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No 214 - 216 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 214 Squadron

Handley Page O/100#

O/100

Dec 1917 - 1918

Handley Page O/400#

O/400

Jun 1918 - Feb 1920

Virginia X#

Virginia X

Sep 1935 - Apr 1937

Harrow II of No 214 Squadron

Harrow II

Jan 1937 - Jun 1939

Wellington I of No 214 Squadron

Wellington I

May 1939 - May 1940 (Markings are those carried during the Annual Air Defence Exercise - Aug 1939)

Wellington IA#

Wellington IA

Sep 1939 - Sep 1940

Wellington IC of No 214 Squadron

Wellington IC

Jul 1940 - Apr 1942

Wellington II of No 214 Squadron

Wellington II

Nov 1941 - Dec 1941

Stirling I of No 214 Squadron

Stirling I

Apr 1942 - Feb 1944

Stirling III of No 214 Squadron

Stirling III

Feb 1943 - Jan 1944

Fortress II

Jan 1944 - Jul 1945

Fortress III

Nov 1944 - Jul 1945

#

Liberator VIII

Jul 1945 - Nov 1945

Lancaster I#

Lancaster I

Nov 1945 - Apr 1946

Lancaster I (FE) of No 214 Squadron (1950) 

Lancaster I (FE)

Nov 1946 - Mar 1950

Lincoln B Mk 2 of No 214 Squadron

Lincoln B Mk 2

Feb 1950 - Dec 1954

Canberra PR Mk 7  (High Speed Silver finish)#

Canberra  PR Mk 7

Jun 1955 - Aug 1955

Vickers Valiant#

Valiant B(PR) Mk 1

Jan 1956 - Dec 1957

Valiant B Mk 1

Mar 1956 - Nov 1957

Valiant B(PR)K Mk 1

Apr 1956 - Dec 1964

Valiant B(K) Mk 1

Jan 1957 - Dec 1964

AAR Badge carried on Valiants

Victor K Mk 1

Jun 1966 - Jan 1977

Victor K Mk 1A

Jul 1975 - Jan 1977

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No 215 Squadron

 

Handley Page O/100#

O/100

Mar 1918 - May 1918

Handley Page O/400#

O/400

May 1918 - Feb 1919

Virginia X#

Virginia X

Oct 1935 - Sep 1937

Anson I#

Anson I

Feb 1937 - Dec 1939, Jan 1940 - Apr 1940

Harrow of No 215 Squadron (Pre-Munich)

Harrow of No 215 Squadron (Post-Munich)

Harrow II

Aug 1937 - Dec 1939

Wellington I of No 215 Squadron

Wellington I

Jul 1939 - Apr 1940

Wellington 1A of No 215 Squadron

Wellington IA

Apr 1940 - May 1940

#

Wellington IC

Feb 1942 - Sep 1943

Wellington X#

Wellington X

Sep 1943 - Aug 1944

Liberator VI of No 215 Squadron

Liberator VI

Sep 1944 - Apr 1945

Dakota (SEAC marking)#

Dakota III, Dakota IV

Apr 1945 - Feb 1946

Dakota C Mk 4#

Dakota C Mk 4

Aug 1947 - May 1948

Pioneer CC Mk 1#

Pioneer CC Mk 1

May 1956 - Sep 1958

Argosy C Mk 1 (Desert Camouflage)#

Argosy C Mk 1

May 1963 - Dec 1967

Argosys carried Porcupine emblem on fin

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No 216 Squadron

Handley Page O/100#

O/100

Jan 1918 - 1918

Handley Page O/400#

O/400

Mar 1918 - Oct 1921

DH10#

DH10

Aug 1920 -  Oct 1922

DH10's carried card emblems 

Vimy#

Vimy

Jun 1922 - Oct 1926

Vickers Victoria#

Victoria II

Dec 1925 - Oct 1926

Victoria III

Jul 1926 - Apr 1935

Victoria V

Feb 1929 - Aug 1934

Victoria IV

Apr 1929 - Apr 1931

Vickers Victoria VI#

Victoria VI

Apr 1933 - Nov 1935

Valentia I#

 

Valentia

Feb 1935 - Sep 1941

Bombay I

Oct 1939 - May 1943

DH86B

Nov 1941 - Apr 1942

Hudson VI

Jul 1942 - Apr 1943

Dakota#

Dakota

Apr 1943 - Dec 1949

Valetta C Mk 1

Nov 1949 - Nov 1955

Comet C Mk 2

Jun 1956 - May 1967

Comet C mk 4 of No 216 Squadron

Comet C Mk 4

Feb 1962 - Jun 1975

Buccaneer S Mk 2B of No 216 Squadron

Buccaneer S Mk 2B

Jul 1979 - Aug 1980

Hunter T Mk 7 of No 216 Squadron

Hunter T Mk 7

Tristar C Mk 1 of No 216 Squadron

Tristar C Mk 1

Nov 1984 - Sep 1988

Tristar K Mk 1 of No 216 Squadron

Tristar K Mk 1

Mar 1986 - Current

Tristar KC Mk 1 of No 216 Squadron (Gulf War - 1991 markings)

Tristar KC Mk 1

Feb 1989 - ?

Tristar C Mk 2

Jan 1990 - ?

Tristar C Mk 2A

? - Mar 2014

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