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No 511 - 598 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 511 Squadron

Liberator I#

Liberator I

Oct 1942 - Mar 1944

Liberator II#

Liberator II

Oct 1942 - May 1944

Liberator VII#

Liberator VII

Jul 1944 - Dec 1944

Albemarle I

Nov 1942 - Mar 1944

Halifax II Series 1A (Special)

Halifax II

Dec 1942 - Dec 1942

Dakota

Dakota

Sep 1943 - Jul 1944

York C Mk 1

Nov 1943 - Oct 1946, Oct 1946 - Aug 1949

Lancastrian C Mk 2

Oct 1945 - Apr 1946

Hastings C Mk 1 of No 511 Squadron

Hastings C Mk 1

Sep 1949 - Sep 1958

Hastings C Mk 2#

Hastings C Mk 2

May 1952 - Sep 1958

No 511 Squadron marking as carried on Hastings

Britannia C Mk 1

Britannia C Mk 1

Dec 1959 - Dec 1975

Britannia C Mk 2

Britannia C Mk 2 

Dec 1959 - Dec 1975

The Britannias were centrally pooled and did not carry squadron markings.

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No 512 Squadron

 Dakota

Dakota I/III

Aug 1943 - Mar 1946

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No 513 Squadron

 Stirling III#

Stirling III

Oct 1943 - Nov 1943

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No 514 Squadron

 Lancaster II of No 514 Squadron (1944) 

Lancaster II

Sep 1943 - Jul 1944

Lancaster I of 'C' Flight, No 514 Squadron (1944)

Lancaster I/III

Jun 1944 - Aug 1945

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No 515 Squadron

Defiant NF II

Defiant II

Oct 1942 - Dec 1943

Beaufighter II of No 515 Squadron

Beaufighter II

Jun 1943 - Apr 1944

Mosquito II#

Mosquito II

Feb 1944 - Apr 1944

Mosquito VI (fitted with ASH) of no 515 Squadron

Mosquito VI

Mar 1944 - Jun 1945

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No 516 Squadron

 

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Apr 1943 - Jun 1943, Dec 1943 - Dec 1944

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Dec 1943 - Dec 1944

Lysander II

Apr 1943 - Dec 1943

#

Anson I

Apr 1943 - Dec 1944

Bristol Blenheim IV of No 516 Squadron

Blenheim IV

Apr 1943 - Dec 1944

Mustang I#

Mustang I

Apr 1943 - Mar 1944

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No 517 Squadron

Hampden I

Hampden I

Aug 1943 - Dec 1943

Hudson III

Aug 1943 - Sep 1943

Halifax V Series 1A#

Halifax V

Nov 1943 - Jun 1945

Halifax GR III#

Halifax III

Mar 1945 - Jun 1946

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No 518 Squadron

 Halifax V Series 1A of No 518 Squadron

Halifax V

Jul 1943 - Jun 1945

Halifax III of No 518 Squadron

Halifax III

Mar 1945 - 1946

Halifax VI of No 518 Squadron

Halifax VI

Mar 1946 - Oct 1946

Spitfire VII#

Spitfire VII

Sep 1945 - Oct 1946

Hurricane IIC of No 518 Squadron

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1945 - Oct 1946

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No 519 Squadron

 Hampden I#

Hampden I

Aug 1943 - Oct 1943

Spitfire VI#

Spitfire VI

Aug 1943 - Nov 1944

Spitfire VII#

Spitfire VII

Nov 1944 - Dec 1945

Hudson IIIA

Sep 1943 - Oct 1943

Hudson III

Aug 1944 - Mar 1945

Ventura V

Sep 1943 - Oct 1944

Fortress II

Oct 1944 - Sep 1945

Halifax GR III#

Halifax III

Aug 1945 - May 1946

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No 520 Squadron

 Hudson III

Sep 1943 - Mar 1944, Jan 1945 - Jan 1946

Gladiator II#

Gladiator II

Sep 1943 - Aug 1944

Halifax V Series 1A#

Halifax V

Feb 1944 - May 1945

Spitfire V#

Spitfire V

Feb 1944 - Apr 1944

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Jun 1944 - Apr 1946

Martinet I

Sep 1944 - Apr 1946

Halifax GR III#

Halifax III

May 1945 - Apr 1946

Warwick I

Jul 1945 - Apr 1946

Hudson VI

Oct 1945 - Jan 1946

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No 521 Squadron

 Hudson III

Jul 1942 - Mar 1943, Sep 1943 - Dec 1943

 Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Jul 1942 - Mar 1943

Spitfire V#

Spitfire V

Jul 1942 - Mar 1943

Mosquito IV#

Mosquito IV

Jul 1942 - Mar 1943

Gladiator II#

Gladiator II

Jul 1942 - Mar 1943, Sep 1943 - Mar 1945

Hampden I of No 521 Squadron

Hampden I

Sep 1943 - Dec 1943

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Sep 1943 - Nov 1945

Hudson VI

Sep 1944 - Mar 1945

Ventura V

Oct 1943 - Dec 1944

Hurricane (Met) IIC of No 521 Squadron (September 1944)

Hurricane (Met) IIC

Aug 1944 - Nov 1945

Fortress II

Dec 1944 - Feb 1946

Fortress III

May 1945 - Feb 1946

Halifax GR III#

Halifax III

Dec 1945 - Mar 1946

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No 524 Squadron

Mariner I

Oct 1943 - Dec 1943

Wellington XIII#

Wellington XIII

Apr 1944 - Jan 1945

Wellington XIV#

Wellington XIV

Dec 1944 - May 1945

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No 525 Squadron

 Warwick I

Sep 1943 - Sep 1944

Warwick III

Aug 1944 - Sep 1944

Dakota of No 525 Squadron

Dakota III/IV

Jun 1944 - Dec 1946

Stirling III#

Stirling III

Jul 1944 - Nov 1944

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No 526 Squadron

 Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Jun 1943 - May 1945

Hornet Moth,

Jun 1943 - May 1945

Oxford#

Oxford I

Jun 1943 - May 1945

Dominie I

Aug 1943 - May 1945

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No 527 Squadron

Hurricane I of No 527 Squadron (1943)

Hurricane I

Jun 1943 - Sep 1944

Hurricane IIB of No 527 Squadron (1945)

Hurricane IIB

Jun 1943 - Jul 1945

Hornet Moth

Jun 1943 - Sep 1944

 Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Jun 1943 - May 1945

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Jul 1944 - Apr 1946

Oxford#

Oxford II

Sep 1944 - Apr 1946

Wellington X#

Wellington X

Apr 1945 - Apr 1946

Dominie I

Apr 1945 - Apr 1946

Mosquito B Mk 35#

Mosquito B Mk 35

Aug 1952 - Jan 1954

Lincoln B Mk 2#

Lincoln B Mk 2

Aug 1952 - Sep 1954

Anson C Mk 19#

Anson C Mk 19

Aug 1952 - Mar 1954

Meteor NF Mk 11

Meteor NF Mk 11

Jun 1953 - Jul 1955, Sep 1957 - Nov 1957

Meteor NF Mk 14

Meteor NF Mk 14

Aug 1954 - Oct 1955

Varsity T Mk 1

Jan 1954 - Mar 1956

Canberra B Mk 2#

Canberra B Mk 2

Dec 1954 - Aug 1958

Canberra PR Mk 7  (High Speed Silver finish)#

Canberra PR Mk 7

Apr 1956 - Jun 1956

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No 528 Squadron

 

 Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Jun 1943 - Sep 1944

Hornet Moth

Jun 1943 - Sep 1944

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No 529 Squadron

 Rota I

Jun 1943 - Oct 1945

Hornet Moth

Jun 1943 - Oct 1945

Rota II

Jun 1943 - Jul 1944

Oxford#

Oxford I/II

Aug 1944 - Oct 1945

Hoverfly I

Apr 1945 - Oct 1945

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No 530 Squadron

 Havoc I (Turbinlite) of No 530 Squadron

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 531 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc I Night Fighter#

Havoc I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 532 Squadron

 Havoc I (Turbinlite) of No 532 Squadron

 Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III#

Boston III

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 533 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

 Havoc I Night Fighter#

Havoc I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc II (Turbinlite)#

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 534 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc II (Turbinlite)#

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston I#

Boston I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 535 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc II (Turbinlite)#

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 536 Squadron

Turbinlite Havoc of No 536 Squadron 

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 537 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc I Night Fighter#

Havoc I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Sep 1943 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 538 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc II (Turbinlite) of No 538 Squadron

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 539 Squadron

 

Havoc I (Turbinlite)#

Havoc I (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Havoc II (Turbinlite)#

Havoc II (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston III (Turbinlite)#

Boston III (Turbinlite)

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Boston I#

Boston I

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1942 - Jan 1943

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No 540 Squadron

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Oct 1942 - Dec 1942 

Mosquito PR I#

Mosquito I

Oct 1942 - May 1943

Mosquito PR IV of No 540 Squadron

Mosquito IV

Oct 1942 - Aug 1943

Mosquito VIII#

Mosquito VIII

Dec 1942 - Aug 1943

Mosquito IX of No 540 Squadron

Mosquito IX

Jul 1943 - Mar 1945

Mosquito PR XVI#

Mosquito XVI

May 1944 - Dec 1945

Mosquito VI#

Mosquito VI

Nov 1944 - Jun 1945

Mosquito XXXII of No 540 Squadron

Mosquito PR Mk 32

Nov 1945 - Oct 1946

Mosquito PR Mk 34 of No 540 Squadron

Mosquito PR Mk 34

Dec 1947 - Oct 1951

Mosquito PR Mk 34A

Apr 1951 - Sep 1951

Canberra PR Mk 3 of No 540 Squadron

Canberra PR Mk 3

Dec 1952 - Oct 1954

Canberra B Mk 2

Canberra B Mk 2

Jun 1953 - Sep 1954

Canberra PR Mk 7  (High Speed Silver finish)#

Canberra PR Mk 7

Jun 1954 - Mar 1956

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No 541 Squadron

 Spitfire D

Oct 1942 - Jan 1943

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Oct 1942 - Sep 1944

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Nov 1942 - Dec 1942

Spitfire XI of No 541 Squadron

Spitfire XI

Dec 1942 - Mar 1946

Spitfire X#

Spitfire X

May 1944 - Apr 1945

Spitfire XIX#

Spitfire XIX

Jan 1944 - Oct 1946

Mustang III (original framed hood)#

Mustang III ('Malcolm' hood)#

Mustang III

Jul 1944 - Jun 1945

Meteor III#

Meteor F Mk 3

Oct 1945 - Apr 1946

Lancaster PR Mk 1#

Lancaster PR Mk 1

Feb 1946 - Oct 1946

Spitfire XIX of no 541 Squadron

Spitfire PR Mk 19

Nov 1947 - May 1951

Meteor PR Mk 10 of No 541 Squadron

Meteor PR Mk 10

Dec 1950 - Sep 1957

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No 542 Squadron

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Oct 1942 - Jul 1943

Spitfire XI of No 542 Squadron

Spitfire XI

Mar 1943 - Aug 1945

Spitfire X#

Spitfire X

May 1944 - Aug 1945

Spitfire XIX#

Spitfire XIX

Jun 1944 - Aug 1945

Canberra PR Mk 7  (High Speed Silver finish)#

Canberra PR Mk 7

May 1954 - Oct 1958?

Canberra B Mk 2

Canberra B Mk 2

Nov 1955 - Oct 1958

Canberra B Mk 6 (High Speed Silver finish)#

Canberra B Mk 6

Nov 1955 - Oct 1958

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No 543 Squadron

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Oct 1942 - Oct 1943

Spitfire XI#

Spitfire XI

Apr 1943 - Oct 1943

Vickers Valiant#

Valiant B(PR) Mk 1

Jun 1955 - Dec 1964

Victor B (SR) Mk 2

May 1965 - May 1974

Victor B Mk 2

Jan 1969 - Mar 1974 (1 only)

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No 544 Squadron

Spitfire IV#

Spitfire IV

Oct 1942 - Oct 1943

Wellington IV#

Wellington IV

Oct 1942 - Mar 1943

#

Anson I

Oct 1942 - Mar 1943

Maryland I

Oct 1942 - Mar 1943

Mosquito PR IV#

Mosquito IV

Mar 1943 - Oct 1943

Spitfire XI#

Spitfire XI

Aug 1943 - Oct 1943

Mosquito PR IX#

Mosquito IX

Aug 1943 - Feb 1945

Mosquito PR XVI of No 544 Squadron

Mosquito XVI

Mar 1944 - Aug 1945

Mosquito XXXII

Mosquito PR XXXII

Oct 1944 - Oct 1945

Mosquito PR Mk 34#

Mosquito PR Mk 34

Apr 1945 - Oct 1945

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No 547 Squadron

 

Wellington VIII#

Wellington VIII

Oct 1942 - May 1943

Wellington XI#

Wellington XI

May 1943 - Nov 1943

Wellington XIII#

Wellington XIII

Oct 1943 - Nov 1943

Liberator V#

Liberator V

Nov 1943 - Oct 1944

Liberator VI of No 547 Squadron

Liberator VI

Aug 1944 - May 1945

Liberator VIII of No 547 Squadron

Liberator VIII

Mar 1945 - Jun 1945

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No 548 Squadron

 Spitfire VIII of No 548 Squadron

Spitfire VIII

Apr 1944 - Sep 1945

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No 549 Squadron

Spitfire VIII of No 549 Squadron

 Spitfire VIII

Apr 1944 - Sep 1945

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No 550 Squadron

Lancaster I of No 550 Squadron (1944) 

Lancaster I/III

Nov 1943 - Oct 1945

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No 567 Squadron

 Barracuda II

Dec 1943 - Jul 1944

Martinet I

Dec 1943 - Apr 1945

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Dec 1943 - Aug 1945

 Oxford II#

Oxford I

Dec 1943 - Jun 1946

Vengence IV

Jan 1945 - Jun 1946

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Jun 1945 - Sep 1945

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVI

Jul 1945 - Jun 1946

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No 570 Squadron

 Albemarle I

Nov 1943 - Aug 1944

Albemarle II

Nov 1943 - Aug 1944

Albemarle V

May 1944 - Aug 1944

Stirling IV of No 570 Squadron (coded V8)

Stirling IV of No 570 Squadron (coded E7)

Stirling IV

Jul 1944 - Dec 1945

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No 571 Squadron

Mosquito XVI of No 571 Squadron 

Mosquito XVI

Apr 1944 - Sep 1945

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No 575 Squadron

 Dakota

Dakota III

Feb 1944 - Aug 1946

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No 576 Squadron

 Lancaster I of No 576 Squadron (1944)

Lancaster I/III

Nov 1943 - Sep 1945

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No 577 Squadron

 Oxford II#

Oxford I

Dec 1943 - Jun 1946

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Dec 1943 - Jul 1945

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

May 1944 - Jul 1945

Beaufighter I#

Beaufighter I

Nov 1944 - Jul 1945

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Jun 1945 - Aug 1945

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVI

Jun 1945 - Jun 1946

 Vengence IV

Jul 1945 - Jun 1946

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No 578 Squadron

 Halifax III#

Halifax III

Jan 1944 - Mar 1945

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No 582 Squadron

Lancaster I/III

Lancaster I/III

Apr 1944 - Sep 1945

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No 587 Squadron

 Martinet I

Dec 1943 - Aug 1945

Henley III

Dec 1943 - Jun 1945

 Oxford II#

Oxford I/III

Dec 1943 - Feb 1944

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Dec 1943 - Jun 1945

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Mar 1944 - Jun 1945

Vengence IV

Oct 1944 - Jun 1946

Mustang I#

Mustang I

Apr 1945 - May 1945

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVI

Jul 1945 - Jun 1946

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No 595 Squadron

 Henley III

Dec 1943 - Jun 1944

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Dec 1943 - Jul 1944

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Jun 1944 - Mar 1945

Martinet I

Dec 1943 - Feb 1949

Oxford  - post war#

Oxford I/II

Apr 1944 - Feb 1949

Vengence IV

Nov 1944 - Jul 1945

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Dec 1944 - 1945

Spitfire XII

Spitfire XII

Dec 1944 - Jul 1945

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Jul 1945 - 1948

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVI

Sep 1945 - Feb 1949

Spitfire F Mk 21#

Spitfire F Mk 21

Jun 1948 - Feb 1949

Vampire F Mk 1 of No 595 Squadron

Vampire F Mk 1

Dec 1946 - Oct 1948

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No 598 Squadron

 Oxford II#

Oxford I/II

Dec 1943 - Apr 1945 

Lysander IIA

Dec 1943 - Jan 1944

Martinet I

Dec 1943 - Apr 1945

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Feb 1944 - Apr 1945

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Jun 1945 - Apr 1945

Beaufighter I#

Beaufighter I

Apr 1945 - Apr 1945

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