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No 22 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H Nicholas 24 Jul 1923 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Date Notes
24 Jul 1923

Reformed as a trials unit at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment to test various aircraft types

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  

 

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H Nicholas  2 Mar 1925 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  2 Mar 1925 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
  Although not equipped with a specific type in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role with DH9As
DH 9A

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

 

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

 4 May 1925 DSC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Albert O Lewis-Roberts 31 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off

John A Gray

24 Jul 1923 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Anthony Leach  1 Aug 1924 MC
Fg Off

Henry F V Battle

24 Jul 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 14 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Richard N Hesketh  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh R Vaughan-Powler 12 Jan 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

 4 May 1925 DSC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Albert O Lewis-Roberts 31 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off Anthony Leach  1 Aug 1924 MC
Fg Off

Henry F V Battle

24 Jul 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 14 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 15 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh R Vaughan-Powler 12 Jan 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Mar - Jul 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley  7 Dec 1926 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

 4 May 1925 DSC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Albert O Lewis-Roberts 31 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off Anthony Leach  1 Aug 1924 MC
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 14 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off

Eric H Alliott

27 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 15 Feb 1926 Killed in a flying accident - 7 Dec 1926
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh R Vaughan-Powler 12 Jan 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Date Notes
xx Oct 1926 Its operational equipment was changed from DH9As to Hawker Horsleys
Horsley

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

 4 May 1925 DSC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Albert O Lewis-Roberts 31 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off Anthony Leach  1 Aug 1924 MC
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 14 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off

Eric H Alliott

27 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 15 Feb 1926 Killed in a flying accident - 7 Dec 1926
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh R Vaughan-Powler 12 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Philip E G Sayer 26 Jul 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom H England  3 May 1927 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward B L Corballis  3 May 1927 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward B L Corballis  3 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Albert O Lewis-Roberts 31 Mar 1925 DFC
Flt Lt

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Feb 1927 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Anthony Leach  1 Aug 1924 MC
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off

Eric H Alliott

27 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Walter G Pudney  3 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Philip E G Sayer 26 Jul 1926  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes 15 Jul 1927 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward B L Corballis  1 Aug 1927 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes  1 Aug 1927 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Fg Off H C G Dauncey 23 Jan 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes 15 Jul 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC, MM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

10 Mar 1928 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Feb 1927 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Hugh H Brookes 26 Sep 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Frank M Denny  2 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Laurence A Egglesfield 18 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Philip E G Sayer 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off James R Addams  1 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Terence H Carr 29 Sep 1927  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes 15 Jul 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC, MM
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

 1 Jun 1928 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Feb 1927 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis H Shales  8 Aug 1928  
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

10 Mar 1928 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Patrick J R King 16 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Charles B Wilson  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Hugh H Brookes 26 Sep 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Frank M Denny  2 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Laurence A Egglesfield 18 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Philip E G Sayer 26 Jul 1926  
Fg Off James R Addams  1 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Terence H Carr 29 Sep 1927  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes  8 Jan 1929 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin  8 Jan 1929 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin  8 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Oswald R Gayford  2 May 1929 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Aug 1924 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

 1 Jun 1928 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Feb 1927 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stuart D Culley 21 Jan 1929 DSO
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

 9 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

10 Mar 1928 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Cyril B Wincott  9 May 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Charles E N Guest

14 Jan 1929 later AM
Fg Off Hugh H Brookes 26 Sep 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Frank M Denny  2 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Laurence A Egglesfield 18 Jul 1927  
Fg Off James R Addams  1 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Terence H Carr 29 Sep 1927  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

17 Dec 1929 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin  8 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt David S Earp  6 May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Vivian S Parker 27 Oct 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Herbert S Broughall 18 Sep 1929 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry  1 Oct 1929 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Donald M Fleming 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

 9 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril B Wincott  9 May 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Charles E N Guest

14 Jan 1929 later AM
Fg Off James R Addams  1 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Philip G Lucas 23 Mar 1930  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin  8 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt David S Earp  6 May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Vivian S Parker 27 Oct 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Herbert S Broughall 18 Sep 1929 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry  1 Oct 1929 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Donald M Fleming 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

 9 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril B Wincott  9 May 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James R Addams  1 Apr 1928 AFC
Fg Off Gordon L G Richmond 18 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Arthur J Pegg 29 May 1931  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin  8 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Vivian S Parker 27 Oct 1929 DFC
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

 9 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry R McL Reid 12 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

John N Boothman

 3 Oct 1931 AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt James F Moir 24 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Arthur H Owen  1 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Gordon L G Richmond 18 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Arthur J Pegg 29 May 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin 20 Mar 1933 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 20 Mar 1933  Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 20 Mar 1933  Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Vivian S Parker 27 Oct 1929 DFC
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

 9 Mar 1929 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John N Boothman

 3 Oct 1931 AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Maurice V Ward 28 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt Alfred B Woodhall 23 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt James F Moir 24 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Terence H Carr 12 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt Arthur H Owen  1 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Gordon L G Richmond 18 Jun 1931  
Flt Lt Duncan Menzies  5 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Edward M Morris  1 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Arthur J Pegg 29 May 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 20 Mar 1933  Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Vivian S Parker 27 Oct 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Charles E Horrox  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt David F Anderson  6 Jul 1933 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt

John N Boothman

 3 Oct 1931 AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Maurice V Ward 28 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt Alfred B Woodhall 23 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt James F Moir 24 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Terence H Carr 12 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt Duncan Menzies  5 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Edward M Morris  1 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Arthur J Pegg 29 May 1931  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

 1 May 1934 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
 1 May 1934

Squadron disbanded at Martlesham Heath

 1 May 1934

Reformed the same day as a Torpedo Bomber unit at Donibristle, equipped with six Vickers Vildebeest Is

Vildebeest I

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest I

RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

 1 May 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

 1 May 1934 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Plt Off Robert B Middleton  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off John A Sutherland  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off George J D Thompson  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Leslie P Gibson  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Richard H Waterhouse  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hubert N Styles 15 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off David F Nixon 15 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off Richard C Meares  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Gerald V M O'Reilly  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Frank H Roberts  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934- Jul 1935

Date Notes
xx May 1935

Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Vildebeest IIIs

Vildebeest III

Aircraft not camouflaged until 1938

23 May 1935 Squadron detached to RAF Bircham Newton for exercises with Home Fleet
29 May 1935 Squadron detached to RAF Tangmere for exercises with Home Fleet
 9 Jul 1935 Squadron returned to RAF Donibristle

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest I

Vickers Vildebeest III

RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

 1 May 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt William G Campbell  5 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt John F Griffiths 12 Jul 1934  
Flt Lt James D F Bruce 26 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt

Francis J St G Braithwaite

 7 Jan 1935 Engineer duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Elias C W S Smith  1 May 1934 Engineer duties
Fg Off Frank G L Smith  1 May 1934  
Plt Off George J D Thompson  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Richard H Waterhouse  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Leslie P Gibson  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Plt Off Robert B Middleton  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off John A Sutherland  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Hubert N Styles 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off David F Nixon 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Richard C Meares  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Gerald V M O'Reilly  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Frank H Roberts  4 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Leonard Brown 30 Mar 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Gerald V M O'Reilly 22 Jul 1935 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 A J Hopkins 22 Jul 1935 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Warne-Browne

13 Sep 1935 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn on being non-effective, sick
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 13 Sep 1935 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 11 Oct 1935 Admitted to Imfarta Military Hospital, Malta
Flt Lt John F Griffiths 11 Oct 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 28 Oct 1935 Discharged from Imfarta Military Hospital and resumed command of No 22 Sqn
Plt Off George J D Thompson  1 Mar 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Leslie P Gibson  1 Apr 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch  1 Apr 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Richard H Waterhouse  1 Apr 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Robert B Middleton  2 Apr 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off John A Sutherland  2 Apr 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Frank G L Smith 14 May 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off David F Nixon 14 May 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Frank G L Smith  1 Jun 1936 Appointed to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off John A Sutherland  5 Jun 1936 Died from injuries
AC1 F G Chalk  5 Jun 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Hubert N Styles 15 Jun 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off David F Nixon 15 Jun 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger  3 Aug 1936 Admitted to Imfarta Military Hospital, Malta

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 3 Oct 1935 Squadron departed RAF Donibristle for Glasgow and embarked on SS Cameronia en-route to Malta
10 Oct 1935 Squadron arrived at RAF Hal Far
13 Jul 1936 The Squadron Badge which was authorised by HM King Edward VIII in May was presented by A/Cdre P C Maltby*
No 22 Squadron badge

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

RAF Donibristle detached to RAF Hal Far Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 12 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt William G Campbell  5 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt John F Griffiths 12 Jul 1934  
Flt Lt James D F Bruce 26 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt Elias C W S Smith  1 May 1934 Engineer duties
Fg Off Frank G L Smith  1 May 1934  
Fg Off George J D Thompson  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Leslie P Gibson  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Richard H Waterhouse  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Robert B Middleton  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Hubert N Styles 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off David F Nixon 15 Dec 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Flt Lt John F Griffiths  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Fg Off George J D Thompson  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Fg Off Leslie P Gibson  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Fg Off Richard H Waterhouse  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Fg Off Robert B Middleton  3 Aug 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia for return to UK
Flt Lt William G Campbell  3 Aug 1936 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 26 Sep 1936 Resumed command of No 22 Sqn
Plt Off C M Lester 30 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from RAF Donibristle
Plt Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A Hibberd  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P Tupholme  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B B Jupp  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H W Tennant  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt William G Campbell 14 Dec 1936 Transferred to No 42 Sqn as Officer Commanding
Plt Off A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936 Transferred to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off P Tupholme 14 Dec 1936 Transferred to No 42 Sqn
Fg Off Hubert N Styles  4 Jan 1937 Posted to RAF Gosport
Fg Off Leslie P Gibson  4 Jan 1937 Posted to RAF Gosport
Fg Off Richard H Waterhouse  4 Jan 1937 Posted to School of Naval Co-operation, RAF Lee-on-Solent
Plt Off B B Jupp  4 Jan 1937 Posted to School of Naval Co-operation, RAF Lee-on-Solent
Plt Off J H Humphries  15 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport, wef 8 Feb 1937
Plt Off T E Shrapnell Smith  15 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport, wef 8 Feb 1937
Plt Off O J M Barron  17 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport, wef 8 Feb 1937
Plt Off David F Nixon 22 Feb 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to HQ Fighter Command as PA to AOC
Plt Off T F D Morgan 22 Feb 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Robert B Middleton 16 Mar 1937 Transferred to RAFO
Fg Off George J D Thompson 22 Mar 1937 Attached to School of Air Navigation for short course
Flt Lt John F Griffiths  1 Apr 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr William G Campbell 23 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 27 Apr 1937 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn on posting to HQ No 4 Group
Sqn Ldr William G Campbell 27 Apr 1937 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John F Griffiths 27 Apr 1937 Posted to No 99 Sqn, RAF Mildenhall
Fg Off George J D Thompson  1 Jun 1937 Posted to School of Air Navigation for Long Navigation course
Sgt F Wilkinson  4 Jun 1937 Killed in a flying accident
LAC A Mitchell  4 Jun 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt I B Newbigging 10 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off W H Cheetham 19 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off P D F Mitchell 19 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Sgt Plt Howells 19 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Sgt Plt Baugh 19 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off P D F Mitchell 19 Jul 1937 Posted to RAF Gosport

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
24 Jul 1936 Aircraft transferred to RAF Calafrana for dismantling and crating
 8 Aug 1936 Squadron attached to RAF Calafrana
21 Aug 1936 Squadron embarked on SS Somersetshire en-route to the UK
29 Aug 1936 Squadron disembarked at Southampton and proceeded to RAF Donibristle
27 Sep 1936 Personnel proceeded to RAF Sealand to re-assemble aircraft
 6 Oct 1936 Aircraft flown to RAF Donibristle
14 Dec 1936 'B' Flight separated to form No 42 Sqn
17 Jan 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF Tangmere for exercises with the Home Fleet
19 Jan 1937 Squadron arrived at RAF Tangmere for exercises with the Home Fleet
25 Jan 1937 Squadron returned to  RAF Donibristle
15 Jun 1937 Squadron proceeded to Southampton Airport for Torpedo Training
13 Jul 1937 Squadron proceeded to Exeter for Coast Defence Exercises
16 Jul 1937 Squadron returned to Southampton Airport
18 Jul 1937 Squadron returned to RAF Donibristle

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

RAF Donibristle Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger 12 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr William G Campbell  22 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt I B Newbigging 10 Jun 1937  
Fg Off George J D Thompson  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Plt Off C M Lester 30 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off H W Tennant  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off J H Humphries  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off O J M Barron  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off T E Shrapnell Smith  8 Feb 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edward L Colbeck-Welch 23 Aug 1937 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructors' course
Plt Off W H Cheetham  2 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt J Medd  2 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl C G Gurd  2 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off C M Lester 15 Oct 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Dixon 17 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting and assume command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt I B Newbigging 17 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on proceeding on 3 month's language leave
Plt Off A R H Beauman  9 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of torpedo training course
Plt Off J C Hamilton  9 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of torpedo training course
Plt Off James 10 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of torpedo training course
Plt Off Bethune 10 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of torpedo training course
Plt Off Witney 19 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of torpedo training course
Flt Lt M V Ridgway 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr William G Campbell 31 Mar 1938 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn on posting to Middle East for Engineer duties
Flt Lt M V Ridgway 31 Mar 1938 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
28 Aug 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss
18 Sep 1937 Squadron proceeded to Southampton for night flying training
28 Oct 1937 Squadron returned to RAF Donibristle on completion of night flying training
12 Jan 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Gosport via RAF Cranwell but landed in fields near Grantham
13 Jan 1938 Squadron flew to RAF Grantham to refuel
14 Jan 1938 Squadron departed RAF Grantham for RAF Gosport
30 Jan 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Donibristle
10 Mar 1938 Squadron moved to RAF Thorney Island
xx Mar 1938 Squadron received some Vickers Vildebeest IVs
Vildebeest IV
20 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Armament Training
18 Jun 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Thorney Island on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

Vickers Vildebeest IV

RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt I B Newbigging 10 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C M Lester 30 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J H Humphries  8 Feb 1937  
Fg Off O J M Barron  8 Feb 1937  
Fg Off H W Tennant  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off T E Shrapnell Smith  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A R H Beauman 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J C Hamilton 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L M Barlow 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J T Wilkins 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P Woollatt 20 Feb 1938  

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13 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

Vickers Vildebeest IV

RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt C M Lester 30 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J H Humphries  8 Feb 1937  
Fg Off O J M Barron  8 Feb 1937  
Fg Off H W Tennant  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off T E Shrapnell Smith  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A R H Beauman 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J C Hamilton 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S P Woollatt 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F H P Connor 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off I W Hutcheson 26 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

Vickers Vildebeest IV

RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt C M Lester 30 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J C Halley  9 Jan 1939  
Fg Off O J M Barron  8 Feb 1937  
Fg Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off A R H Beauman 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J C Hamilton 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S P Woollatt 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F H P Connor 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W Shaw 17 Dec 1938  
APO J R Noble 14 Jan 1939  
APO A E Bull 14 Jan 1939  
APO M J A Shaw 14 Jan 1939  
APO P S Devine 14 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO A H Burleigh 10 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vildebeest III

Vickers Vildebeest IV

RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt C M Lester 30 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J C Halley  9 Jan 1939  
Fg Off T F D Morgan  2 Nov 1936  
Fg Off P D D Carlton  2 Nov 1936  
Plt Off A R H Beauman 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J C Hamilton 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S P Woollatt 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F H P Connor 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W Shaw 17 Dec 1938  
APO J R Noble 14 Jan 1939  
APO A E Bull 14 Jan 1939  
APO M J A Shaw 14 Jan 1939  
APO P S Devine 14 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO A H Burleigh 10 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Perley  3 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Gascoigne  3 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off McCaw  4 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting on completion of No 18 Torpedo Bombing Course
Plt Off Macdonald  4 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting on completion of No 18 Torpedo Bombing Course

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Nominal Roll of officers and pilots - 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C M Lester  
Flt Lt J C Halley  
Fg Off A R H Beauman  
Fg Off S P Woollatt  
Plt Off Gascoigne  
Plt Off Perley  
Plt Off J R Noble  
Plt Off Shaw  
Plt Off J A Woollen  
Plt Off Bowman  
Plt Off A R Fordham  
Sgt Gunn  
Sgt Westlake  
Sgt Southward  
Sgt Barrett  
Sgt Meathrel  
Sgt H Phillips  
Sgt Hammond  
Sgt Rose  
Sgt Bibby  
Sgt Farthing  
Sgt Greenwood  
Sgt Larkin  
Detached to other units: -
Plt Off J C Hamilton RAF Donibristle
Plt Off A E Bull  
Plt Off P S Devine RAF Thornaby
Plt Off I N M Macdonald  
Plt Off Dow RAF Thornaby
Plt Off McCaw RAF Thornaby
Sgt Ward No 107 Sqn
Sgt Howells  

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt L R Ward  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action whilst attached to No 107 Sqn
Plt Off I N M Macdonald  8 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan for No 1 War Navigation Course
Plt Off Willis 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Chave-Jones 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Warburton 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Llewellyn Thomas 12 Oct 1939 Attached pending posting to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Walmsley 12 Oct 1939 Attached pending posting to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Cook 12 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Bowman 13 Oct 1939 Posted to HQ No 18 Group, RAF Donibristle
Plt Off Perley 15 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Locking for Parachute Course
Plt Off Trigance 17 Oct 1939 Posted to No 42 Sqn on completion of training
Fg Off J C Hamilton 19 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Donibristle
Plt Off A R Fordham 22 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Locking for Parachute Course
Plt Off Perley 23 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Locking on completion of Parachute Course
Sgt Plt Rose 27 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Leuchars for Blenheim Flight
Plt Off A R Fordham 28 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Locking on completion of Parachute Course
Plt Off Gammon  2 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Lamb  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Bass  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Sanders  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Freestone  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Stevenson  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Rylands  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Morrise  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Taylor  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Shilbach  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Hamilton  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Strain  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A R Fordham  6 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Gosport for Torpedo Dropping Course
Plt Off Bowens  6 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Gosport for Torpedo Dropping Course
Sgt Hern Phillips 12 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan
Plt Off Devine 14 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thornaby
Plt Off McCaw 14 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thornaby
Plt Off Dow 14 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thornaby
Flt Lt C M Lester 15 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Upavon for course on Beaufort aircraft
Sgt Barrett 15 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Upavon for course on Beaufort aircraft
Plt Off Chave-Jones 20 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Thornaby
Plt Off Warburton 20 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Thornaby
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway 26 Nov 1939 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H M Mellor 26 Nov 1939 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn (later promoted to Wg Cdr)
Fg Off Hamilton 16 Dec 1939 Attached to No 214 Sqn, RAF Feltwell
Plt Off Jackson 18 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Warburton 21 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thornaby

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 6 Sep 1939 Pilots began converting to twin-engined aircraft using Ansons and Blenheims
15 Nov 1939 Squadron received its first Bristol Beaufort I
Beaufort I
22 Nov 1939 Second Beaufort aircraft arrived
25 Nov 1939 Third Beaufort aircraft arrived
27 Nov 1939 Fourth Beaufort aircraft arrived
 3 Dec 1939 Fifth Beaufort collected from Filton
20 Dec 1039 Vildebeest aircraft began to be delivered to No 20 MU, RAF Aston Down

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Personnel Movements Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Warren  1 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from the TTU
Plt Off A R Fordham  5 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Gosport for Torpedo Dropping Course
Plt Off Hyde  5 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from the TTU
Plt Off Tilson  5 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from the TTU
Plt Off Dunn  5 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from the TTU
Plt Off Williams  5 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from the TTU
Plt Off Tilson  8 Jan 1940 Posted to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Dunn  8 Jan 1940 Posted to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Williams  8 Jan 1940 Posted to No 42 Sqn
Fg Off Hamilton  8 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 214 Sqn, RAF Feltwell and re-posted to RAF Manston
Fg Off Jameson 31 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from Singapore
Flt Lt J C Halley  1 Feb 1940 Returned from Astro Navigation course
Flt Lt Gammon  4 Feb 1940 Adjutant, returned from Administration Course
Plt Off Warren 10 Feb 1940 Detached for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off McCaw 27 Feb 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Shaw 27 Feb 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off J A Woollen  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC B Rees  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Gascoigne 14 Mar 1940 Posted to AACU, RAF Gosport
Plt Off Perley 15 Mar 1940 Returned to the squadron for retention
Sgt Gunn 17 Mar 1940 Returned from the NR (War) Course
Sgt Westlake 17 Mar 1940 Returned from the NR (War) Course
Sgt Southward 17 Mar 1940 Returned from the NR (War) Course
Plt Off Dow 17 Mar 1940 Returned from the NR (War) Course
Plt Off Warren 17 Mar 1940 Detached to attend the NR (War) Course
Plt Off Devine 17 Mar 1940 Detached to attend the NR (War) Course
Sgt Bibby 17 Mar 1940 Detached to attend the NR (War) Course
APO Cook 20 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Gunner
APO Godfrey 20 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Gunner
Flt Lt J H Humphries 21 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hicks 28 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Hatton 28 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Macfarlane 28 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off Sharman 30 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A R Fordham 15 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G Greenwood 15 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC E W J Picot 15 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J Wells 15 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J D T Lusk 29 Apr 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Sgt Gunn 29 Apr 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Sgt Twitchen 29 Apr 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Fg Off J D T Lusk  7 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off S P Woollett  7 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 S W Mills  7 May 1940 Killed in action
AC2 M J Delahunty  7 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J T Berryman  7 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt C M Lester  9 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Southward  9 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl J W Maxey  9 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC K P Turrell  9 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Macdonald 13 May 1940 Posted to SHQ RAF North Coates as Station Navigation Officer
APO Macfadden 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Gunner
Sgt Lamb 17 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Silloth
Sgt Sanders 17 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Silloth
Sgt Rylands 17 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Silloth
Fg Off F R Jamieson 18 May 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Hyde 18 May 1940 Returned from School of General Reconnaissance
Wg Cdr H M Mellors 26 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off F R Jamieson 26 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H J Cook 26 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC A D Mackenzie 26 May 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R E X Mack 26 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 22 Sqn
Plt Off F W Hicks  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off Duckworth  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties, arrived on 3 Jun 1940
Fg Off Peters  1 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr R E X Mack  2 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of No 22 Sqn
Sqn Ldr F J St G Braithwaite  2 Jun 1940 Assumed command of No 22 Sqn
Plt Off Brown  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Sgt P O'Flaherty  6 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt L E T Harris  6 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Whiteley  8 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt Whiteley 10 Jun 1940 Posted to Silloth
Plt Off E Pennington 14 Jun 1940 Reported for Gunnery Officer duties
Flt Lt Whiteley 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from Silloth and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Hodgson 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Silloth
Plt Off R C Greenlees 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Silloth
Fg Off Warren 13 Jul 1940 Reported from RN Hospital, Haslar and resumed training
Plt Off Jackson  1 Aug 1940 Posted to Silloth for instructional duties
Plt Off Greenlees  3 Aug 1940 Posted to N R Course
Sgt Farthing  3 Aug 1940 Attached to Manby for bomb aiming course
Sqn Ldr Mack  4 Aug 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby
Plt Off J R Noble 17 Aug 1940 Posted to Torpedo Development Unit, Gosport
Sgt W J Davies 29 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt I F Meathrel 29 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D F Sanders 29 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt D V W Francis 30 Aug 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt E A Graves 30 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Campbell  1 Oct 1940 Returned from course at School of General Reconnaissance
Fg Off Willis  1 Oct 1940 Returned from course at School of General Reconnaissance
Sgt J P Rylands 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D D Palmer 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt P W Ripley 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr R E X Mack  2 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital
Plt Off Chave-Jones  2 Aug 1940 Posted to No 2 SFTS
Plt Off R C Greenlees  5 Nov 1940 Returned from N R Course
Plt Off F W Hicks  5 Nov 1940 Returned from Gunnery Course
Sqn Ldr F H Roberts 18 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from Silloth
Fg Off F M Boycott 20 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt S Goldberg 23 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr F H Roberts 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S N Douglas 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S F Martin 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Snell (RCAF)  1 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Flaherty (RCAF)  1 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt A R H Beauman  5 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off F W Hicks  5 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T J James  5 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P H Telford  5 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R G Hart 18 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D G How 18 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P V Renai 18 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L J Peachey 18 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt D V W Francis 25 Dec 19404 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Gadd 26 Dec 1940 Posted in
Fg Off Willis 26 Dec 1940 Posted to Torpedo Development Unit
Sqn Ldr D V W Francis 27 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off R J Farthing 27 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Pennington 27 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J W D Unett 27 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Moore 29 Dec 1940 Posted to Torpedo Development Unit

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
22 Feb 1940 Last Vildebeest was delivered to RAF Bircham Newton
 8 Apr 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Thorney Island to RAF North Coates
 1 May 1940 12 x aircraft detached to RAF Lossiemouth
 2 May 1940 12 x aircraft returned from RAF Lossiemouth
 6 Jul 1940 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Gosport for Toraplane training
16 Jul 1940 'A' Flight returned from RAF Gosport
20 Jul 1940 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Gosport to continue Toraplane training
26 Jul 1940 'A' Flight returned from RAF Gosport
26 Jul 1940 'B' Flight proceeded to RAF Gosport for Toraplane training
 2 Aug 1940 'A' Flight returned from RAF Gosport
16 Aug 1940 One Martin Maryland was received as equipment for 'C' Flight
22 Aug 1940 Two Martin Marylands arrived
22 Aug 1940 One Martin Maryland arrived
 5 Nov 1940 Detachment (6 x aircraft) departed to RAF St Eval for operations
12 Nov 1940 Detachment (6 x aircraft) returned from RAF St Eval
 8 Dec 1940 Detachment (6 x aircraft) departed to RAF Thorney Island for operations
15 Dec 1940 Detachment (6 x aircraft) returned from RAF Thorney Island for operations

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

Personnel Movements Jan - Jun 1941

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Gadd  3 Jan 1941 Attached to Chivenor for training
Flt Lt Fishwick  5 Jan 1941 Arrived on posting from Chivenor
Plt Off Robson (Obs)  6 Jan 1941 Reported for duty from FBTS
Plt Off Esplen  7 Jan 1941 Attached to Chivenor for training and posting to another unit
Sgt Corder  7 Jan 1941 Attached to Chivenor for training and posting to another unit
Sgt Farnfield  7 Jan 1941 Attached to Chivenor for training and posting to another unit
Plt Off Little  8 Jan 1941 Posted in as Gunnery Officer
Sgt Nicholl 10 Jan 1941 Posted to Waterbeach
Flt Sgt Mascall 10 Jan 1941 Seconded to Royal Iraqi Air Force
Sgt Wolsey 12 Jan 1941 Posted out
Plt Off Snell (RCAF) 13 Jan 1941 Admitted to Hospital
Flt Lt J R Fishwick 15 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt D S Craik 15 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt A T Smith 15 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt T Wareing 15 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt Balled 18 Jan 1941 Posted overseas
Sgt D G G Coles 22 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt E A Castle 22 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt F D H Hewett 22 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Sgt V S Padgham 22 Jan 1941 Killed in action
Flt Lt Gadd  2 Feb 1941 Ceased to be attached to Chivenor and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Brown  2 Feb 1941 Relinquished his commission
Fg Off R C Greenlees 11 Feb 1941 Killed in action
Sgt W Haywood 11 Feb 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J A Jepson 11 Feb 1941 Killed in action
Sgt F W Smith 11 Feb 1941 Killed in action
Flt Lt Kelly 15 Feb 1941 Posted in
Plt Off Powell (Obs) 18 Feb 1941 Reported for duty
Plt Off Axten 19 Feb 1941 Posted to North Coates for Duty Pilot duties
Sgt Hearn-Phillips 24 Feb 1941 Posted to No 3 OTU
Fg Off Hughes 10 Mar 1941 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Barry 15 Mar 1941 Posted to No 2 Bombing & Gunnery School
Fg Off Hicks 16 Mar 1941 Posted to No 1404 (Meteorological) Flight
Fg Off Brock 17 Mar 1941 Posted to SHQ North Coates as Engineer Officer
Plt Off Knight 17 Mar 1941 Arrived on posting for duty as as Engineer Officer
Fg Off F M Boycott 20 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off S A Taylor 20 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sgt G W R Nesbitt 20 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sgt A J Anthony 20 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr Naish 22 Mar 1941 Posted to No 7 Sqn
Sqn Ldr F J Kelly 25 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off I Maclean (RCAF) 25 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sgt L A Arrighi 25 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sgt E G Abraham 25 Mar 1941 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr Kirj 26 Mar 1941 Arrived on posting from Cranwell
Plt Off Jai-Singh  2 Apr 1941 Reported for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off K Campbell  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Flt Sgt R W Hillman  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt W C Mulliss  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J P Scott (RCAF)  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Fg Off R L Hicks  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt R E Cree  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J A Faill  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt W C P Mitchell  6 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off White & crew  8 Apr 1941 Reported for duty
Flt Sgt S I Sanders 24 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt C L Ginnetta 24 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J H Smith (RCAF) 24 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt H Burton 24 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Fg Off Sharman 27 Apr 1941 Posted to Chivenor for posting to No 3 OTU
Flt Lt I N W Mackie 27 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt D W Arnold 27 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt F Goodchild 27 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J S Ramsay 27 Apr 1941 Killed in action
Fg Off Hatton  1 May 1941 Posted to Upavon
Plt Off Mitchell & crew  6 May 1941 Arrived on posting from Abbotsinch, wef 1 May1941
Sgt Guy & crew  6 May 1941 Arrived on posting from Abbotsinch, wef 1 May1941
Sgt Howroyd & crew  6 May 1941 Arrived on posting from Abbotsinch, wef 1 May1941
Plt Off Miller  6 May 1941 Reported for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off A Culverwell 22 May 1941 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS, arrived 19 May 1941
Sgt I T C Edwards  2 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt F W O'Brien  2 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr E Culverwell 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off A W Robson 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt B Kirkham 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt E Shackleton 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off J O H Willings 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off R L Blackmore (RCAF) 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt H K Orme 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt J Parsons 13 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off A W Camp 15 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Flt Sgt B J Conlon 15 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Flt Sgt W Myles 15 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Sgt D G A Briers 15 Jun 1941 Killed in action
Plt Off D A Attewell 18 Jun 1941 Killed in flying accident
Sgt G P Whicher (RCAF) 18 Jun 1941 Killed in flying accident
Sgt P McEwan 18 Jun 1941 Killed in flying accident
Fg Off Hyde 21 Jun 1941 Posted to BAT unit, Leuchars

Source - No 22 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/278)

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