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No 42 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


BE2d#

BE2d

Apr 1916 - Aug 1916

BE2e#

BE2e

Apr 1916 - Apr 1917

RE8#

RE8

Apr 1917 - Feb 1919

Vildebeest III#

Vildebeest III

Dec 1936 - Dec 1937,  Sep 1939 - Apr 1940

Vildebeest I#

 

Vildebeest I

Jan 1937 - Mar 1937

Vildebeest IV of No 42 Squadron

Vildebeest IV

Mar 1937 - Apr 1940

Beaufort I

Beaufort I

Beaufort I

Apr 1940 - Apr 1942, Dec 1941 - Feb 1943

Beaufort II

Beaufort II

Mar 1942 Oct 1942

Bristol Blenheim V of No 113 Squadron#

Blenheim V

Feb 1943 - Oct 1943

Hurricane IV of No 42 Squadron (1944)

Hurricane IV of No 42 Squadron (1945)

Hurricane IV

Oct 1943 - Jun 1945

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Sep 1944 - Dec 1944, Apr 1945 - Jun 1945

Thunderbolt II of No 42 Squadron (Temperate land scheme)

Thunderbolt II of No 42 Squadron (natural metal scheme)

Thunderbolt II

Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

Beaufighter X of No 42 Squadron

Beaufighter TF Mk 10

Oct 1946 - Oct 1947

Shackleton MR Mk 1A

Shackleton MR Mk 1A

Jun 1952 - Jul 1954

Shackleton MR Mk 2

Shackleton MR Mk 2

Jan 1953 - Jun 1966

Shackleton MR Mk 3#

Shackleton MR Mk 3

Nov 1965 - Sep 1971

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

Nimrod MR Mk 1

Apr 1971 - Jun 1984

Nimrod MR Mk 2P of No 42 Squadron (special display scheme)

Nimrod MR Mk 2

Jun 1983 - Apr 2010

IWM - Images marked thus are courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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