No 616 Spitfire Squadron 
'No Rose Without a Thorn'
South Yorkshire Squadron

Squadron Leader M.Robinson
No 616 Squadron was formed on the 1st of November 1938 at Doncaster airport. It began flight training on the 5th of December 1938. They flew Gloucester Gauntlets until Spitfires became available.
They operated from Leconfield Satellite Station. It moved to Kenley on the 20th of August 1940. No 616 Squadron then moved to Coltishall, to Kirton-in-Lindsey from 3/9/40.

J.S.Bell J.Brewster F.P.Burnard
H.F.Burton P.M.Cardell L.H.Casson
P.Copeland H.S.L.Dundas T.C.Iveson
D.E.Gillam R.D.Hellyer R.V.Hogg
K.Holden J.Hopewell J.E.Johnson
Jones J.Le Chemnant P.H.Leckrone
A.G.Lewis C.H.MaCfie R.Marples
G.E.Moberley T.B.Murray M.Ridley
J.H.Rowden D.S.Smith R.A.D.Smith
E.F.St Aubin Walker W.L.B.Walker
J.P.Walsh P.T.Wareing T.E.Westmoreland

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