Mike has been using a photo taken at RAF Snaith as a ‘model’ and specific questions refer to the ‘SANDRA‘ poster? flares or signal rockets? and Landing Control Board on the left side of the picture. Mike would like further details on the operation of these and pictures or originals that they could obtain for their own watch office.
By Clark N S (Fg Off), Royal Air Force official photographer – (IWM – CH18743)
The team have been on contact with numerous organisations here in the UK who have all supplied various drawings, pictures and advice, but as yet these specific details remain a little ‘foggy’. If anyone knows of precise information about these items or any others within the office, please get in contact with Mike (Mhpotterone@gmail.com) or myself and I will pass the information on.
Specifically, they would like to find a digital copy or photo of the poster titled “Searchlight Assistance To Lost Aircraft”. They are also looking to learn what kind of signal flares or rockets are below the poster, and finally specifically what is on the Landing Control Board, and how the various markers were used. If anyone has a clearer photograph or illustration of this kind of Board, it would be quite helpful.
Ideally someone who worked in the/a Watch Office itself would be ideal, however, I appreciate due to the length of time that has passed, this may not sadly be possible any longer.
Any help anyone can offer would be most gratefully appreciated by both Mike and his team.
Many thanks, Andy