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No 18 Squadron Aircraft & Markings 1931 - Current


Hawker Hart of No 18 Squadron

Hart

Oct 1931 - May 1936

Hawker Hind of No 18 Squadron

Detail of No 18 Squadron's badge carried on tail fins of Hinds

Hind

Apr 1936 - May 1939

Bristol Blenheim I#

Blenheim I

May 1939 - May 1940

Bristol Blenheim IV of No 18 Squadron

Blenheim IV

Mar 1940 - Sep 1942

Blenheim V#

Blenheim V

Sep 1942 - Apr 1943

Boston III of No 18 Squadron

Boston III

Feb 1943 - Oct 1944

Boston IV#

Boston IV

Jul 1944 - Mar 1946

Boston V#

Boston V

Jan 1945 - Mar 1946

Lancaster GR III#

Lancaster GR III

Sep 1946 - Oct 1946

Mosquito FB Mk 6#

Mosquito FB Mk 6

Mar 1947 - Nov 1947

Dakota#

Dakota C Mk 4

Dec 1947 - Feb 1950

Canberra B Mk 2 of No 18 Squadron

Canberra B Mk 2

Aug 1953 - Jan 1957

Valiant B Mk 1 of No 18 Squadron (Natural metal finish)

Valiant B Mk 1 of No 18 Squadron (All white finish)

Valiant B Mk 1

Dec 1958 - Mar 1963

Wessex HC Mk 2 of No 18 Squadron

Wessex HC Mk 2

Jan 1964 - Nov 1980

Chinook HC Mk 1 of No 18 Squadron

Chinook HC Mk 1

Aug 1981 - Apr 1994

Chinook HC Mk 2 of No 18 Squadron

Chinook HC Mk 2

Feb 1994 - Current

This was the first squadron to be re-equipped with the Chinook

Puma HC Mk 1 of No 18 Squadron

Puma HC Mk 1

May 1992 - Mar 1997

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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