24/xi/43 – GCI Practice whilst on patrol

24th November 13:40
DH Mosquito XIII HK368 (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: W/Cdr Hamley AFC
Navigator (R): Self
NFT & AI Practice
U/C indicator still U/S

17:35
PATROL & GCI Practice – Trimley
1 run: 1contact: 1 visual: 1 murder – Cold Target
                                              – Foreness
1 run: 1contact: 1 visual: 1 murder – Cold Target

The night flight saw Hamley and Broody carry out GCI practice under 2 GCI stations, Trimley Heath and Foreness. During these runs, the GCI station would vector the Night Fighters onto a “friendly” target. The Night Fighters would then use the Mk.VIII Airbourne Interception radar to find the target and simulate a “hunt and destroy”. The “Murders” represent an exercise success – not the shooting of an allied aircraft!

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