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No 231 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J C Paish 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn
Plt Off S A Hankey 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J S Laird 25 Jul 1940 Relinquished the duties of Flight Commander and assumed duties of Flt Lt - Air
Plt Off N J Edwards 16 Aug 1940 Attached to Rollestone Camp for Gas Course
Plt Off N J Edwards 31 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp on completion of Gas Course
Plt Off T M Golden  7 Sep 1940 Attached for Administrative duties
Fg Off D W C Keppel 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn
Fg Off R H D Riggal 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn
Plt Off J G Cole 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn
Plt Off J A Morrin 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn
Plt Off A E Lee 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P H Bladwin 29 Sep 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon for Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off M F S Laughton 29 Sep 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon for Flying Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr R H Humphries 16 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr, wef 2 Sep 1940
Flt Lt J S Laird 16 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 2 Sep 1940
Fg Off R H D Riggal 28 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Sep 1940
Fg Off T Fox 28 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Sep 1940
Plt Off P C Joel  6 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off C S Harley  9 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Lt, wef 5 Nov 1940
Plt Off J A Morrin 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Fg Off, wef 18 Nov 1940
Plt Off N J Edwards 20 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Fg Off, wef 6 Nov 1940
Plt Off C M Price-Owen 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off C A Hawkins 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D N Kennedy 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off J F Carlyle 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off S R Whiting 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off R Warburton 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off J R Harris 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off D W C Keppel 28 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 17 Sep 1940

Source - No 231 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1426)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Jul 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Aldergrove by redesignating No 416 Flight, equipped with Westland Lysander IIs
Lysander II of No 231 Squadron
 9 Jul 1940 Squadron received a Tiger Moth for communications purposes
15 Jul 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Aldergrove to RAF Newtownards
24 Jul 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 22 Group to No 61 Group
23 Sep 1940 Squadron re-organised as follows: -
  • 'A' Flight
    • Fg Off C S Harley
    • Plt Off P C Joel
    • Plt Off B S Jones
    • Plt Off P H Baldwin
    • Plt Off N J Edwards
  • 'B' Flight
    • Flt Lt W M H Brookes
    • Plt Off S A Hankey
    • Plt Off M F S Laughton
    • Plt Off J C Paish
    • Plt Off A E Lee (not yet arrived)
  • 'C' Flight
    • Fg Off D W C Keppel
    • Fg Off R H D Riggal
    • Fg Off R Campbell
    • Plt Off J G Cole
    • Plt Off J A Morrin
25 Nov 1940 5 x new Lysander IIIs were received
Westland Lysander III
26 Nov 1940 2 x new Lysander IIIs were received
27 Nov 1940 7 x new Lysander IIIs were received

Source - No 231 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1426)

This page was last updated on 05/07/21

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