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No 228 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Pembroke Dock on 15 December 1936.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa (1 only)

Saro London I

Short Singapore III (from Apr 1937)

Supermarine Stranraer (from Apr 1937)

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

Scapa

London I

Singapore III

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

Movement Date Location
29 Sep 1938 Invergordon
9 Oct 1938 Pembroke Dock

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa (1 only)

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

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Stranraer

Short Sunderland I (from Nov 1938)

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

Sunderland I of No 228 Squadron (Egypt, July 1940)

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

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Stranraer (Until Apr 1939)

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

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

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