8 Radio Detachment - Sea Island, BC.

1945 - Daily Diary - National Archives of Canada


DAILY DIARY
8 RADIO DETACHMENT - Sea Island, BC.
January 1,1945 to September 28, 1945.

1 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles, overcast. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

2 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 300',visibility 1 miles, light drizzle and fog. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

3 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4500', visibility 10 miles, overcast. F/L FH Foy (C2563) and F/L EE Swanson (C5738) Radio Officers WAC visited Unit. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

4 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 2 miles, light rain and fog. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

5 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 15 miles, light rain. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

6 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4500', visibility 5 miles, overcast, light rain. F/L Vatcher (C5169), Station Signals Officer, visited Unit. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

7 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 10 miles, rain. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

8 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles, overcast. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

9 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500', visibility 10 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

10 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 2000', visibility 5 miles, overcast. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

11 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles, rain. Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul at 0900 hrs.

12 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 30-4 miles, temperature 47. Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

13 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 15 to 30 miles, overcast, temperature 47 to 50. Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul. F/L AH Turner (C15125), #2 TSU, visited Unit in connection with overhaul.

14 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling over 5000' visibility 3-10 miles, overcast with lower broken, light rain. Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul. F/O AM Jones (C13512), Admin, posted to #7 Radio Unit as OC.

15 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 15 miles, light rain, temperature 45. Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

16 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000-6000', visibility 20-30 miles, overcast, temperature 43.Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul

17 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling100' to unlimited, visibility 1 1/2 miles to 30 miles, broken overcast, 46 temperature, heavy rain. Back on air at 0900 hrs after Quarterly Overhaul. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

18 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles, overcast. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn. F/L DH Evans (J5478) GL Pilot, reported on posting from WAC. Posted for contact training in Fighter Control.

19 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/4 mile, ground fog. S/L JW Abrams (C3676), ORO2 WAC, visited Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

20 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/2 miles, ground fog. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn

21 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/2 miles, ground fog. Dawn Patrols byReadiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

22 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 3/4 miles, ground fog. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. GCI exercise carried out between two sections of fighters. No Tally-ho. CAN 7482 F/L VS Hurrell, Radar, reported to Unit on posting from WAC.

23 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/8 mile, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

24 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited,visibility 3/4 mile, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

25 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling 7500', visibility 10 miles.F/O R Adrian (C13679), Equipment Auditor AFHQ, checked non-secret equipment on this Unit. S/L OW Froom (C2094), SAO, and R72426 WO1 Campbell, SWO, on CO's inspection of Unit. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

26 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/4 mile, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Commended by Sector Controller for accuracy of tracks on patrol.

27 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/4 mile, heavy ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

28 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 3/4 mile, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

29 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/2 mile, ground fog. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

30 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/2 mile, ground fog. Successful R/T check carried out with new permanent VHF installation. Crew from #9 CMU repairing and overhauling #3 Diesel Engine. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

31 Jan 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 2 miles, light smoke. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

STRENGTH:

Officers 3; Attached: 0

Senior NCOs 5; Attached: 2

OR 36 Attached: 6

(JA Mainil) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 1/2 miles, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

2 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 9000', visibility 15 miles, overcast. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

3 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 1200', visibility 10 miles, overcast. Fighter Controller, Sector, PB, commended Unit on tracking of interception exercises. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

4 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 3500', visibility 15 miles, light rain. Normal routine.

5 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles, thin overcast. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Excellent tracks.

6 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles, overcast. F/L JA Mainil (C9608) left for three days attached duty at #2 Filter Detachment, Victoria. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

7 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 600', visibility 3/4 miles, rain. Normal routine.

8 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles, overcast. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

9 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 6 miles, light smoke. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn

10 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 3500', overcast, visibility 6 miles, light smoke. Diesel fitters, #9 CMU, completed overhaul of Power Units. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

11 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 15 miles, very strong gusty wind. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols due to high winds.

12 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 3 miles, smoke and fog. S/L D Ness (C3393), W2, WAC, visited Unit in connection with Diesels at Luly Island.

13 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 4500', visibility 20 miles. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

14 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 30 miles, gusty wind. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

15 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling high overcast, visibility 30 miles. Two GCI Exercises carried out successfully, two Tally-Hos. S/L FH Neilsen (C4512), Senior Accts Officer, #3 RD, checked secret inventory. Everything in order. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

16 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 3 miles, light smoke. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. P/O Osler, JT (J47516), 166 Sqn, visited Unit in connection with "I" Band IFF.

17 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles, light smoke. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Very good tracks on GCI Exercise carried out by #7 Radio Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

18 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling CAVU. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Took over section of fighters for GCI Exercise. Returned section to Sector because one aircraft stated engine was going u/s. Concentrated most of the afternoon on Japanese balloons reported to be in vicinity. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn.

19 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Sectors commended Unit for accuracy of tracks on these patrols.

20 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 1200', visibility 1 mile, light fog. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn

21 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000', visibility 2 miles. Connection with VHF trucks will be discontinued after today. Connected with permanent VHF installations on Main Station. Two sections 133(F) and one section 135(F) Sqn scrambled to intercept and shoot down Japanese balloon. Balloon shot down in vicinity of Abbotsford at 27,000 ft. Balloon recovered on ground.

22 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500', visibility 3 miles, light rain. Unit commended by Sector Controller for the assistance rendered Sector in connection with the destruction of the Japanese balloon on 21/Feb/45. R/T VHF tests with new permanent installations successful. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

23 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/2 miles, light fog. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

24 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/4 miles, ground fog. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn.

25 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/8 mile, ground fog. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

26 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling 2800' overcast, visibility 1/2 mile, fog. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn

27 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1/4 mile, ground fog. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn

28 Feb 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 3 miles, light smoke. Dawn and Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section 133(F) Sqn.

STRENGTH:

Officers 3; Attached: 0

Senior NCOs 6; Attached: 2

OR 39 Attached: 5

(JA Mainil) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

2 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000' overcast, visibility 3 miles, light rain and smoke. No patrols due to weather.

3 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 15,000', visibility 3 miles. No Dawn Patrol due to weather. Tracked fighter searching for "paper", results negative. Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn.

4 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 40 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 and 135(F) Sqns.

5 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 7500' broken, visibility 20 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

6 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 6000', visibility 1 1/4 miles, light smoke. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. F/L WF Miles (C4153), Radar, visited Station.

7 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 1800' broken, visibility 3 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

8 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 30 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. F/O AJ Nash (CAN C16017), WAC, on familiarization tour of Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

9 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000', visibility 2 miles, rain and high wind. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

10 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 40 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Concentrated on "paper" from 1030 hrs on with no results. "Paper" sighted at S1025 and destroyed by Black Section of 133(F) Sqn at 15,000, at 1359 hrs.

11 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 4500', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Unit visited by officers on course at #2 School of Fighter Control. No Dusk Patrols.

12 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 1100' broken, visibility 15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Ploted Mosquito showing "G" band searching for "paper". Showed as two aircraft. Sector commended Unit for accuracy of plots.

13 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited broken, visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. S/L MJ Lennox (C5735), Radar, visited Unit. No Dusk Patrols.

14 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000' broken, visibility 20 miles. No Dawn Patrols. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn.

15 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 8 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. F/L DK Farris (C29259), Protestant Chaplain, visited Unit.

16 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 2000', visibility 2 miles, light rain. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn

17 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000' broken, visibility15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Unit was commended by Sector for perfect plotting of Mosquito.

18 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 8000', visibility 30 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

19 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500' broken, visibility 7 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols. F/L JA Mainil (C9608) and Diesel Fitter visited Lulu Island in connection with Diesels.

20 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. No Dawn Patrols. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 135(F) Sqns

21 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000' broken, visibility 7 miles. No Dawn Patrols. F/L WJ Croll (C3402) visited Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

22 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 5 miles. No Dawn Patrol due to weather. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

23 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

24 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. No Dusk Patrols due to weather.

25 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500' broken, visibility 10 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

26 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 135(F) Sqn. S/L CB Limbrick (C3151), F/L LC Aston (C14808), F/L WH Forrest (J5214) of WAC visited Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Off air from 1508 to 1516 hrs for breakdown.

27 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 900' broken, visibility 6 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrols.

28 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 30 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. No Dusk Patrols.

29 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 8 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol. Unable to hold GCI Exercise due to breakdown in transmitter of VHF.

30 Mar 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast, visibility 1 mile. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

31 Mar 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 40 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. GCI Execise cancelled by Sector.

STRENGTH:

Officers5; Attached: 0

Senior NCOs10; Attached: 2

OR 39 Attached: 4

(JA Mainil) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 20 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133(F) Sqn. S/L OW Froom (C2094) and F/S Montgomery (R88559) visited Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

2 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000' broken, visibility 1 1/4 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns. Two successful GCI exercises. Excellent plots. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

3 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1 1/4 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqns

4 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling1200' broken, visibility 15 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

5 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000' broken, visibility 15 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

6 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 2500', visibility 5 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

7 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 5 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrols.

8 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 40 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

9 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 2500' broken, visibility 6 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrols. W/C HO Madden (C1047) and S/L OW Froom (C2094) visited Unit on inspection. OK.

10 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles. Six officers from #2 School of Fighter Control visited Unit. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols.

11 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 4 miles. Patrols A/B but landed immediately because of weather. Six officers from #2 School of Fighter Control visited Unit. No Dusk Patrols. GC exercise unsucessful due to interference and R/T failure.

12 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 2 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

13 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 20 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

14 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000' broken, visibility 6 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

15 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 20 miles. No Dawn Patrols. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

16 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 5 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135 (F) Sqn.

17 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 8 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

18 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 1400', visibility 1 1/4 miles. Received permission to go off air for Quarterly Overhaul at 0900 hrs 19 Apr/45. No Patrols due to WX.

19 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 2 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 135 (F) Sqn. Started Quarterly Overhaul at 0900 hrs.

20 Apr 45

Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

21 Apr 45

Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

22 Apr 45

Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

23 Apr 45

Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul. G/C JMW St Pierre, DFC (US), (C786), W/C HO Madden (C1047) and S/L OW Froom (C2094) on Commanding Officers inspection of Unit.

24 Apr 45

Off the air for Quarterly Overhaul.

25 Apr 45

F/L WM Hartley (C7179) and CAN 370A WO2 Michael, WV, from #2 TSU on Unit. Back on air at 1700 hrs after Quarterly Overhaul. Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section 133(F) Sqn.

26 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 30 miles. Dawn Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 133 and 135(F) Sqns

27 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 3500', AMT 10/10, visibility 12 miles. Dusk Patrol by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

28 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 20 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

29 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 400', visibility 2 miles. No patrols due to WX.

30 Apr 45

Weather: Ceiling 700', visibility 30 miles. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

STRENGTH:

Officers5; Attached: 0

Senior NCOs15; Attached: 1

OR 36 Attached: 1

(JA Mainil) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 8000', visibility 20 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. F/L Evans (CAN J 5478) and F/O Hyatt (CAN J89651) reported for duty. Dusk Patrols by 133(F) Black Section and 135(F) Red Section.

2 May 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 1 1/2 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. GCI exercises cancelled due to failure of land line between Unit and VHF transmiter.

3 May 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 25 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. Fighters in area 15 - 25 miles NNE of Unit. Scrambled after "Paper". Plots very poor in PEs. GCI exercise cancelled by Sector. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn.

4 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 1400', visibility 30 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI Exercise at 1100 hrs cancelled after two section were airborne due to engine trouble of target aircraft. Two GCI exercises carried out at 1400 hrs. Both interception successful.

5 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

6 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

7 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise cancelled due to failure of transmitter.

8 May 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 15 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

9 May 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 15 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

10 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 2000', visibility 8 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

11 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 6 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

12 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 30 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

13 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols. GCI Exercise. Two successful interceptions.

14 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 1200', visibility 20 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 133 (F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol. Communications between here and Vancouver Island disrupted at 1415 hrs. Returned to normal service at 2215 hrs.

15 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 700', visibility 20 miles. No Dawn and Dusk Patrols.

16 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000 ', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

17 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 2000', visibility 5 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. P/O Hyatt (CAN J89651) posted to #2 Filter Detachment. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

18 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Contact with Filter broken and re-established in an hour. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

19 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. F/L JA Mainil gave lecture on GCI at #2 SFC. F/L Good, Station Signals Officer on Unit in connection with setting up of VHF. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

20 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 6000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Sections of 135(F) Sqn.

21 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

22 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise successfully carried out. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

23 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Sections of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

24 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

25 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise set for Saturday, 26 May/45, cancelled by Sector.

26 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI Exercise cancelled by Sector.

27 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 5000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise set for Monday, 28 May/45.

28 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000', visibility 3 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise carried out with two successful interceptions.

29 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Mosquito on "Paper" chase. Plotted for 427 miles and to a range of 165 miles. Commended by Fighter Controller at WAC on excellent track. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

30 May 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Plotted a Mosquito on a "Paper" chase for a track of 806 miles. F/L DE Daniel (CAN C4226) reported in on posting from WAC. No Dusk Patrol.

31 May 45

Weather: Ceiling 500', visibility 1 miles. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

STRENGTH:

Officers4; Attached: 0; Detached: 0

Senior NCOs16; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

OR 27; Attached: 1; Detached: 1

(JA Mainil) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. At Sector's request went on the air (VHF) and contacted a Mosquito with which they had lost contact. Gave him a steer for base and remained in contact with him until he landed. No Dusk Patrol.

2 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 15 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols. Tracked an aircraft showing broad IFF. A section of fighters was scrambled to investigate. No results.

3 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 8000', visibility unlimited. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

4 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500', visibility 1 mile. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

5 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

6 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 2000', visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. A "Mosquito" airborne on a "paper" chase. A section of fighters airborne on another chase. No Dusk Patrol.

7 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 10 miles. No Dawn Patrol. Four officers from #2 SFC visited Unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

8 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Nine officers from #2 SFC visited unit. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

9 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000', visibility 6 miles. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrol by readiness section of 135(F) Sqn.

10 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 8 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. No Dusk Patrol.

11 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Fighters scrambled on "paper" chase. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

12 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 10 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

13 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI Exercise carried out with two successful interceptions. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

14 un 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. GCI exercise carried out with two successful interceptions. No Dusk Patrol.

15 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. No Dawn Patrol. Fighters airborne on "paper" chase. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

16 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Fighters airborne on "paper" chase. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

17 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. No Dawn or Dusk Patrol.

18 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. No Dawn or Dusk Patrol. Passed plots on sections of fighters to #2 School of Fighter Control for interceptions carried out by them.

19 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 15 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrols. Passed plots to #2 SFC on sections of fighters.

20 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Passed plots on fighters to #2 SFC. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

21 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 6000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

22 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

23 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

24 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

25 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Passed plots to #2 SFC on fighters for interceptions. S/L Limbrick and F/L Ashton, WAC, visited unit to check on edge lighting. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

26 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Fighters airborne on search for missing aircraft. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

27 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000', visibility 8 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. F/L JA Mainil (C9608) attached to WAC for duties as fighter controller. Passed plots on fighters to #2 SFC for interception. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

28 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 3000', visibility 6 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Dusk Patrols attempted by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

29 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 10 miles. No Dawn or Dusk Patrol. Fighters were airborne on "paper" chase.

30 Jun 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

STRENGTH:

Officers 5; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

Senior NCOs 16; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

OR 25; Attached: 1; Detached: 1

(WJ Croll) F/L,
for Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Mosquitoes A/B on paper chase. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

2 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 10 miles. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

3 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 1000', visibility 5 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. F/L DW Banting (CAN J10809) and F/O TJ Sexton (CAN J90738) posted to #8 RU from #2 SFC. Crew from #2 TSU arrived regarding Quarterly Overhaul set for 0800 hrs, 4th July. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

4 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Went off the air at 0800 hrs for Quarterly Overhaul.

5 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Still on Overhaul.

6 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Still shut down for Quarterly Overhaul.

7 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Still on Quarterly Overhaul.

8 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Off the air on Quarterly Overhaul.

9 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Off the air on Quarterly.

10 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Off the air on Quarterly Overhaul.

11 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Reported back on air at 12:00 hrs after Quarterly Overhaul. Two sections A/B on GCJ exercise. Interception at PX 8375. Controller F/O TJ Sexton. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

12 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Requested GCJ exercise, later cancelled. No Dusk Patrol.

13 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Requested GCJ exercise. Blue section A/B Target. White section A/B Interceptor. The exercise was cancelled as no R/T contact could be made with interceptor. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

14 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Yeoman 75 lost near Bowen Island. At the request of Sector, the transmitters were set up here, but not used as Sector regained contact at 11:40. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

15 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000', visibility 15 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Interrogator equipment IFF u/s. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

16 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 500', visibility 2 miles, rain. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Interrogator equipment IFF serviceable. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

17 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 1500', visibility 6 miles. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. The Fighter Controller at WAC phoned and asked us to try and contact Mosquito - "Yeoman 67" overdue two hours at Patricia Bay. Later WAC informed us that "Yeoman 67" had crashed on or near Texada Island. We remained on the air to contact Yeoman 76, 65, and 61 who were searching for "Yeoman 67". Contact made with Yeoman 65 who was returned to base. No contact made with other two aircraft. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

18 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

19 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. No Dawn Patrol. GCJ exercise requested from Sector. White and Blue sections airborne. Exercise successfully completed. Controller F/L DW Banting. No Dusk Patrol. F/L JH Craven (C15866) reported to Unit from WAC on posting as Supernumerary Technical Officer.

20 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 300', visibility one mile, smoke and haze. No Dawn Patrol. S/O Gray visited Unit from #2 Filter, Victoria. No Dusk Patrol.

21 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 300', visibility one mile, rain. No Dawn Patrol. No Dusk Patrol.

22 Jul 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 2000', visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

23 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Requested GCJ practice interception from Sector. Two Mosquitoes airborne on interception. Unable to make R/T contact with either aircraft due to Receiver trouble at permanent installation. Exercise cancelled.

24 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. R/T check carried out. Improvement noted. Request GCJ exercise from Sector. Two Mosquitoes airborne at 14:12. First interception at S 16:22. Second interception at S 02:57. Time 14:39 and 15:13 respectively. No Dusk Patrol.

25 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 7000' to 8000', visibility six miles. No Dawn Patrol. Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

26 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. R/T check noted great deal of line noise.

27 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. A GCJ exercise was arranged with Sector but later postponed a day. F/L JH Craven took over command.

28 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn and black section 135(F) Sqn from Tofino. At 10:13 Red and Yellow Sections 135(F) Sqn airborne on a GCJ exercise. First interception missed. Second interception successful at PS 10:50. Time 11:05. No Dusk Patrol.

29 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling 4000' - 5000', visibility 8-10 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn.

30 Jul 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast 2000- 3000', visibility 5 miles. Dawn and Dusk Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. Sergeant Leith and Corporal Grinstead from Filter visited Unit.

31 Jul 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Dawn Patrols by Readiness Section of 135(F) Sqn. S/L Ramsey, OSO1 at WAC informed us yesterday, Monday 30th July, that #8 RU would cease operating as a GCJ and would commence operating as a CHL Unit effective from 0001 hrs 1st August. As a CHL station this Unit will pass plot on any type of aircraft only to Filter. F/L DH Evans (CAN J10809) posted to Sector - Pat Bay. F/O TJ Sexton (CAN J90738) posted to WAC Operations.

STRENGTH:

Officers 6; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

Senior NCOs 16; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

OR 25; Attached: 1; Detached: 1

(JH Craven) F/L,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Effective 00.01 hours this station went on straight CHL (reporting) basis.

2 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 3000 feet, visibility 10 miles. Routine plotting.

3 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 3000 feet, visibility 10 miles. Informed by F/L McGee of WAC that there was a possibility of having radio telephone link with No 2 Filter Unit as standby. Half an hour later there was a breakdown on our landline to No 2 Filter and we were out of touch for about 10 minutes until repairs were carried out by BC Telephone Company.

4 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Apparently still some misunderstanding at Sector as we are still being asked for plots.

5 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Routine plotting.

6 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Query from S/L Lembrick at WAC regarding lost aircraft on July 27th and our report on it. Further investigation to be made.

7 Aug 45

Weather: 9/10 overcast at 3000 feet, ground haze, visibility 2 miles. F/L BC Crowe (CANJ18742) and F/O EC Bigelow (CAN J46885) from 2 SFC on familiarization visit during afternoon.

8 Aug 45

Weather: 3/10 cloud at 5000 feet, ground haze, visibility 5 miles, clearing later. F/L B Shorthouse (CAN J18742) and F/L AT Wiebb (CAN J12961) from 2 SFC on familiarization visit. Liaison visit from F/O Glover, Radar Officer at 22 SRD.

9 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 cloud, visibility 5 miles, clearing later. F/O EA Charbonneau (CAN J88934) and F/O KV Aro (CAN J38257) on familiarization visit from 2 SFC.

10 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. F/L TD Sproule(J15864) and Mr Milchie, WM of Department of Transport on familiarization visit from 2 SFC.

11 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. 2 TSU party under WO2 Michaels arrived to assess work to be done on aerials.

12 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 3000 feet, clearing later.Routine plotting.

13 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 300 feet, visibility 5 miles. 2 TSU party commenced making alterations to aerials at 1000 hours. Back on air at 1700 hours.

14 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, ground smoke, haze, visibility 2 miles. Further work by 2 TSU party but no time off air required.

15 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, visibility 5 miles. Filter room communications manned but no plotting required.

16 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 clouds at 3000 feet, clearing later. Filter room communications manned but no plotting required.

17 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 clouds at 300 feet. Resumed plotting light air activity. 2 TSU party again working.

18 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Further work being done by 2 TSU party. Turning motor u/s. Replacement due in from Amphitrite via Tofino did not arrive.

19 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Still no trace of motor; contacted Filter who in turn ascertained that motor went to Tofino on 11th august.

20 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Information received that motor left Tofino by normal flight August 17th.

21 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Contacted CPR but still no sign of turning motor having arrived.

22 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited. Smoke, haze. Visibility one mile. Still no sign of motor. WAC advised. Discharge of F/L JH Craven (CAN C15866) notified this Unit. WAC to hasten arrival of F/O Hartree.

23 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling unlimited, smoke haze. Visibility one mile. Motor still not received.

24 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 overcast at 2000 feet. Smoke, haze. Visibility one mile.

25 Aug 45

Weather: Low clouds moderate rain. Fail to determine location of missing motor.

26 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 clouds at 2000 feet. Visibility good.

27 Aug 45

Weather: 10/10 clouds at 2000 feet. Visibility good. Still off air. Motor not arrived. F/O Hartree arrived to take over.

28 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Turning motor finally arrived and 2 TSU party working on installation of same. Trouble being experienced with pulley fitting. Unable to get pulley on motor shaft. Sent items to 3 RD for fitting. Returned OK and installation of motor completed. On air at 1300 hours. Equipment working satisfactory. F/L Craven on clearance.

29 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Equipment operating normally. F/O WJ Surtees and party of two LACs on station making preparations for calibration. Expected duration of their visit is two weeks.

30 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and rain all day, visibility poor. Normal operation,

31 Aug 45

Weather: Ceiling and visibility unlimited. Reception poor. Pre-amp found u/s, tube failure. Trouble corrected. Apparatus functioning very well. F/L Craven SOS today.

STRENGTH:

Officers 2; Attached: 0; Detached: 0

Senior NCOs 8; Attached: 0; Detached: 1

OR 15; Attached: 0; Detached: 0

(JG Hartree) F/O,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.


1 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. High scattered - thin scattered in morning. Broken in afternoon. Visibility 1/4 mile. Ground fog. 03:15 hours - Filter reported a u/s aircraft lost in the vicinity of Juan de Fuca Straits. We were unable to pass any plots.

2 Sep 45

Ceiling variable in morning from clear to overcast. Operations - normal routine.

3 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited to 1400'. Sky overcast and light rain. Visibility 15 miles in morning to 6 miles in afternoon. Operations - 09.44 hours. Filter asked us to try and locate a "Lodestar" near Abbotsford. No plots were passed.

4 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 15 miles. Operations - normal routine.

5 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 10 miles. Operations - normal routine.

6 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 6 miles. Operations - normal routine.

7 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Operations - normal routine.

8 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 20 miles. Operations - normal routine.

9 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 7 to 10 miles. Ground fog. Operations - normal routine.

10 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 8 miles in morning, 15 miles in afternoon. Light rain. Operations - normal routine.

11 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 1/4 mile. Heavy ground fog. Visibility to 15 miles in afternoon. Operations - 1830 hours. Filter informed us that we were to shut down between 2000 hours to 0800 hours. There will be no phone contact between #8 Radio Unit and Filter between those hours. Normal routine. F/O McKenzie, HL posted here from Filter, effective 11 Sep/45, reporting 12 Sep/45.

12 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility unlimited. Operations - normal routine.

13 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Ground haze. Visibility 2 miles, clearing to CAVU in afternoon. Signal from WAC advised No 8 Radio Unit to become inoperative on 15 Sep/45 and disbanded on 30 Sep/45. Load of lumber brought in for crating purposes, otherwise operations normal.

14 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility unlimited. Message from S/L Mills at Filter stated that the Filter Phone Line was to be disconnected. 1210 hours - Filter Line cut off. Operations - normal routine until 1210 hours. Wire from WAC - F/O McKenzie to remain at Filter for Inventory Clearance and to report to No 8 Radio Unit on the morning of September 18, 1945.

15 Sep 45

Ceiling 1000-1500 feet. Visibility 25 miles. Unit became inactive effective 0800 hours. Authority - wire received from WAC on 13 Sep/45. Skeleton crew on watch.

16 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 20 miles. Skeleton crew on watch.

17 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 25 miles. Initial dismantling operations on equipment commenced at 0830 hours.

18 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 30 miles. Dismantling operations in progress. All IFF Equipment required by No 7 Radio Unit shipped as authorized.

19 Sep 45

Ceiling hig overcast. Visibility 10 miles. Rain and smoke. Dismantling operations in progress.

20 Sep 45

Ceiling 5000', visibility 30 miles. Dismantling operations. WO2 Michael arrived from 10 RD to clear technical inventory #60.

21 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 4 miles. Light fog and smoke. Dismantling operations continuing.

22 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 12 to 15 miles. Station closed Saturday and Sunday, on permission from WAC.

23 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 15 to 25 miles in morning. Visibility 8 to 10 miles in afternoon.

24 Sep 45

Ceiling overcast, visibility 15 miles. Light smoke and rain. Dismantling operations. All heavy equipment crated. Steel gantry and IFF tower to remain on site, authority WAC. board of Officers convened to recommend disposal of No 8 Radi Unit Documents. Proceedings completed by 1700 hours.

25 Sep 45

Ceiling overcast. Visibility 10 miles, light rain in morning. Visibility 30 miles in afternoon.

26 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited. Visibility 1/4 to 6 miles. Dismantling operations completed. All equipment being checked by Equipment Section of RCAF Station, Sea Island, BC.

27 Sep 45

Ceiling zero, visibility zero. Inventory check in progress.

28 Sep 45

Ceiling unlimited, visibility 20 miles.

Inventories completed and returned to Stores. Secret Documents returned to Western Air Command by Flying Officer JG Hartree. All personnel posted or released. STATION DISBANDED.

(JG Hartree) F/O,
Officer Commanding,
#8 Radio Unit,
Sea Island, BC.