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No 223 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Nairobi on 15 December 1936 from 'B' Flight of No 45 Squadron equipped with Gordons until February 1937.

Gordon

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent (from Feb 1937) RAF Nairobi RAF Middle East

Vincent

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R T Taaffe 29 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt V C F Streatfield 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D P Frost 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W I McConnell  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A M Bentley 10 Apr 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off H Stones 18 Jan 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W M Lyons 15 Dec 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley (from Jun 1938) RAF Nairobi RAF Middle East

's aircraftWellesley I of No 223 Squadron - 1938, Squadron Commanders

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt D P Frost 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R N Keeble 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off A M Bentley 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W I McConnell  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D H Cross 29 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G A Roden 28 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Collier 29 Apr 1938  
APO G O Ross 27 May 1938  
APO M E Abbott 27 May 1938  
Education Officer
Mr R H Bennett 10 Feb 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO I T Clare 20 Sep 1937  
WO I W E Dunn  6 Apr 1938

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Nairobi RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt D P Frost 15 Dec 1936  
Act Flt Lt E C Eaton  3 Jun 1938  
Fg Off

Jack F Roulston

 7 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off W I McConnell  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D H Cross 29 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G A Roden 28 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Collier 29 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C G S Robinson 28 June 1938  
Plt Off G O Ross 27 May 1938  
Plt Off M E Abbott 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Tuffs 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Wild 10 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Nairobi RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R T Taaffe 30 Dec 1938  
Act Flt Lt E C Eaton  3 Jun 1938  
Fg Off

Jack F Roulston

 7 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D H Cross 29 Jan 1938  
Fg Off G A Roden 28 Oct 1937  
Fg Off C G S Robinson 28 June 1938  
Fg Off R T Collier 29 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G O Ross 27 May 1938  
Plt Off M E Abbott 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Tuffs 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Wild 10 Sep 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Nairobi RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R T Taaffe 30 Dec 1938  
Act Flt Lt E C Eaton  3 Jun 1938  
Fg Off

Jack F Roulston

 7 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D H Cross 29 Jan 1938  
Fg Off G A Roden 28 Oct 1937  
Fg Off C G S Robinson 28 June 1938  
Fg Off R T Collier 29 Apr 1938  
Lt F C Camp 13 Jan 1939 SAAF
Plt Off G O Ross 27 May 1938  
Plt Off M E Abbott 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Tuffs 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Wild 10 Sep 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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

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

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