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No 228 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Dec 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G A Bolland 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A D C Fair 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A W Fletcher 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C G Isake 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Robert R Holder 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt L G M Rees 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt R C Fyfe 15 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas 15 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 228 Sqn
Sgt Plt D L B Cabuzet  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt G C Stamp  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J P Owens 28 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr L V Lachal 31 May 1937 Attached from RAAF to gain flying boat experience
Plt Off E J S Jones  7 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr L V Lachal 12 Jun 1937 Ceased to be attached
Flt Lt L W Burgess 16 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
15 Dec 1936 Reformed at RAF Pembroke Dock to be equipped with Supermarine Stranraers
 4 Feb 1937 1 x Short Scapa, K7306, delivered from Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Felixstowe

Scapa

10 Feb 1937 1 x Saro London I, K5258, delivered from Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Felixstowe
London I
13 Apr 1937 1 x Short Singapore III, K4579, taken over from No 210 Sqn
Singapore III
15 Apr 1937 Supermarine Stranraer, K7287, collected from the manufacturers at Southampton
Stranraer I
19 May 1937 1 x Short Singapore III, K6913, taken over from No 209 Sqn, RAF Felixstowe
28 Jun 1937 1 x Short Singapore III, K4578, taken over from No 210 Sqn following overhaul in Station Workshops

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa

Saro London I

Short Singapore III

Supermarine Stranraer

RAF Pembroke Dock Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas 15 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt G A Bolland 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A D C Fair 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C G Isake 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A W Fletcher 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off Robert R Holder 15 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P Owens 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E J S Jones  7 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jun 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt A M Watts-Read 20 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P H Alington 20 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt A M Watts-Read 19 Aug 1937 Posted to No 210 Sqn
Plt Off E J S Jones  7 Sep 1937 Posted to No 205 Sqn
Plt Off P H Alington  7 Sep 1937 Posted to No 230 Sqn
Plt Off A D C Fair 15 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E J Brooks 17 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt L W Burgess 18 Sep 1937 Posted to No 1 (General Reconnaissance) Wing, Mediterranean
Flt Lt G A Bolland 25 Sep 1937 Attached to No 1 (General Reconnaissance) Wing, Mediterranean
Plt Off Robert R Holder 16 Oct 1937 Posted to RAF Upper Heyford
Plt Off J P Owens  6 Dec 1937 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off J P Owens 11 Dec 1937 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Fg Off L M Laws 10 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J P Owens  4 Feb 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J B Burnett  4 Feb 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sgt M Williams 10 Feb 1938 Posted to Singapore
Flt Lt F R Drew 21 Feb 1938 Posted to HQ, No 16 Group for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt G A Bolland 21 Feb 1938 Assumed command of the Flight
LAC F Harris 11 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer and promoted to Cpl
Flt Lt R H Hobbs 28 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J P Owens 28 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl J H Audley 28 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
LAC E W Neale 28 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 B D C Lewis 28 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E J Brooks 12 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 26 Mar 1938
Plt Off J B Burnett 12 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 7 Apr 1938
Fg Off A D C Fair  4 May 1938 Posted to Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Felixstowe
Sgt Plt L J Mountjoy  1 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
16 Sep 1937 1 x Stranraer, K7288, taken over from the manufacturers at Southampton
17 Sep 1937 1 x Singapore III, K4578, transferred to No 210 Sqn
22 Sep 1937 1 x Singapore III, K6913, transferred to No 209 Sqn, RAF Felixstowe
27 Sep  1937 1 x Singapore III, K4579, flown to Short Brothers Ltd, Rochester
 2 Dec 1937 1 x Stranraer, K7289, taken over from the manufacturers at Southampton
21 Jan 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7290, taken over from the manufacturers at Southampton
24 Feb 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7292, taken over from Hythe
 1 Apr 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7293, collected from the manufacturers at Southampton
23 Apr 1938 Squadron proceeded to Stranraer for Armament training at RAF West Freugh
10 May 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7294, delivered from the manufacturers at Southampton
21 May 1938 Squadron returned from Stranraer on completion of Armament training at RAF West Freugh

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa

Saro London I

Supermarine Stranraer

RAF Pembroke Dock Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas 15 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt G A Bolland 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off L M Laws 10 Jan 1938  
Fg Off C G Isake 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E J Brooks 17 Sep 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T M W Smith  2 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Fg Off E J Brooks  4 Aug 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J B Burnett  4 Aug 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Sgt Plt D L B Cabuzet 13 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 P E Evans 13 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 O T Edwards 13 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 T E Griffiths 13 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 K C Sherwin 13 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off W V Gordon 14 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Sgt Plt L G M Rees  1 Sep 1938 Promoted to Flt Sgt
Flt Lt G A Bolland  1 Oct 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt L J Mountjoy  1 Oct 1938 Promoted to Flt Sgt
Sqn Ldr G A Bolland 10 Oct 1938 Posted to RAF Pembroke Dock for duty as Sqn Ldr Administration
Fg Off L M Laws 16 Oct 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr B Paddon 23 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt E Brown 24 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Conversion Course
Sgt Plt A Mahon 24 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Conversion Course
Flt Lt L M Laws  3 Nov 1938 Proceeded to Rochester to collect Sunderland, L5803, for delivery to Far East
Flt Lt T I Davies  6 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off L E Ellis 16 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Conversion Course
Plt Off S M Farries 16 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Conversion Course
Plt Off David C McKinley 16 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Conversion Course

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
11 Aug 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7296, collected from the manufacturers at Southampton
 2 Sep 1938 Squadron departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Lisbon on Mediterranean Cruise
 3 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Lisbon for Gibraltar
 4 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Gibraltar for Malta
 5 Sep 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7297, delivered to RAF Pembroke Dock from the manufacturers at Southampton
17 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Malta for Bizerta
19 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Bizerta for Gibraltar
20 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Gibraltar for Lisbon
22 Sep 1938 Squadron departed Lisbon for RAF Pembroke Dock
29 Sep 1938 Ground party departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Invergordon by rail
29 Sep 1938 Air party departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Invergordon but landed at Stranraer due to poor visibility
30 Sep 1938 Ground party arrived at Invergordon by rail
30 Sep 1938 Air party arrived at Invergordon from Stranraer
 6 Oct 1938 1st ground party departed Invergordon for RAF Pembroke Dock
 7 Oct 1938 2nd ground party departed Invergordon for RAF Pembroke Dock
 8 Oct 1938 Air party departed Invergordon for RAF Pembroke Dock
 9 Oct 1938 Squadron arrived at RAF Pembroke Dock
10 Oct 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7299, collected from the manufacturers at Southampton
21 Nov 1938 1 x Short Sunderland, L5805, collected from the manufacturers
Sunderland I of No 228 Squadron (Egypt, July 1940)
26 Nov 1938 1 x Stranraer, K7299, delivered to No 210 Sqn
10 Dec 1938 1 x Short Sunderland, L5805, collected from the manufacturers

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Stranraer

Short Sunderland I

RAF Pembroke Dock Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas 15 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr B Paddon 24 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt L M Laws 10 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt T I Davies  6 Dec 1938  
Fg Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E J Brooks 17 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T M W Smith  3 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W V Gordon 14 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L M Laws 10 Feb 1939 Returned from delivery flight to Far East
Sqn Ldr

Leonard K Barnes

16 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting, pending assuming command of No 228 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas  1 Mar 1939 Relinquished command of No 228 Sqn on posting to HQ Coastal Command
Sqn Ldr

Leonard K Barnes

 1 Mar 1939 Assumed command of No 228 Sqn
Sqn Ldr B Paddon  8 Mar 1939 Posted overseas
Flt Lt T I Davies  8 Mar 1939 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Plt Off J B Burnett 11 Mar 1939 Returned from delivery flight to Far East

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
26 Apr 1939 Squadron informed that its Sunderlands to be passed to No 202 Sqn in Malta
29 Apr 1939 2 x Sunderlands, L5807 and N6135, departed RAF Pembroke Dock for delivery to No 202 Sqn Malta

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Stranraer

Short Sunderland I

RAF Pembroke Dock Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard K Barnes

16 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr B Paddon 24 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt L M Laws 10 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt T I Davies  6 Dec 1938  
Fg Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E J Brooks 17 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T M W Smith  3 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W V Gordon 14 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L E Ellis 16 Dec 1938  
Plt Off S M Farries 16 Dec 1938  
Plt Off David C McKinley 16 Dec 1938 later AVM

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Short Sunderland I

RAF Pembroke Dock Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard K Barnes

16 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr B Paddon 24 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt L M Laws 10 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt T I Davies  6 Dec 1938  
Fg Off J B Burnett 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E J Brooks 17 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T M W Smith  3 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W V Gordon 14 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L E Ellis 16 Dec 1938  
Plt Off S M Farries 16 Dec 1938  
Plt Off David C McKinley 16 Dec 1938 later AVM

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Menzies  7 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off E M Ware  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L W Skey  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R E Craven  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D R S Bevan-John  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D B Fitzpatrick  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
APO L L Jones  8 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D B Fitzpatrick 22 May 1939 Posting cancelled
APO L L Jones 22 May 1939 Posting cancelled
Sqn Ldr

Leonard K Barnes

 1 Jul 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off David C McKinley 16 Aug 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off S M Farries 16 Aug 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Act Flt Lt C G Isacke 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment
Plt Off R E Craven 16 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan for Short Astro Navigation Course
Act Flt Lt L W Skey 16 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan for Short Astro Navigation Course
Act Flt Lt C G Isacke 25 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Helensburgh to collect PBY-4
Plt Off R E Craven 28 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 4 Aug 1939
Wg Cdr G E Nicholetts  9 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 228 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Leonard K Barnes

 9 Nov 1939 Relinquished command of No 228 Sqn on returning to Iceland for internment following a forced landing in September
Plt Off T A Trotter 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Plt Off D A Stewart 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Sqn Ldr J H Chaplin  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for supernumerary flying duties

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 9 May 1939 Ground party departed RAF Pembroke Dock for George V Dock, London to embark on HMT Dumana
20 May 1939 Sunderland, L5807 arrived in Malta
20 May 1939 Sunderland, L5806 force landed at Athens with u/s engine
26 May 1939 Sunderland, L5805 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Athens with spare engine
 1 Jun 1939 Sunderland, L5806 departed Athens for Malta to return engine to UK
 2 Jun 1939 Sunderland, L5806 departed Malta for UK via Berre
 5 Jun 1939 Sunderlands, N6138, N6133 and L5807 departed Malta for Alexandria
 5 Jun 1939 Sunderland, L5805 departed Athens for Alexandria
 6 Jun 1939 Sunderland, N9020 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Malta
 7 Jun 1939 Sunderland, N6135 departed Alexandria for the UK
12 Jun 1939 Sunderland, N9020 arrived at Alexandria from Malta
13 Jun 1939 Sunderland, N9023 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Malta but landed at Bizerta
13 Jun 1939 Sunderland, N9023 arrived at Alexandria from Bizerta
 4 Aug 1939 Sunderland, L5807 departed Alexandria for the UK to undergo modification
 5 Aug 1939 Sunderland, L5807 arrived at RAF Pembroke Dock via Berre
 9 Aug 1939 Sunderland, N9025 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Alexandria via Malta
10 Aug 1939 Sunderland, N9025 arrived at Alexandria
25 Aug 1939 Sunderlands, N9023 and N9025 departed Alexandria for Malta
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed it code letters from 'TO'to 'DQ'
Sunderland I of No 228 Squadron (Invergordon, April 1940)
 9 Sep 1939 Sunderlands, L5805, N6135 and L5806 departed Alexandria for Malta
10 Sep 1939 Sunderlands, N9023, N9025 and L5807 departed Alexandria for Malta
10 Sep 1939 4 x Sunderlands, departed Alexandria for RAF Pembroke Dock
18  Sep 1939 Squadron allotted Consolidated PBY-4 flying boat, P9630, for operational use

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1412)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Lylian  6 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying  Boat Training Sqn
Plt Off A M Ruston  6 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying  Boat Training Sqn
Plt Off E Albon  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Pilots Reserve Reinforcement Pool, Ismailia
Plt Off J C Grunert  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Pilots Reserve Reinforcement Pool, Ismailia
Plt Off J Stidolph  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Pilots Reserve Reinforcement Pool, Ismailia
Plt Off I T G Steward  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Pilots Reserve Reinforcement Pool, Ismailia
Act Flt Lt T M W Smith  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
Fg Off D R S Bevan-John  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
Plt Off I T G Steward  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
Sgt H J Baxter  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
LAC C J C Jones  6 Aug 1940 Killed in action
LAC P F O Davies  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
LAC W J Pitt  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
LAC A McWhinnie  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
AC1 W D Price  6 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and reported to be a POW
Flt Lt Frame xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn
Fg Off Lamond xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt Frame  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Mount Batten for Malta in Sunderland, T9046
Fg Off Lamond  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Mount Batten for Malta in Sunderland, T9046
Flt Lt Frame  6 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Kalafrana in Sunderland, T9046
Fg Off Lamond  6 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Kalafrana in Sunderland, T9046
Flt Lt Robert R Holder 24 Dec 1940 Engineer Officer, promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Dec 1940 and posted to RAF Luqa
Plt Off L R Langmead 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kalafrana for Engineer duties

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1413)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
10 Jun 1940 Sunderlands, L5806, L5807 and N9025 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for Alexandria
10 Jun 1940 Sunderlands, L5807 and N9025 arrived at Malta
10 Jun 1940 Sunderland, L5806 arrived at Bizerta
11 Jun 1940 Sunderlands, L5807 and N9025 departed Malta for Aboukir
11 Jun 1940 Sunderland, L5806 departed Bizerta for Aboukir
12 Jun 1940 Sunderlands, L5807 and L5806 departed Aboukir for Alexandria
23 Jun 1940 Sunderland, N9020 departed RAF Pembroke Dock for RAF Mount Batten
24 Jun 1940 Sunderland, N9020 departed RAF Mount Batten for the Middle East via Malta
19 Jul 1940 Squadron began using Aboukir as an advanced base
25 Aug 1940 Squadron Base Party arrived at Aboukir from Alexandria
31 Aug 1940 Squadron began operating a detachment from Malta
13 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from Aboukir to RAF Kalafrana, Malta
 8 Oct 1940 Sunderland, P9622, completed repairs at RAF Pembroke Dock and detached to No 210 Sqn, RAF Oban
27 Oct 1940 Sunderland, P9622, flown to RAF Invergordon and handed over to No 210 Sqn

Source - No 228 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1413)

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