Unit Routine Orders

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Unit Routine Orders

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The orders refer to the cessation of hostilities with Japan and VJ day. Celebrations include a sports meeting with monetary prizes and a concert.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-08-15

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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One typewritten sheet

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MWhybrowFHT170690-160926-21

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Transcription

UNIT ROUTINE ORDERS

BY

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT F.H. WHYBROW. D.F.C.

[Underlined] COMMANDING NO. 91. A.S.P.(.E.P.)R.A.F. [/underlined]

Serial 107

Page 1

Date 15.8.45

786. [Underlined] DUTIES. 15.8.45 16.8.45 17.8.45. [/underlined]

[Underlined] ORDERLY OFFICER. [/underlined] F/O. JOHNS. F/O. GOLD. F/O. MILLER.

[Underlined] ORDERLY N.C.O. [/underlined] SGT. URQUART. SGT. DUNHAM. F/S. GOODSWEN.

[Underlined] DUTY DRIVER. [/underlined] CPL. BAILEY. AC1. BEVAN. LAC. STOCKHAM.

[Underlined] DUTY FIRE DRIVER. [/underlined] LAC. WHITSON. LAC. BLISSETT. LAC. WHITE.

[Underlined] DUTY FIRE PICQUET. [/underlined] 393. MARSHALL. 378. PINDER. 733. GIRLING.
022. DUCKER. 504. TOUGH. 863. FEATHER.

787. [/Underlined] CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES WITH JAPAN. [/underlined]

The Japanese Imperial Government has accepted the surrender terms laid down by the Allied Governments at Potsdam. In consequence of this the Cease Fire was ordered on all fronts at 00:01 hours this morning

788. [Underlined] V.J. DAY. [/underlined]

Today, Wednesday August 15th. 1945, is to be celebrated as Victory day. The following arrangements have been made:

There will be a Sports Meeting on the Unit Football ground at 14.00 hrs this afternoon. ALL personnel are requested to make an appearance. Prizes to the value of R600, have been donated by the Officers. Following this meeting there will be a concert given by the Unit Concert Party at 17.00 hrs in the Airmens Dining Room. It is regretted that no celebrations have been made for tonight, however it is believed, judging by the results of VE-Day, that personnel will wish to spend the evening quietly.

789. [Underlined] CELEBRATION DAY. [/underlined]

Tomorrow, Thursday. August 16th , will be Celebration day and arrangements made for O.R’s have already been published in U.R.O’s Ser:106 dated 13th Aug: entry No: 784. In addition to these there will be a dinner given to all Airmen by the Officers and S.N.C. O’s. Personnel are asked to be seated by 19.00 hrs sharp. Food will be served by the Officers.

790. [Underlined] THANKSGIVING DAY. SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th 1945. [/underlined]

A special Parade will be held on the above date to mark the end of the war with Japan.

Parade will form up at 08.30 on the Unit parade ground under the command of F/O JOHNS. The Commanding Officer will take over the Parade at 08.45.hrs.

Flights will parade as follows:

No: 1 Flight. F/O. GOLD. SGTDDUNHAM. [sic] F/O. MILLER.

S.H.Q.

No: 2 Flight. F/O. PARISER. SGT. HOLTBY. F/O. COLEMAN.

Further details to be notified later.

[Signature]

W.J.H. GOLD.

FLYING OFFICER ADJUTANT.

[Underlined] 91. A.S.P.(.E.P.). R.A.F. [/underlined]

[Underlined] AFTER ORDER [/underlined]

791. [Underlined] COMMANDING OFFICER’S WEEKLY INSPECTION. [/underlined]

In future, kit laid out for the Commanding Officer’s weekly inspections need not include Water Bottled and Respirators.

792. BEER. SPECIAL VJ ISSUE.

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Citation

Flight Lieutenant Fred Whybrow, “Unit Routine Orders,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10534.

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