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No 224 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Feb - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L H Anderson  1 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 224 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Reginald N Waite  3 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 224 Sqn
Flt Lt L H Anderson  3 Mar 1937 Relinquished command of No 224 Sqn
Flt Lt J R S Agar  3 Mar 1937 Assumed the duties of Adjutant

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

Organisational Movements: Feb - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1937 Reformed at Manston from 'C' Flight of No 48 Squadron
15 Feb 1937 Squadron Personnel moved from RAF Manston to RAF Boscombe Down
xx Feb 1937 During the month the squadron collected new Avro Anson Is from the manufacturers at Woodford
Anson I of No 224 Squadron

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Boscombe Down Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald N Waite

 3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt L H Anderson  1 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt J R S Agar  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A E Williamson  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J L Atkinson  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A L Womersley  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J P S Smyth  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C B Lamb  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J R Hollington  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off D G Perry  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off N L Smith  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F E Burton 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A A T Bulloch 21 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R G M Walker 24 Apr 1937  
APO S C Pendred  7 Mar 1937  
APO W G Craddock 28 Mar 1937  
APO K W C Bindloss 24 Apr 1937  
APO G C C Bartlett 24 Apr 1937  
APO C E A Garton 24 Apr 1937  
APO J C Burge 24 Apr 1937  
APO H D Green 24 Apr 1937  
APO J G H Potter 24 Apr 1937  
APO M O Scott 24 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L H Anderson  9 Jul 1937 Assumed command of the re-organised 'A' Flight
Plt Off A E Williamson  9 Jul 1937 Assumed command of the re-organised 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr Reginald N Waite 30 Nov 1937 Attached to RAF Lee-on-Solent for Instrument Flying Course
Flt Lt L H Anderson 30 Nov 1937 Assumed temporary command of No 224 Sqn
Plt Off A L Womersley  1 Jan 1938 Assumed command of 'C' Flight on formation
Flt Lt H C S Vetch  5 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off W G Craddock 19 Mar 1938 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off K W C Bindloss 19 Mar 1938 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off G C C Bartlett 19 Mar 1938 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off M O Scott 19 Mar 1938 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off R A Barker  28 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS, wef 4 Jun 1938
Plt Off W B Hunter  28 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS, wef 4 Jun 1938

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Thornaby, by air, road and rail
 9 Jul 1937 Squadron re-organised from a three flight to a two flight basis
30 Aug 1937 'A' and 'B' Flights (6 x aircraft each) proceeded to No 5 ATC, RAF Penrhos for Annual Armament Training
20 Sep 1937 'A' and 'B' Flights returned from No 5 ATC, RAF Penrhos on completion of Annual Armament Training
 1 Jan 1938 'C' Flight was formed
17 Jan 1938 Squadron moved to RAF Eastleigh for a temporary detachment
26 Mar 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Thornaby on completion of temporary detachment at RAF Eastleigh

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Thornaby Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald N Waite

 3 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt L H Anderson  1 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt H C S Vetch  5 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A G H Bell  7 Aug 1937  
Fg Off A E Williamson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J L Atkinson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A L Womersley  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J P S Smyth  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J R Hollington  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off D G Perry  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F E Burton 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A A T Bulloch 21 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R G M Walker 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G C C Bartlett 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J C Burge 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H D Green 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J G H Potter 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off T B Marshall 27 Nov 1937  
APO J W C McFarlane 27 Nov 1937  

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15 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A Brown 10 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, wef 9 Jul 1938
Plt Off D G Heaton-Nicholls 14 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 30 Jul 1938
Flt Lt L H Anderson 16 Sep 1938 Posted to RAF Cardington for Administrative duties
Plt Off T B Marshall xx Sep 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon for Flying Instructors' Course
APO D S Lindsay 29 Oct 1938  

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
16 Jul 1938 15 x aircraft (5 per flight) were detached to RAF Montrose
16 Jul 1938 15 x aircraft (5 per flight) were detached to RAF Montrose
23 Jul 1938 15 x aircraft (5 per flight) returned from the detachment at RAF Montrose
 3 Aug 1938 14 x aircraft were detached to RAF Gosport
 9 Aug 1938 14 x aircraft returned from the detachment at RAF Gosport
1 Sep 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Thornaby to RAF Leuchars on the transfer of RAF Thornaby to Bomber Command
xx Aug 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 224 Squadron badge
10 Oct 1938 Squadron commenced its Annual Armament Training at Temporary ATS, Leuchars
19 Nov 1938 Squadron completed its Annual Armament Training at Temporary ATS, Leuchars

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Leuchars Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald N Waite

 3 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H C S Vetch  5 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A G H Bell  7 Aug 1937  
Fg Off A E Williamson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J L Atkinson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A L Womersley  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J P S Smyth  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off F E Burton 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D G Perry  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A A T Bulloch 21 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J R Hollington  1 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R G M Walker 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H D Green 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G C C Bartlett 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J C Burge 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J G H Potter 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D G Heaton-Nicholls 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R A Barker  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W B Hunter  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Brown  9 Jul 1938  
APO D S Lindsay 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald N Waite  1 Jan 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson xx Jan 1939 Assumed command of No 224 Sqn
Wg Cdr Reginald N Waite xx Jan 1939 Relinquished command of No 224 Sqn on posting to HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson xx Jan 1939 Proceeded to RAF Thorney Island for Navigation Reconnaissance Course
Sqn Ldr G R Brice xx Jan 1939 Assumed temporary command of No 224 Sqn

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Leuchars Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  9 Jan 1938  
Fg Off A G H Bell  7 Aug 1937  
Fg Off A E Williamson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J L Atkinson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A L Womersley  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off F E Burton 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D G Perry  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A A T Bulloch 21 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J R Hollington  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off H D Green 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G C C Bartlett 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J C Burge 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J G H Potter 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R G M Walker 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D G Heaton-Nicholls 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R A Barker  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W B Hunter  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Brown  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J W C McFarlane  4 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D S Lindsay 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P M Boulton 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E R Baker 17 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Leuchars Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  9 Jan 1938  
Act Flt Lt J L Atkinson  1 Feb 1937  
Act Flt Lt A L Womersley  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A G H Bell  7 Aug 1937  
Fg Off A E Williamson  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off F E Burton 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D G Perry  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A A T Bulloch 21 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J R Hollington  1 Feb 1937  
Fg Off H D Green 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G C C Bartlett 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J C Burge 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J G H Potter 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R G M Walker 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D G Heaton-Nicholls 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R A Barker  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W B Hunter  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Brown  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J W C McFarlane  4 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D S Lindsay 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P M Boulton 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E R Baker 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off C N Whittington 29 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A G H Bell 31 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt S N Saunders 31 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 F Schofield 31 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1383 & AIR 27/1384)

Nominal Roll of Officers: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  
Fg Off A A T Bulloch Adjutant
Flt Lt J L Atkinson Officer Commanding 'A' Flight
Fg Off J R Hollington 'A' Flight
Fg Off J G H Potter 'A' Flight
Plt Off J W C McFarlane 'A' Flight
Plt Off R A Barker 'A' Flight
Plt Off A B J Pearson 'A' Flight
Plt Off P S Foy 'A' Flight
Plt Off T K Hurley 'A' Flight
Plt Off G J M Dewar 'A' Flight
Flt Lt A E Williamson Officer Commanding 'B' Flight
Fg Off F E Burton 'B' Flight
Fg Off D G Perry 'B' Flight
Plt Off W B Hunter 'B' Flight
Plt Off H F O'Neill 'B' Flight
Plt Off R C Lynn 'B' Flight
Plt Off R B Forbes 'B' Flight
Plt Off T N C Rothwell 'B' Flight
Plt Off R C Wood 'B' Flight
Flt Lt A L Womersley Officer Commanding 'C' Flight
Fg Off H D Green 'C' Flight
Fg Off G C C Bartlett 'C' Flight
Fg Off R G M Walker 'C' Flight
Plt Off D G Heaton-Nicholls 'C' Flight
Plt Off A P Davis 'C' Flight
Plt Off C N Whittington 'C' Flight
Plt Off L G Nolan-Neylan 'C' Flight
Plt Off A Barkley 'C' Flight

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1384)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H D Green  7 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off C N Whittington  7 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC J L Calpin  7 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A M Rodger  7 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off D G Perry  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J W C McFarlane  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R A Barker  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt H Letchford  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 C A Bates  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 F H May  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off D D Weightman  6 Oct 1939 Attached from No 269 Sqn
Plt Off P D Aldous  6 Oct 1939 Attached from No 269 Sqn
Plt Off M G Birt  9 Oct 1939 Posted to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off H O Randall  9 Oct 1939 Posted to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off J Tillett  9 Oct 1939 Posted to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off A W B Naismith  9 Oct 1939 Posted to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off G S B Reid  9 Oct 1939 Posted to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Fg Off A G Mower 11 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for ground duties
Fg Off S D Slocum 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J Tillett 16 Oct 1939 Assumed command of the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Fg Off S D Slocum 22 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Heston
Flt Lt C F C Wright 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J P S Smyth 27 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 612 Sqn
Plt Off G J M Dewar 28 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Locking for Parachute Course
Plt Off G J M Dewar  4 Nov 1939 Returned from RAF Locking on completion of Parachute Course
Plt Off D D Weightman 11 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 269 Sqn
Plt Off P D Aldous 11 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 269 Sqn
Sgt Perkins 28 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting to the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight, RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off F S Crawford  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off P M Townshend  9 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1384)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 9 Oct 1939 An Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight was formed at RAF Abbotsinch
xx Oct 1939 Squadron received a Lockheed Hudson II
Hudson II
10 Nov 1939 Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight received its first Tiger Moth
12 Dec 1939 Control of the Anti-Submarine Patrol Flight was transferred to RAF Abbotsinch
12 Dec 1939 First Hudson was delivered to RAF St Athan for fitting of ASV and IFF

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1384)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off S D Slocum  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Fg Off A G Mower 10 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off A Barkley 11 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R C Lloyd 11 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Cpl D Turner 11 Jan 1940 Killed in action
AC1 R S Morton 11 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J W Craig 14 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Evanton
Plt Off R G M Harmston 14 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Fg Off J L Atkinson 15 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge
Plt Off J W Craig 17 Jan 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Air Gunners Course
Plt Off P S Foy 18 Jan 1940 Proceeded to RAF Dishforth on temporary duty
Plt Off A B J Pearson 18 Jan 1940 Proceeded to RAF Dishforth on temporary duty
Flt Lt H M Styles 18 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Silloth for temporary Navigation duty
Plt Off P S Foy 19 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Dishforth on completion of temporary duty
Plt Off A B J Pearson 19 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Dishforth on completion of temporary duty
Plt Off R G M Harmston 20 Jan 1940 Proceeded to RAF Silloth for Conversion course
Plt Off J W Craig 21 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of Air Gunners Course
Flt Lt H M Styles 27 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Silloth for temporary Navigation duty
Plt Off R G Lynn 28 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF St Athan on completion of Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off R B Forbes  2 Feb 1940 Proceeded on 14 days sick leave
Plt Off A A Greenburg  8 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off G J Bell  8 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off N Ewart  8 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Fg Off S D Slocum 11 Feb 1940 Attached to HQ Coastal Command, Northwood
Plt Off R B Forbes 17 Feb 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off J W Craig  1 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for Air Gunnery Course
Plt Off J H Higgleton  2 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thornaby
Plt Off G Moir  2 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off J W Craig  6 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Air Gunnery Course
Plt Off P S Foy 10 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for Lorenz VHF Course
Flt Lt J L Atkinson 14 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A A Greenburg 14 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J W Craig  6 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Air Gunnery Course
Plt Off H F O'Neill 25 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for Lorenz VHF Course
Plt Off P S Foy 25 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Lorenz VHF Course
Plt Off N Ewart 30 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Ringway for a course
Plt Off W Bradshaw  1 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  4 Apr 1940 Proceeded to RAF Dyce for a course
Fg Off J P S Smyth  4 Apr 1940 Proceeded to RAF Dyce for a course
Plt Off H F O'Neill 10 Apr 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Lorenz VHF Course
Plt Off J W Craig 12 Apr 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Air Gunnery Course
Plt Off L G Nolan-Neylan 14 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T Gosling 14 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC A Murcar 14 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC1 E G Newby 14 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off R G M Walker 18 Apr 1940 Posted to RAF Heston
Plt Off R G M Harmston 20 Apr 1940 Returned from RAF Silloth on completion of Conversion course
Plt Off H G Webb 23 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off A A T Bulloch 24 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R G M Harmston 24 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC A W Hallam 24 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC S Lane 24 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H A Haarhoff 30 Apr 1940 Posted to RAF Thornaby
Flt Lt A L Womersley  4 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude Physiology Course
Plt Off A B J Pearson  4 May 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Torquay
Flt Lt A L Womersley  8 May 1940 Returned from RAF Farnborough on completion of Course
Flt Lt A E Williamson 11 May 1940 Admitted to Gleneagles Hospital
Plt Off P M Townshend 13 May 1940 Returned from course at RAF Ringway
Plt Off A Brindley 14 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for 'T' Course
Plt Off W Bradshaw 16 May 1940 Posted to MAEE, RAF Helenburgh
Plt Off J W Craig 17 May 1940 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of Air Gunnery Course
Flt Lt A E Williamson 18 May 1940 Discharged from Gleneagles Hospital
Plt Off A Brindley 20 May 1940 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of 'T' Course
Plt Off B L Fox 27 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A B J Pearson 28 May 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Torquay
Plt Off R B Askquith-Ellis 30 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off P M Townshend  1 Jun 1940 Proceeded to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude Physiology Course
Flt Lt J P S Smyth  6 Jun 1940 Proceeded to Egypt on aircraft ferrying duties
Flt Lt J G Potter  6 Jun 1940 Proceeded to Egypt on aircraft ferrying duties
Plt Off P M Townshend  6 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF Farnborough on completion of Course
Plt Off G Moir 14 Jun 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Air Gunnery course
Plt Off T N C Rothwell 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off R C Wood 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Sgt C L Hand 14 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W E Harding 14 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R B Askquith-Ellis 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Long 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T H Nicholls 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
AC1 S J W Baines 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off N Ewart 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off F S Crawford 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Pearce 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
AC1 T Morton 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C S Greenaway 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S G H Stephnes 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A F King 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Cpl A J Hull 15 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt A E Williamson 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A S T Cargill 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C F Fennell 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P W Weightman 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H I Rust 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R G Cuthbert 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off C L Wilson 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off I H Dolman 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off L D P Murphy 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off W E Edser  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R S Davies  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Blackpool
Plt Off J H H Gladdis  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Blackpool
Plt Off J M S Wyllie  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off H T Blench  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off G Moir 14 Jul 1940 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of Air Gunnery course
Flt Lt A L Womersley 16 Jul 1940 Posted to No 59 Sqn, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off H F O'Neill 17 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF South Cerney
Plt Off V C R Morrison 21 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E A Cotton 21 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S W Curry 21 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Middleton 21 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off P J Jenkins 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 18 Group
Plt Off D A A Ross 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A T Harrison 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off B D Clarkson 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A B J Pearson  3 Aug 1940 Proceeded to RAF St Athan for Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off T H A Llewellyn  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off C W A Thomson  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R B Forbes  7 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Grant  7 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J M Morgan  7 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G D Tennant  7 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J M S Wyllie 10 Aug 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Air Gunnery course
Plt Off A P Davis 10 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Silloth
Flt Lt F C Scott 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off J Atkinson 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off H G Holmes 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A A Halley 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Squires Gate
Plt Off W D Whatley 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Fg Off C R Davies 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAFO, London
Flt Lt P D R Hutchings 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A De V Leach 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off A T Harrison 23 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off B D Clarkson 23 Aug 1940 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Plt Off A James 24 Aug 1940 Returned to duty from convalescence
Plt Off A Bilderbeck 25 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Silloth, pending posting
Plt Off A R Carrick 25 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Silloth, pending posting
Plt Off C H Gould 28 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Silloth
Plt Off A B J Pearson 30 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF St Athan on completion of Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off E A Rance  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Squires Gate
Plt Off I A N Terry  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Squires Gate
Plt Off C C G Webb  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Squires Gate
Plt Off B L Fox  2 Sep 1940 Proceeded to Dunblane Convalescent Home
Plt Off F A Roach  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R G Cuthbert  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I H Dolman  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Duffield  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M Rees  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J M S Wyllie  9 Sep 1940 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of Air Gunnery course
Plt Off P M Townshend 14 Sep 1940 Proceeded to Dunblane Convalescent Home
Plt Off J C Dale 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off J D Davies 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off G J Bell 18 Sep 1940 Returned from Dunblane Convalescent Home
Plt Off A James 23 Sep 1940 Returned from quarantine at Grantown-on-Spey
Plt Off A James 24 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Thorney Island for aircraft ferrying duties
Plt Off B L Fox 25 Sep 1940 Returned from Dunblane Convalescent Home
Plt Off A James 27 Sep 1940 Returned from RAF Thorney Island on completion of ferrying duties
Plt Off A B Tisdall 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off G J Bell 29 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Squires Gate
Plt Off P M Townshend  1 Oct 1940 Discharged from Dunblane Convalescent Home and proceeded on sick leave
Plt Off A James  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off E Ostlere  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R G Fowles 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Flt Lt F C Scott 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R J Davies 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A B Tisdall 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A B Nayler 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A F Thomas 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A R Carrick 25 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J H H Gladdis 25 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J D Dowson 25 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T A Hughes 25 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J McGhie 25 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A Brindley  3 Nov 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Special Gunnery course
Plt Off A W Barwood 15 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R P Drummond 22 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off R G Lynn 24 Nov 1940 Posted to No 1 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off J B Maylam 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off H W G Andrews 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off P C Sayce 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Wg Cdr E A Hodgson  3 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Detling
Fg Off P J Jenkins  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Manby for American Bomb Sight Course
Plt Off T H A Llewellyn  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Manby for American Bomb Sight Course
Plt Off G J M Dewar  9 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A Bilderbeck  9 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Bell  9 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T J Crawley  9 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R N Clark 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton,
Sqn Ldr R N Clark 10 Dec 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr and assumed command of No 224 Sqn
Fg Off P J Jenkins 11 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manby
Plt Off T H A Llewellyn 11 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manby
Fg Off P S Foy 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 11 SFTS, RAF Shawbury
Plt Off G Davison 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
Plt Off H R Puplett 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off A Beckingham 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off E Beckingham 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off T A Bowen 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off J C Pride 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off E J Corken 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Fg Off P J Jenkins 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J C Dale 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Bracchi 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R W Willis 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W L Lang 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off F B Pomeroy 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth

Source - No 224 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1385)

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