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No 43 Squadron Aircraft & Markings 1916 - 1939


Armstrong Whitworth FK3#

Armstrong Whitworth FK3

May 1916 - Aug 1916

BE2c#

BE2c

Avro 504#

Avro 504

Jun 1916 - Aug 1916, Nov 1916

Bristol Scout#

Bristol Scout

Aug 1916 - Sep 1917

Sopwith 1 Strutter#

Sopwith 1 Strutter

Dec 1916 - Sep 1917

  Camel of No 43 Squadron

Camel

Sep 1917 - Oct 1918

(Marking carried Sep 1917 - Mar 1918, from Mar 1918 to Oct 1918, markings used same as Snipe shown below)

Snipe of No 43 Squadron (WW1)

Aug 1918 - Nov 1918 

Snipe#

Snipe

Aug 1918 - Sep 1919, Jul 1925 - May 1926

Gamecock I of No 43 Squadron

Gamecock I

Apr 1926 - Jun 1928

It was from this aircraft that the squadron adopted its famous 'Fighting (Gamecock) Cocks' emblem

Siskin IIIA of No 43 Squadron

Siskin IIIA

Jun 1928 - May 1931

Fury I of No 43 Squadron (original colour scheme)

Fury I of No 43 Squadron (camouflage scheme)

Fury I

May 1931 - Jan 1939

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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