30 Jun 45

CAVU.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 30 JUNE, 1945

Officers - 7
NCOs - 25
NCOs on attachment - 2
Total NCO's - 27
Airmen - 13
Airmen on attachment - 2
Total Airmen - 15
Total personnel - 49

2 F/Sgts, 2 Sgts, 2 AC attached to X-1 Detachment Jordan River.

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -685 hrs 49 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 35 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 30 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 0 hrs 36 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 0 hrs 0 min.
Total - 720 hrs.

(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Jul 45

CAVU

2 Jul 45

CAVU. W/C McNee inspected Unit in am. Practice interception in pm. Failure due to large number of a/c in area.

3 Jul 45

CAVU

4 Jul 45

CAVU. F/L Jones left on two weeks annual leave. F/O Roberts assuming command during his absence. Filter requested search in Cowichan Lake area at 2030 hrs for "Paper". At 2033 hrs a suspicious echo was picked up at PR5510 and identified by filter as a "Q". No further plots were passed as the echo disappeared in the PEs.

5 Jul 45

CAVU. Off air from 1913 to 1958 hrs abnormal maintenance - burnt brilliance pot.

6 Jul 45

CAVU. F/L Nichols and F/L Albert, controllers under training, reported to unit from No 2 School of Fighter Control.

7 Jul 45

CAV limited to west by smoke.

8 Jul 45

CAV limited by smoke from nearby forest fire. Picking up echoes between X4035-X9035 believed to be from smoke.

9 Jul 45

CAVU. No clouds.

10 Jul 45

CAVU. Routine.

11 Jul 45

CAV smoke haze from forest fires.

12 Jul 45

CAV smoke haze forest fires west. F/L Owen cleared to release centre.

13 Jul 45

CAV smoke and haze of smoke. F/L Hartley and crew of 6 arrived and commenced overhaul 0900 hrs. Crews #8 & 9 of #2 TSU.

14 Jul 45

High overcast breaking in pm., light haze. Quarterly overhaul in progress.

15 Jul 45

Overcast, light rain. Quarterly overhaul in progress.

16 Jul 45

Overcast, overhaul still in progress. Commenced drill parades, three hours in am.

17 Jul 45

CAVU. Overhaul completed. On air at 1200 hrs. In PM S/L Connor and party of 10 BR controllers visited Unit. F/O Roberts on TD to Jordan River for pay purposes.

18 Jul 45

CAVU

19 Jul 45

CAV limited by smoke haze in pm. Interception cancelled.

20 Jul 45

CAV limited by smoke and fog in am, cleared in pm.

21 Jul 45

CAVU, light overcast in am.

22 Jul 45

CAVU

23 Jul 45

CAVU. Practice interception in pm successful.

24 Jul 45

S/L Langford AMAS visited unit in PM

25 Jul 45

W/C Thomas and W/C Britts paid an unofficial visit to Unit in pm.

26 Jul 45

CAVU. F/L Jones returned from leave. F/L McKinty reported to unit as sup. Tech Officer. S/O Butten, F/O Stephens, S/O Latin and S/O Bray visited Unit in pm in conjunction with messing and sanitation.

27 Jul 45

CAVU

28 Jul 45

Viz unlimited, scattered, overcast in pm.

29 Jul 45

Viz unlimited, broken. At 0455 a Liberator was picked up in Roger at about 70 miles. Filter had previously advised us a/c was lost. From our track the a/c was directed to Sea Island. No of plots 32, length of track 125 miles.

30 Jul 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

31 Jul 45

CAVU. Station IO visited in pm.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31 JULY, 1945

Officers - 6
NCOs - 26
Airmen - 16
Total personnel - 48

2 F/Sgts, 2 Sgts, 2 AC attached to X-1 Detachment Jordan River.

1 Sgt, 1AC attached to this unit.

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -617 hrs 16 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 0 hrs 56 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 26 hrs 30 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 0 hrs 18 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 99 hrs 0 min.
Total - 744 hrs.

RP Roberts F/L for
(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Aug 45

CAVU

2 Aug 45

CAVU

3 Aug 45

Overcast in am. CAVU in pm.

4 Aug 45

CAVU

5 Aug 45

CAVU

6 Aug 45

CAVU

7 Aug 45

Scattered, viz unlimited. Effective 1230 hrs there will be a Controller on duty during hrs of Readiness.

8 Aug 45

Small quantities scattered cloud, viz unlimited. S/L Mills & F/O McKenzie paid a visit to F/L McKinty (unofficial visit).

9 Aug 45

Broken am, scattered pm, viz unlimited

10 Aug 45

CAVU

11 Aug 45

CAVU. All flying suspended by WAC until further notice.

12 Aug 45

CAVU

13 Aug 45

CAVU

14 Aug 45

CAVU

15 Aug 45

CAVU. Off the air at 1820 hours until further notice.

16 Aug 45

CAVU. Operations to be resumed at 0800 hrs, 17th August.

17 Aug 45

Broken, viz unlimited. Unit on the air at 0800 hrs.

18 Aug 45

CAVU

19 Aug 45

CAVU

20 Aug 45

CAVU. 10 personnel from School of Flying Control visited Unit in pm.

21 Aug 45

CAVU. 12 personnel from SFC visited Unit in pm.

22 Aug 45

CAVU. 9 personnel from SFC visited Unit in pm.

23 Aug 45

CAVU

24 Aug 45

Broken, viz unlimited.

25 Aug 45

Cloudy to continuous rain. At 1525 Flying Control phoned asking about picking up an overdue Liberator, Sector & Filter request same at 1530. Track picked up and passed after 1 hr 10 min search. Liberator returned to Pat Bay.

26 Aug 45

Fog, clearing to low cloud and scattered cloud in evening. Viz low.

27 Aug 45

CAVU

28 Aug 45

CAVU

29 Aug 45

Broken. Cloud to clearing.

30 Aug 45

Rain and low viz.

31 Aug 45

Overcast to clear in pm.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31 AUGUST, 1945

Officers - 4
NCOs - 20
Airmen - 21
Total personnel - 45

Includes 1 AC attached to this unit.

SERVICEABILITY SUMMARY

Total hours Station was operational -668 hrs 55 min.
Total hours u/s due to breakdowns - 5 hrs 45 min.
Total hours off air for normal maintenance - 29 hrs 00 min
Total hours off air for abnormal maintenance - 2 hrs 40 min.
Total hours off air for quarterly overhaul - 0 hrs 0 min.
Total hours on standby (V-J Celebrations) - 37 hrs 40 min
Total - 744 hrs.

AJ Nichols F/L for
(AM JONES) F/O
Commanding Officer,
NO 7 Radio Unit, RCAF
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Sep 45

CAVU

2 Sep 45

Viz unlimited, high overcast.

3 Sep 45

Intermittent rain, low viz.

4 Sep 45

Broken viz.

5 Sep 45

Am rain, broken viz.

6 Sep 45

CAVU

7 Sep 45

Broken viz

8 Sep 45

CAVU

9 Sep 45

CAVU

10 Sep 45

High overcast.

11 Sep 45

Overcast, broken, viz unlimited.

12 Sep 45

CAVU. F/Ls Lng and Sunmons I/O visited in am.

13 Sep 45

CAVU

14 Sep 45

Fog in am clearing to CAVU. S/L Mills advised by WAC signal at 1200 hrs #2 Filter ceased manning #7 telling line. S/L Ramsy advised that #7 was to maintain full staff 0800-2000 hrs. Temporary arrangements to tell to Sector Patricia Bay BC.

15 Sep 45

Broken viz. S/L Limbrick in emergency to tell to Sector Pat Bay.

16 Sep 45

CAVU

17 Sep 45

Broken, viz. Landline to #2 Filter cut.

18 Sep 45

CAVU

19 Sep 45

Am broken, viz, pm heavy rain.

20 Sep 45

Broken, viz low overcast.

21 Sep 45

CAVU. IFF Equip from #8 arrived.

22 Sep 45

Broken Viz

23 Sep 45

Broken viz to rain in pm.

24 Sep 45

Intermittent rain.

25 Sep 45

CAVU

26 Sep 45

CAVU

27 Sep 45

CAVU

28 Sep 45

CAVU

29 Sep 45

CAVU

30 Sep 45

CAVU

AJ Nichols F/L for
(AM Jones) F/L,
Commanding Officer,
No 7 Radio Unit,
Patricia Bay, BC.


1 Oct 45

CAVU. S/L Mills and F/L Evans visited Unit. F/L Evans taking over inventory #190.

2 Oct 45

CAVU. F/L Sims and F/O Crease visited Unit in pm re telephone modifications in ops room.

3 - 4 Oct 45

CAVU

5 Oct 45

CAVU. F/L McMinn visited Unit in pm.

6 - 7 Oct 45

CAVU.

8 Oct 45

CAVU. F/L Evans new CO arrived, taking over command of Unit.

9 Oct 45

CAVU

10 Oct 45

Party arrived to install IFF Equipment.

11 - 14 Oct 45

CAVU

15 Oct 45

Foggy and Overcast

16 Oct 45

CAVU

17 Oct 45

CAVU. Completed installation of IFF equipment.

18 Oct 45

Overcast and raining.

19 Oct 45

Fair, later overcast. S/L Trites visited Unit to check on necessary work by W&B.

20 Oct 45

Fair in AM, overcast in pm.

21 Oct 45

Stormy, clearing late in pm.

22 Oct 45

CAVU. Began working operational shifts. A number of dummy tracks were passed to Filter.

23 - 24 Oct 45

CAVU. Continued to pass dummy tracks to filter.

25 Oct 45

Light rains. Continued to pass dummy tracks to filter.

26 Oct 45

CAVU

27 Oct 45

CAVU. High Overcast. Telephone maintenance commenced modifications on telephone equipment in ops room.

28 Oct 45

CAVU

29 - 30 Oct 45

Light rains.

31 Oct 45

High overcast. Telephone modifications completed.

NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF UNIT AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 1945.

Officers - 3
NCO's - 6
Ranks - 15
Total - 24

(Incl. 1 AC Attached to this Unit.)

(DH Evans) F/L,
Commanding Officer,
No. 7 Radio Unit,
Patricia Bay, BC.