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No 226 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962-1963]

Reformed at Upper Heyford on 15 March 1937 from 'B' Flight of No 57 Squadron

Movement Date Location
16 Apr 1937 Harwell

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Audax

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Edward 23 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off M H de L Everest 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off T F Harvey 15 Mar 1937
Plt Off V S Butler 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D G Warren 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N M Thomas 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off T M Hunt 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G R Brady 15 Mar 1937  

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Oct 1937) RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 226 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Edward 23 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt M H de L Everest 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off V S Butler 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D G Warren 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D A Cameron  8 Feb 1938
Plt Off G Smith 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R W Bungey 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off A L Taylor  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R J O O'Neill-Roe  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A N Pirie 27 Nov 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Oct 1937) RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles E S Lockett

 7 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt M H de L Everest 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off V S Butler 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D G Warren 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D A Cameron  8 Feb 1938
Plt Off R W Bungey 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off A L Taylor  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A N Pirie 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off Frederick O Barrett  5 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off S N T Wallage 16 Sep 1938  
APO R W Clarke 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Charles E S Lockett

 7 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt M H de L Everest 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D G Warren 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off V S Butler 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D A Cameron  8 Feb 1938
Plt Off R W Bungey 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off A L Taylor  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A N Pirie 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off Frederick O Barrett  5 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off S N T Wallage 16 Sep 1938  
Plt Off N M Thomas  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off B S Bell 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off N J Robertson 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D Salwey 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off M W Waddington 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R W Clarke 17 Dec 1938  
APO R A C Crooks 17 Dec 1938  
APO J H Kennard 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO J R Kettley 16 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Sydney L G Pope

 1 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Charles E S Lockett

 7 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt M H de L Everest 15 Mar 1937  
Act Flt Lt A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off D G Warren 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off V S Butler 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D A Cameron  8 Feb 1938
Fg Off N M Thomas  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R W Bungey 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off A L Taylor  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A N Pirie 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off Frederick O Barrett  5 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off S N T Wallage 16 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B S Bell 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off N J Robertson 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D Salwey 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off M W Waddington 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R W Clarke 17 Dec 1938  
APO R A C Crooks 17 Dec 1938  
APO J H Kennard 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO J R Kettley 16 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Douglas Thor IRBM RAF Catfoss Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Personnel Movements - 1959

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E R Morriss  9 Nov 1959 Completed refresher FDT course at RAF Driffield
Flt Lt R J Fisher  9 Nov 1959 Completed refresher FDT course at RAF Driffield
Flt Lt E Coppard  9 Nov 1959 Completed refresher FDT course at RAF Driffield
Flt Lt R G Reekie 10 Nov 1959 Began refresher 9 day FDT course at RAF Driffield
Flt Lt M Sorensen 10 Nov 1959 Began refresher 9 day FDT course at RAF Driffield
Flt Lt R J Fisher 10 Nov 1959 Began 3 day Target Parameter course
Flt Lt M Sorensen 23 Nov 1959 Began 3 day Target Parameter course
Cpl Tech C E Jones 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Electrical Fitter (G) (TEW)
J/T R F King 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Electrical Fitter (G) (TEW)
SAC K Clark 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Electrical Fitter (G) (TEW)
SAC H R Roberts 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Electrical Fitter (G) (TEW)
LAC C Lewis 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Electrical Fitter (G) (TEW)
Cpl I Redpath 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Aero Fireman (Driver)
Cpl McDougall 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Aero Fireman
SAC Rafferty 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Aero Fireman
SAC Billington 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Aero Fireman
Sgt K V Routley 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Sgt M E Swales 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Sgt W L Tully 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Cpl P C Dennett 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
Cpl R G Field 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Cpl R G Gardner 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
Cpl J D McCrorie 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Cpl J P Miles 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Cpl D W Parker 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
Cpl A G Stuart 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
Cpl P G Smith 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
Cpl J C Wilson 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police II
LAC C J Tovell 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
LAC R E Brant 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
LAC I J Campbell 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - RAF Police (S)
SAC Burney 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Cook II
SAC Baldwin 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Cook II
SAC Cocker 20 Nov 1959 Officially attached to unit - Clerk/GD
M Sig G V Allen 25 Nov 1959 Attached to No 240 Sqn at RAF Breighton as LCCO
Flt Sgt W E J Murphy 25 Nov 1959 Attached to No 240 Sqn at RAF Breighton as LCCO
M Sig G V Allen  7 Dec 1959 Posted to  RAF Breighton as LCCO
Flt Sgt W E J Murphy  7 Dec 1959 Posted to RAF Breighton as LCCO
Sgt G H Thompson  7 Dec 1959 Posted to RAF Breighton
M Plt J E Crowther  7 Dec 1959 Posted to RAF Breighton
C/T King 14 Dec 1959 Posted to RAF North Luffenham
Sgt Baxter 14 Dec 1959 Posted from RAF North Luffenham
SAC R A Scott 29 Dec 1959 Cook II posted to unit

Personnel Movements - 1960

Rank Name Date Notes
LAC Beaumont xx Jan 1960 Cook II, from RAF Driffield
Flt Sgt Paterson  1 Feb 1960 Missile Fitter (S), from RAF Driffield as NCO i/c Squadron Servicing
Flt Lt H E E Watson  8 Feb 1960 Reported for duty as OC, 'E' Flight
SAC K Churchill xx Feb 1960 Cook, from No 240 Sqn
Flt Sgt J Green xx Feb 1960 To No 22 Sqn, RAF St Mawgan
Flt Sgt V R D Burroughs xx Feb 1960 To Maintenance Command Communications Flt, RAF Andover
Cpl R G Gardner xx Feb 1960 Police, to Security Flt, RAF Driffield
C/T Coles 15 Feb 1960 Attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
C/T Normington 15 Feb 1960 Attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
Sqn Ldr P I Hart 19 Feb 1960 Attached for 2 days in preparation for assuming command of the unit
Sqn Ldr P I Hart 21 Feb 1960 Attached to RAF Hemswell for 'Thor' course
C/T Coles 25 Feb 1960 Ceased to be attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
C/T Normington 25 Feb 1960 Ceased to be attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
LAC B Sim 25 Feb 1960 Cook II, from RAF Full Sutton
C/T Clark 26 Feb 1960 Attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
C/T J Yates 26 Feb 1960 Attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
Cpl Tech Parkinson  1 Mar 1960 Guidance Systems Analyst, posted in
SAC Smith  1 Mar 1960 Fireman, posted in
SAC Billington  1 Mar 1960 Fireman, posted out
SAC Rafferty  1 Mar 1960 Fireman, posted out
C/T Clark  5 Mar 1960 Ceased to be attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
C/T J Yates  5 Mar 1960 Ceased to be attached to RAF Driffield for Rocketdyne Engine course
Cpl Gilbert 14 Mar 1960 Fireman, posted in
LAC Llewellyn 14 Mar 1960 Cook II, posted in
LAC B Sim 21 Mar 1960 Cook II, posted out
Sgt Fletcher 23 Apr 1960 RAF Police, to RAF Full Sutton
Flt Sgt Redding 23 Apr 1960 RAF Police, from RAF Full Sutton
Cpl Tech Massey xx Jul 1960 From Technical Wing, RAF Driffield
Cpl Tech Parkinson xx Jul 1960 To Technical Wing, RAF Driffield
SAC Cocker xx Jul 1960 To HQ Operations Wing, RAF Driffield
C/T Clark xx Oct 1960 MMT, posted out
Cpl Tovell xx Oct 1960 Police, posted out for release
SAC Llewellyn xx Oct 1960 Cook, posted out for service overseas
SAC Baldwin xx Oct 1960 Cook, posted out for exchange posting
SAC Fellowes xx Oct 1960 Cook, posted in for exchange posting
Sgt Senior xx Oct 1960 MMT, posted in
Cpl Clarke xx Oct 1960 Police, posted in
SAC W E Mountain xx Oct 1960 Police, posted in
SAC D Gray xx Oct 1960 Police, posted in
Cpl Roumph xx Oct 1960 Dog handler, posted in
Cpl Foord xx Oct 1960 Dog handler, posted in
SAC Taylor xx Nov 1960 Cook, posted out
Cpl J C Wilson xx Nov 1960 Police, discharged on Medical Grounds
Cpl Roumph xx Nov 1960 Dog handler, posted out
Cpl I Redpath xx Nov 1960 Fire Section, posted out
Cpl Beech xx Nov 1960 Cook, reported for duty with unit
Cpl Bocock xx Nov 1960 Police, reported for duty with unit
Cpl Best xx Nov 1960 Police, reported for duty with unit
Cpl Court xx Nov 1960 Dog handler, reported for duty with unit
J/T Clark xx Nov 1960 Returned from Electric Fitters' course at RAF Melksham
Cpl E V Kelly xx Dec 1960 Police, posted in

Personnel Movements - 1961

Rank Name Date Notes
LAC Rayner xx Jan 1961 Dog Handler, posted in
Cpl Ruddle xx Jan 1961 Dog Handler, posted in
Cpl Bocock xx Jan 1961 Police, posted out to Security Flt, RAF Driffield
Cpl Godden xx Jan 1961 Dog Handler, released from the service
Sgt Edwards xx Feb 1961? Police, posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl Adams xx Feb 1961? Police, posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl Baker xx Feb 1961? Cook, posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl McGhee xx Feb 1961? Fireman, posted in from RAF Driffield
M Nav Edwards xx Feb 1961? Posted out to RAF Driffield
Cpl McCrorie xx Feb 1961? Posted out to OCTU, Jurby
Cpl Weir xx Feb 1961? Released from the service
Cpl Vickery xx Feb 1961? Released from the service
Sgt J Drummond xx Mar 1961 Police, posted in from Security Flt, RAF Driffield
Sgt A Ainslie xx Apr 1961 Police, posted out to RAF Wildenrath
Cpl R E Brant xx Apr 1961 Police, posted out to RAF Laarbruch
Sqn Ldr P I Hart 29 Apr 1961 Supernumerary, pending assuming command of the unit
Cpl Tech Barrett xx May 1961 Posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl Tech Massey xx May 1961 Posted out to RAF Driffield
Sqn Ldr E R Morriss 29 May 1961 Relinquished command of the unit
Sqn Ldr P I Hart 29 May 1961 Assumed command of the unit
S/T Stevens xx Jun 1961? Posted in from RAF Driffield
LAC Clarke xx Jun 1961? Posted in from RAF Driffield
M Plt J Kerr xx Jul 1961 To No 5 PDU
Cpl H Beech xx Jul 1961 Released from the service
SAC G Swales xx Jul 1961 Promoted to Act Cpl (Unpaid)
SAC D Gray xx Jul 1961 Promoted to Act Cpl (Unpaid)
Act Cpl W E Mountain xx Jul 1961 Promoted to Cpl
LAC Rayner 25 Jul 1961 Promoted to Act Cpl (Unpaid)
S/T Baxter 27 Jul 1961 Promoted to C/T
S/T Mount 27 Jul 1961 Promoted to C/T
LAC Macarthy 29 Aug 1961 Promoted to Act Cpl (Unpaid)
Cpl D L Pyne xx Sep 1961 Posted in from RAF Driffield
Flt Lt R Brown xx Oct 1961 Posted in from RAF Feltwell
Cpl Kendall xx Oct 1961 Posted in from RAF Netheravon
C/T Turner xx Nov 1961 Posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl Cook xx Dec 1961 Police (D), posted in from RAF Netheravon
Cpl Foord xx Dec 1961 Police (D), posted out to RAF Bruggen

Personnel Movements - 1962-1963

Rank Name Date Notes
C/T J Yates xx Jan 1962 Missile Fitter (P), posted to RAF Halton
Cpl J Sharp xx Jan 1962 Police (S), posted to RAF Sharjah
LAC J Davidson xx Jan 1962 Police (D), from RAF Driffield
Flt Lt R G Reekie xx Feb 1962 Detached to RAF Manby prior to posting
Cpl J Billington 18 Feb 1962 Attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
Cpl J Billington 24 Feb 1962 Ceased to be attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
Cpl E Best 25 Feb 1962 Police, posted to No 150 Sqn, RAF Carnaby
Sgt J M Kellas 25 Feb 1962 Police II, posted in from AMU, RAF Kenley
Cpl C Cooke  1 Apr 1962 Attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
Cpl C Cooke  7 Apr 1962 Ceased to be attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
SAC J Hannah  9 Apr 1962 Posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl D MacDougal 24 Apr 1962 Released from the service
Cpl R Grayson  8 May 1962 Clerk/Sec, posted in from RAF Driffield
Sgt Tully 13 May 1962 Police II, attached to No 1 PTS, Abingdon for Air Despatcher training
Cpl Pyne 12 Jun 1962 Police (S), attached to No 1 PTS, Abingdon for Air Despatcher training
Cpl Sandes 13 Jun 1962 Police I, posted to HQ P & SS Germany
Cpl R Grayson 13 Jun 1962 Clerk/Sec, attached to OASC, Biggin Hill
Cpl V Duncan 14 Jun 1962 Fireman (Driver), posted in from No 5  PDU
Cpl R Grayson 19 Jun 1962 Clerk/Sec, ceased to be attached to OASC, Biggin Hill
Cpl Court 24 Jun 1962 Police (D), attached to RAF Debden for SSB course
Cpl Court 30 Jun 1962 Police (D), ceased to be attached to RAF Debden for SSB course
Cpl Gilbert  4 Jul 1962 Fireman (Driver), posted to RAF North Luffenham
Cpl Hodgson  4 Jul 1962 Fireman (Driver), posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl Pyne  7 Jul 1962 Police (S), ceased to be attached to No 1 PTS, Abingdon for Air Despatcher training
Sgt Routley 23 Jul 1962 Police (II), posted to Singapore
Cpl Baker 25 Jul 1962 Cook II, attached to RAF West Drayton
Cpl Baker 30 Jul 1962 Cook II, ceased to be attached to RAF West Drayton
Cpl Williams  8 Aug 1962 Police II, attached to RAF RAF Debden for Advanced Training Part II
Cpl Stuart  8 Aug 1962 Police (S), attached to RAF RAF Debden for Advanced Training Part II
Cpl Williams 23 Aug 1962 Police II, ceased to be attached to RAF RAF Debden for Advanced Training Part II
Cpl Stuart 23 Aug 1962 Police (S), ceased to be attached to RAF RAF Debden for Advanced Training Part II
C/T Turner 28 Aug 1962 Eng Fitter (QT), posted to P & P Flight
C/T Bullingham 28 Aug 1962 Eng Fitter (QT), posted in from P & P Flight
Cpl Macarthy 29 Aug 1962 Police (D), discharged from the RAF on completion of his service
Sgt Tully  5 Sep 1962 Police II, posted to No 114 Sqn
Sgt J M Kellas  9 Sep 1962 Police II, attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
Flt Lt G T J Fidler 14 Sep 1962 Posted in from RAF Thorney Island
Sgt J M Kellas 14 Sep 1962 Police II, ceased to be attached to RAF Debden for Special Security Briefing course
SAC Fawcett 19 Sep 1962 Fireman, attached to RAF Weeton for conversion training
SAC Selbie 26 Sep 1962 Cook II, posted to RAF Driffield
SAC Fawcett 24 Oct 1962 Fireman, ceased to be attached to RAF Weeton on completion of conversion training
Flt Lt G T J Fidler xx Oct 1962 Assumed command of 'D' Flight
Flt Lt M Sorensen xx Oct 1962 Relinquished command of 'D' Flight and returned to flying duties
Cpl Court 28 Oct 1962 Police (D), posted to RAF Akrotiri
AC Richardson 31 Oct 1962 Cook 2, posted in
Cpl Pyne  5 Nov 1962 Police (S), posted to RAF Benson
Cpl Tech Gatehouse  6 Nov 1962 Posted in from GSE Section
SAC Clark  7 Nov 1962 E Mech (G), attached to RAF Melksham
SAC Baker 13 Nov 1962 Cook II, posted to RAF Nocton Hall
Sgt Rogers 21 Nov 1962 Police II, posted in from Security Control
Cpl Ratcliffe 21 Nov 1962 Police II, posted in from Security Control
Cpl Ward 21 Nov 1962 Police (D), posted in from Security Control
LAC Paterson 21 Nov 1962 Police (D), posted in from Security Control
LAC Heath 21 Nov 1962 Police (D), posted in from Security Control
LAC McPartlan 22 Nov 1962 Police (S), posted in from Security Control
J/T Lewis 24 Nov 1962 E Fitter (G), ceased to be detached
Cpl Clarke  2 Dec 1962 Police II, posted to Pergamos
Cpl Ruddle  4 Dec 1962 Police (D), posted to Akrotiri
Cpl Hillman  7 Dec 1962 Police II, posted to Nordhorn
Cpl Kelly 18 Dec 1962 Police II, posted to No 280 SU
Cpl Williams (125)  3 Jan 1963 Police (S), posted in from No 240 Sqn
SAC Morris  3 Jan 1963 Posted in from No 240 Sqn
Cpl Williams (360)  5 Jan 1963 Police (D), posted in from No 240 Sqn
Cpl Watson  5 Jan 1963 Police (D), posted in from No 240 Sqn
Cpl Smith 14 Jan 1963 Fireman (Driver), attached to RAF Lindholme
Cpl Whiteway 15 Jan 1963 Fireman (Driver), posted in from RAF Driffield
Cpl B E Baxter 20 Jan 1963 Cook II, posted in from RAF Driffield

Source - No 226 Sqn ORB

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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