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No 126 - 140 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 126 Squadron

Various types

Mar 1918 - Aug 1918

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIA

Jun 1941 - Mar 1942

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Jun 1941 - Mar 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Mar 1942 - Mar 1944

Spitfire VC of No 126 Squadron (Middle East)

Spitfire VC

Mar 1942 - Mar 1944

Spitfire IX (Middle East)#

Spitfire IX of No 126 Squadron (UK - 1944)

Spitfire IX

Mar 1943  - Nov 1943, Apr 1944 - Dec 1944

Mustang III (original framed hood)#

Mustang III ('Malcolm' hood)#

Mustang III

Dec 1944 - Apr 1946

Mustang IV of No 126 Squadron

Mustang IV

Aug 1945 - Mar 1946

Spitfire XVI of No 126 Squadron (early 1946)

Spitfire XVIE

Feb 1946 - Mar 1946

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No 127 Squadron

Various types

Jan 1918 - Jul 1918

Gladiator II#

Gladiator I & II

Jun 1941 - Jul 1941

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Jun 1941 - Jul 1941

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Jun 1942 - Oct 1943

Hurricane IIC of No 127 Squadron

Hurricane IIC

Jul 1943 - Apr 1944

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Jan 1943 - Oct 1943, Mar 1944 - Mar 1944

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Mar 1944 - Mar 1944

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Mar 1944 - Mar 1944

Spitfire HF IX#

Spitfire HF IX

May 1944 - Jul 1944

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire LF XVI

Jul 1944 - Nov 1944

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVI

Nov 1944 - Apr 1945

Hunter F Mk 1#

Hunter F Mk 1

Jan 1956 - Oct 1958

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No 128 Squadron

Various types

Feb 1918 - Jul 1918

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Oct 1941 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIb of No 128 Squadron (late 1942)

Hurricane IIB

Nov 1942 - Mar 1943

Mosquito XX#

Mosquito XX

Sep 1944 - Nov 1944

Mosquito XXV#

Mosquito XXV

Oct 1944 - Nov 1944

Mosquito XVI of No 128 Squadron

Mosquito XVI

Oct 1944 - Mar 1946

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No 129 Squadron

Various types

Mar 1918 - Jul 1918

Spitfire I#

Spitfire I

Jun 1941 - Aug 1941

Spitfire IIA

Spitfire IIA

Aug 1941 - Aug 1941

Spitfire VB of No 129 Squadron

Spitfire VB

Aug 1941 - Jun 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Dec 1942 - Jan 1943

Spitfire VI#

Spitfire VI

Dec 1942 - Jun 1943

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Jun 1943 - Apr 1944

Mustang III (original framed hood)#

Mustang III ('Malcolm' hood)#

Mustang III

Mar 1944 - May 1945

Spitfire IXE of No 129 Squadron (1946)

Spitfire IXE

May 1945 - Sep 1946

Hunter F Mk 1#

Hunter F Mk 1

Jan 1956 - Sep 1957

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No 130 Squadron

Various types

Mar 1918 - Jul 1918

Spitfire IIA

Spitfire II

Jun 1941 - Dec 1941

Spitfire VA#

Spitfire VA

Oct 1941 - Dec 1941

Spitfire VB of No 130 Squadron

Spitfire VB

Oct 1941 - Nov 1942, Mar 1943 - Feb 1944, Apr 1944 - Aug 1944

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VC

Apr 1942 - Mar 1943, Jan 1944 - Feb 1944

Spitfire XIV of No 130 Squadron (1944)

Spitfire XIV

Aug 1944 - May 1945

Spitfire IXB of No 130 Squadron

Spitfire IXB

May 1945 - Oct 1946

Vampire F Mk 1 of No 130 Squadron

Vampire F Mk 1

Oct 1946 - Jan 1947

Vampire FB Mk 5#

Vampire FB Mk  5

Aug 1953 - Feb 1954

Sabre F Mk 4 of No 130 Squadron

Sabre F Mk 4

Aug 1953 - May 1946

 Hunter F Mk 4 of No 130 Squadron

Hunter F Mk 4

Apr 1956 - May 1957

Detail of No 130 Squadron's  marking as carried on Sabres and Hunters

Thor IRBM#

Thor

Dec 1959 - Aug 1963

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No 131 Squadron

Spitfire I#

Spitfire I

Jun 1941 - Nov 1941

Spitfire IIA

Spitfire IIA

Sep 1941 - Jan 1942

Spitfire VB of No 131 Squadron

Spitfire VB

Dec 1941 - Sep 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Dec 1942 - Jan 1943, Jun 1943 - Sep 1943

Spitfire IX ofNo 131 Squadron

Spitfire IX

Sep 1943 - Mar 1944

Spitfire VII of No 131 Squadron

Spitfire VII

Mar 1944 - Oct 1944

Spitfire VIII#

Spitfire VIII

Feb 1945 - Jun 1945

Thunderbolt II#

Thunderbolt II

Jun 1945 - Dec 1945

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No 132 Squadron

Spitfire IIA#

Spitfire I

Jul 1941 - Nov 1941

Spitfire IIB#

Spitfire IIB

Sep 1941 - Apr 1942

Spitfire VB of No 132 Squadron (August 1944)

Spitfire VB

Mar 1942 - Jun 1943, Jun 1943 - Oct 1943, Jan 1944 - Mar 1944

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

May 1943 - Jun 1943

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IXB

Sep 1943 - Jan 1944, Mar 1944 - Jul 1944, Sep 1944 - Nov 1944

Spitfire VI#

Spitfire VI

Jan 1944 - Mar 1944

Spitfire IX of No 132 Squadron (July 1944)

Spitfire IXE

Jun 1944 - Sep 1944

Spitfire VIII#

Spitfire VIII

Jan 1945 - May 1945

Spitfire XIV of No 132 Squadron

Spitfire XIV

May 1945 - Apr 1946

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No 133 Squadron

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Aug 1941 - Dec 1941

Spitfire IIA#

Spitfire IIA

Oct 1941 - Jan 1942

Spitfire VA#

Spitfire VA

Jan 1942 - Mar 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Feb 1942 - Sep 1942

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Sep 1942 - Sep 1942

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No 134 Squadron

Hurricane IIb of No 134 Squadron (Russia - September 1941)

Hurricane IIB

Jul 1941 - Oct 1941, Jan 1942 - Feb 1942, Jan 1943 - Oct 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Mar 1943 - Apr 1943, Nov 1943 - Aug 1944

Spitfire VA

Spitfire VA

Dec 1941 - Feb 1942 

Spitfire IIA

Spitfire IIA

Dec 1941 - Feb 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Jan 1942 - Mar 1942, Jun 1943 - Aug 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Jun 1943 - Aug 1943

Thunderbolt I#

Thunderbolt I

Sep 1944 - Jan 1945

Thunderbolt II of No 134 Squadron

Thunderbolt II

Sep 1944 - Jun 1945

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No 135 Squadron

Hurricane IIA

Hurricane IIA

Aug 1941 - Nov 1941

Hurricane IIb of No 135 Squadron (February 1942)

Hurricane IIB

Feb 1942 - Oct 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Nov 1941 - Nov 1941, Oct 1943 - Sep 1944

Thunderbolt I of No 135 Squadron

Thunderbolt I

May 1944 - Jun 1945

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No 136 Squadron

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Aug 1941 - Nov 1941, Apr 1942 - Mar 1943

Hurricane IIA#

Hurricane IIA

Oct 1941 - Nov 1941

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Mar 1943 - Oct 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Oct 1943 - Feb 1944

Spitfire VIII of No 136 Squadron

Spitfire VIII

Jan 1944 - May 1946

Spitfire XIV of No 136 Squadron (Malaya - 1946)

Spitfire XIV

Feb 1946 - May 1946

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No 137 Squadron

DH9 (Planned Equipment)

Apr 1918 - Jul 1918 

Whirlwind I

Feb 1941 - Jun 1943

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Jun 1943 - Jan 1944

Typhoon IB of No 137 Squadron (early 1944)

Typhoon IB

Jan 1944 - Aug 1945

Javelin FAW Mk 5

Jan 1956 - Sep 1961

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No 138 Squadron

Bristol F2B#

Bristol F2B

Oct 1918 - Feb 1919

Whitley V#

Whitley V

Aug 1941 - Nov 1942

Lysander IIIA

Aug 1941 - Mar 1942

Halifax II Series 1 of No 138 Squadron

Halifax II

Aug 1941 - Aug 1944

Halifax V Series 1A#

Halifax V

Jan 1943 - Aug 1944

Stirling IV#

Stirling IV

Jun 1944 - Mar 1945

Lancaster I/III#

Lancaster I/III

Mar 1945 - Sep 1947

Lincoln B mk 2 of No 138 Squadron

Lincoln B Mk 2

Jul 1947 - Aug 1950

Vickers Valiant#

Valiant B Mk 1

Feb 1955 - Mar 1962

Valiant B(PR) Mk 1

Mar 1956 - May 1961

Valiant B(PR)K Mk 1

Mar 1956 - Aug 1961

Valiant B(K) Mk 1

Jun 1956 - Apr 1962

Sqn Badge (yellow on green disc) carried on fin of Valiants

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No 139 Squadron

Bristol F2B of No 139 Squadron

Bristol F2b

Jul 1918 - Feb 1919

Some Bristol Fighters in WW1 were highly decorated 

Hawker Hind of No 139 Squadron

Hind

Sep 1936 - Jul 1937

Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (pre war markings)

Bristol Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (coded SY)

Bristoil Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (coded XD)

Blenheim I

Jul 1937 - Sep 1939

Bristol blenheim IV of No 139 Squadron

Blenheim IV

Jul 1939 - May 1940, Jun 1940 - Dec 1941

Hudson III

Dec 1941 - Apr 1942

Bristol Blenheim V#

Blenheim V

Jun 1942 - Nov 1942

Mosquito IV of No 139 Squadron

Mosquito IV

Jun 1942 - Jul 1944

Mosquito IX of No 139 Squadron

Mosquito IX

Sep 1943 - Aug 1944

Mosquito XVI#

Mosquito XVI

Feb 1944 - Jul 1948

Moquito XX (fitted with H2S) of No 139 Squadron

Mosquito XX

Dec 1943 - Aug 1945

Mosquito XX#

Mosquito XXV

Oct 1944 - May 1945

Mosquito B Mk 35 of No 139 Squadron

Mosquito B Mk 35

Feb 1948 - Jan 1953

Canberra B Mk 2 of No 139 Squadron

Canberra B Mk 2

Nov 1952 - Jul 1955

Canberra B Mk 6

Feb 1955 - Dec 1959

Victor B Mk 2

Feb 1962 - Nov 1963

Victor B Mk 2R

Jul 1963 - Dec 1968

Fin marking Victors

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No 140 Squadron

Spitfire C

Sep 1941 - Aug 1942

Spitfire PR IA of No 140 Squadron

Spitfire I

Sep 1941 - Apr 1943

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Sep 1941 - Nov 1943

Spitfire PR VII

Spitfire PR VII

Hun 1943 - Jul 1943

Spitfire XI#

Spitfire XI

Sep 1943 - Apr 1944

 Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Sep 1941 - Aug 1943

Ventura I

Apr 1943 - Jan 1944

Mosquito PR IX#

Mosquito IX

Nov 1943 - Jul 1944

Mosquito XVI of No 140 Squadron

Mosquito XVI

Dec 1943 - Jul 1945

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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