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No 225 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L J Stickley  3 Oct 1939 Transferred from No 614 Sqn and assumed temporary command of No 614A Sqn
Fg Off J Alexander  3 Oct 1939 Transferred from No 614 Sqn
Fg Off R O Rhys  3 Oct 1939 Transferred from No 614 Sqn
Plt Off J D Rollinson  3 Oct 1939 Transferred from No 614 Sqn
Fg Off Masterman  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 613 Sqn
Fg Off R W Campbell  7 Oct 1939 Attached from No 22 Group Pool
Plt Off G C Conran  7 Oct 1939 Attached from No 22 Group Pool
Plt Off M E Pollard  7 Oct 1939 Attached from No 22 Group Pool
Plt Off P R Fowler  7 Oct 1939 Attached from No 22 Group Pool
Plt Off C R Beaston  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt R B Packenham 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off E G L Millington 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Welburn 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D J Sanders 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D P Crittall 10 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Peter L Donkin 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 225 Sqn
Flt Lt L J Stickley 14 Oct 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off J Alexander 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off R O Rhys 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off Masterman 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off J D Rollinson 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt R B Packenham 14 Oct 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off E G L Millington 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off W Welburn 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D J Sanders 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D P Crittall 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt N S Merritt 14 Oct 1939 Posted to command 'C' Flight and attached to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off W L Drummond 14 Oct 1939 Allocated to 'C' Flight and attached to School of Army Co-operation
APO D C A Howden 20 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for Equipment duties
Plt Off V Bowman-Burns 24 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from SHQ for Signals duties
Plt Off D J Sanders 28 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Locking for Parachute Course
Flt Lt N S Merritt 13 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of No 2 War Course
Plt Off W L Drummond 13 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of No 2 War Course and proceeded on leave
Fg Off T D Spencer 13 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off W L Drummond 20 Nov 1939 Returned from leave
Plt Off C R Beaston  2 Dec 1939 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 5 Oct 1939
Plt Off J D Rollinson 12 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Nov 1939
APO D C A Howden 12 Dec 1939 Equipment Officer, regraded as Plt Off, wef 19 Oct 1939

Source - No 225 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1393)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 3 Oct 1939 Formed at RAF Odiham from 'B' Flight, No 614 Sqn, equipped with Westland Lysander IIs and designated No 614A Sqn
Lysander II of No 225 Squadron (1)

Lysander II of No 225 Squadron (2)

11 Oct 1939 Squadron was redesignated No 225 Sqn
14 Oct 1939 'A', 'B' and 'C' Flights formed
26 Oct 1939 Lysander IIs allocated to flights as follows: -
  • 'A' Flight - L4751
  • 'B' Flight - L4750 and L4753
  • 'C' Flight - L4744
xx Oct 1939 Throughout the month NCOs and Airmen continued to be posted in from a variety of other units
xx Nov 1939 Throughout the month NCOs and Airmen continued to be posted in from a variety of other units
27 Dec 1939 3 x Lysanders, L6868, L6856 and N1315 collected from RAF Sealand

Source - No 225 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1393)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R B Packenham  1 Jan 1940 Posted to RAF Andover for Blenheim Conversion course
Fg Off R O Rhys  9 Jan 1940 Attached to SHQ, RAF Odiham for duty as Deputy Adjutant
Plt Off M E Pollard 14 Jan 1940 Attached to Rollestone Camp for No 10 Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt W G Tailyour 16 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Andover
Flt Lt W G Tailyour 22 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 614 Sqn
Flt Lt C A Masterman 22 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Boscombe Down and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off T D Spencer 22 Jan 1940 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Andover
Plt Off M E Pollard 29 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp
Plt Off W Welburn 31 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 2 Nov 1939
Plt Off H E Faulkner  8 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt C R Beaston 10 Feb 1940 Adjutant, posted to No 16 Sqn
Plt Off V Bowman-Burns 24 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 1 Nov 1939
Plt Off J C Mackay 25 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Freugh
Flt Lt C A Masterman  7 Mar 1940 Detached on Special Duty
Plt Off M Marsh 19 Mar 1940 Arrived on attachment for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off J C Mackay 19 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off M Marsh 19 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Flt Lt C A Masterman 29 Mar 1940 Returned from Special Duty
Plt Off D C A Howden 22 Apr 1940 Equipment Officer, departed on posting
Plt Off J C Mackay 22 Apr 1940 Departed on posting
Flt Lt N S Merritt 22 Apr 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off R J Walker 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off J S Kirkman 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Fg Off J Alexander 23 Apr 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off W P H Rafter  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Andover
Plt Off McCandlish  7 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Andover
Plt Off Tuppen  7 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Andover
Plt Off J J Walsh 7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Andover
Wg Cdr G H Stilwell  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Odiham and assumed command of No 225 Sqn
Fg Off R O Rhys  1 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to SHQ, RAF Odiham for duty as Deputy Adjutant
Fg Off V Bowman-Burns  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off M Marsh  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Flt Lt B G Carroll  8 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 81 Sqn
Plt Off H G Teale 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Odiham
Fg Off R O Rhys 16 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off R T Mason 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt C A Masterman 17 Jun 1940 Attached from 'X' Force
Flt Lt B G Carroll 19 Jun 1940 Posted to No 614 Sqn
Plt Off W T Aitken  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off C T Bakes  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off D M Woodman  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation, wef 1 Jul 1940
Act Flt Lt R O Rhys  7 Jul 1940 Reverted to Fg Off on posting to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby
Plt Off W T Aitken  9 Jul 1940 Posted to No 2 Sqn
Fg Off R W Campbell  9 Jul 1940 Attached to No 231 Sqn
Plt Off R Veal 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Plt Off D Secretan 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt L Aitken 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn
Plt Off D M Woodman 13 Jul 1940 Attached to Okehampton for liaison duties
Plt Off C E Porter 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Administrative duties
Plt Off G C Conran 28 Jul 1940 Attached to TFN, RAF Halton
Fg Off Hallam  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Heston
Plt Off McCandlish  7 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Andover on posting to No 225 Sqn, wef 7 May 1940
Plt Off D P Tuppen  7 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Andover on posting to No 225 Sqn, wef 7 May 1940
Plt Off M Marsh  7 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Andover on posting to No 225 Sqn, wef 19 Mar 1940
Fg Off R W Campbell  8 Aug 1940 Posted to No 231 Sqn
Fg Off Hallam 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Plt Off W P H Rafter 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Plt Off D J Sanders 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Plt Off D Secretan 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Fg Off W L Drummond 23 Aug 1940 Attached to ROC Flight Odiham
Plt Off Evans 24 Aug 1940 Posted to unit and attached to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off G C Conran 25 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to TFN, RAF Halton
Plt Off J J Walsh  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sqn Ldr Peter L Donkin  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 4 Sqn to command
Fg Off W L Drummond  9 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to ROC Flight Odiham
Plt Off P R Fowler 11 Sep 1940 Attached to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off R Veal 11 Sep 1940 Attached to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off D P Tuppen 11 Sep 1940 Attached to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off J D Shinwell 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off M Jubb 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off J R Bellerby 15 Sep 1940 Attached from No 13 Sqn
Plt Off M E Pollard 15 Sep1940 Attached to RAF Hooton Park
Flt Lt L Aitken 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off D M Woodman 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off P R Fowler 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off R Veal 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off D P Tuppen 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off Warner 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 239 Sqn
Plt Off J R Bellerby 20 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on return to No 13 Sqn
Fg Off W L Drummond 22 Sep 1940 Attached to ROC Flight Odiham
Plt Off M E Pollard 22 Sep1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hooton Park
Plt Off R T Mason 22 Sep 1940 Posted to CFS for No 12 Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off D G Ross 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum
Plt Off M Jubb 24 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Shoreham
Plt Off W Welburn 24 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Shoreham
Plt Odd McMartin 29 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 613 Sqn
Flt Lt L J Stickley  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off D P Crittall 22 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt W M Batson 22 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Act Flt Lt V Bowman-Burns  3 Nov 1940 Posted to No 309 Sqn
Act Flt Lt W J Pond  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Watkinson 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bellemy 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P L Dickinson 15 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J M H Sargent 23 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A Gibbons 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Act Flt Lt W J Pond 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 3 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off C E Knowles 22 Dec1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation

Source - No 225 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1393)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 2 Jan 1940 3 x Lysanders, L6860, L6865 and L6859 collected from RAF Sealand
10 Jan 1940  x Lysanders, L4781 and L4787 allotted from Station Flight, RAF Odiham
 1 Jul 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Tilshead
xx Aug 1940 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 225 Squadron badge
29 Sep 1940 Squadron re-equipped with Westland Lysander IIIs
Lysander III as used by No 225 Squadron

Source - No 225 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1393), except *

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.

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This page was last updated on 27/06/21

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