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No 222 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H W Mermagen  5 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Usworth and assumed command of No 222 Sqn
Fg Off G Drew  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
3 x Plt Offs  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sqn Adjutant 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Stewart 16 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool for further training
Plt Off Mitchell 16 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool for further training
2 x Plt Offs 21 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
3 x Sgt Plt 22 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Delamore 22 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Locking for  a Parachute course (7 days)
1 x Plt Off 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Williams  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
3 x Officers and 2 x Sgt Plt 25 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
3 x Officers 26 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
1 x Officer 28 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
1 x Officer 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting

Source - No 222 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1371)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 5 Oct 1939 Formed at RAF Duxford
31 Oct 1939 First two Bristol Blenheim IFs, L6638 and L6642, were collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
Blenheim IF
 5 Nov 1939 4 x Blenheim IFs collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
 8 Nov 1939 'B' Flight formed
 9 Nov 1939 2 x Blenheim IFs collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
15 Nov 1939 3 x Blenheim IFs collected from No 20 MU, RAF Aston Down

Source - No 222 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1371)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
The ORB for January - March 1940 appears to be missing
Fg Off G Drew 17 Apr 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to a Training Group
Act Flt Lt D R S Bader 17 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
1 x Officer and 1 x Sgt Plt  5 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Williams  8 May 1940 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to No 263 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off R A L Morant  8 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off A I Robinson 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting and command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off R A L Morant 15 May 1940 Relinquished temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off G G A Davies 31 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off R A L Morant  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off H E L Falkus  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off G Massey-Sharpe  1 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L J White  1 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G G A Davies  1 Jun 1940 Reported back for duty
Plt Off R A L Morant  2 Jun 1940 Reported back for duty
Plt Off R A L Morant 25 Jun 1940 Admitted to hospital after being wounded in action
1 x Officer and 1 x Sgt Plt  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Engineer Officer  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt E I Lewis  4 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr J H Heyworth  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr J H Heyworth 12 Jul 1940 Posted to No 79 Sqn
1 x Sgt Plt 18 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr D C H Spencer 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr D C H Spencer 26 Jul 1940 Attached to No 266 Sqn, RAF Wittering
1 x Sgt Plt 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sqn Ldr J H Hill 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Usworth and assumed command of No 222 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H W Mermagen 31 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of No 222 Sqn on posting to RAF Warmwell
Sgt J I Johnson 30 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J W Cutts  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J W Ramshaw  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Baxter 14 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H L Whitbread 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J W Broadhurst  7 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off McG-Hallam 24 Oct 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Sgt R B Price 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 73 Sqn
Plt Off H P Edridge 30 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A E Davies 30 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D A P McMullen 23 Nov 1940 Posted to No 151 Sqn for duty as a Flight Commander
1 x Officer and 1 x Sgt Plt 23 Nov1940 Departed on posting
Fg Off F S Farrow 25 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Acklington as Station Engineer Officer
3 x Officers and 4 x Sgt Plt 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Flt Lt A I Robinson  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off G G A Davies 10 Dec 1940 Rejoined the squadron from RAF Hornchurch
Plt Off W R Assheton 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Plt Off D A Stanley 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sgt D G Gibbins 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sgt R A Breeze 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sqn Ldr B A Wood 14 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 57 OTU, as Supernumerary
Sgt J Scott 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sgt A B A Smith 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sgt K E F Purcell 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Sgt D L Ferraby 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn, RAF Rochford
Plt Off T A Vigors 29 Dec 1940 Posted to No 243 Sqn
Sgt L F Patrick 29 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Sgt A O Sharples 31 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 602 Sqn

Source - No 222 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1371)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Mar 1940 Squadron converted from Blenheim IFs to Supermarine Spitfire Is*
Spitfire I of No 222 Squadron
10 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Duxford to RAF Digby by road and air
11 May 1940 Servicing Flight moved from RAF Duxford to RAF Digby
23 May 1940 Squadron aircraft moved from RAF Digby to RAF Kirton Lindsay
28 May 1940 Squadron aircraft moved from RAF Kirton Lindsay to RAF Hornchurch
 4 Jun 1940 Squadron aircraft returned to RAF Kirton Lindsay from RAF Hornchurch
12 Aug 1940 'A' Flight detached to RAF Ringway
29 Aug 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Kirton Lindsay to RAF Hornchurch by road and air
30 Aug 1940 Servicing Flight moved from RAF Kirton Lindsay to RAF Hornchurch by road
11 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Hornchurch to RAF Coltishall by air and road

Source - No 222 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1371)

*Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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