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No 255 - 259 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 255 Squadron

DH6#

DH6

Jul 1918 -  Jan 1919

Defiant I of No 255 Squadron

Defiant I

Nov 1940 - Sep 1941

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Mar 1941 - Jul 1941

 Beaufighter IIF of No 255 Squadron

Beaufighter II

Jul 1941 - May 1942

Beaufighter VI of No 255 Squadron

Beaufighter VI

Mar 1942 - Feb 1945

Mosquito XIX of No 255 Squadron

Mosquito XIX

Feb 1945 - Apr 1946

Mosquito XXX of No 255 Squadron

Mosquito XXX

Jan 1946 - Apr 1946

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No 256 Squadron

DH6#

DH6

Jun 1918 - Jan 1919

Blackburn Kangaroo#

Kangaroo

Nov 1918 - Jan 1919

Defiant I of No 256 Squadron

Defiant I

Nov 1940 - May 1942

Defiant NF II#

Defiant II

May 1942 - Jun 1942

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

May 1941 - Jul 1941

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Jul 1941 - Oct 1941

Hurricane IIC

Hurricane IIC

Jun 1944 - Aug 1944

Beaufighter IF#

Beaufighter I

May 1942 - Nov 1942

Beaufighter VI of No 256 Squadron

Beaufighter VI

Oct 1942 - May 1943

Mosquito XII of No 256 Squadron

Mosquito XII

May 1943 - Jul 1944, Feb 1945 - Sep 1945

Mosquito XIII#

Mosquito XIII

Jan 1944 - Sep 1945

Mosquito VI#

Mosquito VI

Apr 1945 - Oct 1945

Mosquito XIX of No 256 Squadron

Mosquito XIX

Oct 1945 - Sep 1946

Mosquito XVI#

Mosquito XVI

May 1946 - Sep 1946

Spitfire VIII#

Spitfire VIII

May 1944 - Aug 1944

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

May 1944 - Aug 1944

Meteor NF Mk 11 of No 256 Squadron

Meteor NF Mk 11

Nov 1952 - Jan 1959

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No 257 Squadron

Curtiss H16#

Curtiss H 16

Aug 1918 - Mar 1919

Felixstowe F2A

Felixstowe F2A

Aug 1918 - Apr 1919

Felixstowe F3#

Felixstowe F3

Aug 1918 - Mar 1919

Spitfire I#

Spitfire I

May 1940 - Jun 1940

Hurricane I of No 257 Squadron (December 1940)

Hurricane I of No 257 Squadron ( March 1941)

Hurricane I

Jun 1940 - Jun 1941, Jan 1941 - Jul 1942

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Apr 1941 - Aug 1941, Jan 1942 - Sep 1942

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

May 1941 - Sep 1942

Hurricane IIA#

Hurricane IIA

Nov 1941 - Aug 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Apr 1942 - May 1942

Typhoon IA

Typhoon IA

Jul 1942 - May 1943

Typhoon IB of No 257 Squadron (January 1944)

Typhoon IB

Jul 1942 - May 1945

Meteor III of No 257 Squadron

Meteor F Mk 3

Sep 1946 - Mar 1948

Meteor F Mk 4 of No 257 Squadron (1948 - 1949)

Meteor F Mk 4

Feb 1948 - Oct 1950

Meteor F Mk 8 of No 257 Squadron

Meteor F Mk 8

Sep 1950 - Mar 1955

Hunter F Mk 2 of No 257 Squadron (early markings)

Hunter F Mk 2 of No 257 Squadron (later markings)

Hunter F Mk 2

Sep 1954 - Mar 1957

Bloodhound Mk 1#

Photo Bristol Aircraft Company

Bloodhound Mk 1

Jul 1960 - Dec 1963

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No 258 Squadron

DH6#

DH6

Jul 1918 - Dec 1918

Hurricane I #

Hurricane I

Dec 1940 - Apr 1941, Mar 1942 - Jan 1943

Hurricane IIB of No 258 Squadron 

Hurricane IIA

Apr 1941 - Feb 1942

Hurricane IIb of No 258 Squadron (January 1943)

Hurricane IIB

Mar 1942 - Dec 1943

Hurricane IIC#

Hurricane IIC

Nov 1943 - Aug 1944

Thunderbolt I of No 258 Squadron

Thunderbolt I

Sep 1944 - Jan 1945

Thunderbolt II of No 258 Squadron

Thunderbolt II

Oct 1944 - Dec 1945

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No 259 Squadron

 

Felixstowe F2A

Felixstowe F2A

Aug 1918 - Sep 1919

Catalina IB#

Catalina IB

Feb 1943 - Apr 1945

Sunderland V#

Sunderland V

Mar 1945 - Apr 1945

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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