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No 221 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T R Vickers 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 221 Sqn
Plt Off F T Parr 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Costal Command and assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr T R Vickers  6 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr J B Brolly 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting

Source - No 221 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1368)

Organisational Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Date Notes
21 Nov 1940 Formed at RAF Bircham Newton under the control of HQ Coastal Command
xx Nov 1940 2 x Wellington IAs, N2909 and N2910 delivered for training purposes only
 6 Dec 1940 Wellington I (dual control), R2700 delivered for training purposes only
17 Dec 1940 3 x Wellington ICs, R1276, R1277 and X3161 delivered on allotment
22 Dec 1940 2 x Wellington ICs, L7861 and R1278 delivered on allotment
26 Dec 1940 1 x Wellington IC, T2896 delivered on allotment
29 Dec 1940 2 x Wellington ICs, L7898 and T2915 delivered on allotment

Source - No 221 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1368)

Nominal Roll of Air Crew Personnel: 31 Dec 1940

Pilots Air Observers Wireless Operator/Air Gunners Air Gunners
Wg Cdr T R Vickers Plt Off Whitlam Sgt Boham Sgt Radford Sgt Burns
Sqn Ldr J B Brolly Plt Off Edwards Sgt Bateman Sgt Selkirk Sgt Deadman
Flt Lt Casley Plt Off Jack Sgt Badman Sgt Leadbeater Sgt George
Flt Lt Smith Flt Sgt Wavell Sgt Bell Sgt Sutcliffe Sgt Mackenzie
Flt Lt Starling Sgt Burdet Sgt Bentley Sgt Thompson Sgt Priest
Flt Lt Phillips Sgt Dale Sgt Brigstocke Sgt Wilson Sgt O'Leary
Flt Lt Appleby-Brown Sgt Edmed Sgt Capper Sgt Whalley Sgt Wilkins
Fg Off Cattley Sgt Gatiss Sgt Dickinson Sgt Watson Sgt Williams
Fg Off Gorringe-Smith Sgt Hewitt Sgt Davies Sgt Wynn Sgt Zigmond
Fg Off Richards Sgt Ladyman Sgt Darbyshire Sgt Wall  
Fg Off Naismith Sgt Oldland Sgt Evans Sgt Walker  
Plt Off Bliss Sgt Parker Sgt Entwistle Sgt White  
Plt Off Hopkin-Hill Sgt Pike Sgt Fast Sgt Acons  
Plt Off Edwards Sgt Rudkin Sgt Fugill Sgt Cass  
Plt Off Rae Sgt Ryves Sgt Hammersley Sgt Dunstone  
Plt Off Proctor Sgt Rees Sgt Haynes Sgt Lenton  
Plt Off Watson Sgt Sheffield Sgt Hancock Sgt Linden  
Plt Off MacIntyre Sgt Stewart-Blacker Sgt Lean    
Plt Off Stanbury Sgt Tindall Sgt Lewis    
Plt Off Robinson Sgt Wynn Sgt Lever    
Plt Off Green Sgt Williams Sgt Mott    
Plt Off Rothwell Sgt Whitford Sgt Marshall    
Plt Off Brown Sgt Willis Sgt MacDowell    
Sub Lt (A) Gallichan   Sgt Newey    
Sub Lt (A) Moore   Sgt Neill    
Mid'n (A) Rankin   Sgt Owen    
Mid'n (A) Duckham   Sgt Payne    
Mid'n (A) Davies   Sgt Perkins    

Source - No 221 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1368)

Allocation of duties: 31 Dec 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr T R Vickers Officer Commanding
Plt Off F T Parr Adjutant
Fg Off G A Stocker Squadron Engineer Officer
Fg Off M F Bannerman Squadron Gunnery Officer
Sqn Ldr J B Brolly Officer i/c Pilots GR Training, to become OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt W E Casley Officer i/c Pilots Flying Training, to become OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt E A Starling Squadron Navigation Officer and i/c Air Observer Training
Plt Of R E P Bliss Officer i/c Pilots Technical Training on Airframes and Engines
Plt Of G Whitlam Squadron Signals Officer and i/c Wireless Operator Training
Plt Of J Edwards Squadron Photographic Officer and Squadron Sports Officer
Fg Off J E Gorringe-Smith Squadron Parachute Officer and i/c Air Crew Flying Clothing

Source - No 221 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1368)

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