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No 55 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


BE2c#

BE2c

Jun 1916 - Feb 1917

Armstrong Whitworth FK3#

FK3

Jun 1916 - Feb  1917

Avro 504#

Avro 504

Jun 1916 - Feb 1917

DH4 of No 55 Squadron

DH4

Jan 1917 - Jan 1919

DH 9#

DH9

Feb 1920 - Mar 1921

DH 9A of No 55 Squadron

DH9A

Jun 1920 - Nov 1930

Wapiti IIA of No 55 Squadron

Wapiti IIA

Feb 1930 - Mar 1937

Vincent#

Vincent

Feb 1937 - May 1939

Bristol Blenheim I#

Blenheim I

Mar 1939 - Dec 1940

Bristol Blenheim IV of No 55 Squadron

Blenheim IV

Dec 1940 - Jun 1941, Aug 1941 - Mar 1942

Baltimore II as used by No 55 Squadron#

Baltimore II

May 1942 - Dec 1942

Baltimore III

Oct 1942 - Feb 1943

Baltimore IIIA

Feb 1943 - Oct 1943

Baltimore IV as used by No 55 Squadron#

Baltimore IV

Jul 1943 - May 1944

Baltimore V as used by No 55 Squadron#

Baltimore V

Jan 1944 - Oct 1944

Boston V#

Boston IV

Oct 1944 - Jul 1946

Boston V#

Boston V

Oct 1944 - Jul 1946

Mosquito FB Mk 26#

Mosquito FB Mk 26

Jul 1946 - Nov 1946

#

Victor B Mk 1

Sep 1960 - Aug 1966

Victor B Mk 1A of No 55 Squadron (Anti-flash Markings)

Victor B Mk 1A

Oct 1960 - May 1965

Victor B (K) Mk 1 as used by No 55 Squadron#

Victor B (K) Mk 1A

May 1965 - Apr 1967

Victor K Mk 1A of No 55 Squadron

Victor K Mk 1A

Jan 1967 - Jul 1975

Victor K Mk 1 as used by No 55 Squadron#

Victor K Mk 1

Apr 1967 - Aug 1967 (1 only)

Victor K Mk 2 of No 55 Squadron (grey-green tactical scheme)

Victor K Mk 2

Jun 1975 - Oct 1993

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

Tristar*

Oct 1993 - Mar 1996

VC 10 K Mk 3 of No 101 Squadron

VC10*

Oct 1993 - Mar 1996

*These aircraft were 'borrowed' from the relevant operational units

Dominie T Mk 1 of No 55 Squadron

Dominie T Mk 1

Nov 1996 - Apr 2011

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

This page was last updated on 26/05/17 using FrontPage 2003

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