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No.225 Sqn RAF - Squadron Profile.

No.225 Sqn RAF

Founded : 1st April 1918
Country : UK
Fate : Disbanded 1st November 1965
Known Aircraft Codes : WU, LX

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No.225 Sqn RAF

No.225 Sqn RAF Artwork

The Scenic Route by Alan S Holt

Signatures for : No.225 Sqn RAF
A list of all signatures from our database who are associated with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking their name.

Flight Lieutenant Bryan Colston
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Flight Lieutenant Bryan Colston

Bryan Colston was born in Buckinghamshire on 27 May 1921 and was educated at St Pauls School. He joined the RAFVR in 1940, training on Tiger Moths, Oxfords and Lysanders, becoming a fighter reconnaissance pilot with 225 Squadron in 1941. He served with 225 Sqn until July 1943 and became a Flight Commander in 1942. He flew Lysanders, Tomahawks, Hurricanes, Mustangs and Spitfires serving throughout the Tunisian campaign and flying over a hundred operational sorties. He contracted typhoid fever at the end of the campaign and was invalided back to the UK, where, after periods of instructing at 61 OTU and some staff appointments, he commanded 695 Squadron flying Spitfire XVIs.

Flight Lieutenant Alan Davies
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Flight Lieutenant Alan Davies

Joining the RAF in 1943, Alan Davies did his pilot training in America. Returning to the UK he flew Spitfire MkXIVs with an OTU, before joining 225 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron flying Spitfire Mk IXs. At the end of the war, he remained with the squadron, first at Klagenfurt in Austria, then Udine in Italy, and served briefly with 253 Squadron.

Squadron Leader Gordon Henderson DFC
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Squadron Leader Gordon Henderson DFC

Gordon Henderson joined the RAF in 1941, at Lords Cricket Ground, and after training in America returned home in 1943. He was then posted to 225 Squadron in North Africa, flying Spitfire Mk IXs in Tactical and Photographic Support to the First Army, completing a total of 105 sorties. For his second tour he rejoined 225 Squadron, becoming its Commanding Officer.

Flying Officer Kurt Taussig
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Flying Officer Kurt Taussig

Czech Kurt was sent, age 15, by his parents on the Kindertrnsport to England from Czechoslovakia in June 1939 to escape the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Determined to fight the Germans he joined the RAF at eighteen in late 1942, and after training was posted to the Middle East to join 225 Squadron flying Spitfires on photo-reconnaissance duties in Tunisia, the Sicily landings, and in Italy.

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