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No 116 - 120 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 116 Squadron

Handley Page O/400#

O/400

Aug 1918 - Nov 1918

Lysander III

Feb 1941 - Mar 1943

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane I

Nov 1941 - Aug 1942

Hornet Moth

Jun 1942 - Jan 1945

Tiger Moth#

Tiger Moth

Jul 1942 - Apr 1943

Anson I#

Anson I

Aug 1942 - May 1945

Anson XII#

Anson XII

Mar 1945 - May 1945

Spitfire VA#

Spitfire VA

Oct 1942 - Dec 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Oct 1942 - Dec 1942

Oxford#

Oxford II

Nov 1942 - May 1945

Lincoln B Mk 2#

Lincoln B Mk 2

Aug 1952 - Apr 1954

Anson C Mk 19#

Anson C Mk 19

Aug 1952 - Apr 1954

Hastings C Mk 1#

Hastings C Mk 1

Sep 1953 - Apr 1956

Varsity T Mk 1

Dec 1953 - Aug 1958

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No 117 Squadron

DH4

DH4

Jan 1918 - Jul 1918

RE8

RE8

Jan 1918 - Jul 1918

DH 9#

DH9

Oct 1918 - Oct 1919

Bombay

Apr 1941 - Nov 1941

Gladiator II#

Gladiator I

Apr 1941 - Nov 1941

Wellesley#

Wellesley I

Apr 1941 - Nov 1941

Savoia S79

May 1941 - Nov 1941

DC2

Oct 1941 - Jul 1942, Feb 1943 - Jul 1943

DH86B

Mar 1942 - May 1942

Lodestar

May 1942 - Sep 1942

DC3

May 1942 - Aug 1942

Hudson VI of No 117 Squadron PP

Hudson VI

May 1942 - Sep 1943

Dakota of Pan American Airways, used by No 117 Squadron

Dakota of No 117 Squadron

Dakota III

Jun 1943 - Dec 1945

It also used various communications types from time to time 

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No 118 Squadron

Spitfire I#

Spitfire I

Feb 1941 - Apr 1941

Spitfire IIA of No 118 Squadron

Spitfire IIA

Apr 1941 - Jul 1941

Spitfire IIB

Spitfire IIB

Jul 1941 - Sep 1941

Spitfire VB of No 118 Squadron

Spitfire VB

Sep 1941 - Jan 1944, Mar 1944 - Jul 1944

Spitfire VI#

Spitfire VI

Sep 1943 - Oct 1943

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IXC

Jan 1944 - Mar 1944, Jul 1944 - Jan 1945

Spitfire VII#

Spitfire VII

Mar 1944 - Jul 1944

Mustang III (original framed hood)#

Mustang III ('Malcolm' hood)#

Mustang III

Jan 1945 - Mar 1946

Vampire FB Mk 5 of No 118 Squadron (day fighter - high flying scheme)

Vampire FB Mk 5 of No 118 Squadron (day fighter scheme)

Vampire FB Mk 5

May 1951 - Jun 1954

Venom FB Mk 1 of No 118 Squadron

Venom FB Mk 1

Sep 1953 - May 1955

 Hunter F Mk 4 of No 118 Squadron

Hunter F Mk 4

May 1955 - Aug 1957

Detail of No 118 Squadron's marking

Sycamore HR Mk 14#

Sycamore HR Mk 14

Sep 1959 - Aug 1962

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No 119 Squadron

DH 9#

DH9

Sep 1918 - Dec 1918

Short S26

Mar 1941 - Oct 1941

Short S23

Apr 1941 - Aug 1941

Catalina IB#

Catalina IB

Jun 1941 - Jul 1941

Catalina IIIA#

Catalina IIIA

May 1942 - Oct 1942

Sunderland III#

Sunderland III

Sep 1942 - Apr 1943

Albacore I#

Albacore I

Jul 1944 - Feb 1945

Swordfish III of No 119 Squadron

Swordfish III

Jan 1945 - May 1945

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No 120 Squadron

DH 9#

DH9

Nov 1918 - Oct 1919

Liberator I of No 120 Squadron

Liberator I

Jun 1941 - Dec 1943

Liberator II#

Liberator II

Nov 1941 - Oct 1942

Liberator III of No 120 Squadron

Liberator III

Jul 1942 - Jan 1944

Liberator V#

Liberator V

Dec 1943 - Jan 1945

Liberator VIII#

Liberator VIII

Dec 1944 - Jun 1945

Lancaster GR Mk 3#

Lancaster ASR/GR Mk 3

Nov 1946 - Apr 1951

Shackleton MR Mk 1

Mar 1951 - Oct 1956

Shackleton MR Mk 2

Apr 1953 - Aug 1954, Oct 1956 - Nov 1958

Shackleton MR Mk 3

Sep 1958 - Feb 1971

Shackletons carried Sqn No on fuselage

Nimrod MR Mk 1 (original white/grey colour scheme)

Nimrod MR Mk 1

Oct 1970 - Feb 1982

Nimrod MR Mk 2P (Hemp/grey scheme), aircraft being centrally pooled

Nimrod MR Mk 2

Apr 1981 - Apr 2010

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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