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No 53 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


Armstrong Whitworth FK3#

FK3

May 1916 - Dec 1916

Avro 504#

Avro 504

May 1916 - Dec 1916

BE12#

BE12

May 1916 - Dec 1916

BE2e#

BE2e

Dec 1916 - Apr 1917

BE2g

Dec 1916 - Apr 1917

RE8 of No 53 Squadron

RE8

Feb 1917 - Apr 1919

Hawker Hector#

Hector

Jun 1937 - Aug 1939

Bristol Blenheim IV of No 53 Squadron

Blenheim IV

Jan 1939 - Aug 1941

Hudson V#

Hudson V

Jul 1941 - Feb 1943

Whitley VII#

Whitley VII

Feb 1943 - Apr 1943

Liberator V#

Liberator Va

May 1943 - Feb 1945

Liberator VI#

Liberator VI

May 1944 - Feb 1946, Aug 1945 - Jun 1946

Liberator VIII#

Liberator VIII

Jan 1946 - Feb 1946

Dakota of No 53 Squadron

Dakota C Mk 4

Dec 1946 - Jul 1949

Hastings C Mk 1#

Hasting C Mk 1

Aug 1949 - Feb 1957

Hastings C Mk 2#

Hastings C Mk 2

Jun 1952 - Feb 1957

No 53 Squadron badge as carried on Hastings and Beverleys

Beverley C Mk 1

Jan 1957 - Jun 1963

Belfast C Mk 1 of No 53 Squadron

Belfast C  Mk 1

Jan 1966 - Sep 1976

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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