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No 260 - 265 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 260 Squadron

DH6#

DH6

Aug 1918 - Feb 1919

DH 9#

DH9

Aug 1918 - Feb 1919

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Dec 1940 - Feb 1942

Tomahawk II as used by No 208 Squadron#

Tomahawk II

Feb 1942 - Mar 1942

Kittyhawk I as used by No 260 Squadron#

Kittyhawk I

Feb 1942 - Sep 1942

Kittyhawk II as used by No 260 Squadron#

Kittyhawk IIA

Jun 1942 - May 1943

Kittyhawk III as used by No 250 Squadron#

Kittyhawk III

Dec 1942 - Mar 1944

Mustang III of No 260 Squadron

Mustang III

Apr 1944 - Aug 1945

Mustang IV#

Mustang IV

Jun 1945 - Aug 1945

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No 261 Squadron

Sea Gladiator of No 261 Squadron

Sea Gladiator I

Aug 1940 - Jan 1941

Gladiator II#

Gladiator I

Jul 1941 - Sep 1941

Hurricane I of No 261 Squadron (Malta - 1941)

Hurricane I

Aug 1940 - May 1941, Jul 1941 - May 1942

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Mar 1942 - Nov 1943

Hurricane IIC

Hurricane IIC

Oct 1943 - Jun 1944

Thunderbolt I#

Thunderbolt I

Jun 1944 - Oct 1944

Thunderbolt II of No 261 Squadron

Thunderbolt II

Aug 1944 - Sep 1945

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No 262 Squadron

 

Catalina IB#

Catalina IB

Feb 1943 - Feb 1945

Catalina IV#

Catalina IV

Sep 1944 - Feb 1945

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No 263 Squadron

Short 184#

Short 184

Sep 1918 - May 1919

Short 320#

Short 320

Sep 1918 - May 1919

Sopwith Baby#

Sopwith Baby

Sep 1918 - May 1919

Hamble Baby

Sep 1918 - ?

Felixstowe F3#

Felixstowe F3

Sep 1918 - May 1919

 

Gladiator I#

Gladiator I

Oct 1939 - Apr 1940

Gladiator II of No 263 Squadron (Norway 1940)

Gladiator II of No 263 Squadron (four tone scheme)

Gladiator II

Oct 1939 - Apr 1940, May 1940 - Jun 1940

Hurricane I of No 263 Squadron

Hurricane I

Jun 1940 - Nov 1940

Whirlwind I of No 263 Squadron (Temperate Land Scheme)

Whirlwind I of No 263 Squadron (Day Fighter scheme with 'Type A1' roundels)

Whirlwind I of No 263 Squadron (Day Fighter scheme with 'Type C1' roundels)

Whirlwind I

Jul 1940 - Dec 1943

Typhoon IB of No 263 Squadron (early 1944)

Typhoon IB

Dec 1943 - Aug 1945

Meteor III of no 263 Squadron (1946)

Meteor III/F Mk 3

Aug 1945 - Mar 1948

Meteor F Mk 4 of No 263 Squadron (1949)

Meteor F Mk 4 of No 263 Squadron

Meteor F Mk 4

Dec 1947 - Feb 1951

Meteor F Mk 8 of No 263 Squadron

Meteor F Mk 8

Oct 1950 - Jul 1955

 Hunter F Mk 2 of No 263 Squadron

Hunter F Mk 2

Feb 1955 - Oct 1956

Hunter F Mk 5 of No 263 Squadron

Hunter F Mk 5

May 1955 - Aug 1956

Hunter F Mk 6 of No 263 Squadron

Hunter F Mk 6

Jul 1956 - Jul 1958

Detail of the No 263 Squadron marking

Bloodhound Mk 1#

Photo Bristol Aircraft Company

Bloodhound Mk 1

Jun 1959 - Jun 1963

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No 264 Squadron

Short 184#

Short 184

Sep 1918 - Dec 1918

Defiant I of No 264 Squadron (day fighter scheme with non-standard roundals)

Defiant I of No 264 Squadron (day fighter scheme)

Defiant I of No 264 Squadron (night fighter scheme)

Defiant I of No 264 Squadron (flown by Sqn Ldr F D Hughes)

Defiant I

Dec 1939 - Sep 1941

Defiant NF II#

Defiant II

Sep 1941 - Jul 1942

Mosquito II of No 264 Squadron

Mosquito II

May 1942 - Jan 1944

Mosquito VI#

Mosquito VI

Aug 1943 - Oct 1943

Mosquito XIII of No 264 Squadron

Mosquito XIII

Dec 1943 - Aug 1945

Moquito XXX#

Mosquito NF Mk 30

Nov 1945 - May 1946

Mosquito NF Mk 36 of No 264 Squadron

Mosquito NF Mk 36

Mar 1946 - Jan 1952

Meteor NF Mk 11 of No 264 Squadron

Meteor NF Mk 11

Nov 1951 - Oct 1954

Meteor NF mk 14 of No 264 Squadron

Meteor NF Mk 14

Oct 1954 - Sep 1957

Meteor NF Mk 12 of No 264 Squadron

Meteor NF Mk 12

Jan 1957 - Aug 1957

Bloodhound Mk 1#

Photo Bristol Aircraft Company

Bloodhound Mk 1

Dec 1958 - Nov 1962

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No 265 Squadron

Catalina IB#

Catalina IB

Apr 1943 - Apr 1945

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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