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No 81 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


Sopwith Camel#

Camel

Aug 1917 - Jul 1918

Dolphin of No 81 Squadron

Dolphin

Nov 1918 - Apr 1919

Nov 1918 -1919 whilst known as No 1 Sqn Canadian Air Force.

SE5A#

SE5A

May 1919 - Jan 1920

Snipe of No 81 Squadron

Snipe

Nov 1918 - ?

Allocated Sep 1918 but no evidence of being used.

Tiger Moth#

Tiger Moth

Dec 1939 - Jun 1940

Rota II#

Rota II

Dec 1939 - Dec 1939

Hurricane IIB of No 81 Squadron

Hurricane IIB

Jul 1941 - Nov 1941

Spitfire IIA

Spitfire VA

Dec 1941 - Apr 1942

Spitfire VB of No 81 Squadron

Spitfire VB

Apr 1942 - Oct 1942

Spitfire VC of No 81 Squadron

Spitfire VC

Oct 1942 - Nov 1943

Spitfire IX of No 81 Squadron

Spitfire IX

Jan 1943 - Nov 1943

Spitfire VIII of No 81 Squadron

Spitfire VIII

Nov 1943 - Jun 1945

Thunderbolt II of No 81 Squadron

Thunderbolt II

Jun 1945 - Jun 1946

Mosqutio PR Mk 34#

Mosquito PR Mk 34

Sep 1946 - Dec 1955

Spitfire PR Mk 19#

Spitfire PR Mk 19

Sep 1946 - Jan 1950, Jan 1951 - Jun 1954

Spitfire FR Mk 18

Spitfire FR Mk 18

Jul 1948 - Mar 1950, Nov 1950 - Jan 1951

Anson C Mk 19#

Anson C Mk 19

Feb 1949 - Feb 1956

Meteor PR Mk 10 of No 81 Squadron

Meteor PR Mk 10

Jan 1954 - Jul 1961

Canberra PR Mk 7 of No 81 Squadron

Canberra PR Mk 7

Feb 1960 - Jan 1970

Pembroke C (PR) Mk 1#

Pembroke C(PR) Mk 1

Jan 1956 - Jul 1960

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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