14th September 20:10
DH Mosquito XII HK233 (A/I Mk VIII)
Pilot: W/Cdr Hamley AFC
Night flying practice
Dusk map-reading, pundit-crawling & landings
A pundit crawl was a night navigational exercise which consisted of flying to four or five aerodromes in a sequence. Every aerodrome in the country had a tiny red beacon (pundit) mounted on it or near it. At dusk each pundit would begin flashing low-powered signals – usually a combination of two letters in Morse Code – enabling pilots who had an up-to-date list of the various call signs to identify the aerodrome.
(Source – “A Thousand Shall Fall“ by Murray Peden)