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2017-11-20

RAF AIRCRAFTS  -  HISTORICAL SUMMARY

For  reasons of convenience, the historical background data regarding aircrafts operated after WWII among RAF Squadrons is split between different pages with only selected information shown here.  Aircraft quantities are reminded to try to estimate the number of airframes per squadron - very imprecise...

Readers should use these tables and summaries with caution as they have been assembled with a purpose in mind where historical absolute accuracy was not essential - they represent overviews rather than in-depth analysis.  Much more abundant, precise and detailed information will be found with www.rafweb.org from where most of the data has been collected.

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RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
81 Sqn AF FR S390 Spitfire PR19 1946 1955              
80 Sqn AF FF S356 Spitfire FR24 1946 1952              
-- AF FF GL41F3 Meteor F3 1946 1951              
-- AF FF GL41F4 Meteor F4 1947 1952              
85 Sqn AF FF GL41F8 Meteor F8 1950 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FR GL41R9 Meteor PR9 1950 1958 >> >> 1958              
-- AF FR GL41R0 Meteor PR10 1951 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
-- AF NF GL41N1 Meteor NF11 1951 1959 >> >> >> 1959              
-- AF NF GL41N2 Meteor NF12 1954 1959 >> >> >> 1959              
-- AF NF GL41N3 Meteor NF13 1953 1959 >> >> >> 1959              
-- AF NF GL41N4 Meteor NF14 1954 1959 >> >> >> 1959              
-- AF FF D100F1 Vampire F1 1946 1951              
-- AF FF D100F3 Vampire F3 1947 1952              
-- AF FA D100B5 Vampire FB5 1949 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FA D100B9 Vampire FB9 1952 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF NF D113N0 Vampire NF10 1951 1954              
-- AF FA D112B1 Venom FB1 1953 1958 >> >> 1958              
-- AF NF D112N2 Venom NF2 1953 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF NF D112N3 Venom NF3 1955 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FA D112B4 Venom FB4 1955 1961 >> >> >> >> >> 1961              
-- AF FR S545R5 Swift FR5 1956 1961 1956 >> >> >> >> 1961              
-- AF FF HK67F1 Hunter F1 1954 1956              
-- AF FF HK67F2 Hunter F2 1954 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FF HK67F4 Hunter F4 1955 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FF HK67F5 Hunter F5 1955 1958 >> >> 1958              
234 Sqn AF FF HK67F6 Hunter F6 1956 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963              
8 Sqns AF FA HK67F9 Hunter FGA9 1960 1971 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
3 Sqns AF FR HK67FR Hunter FR10 1961 1971 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
-- AF FI 40 G51FW1 Javelin FAW1 1956 1957 >> 1957              
-- AF FI 30 G51FW2 Javelin FAW2 1957 1961 1957 >> >> >> 1961              
-- AF FT 22 G51FW3 Javelin T3 1958 1965 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1965        
-- AF FI 50 G51FW4 Javelin FAW4 1957 1961 1957 >> >> >> 1961              
-- AF FI 64 G51FW5 Javelin FAW5 1957 1962 1957 >> >> >> >> 1962              
-- AF FI 33 G51FW6 Javelin FAW6 1957 1961 1957 >> >> >> 1961              
-- AF FI 142 G51FW7 Javelin FAW7 1958 1961 1958 >> >> 1961              
-- AF FI ?? G51FW8 Javelin FAW8 1959 1963 1959 >> >> 1962              
4 Sqns AF FI 118 G51FW9 Javelin FAW9 1960 1968 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1968
-- AF FI 48 EELF1A Lightning F1 1960 1965 1960 >> >> >> >> 1965        
2 Sqns AF FI 44 EELF20 Lightning F2 1962 1977 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1977
4 Sqns AF FI 77 EELF30 Lightning F3 1964 1976   1964 >> >> >> >> 1976
-- AF FT 20 EELT40 Lightning T4 1963 1970 1963 >> >> >> >> >> 1970
-- AF FT 22 EELT50 Lightning T5 1965 1970     1965 >> >> >> 1970
1 Sqns AF FI 50 EELF60 Lightning F6 1965 1988     1965 >> >> >> 1988
-- AF FF (31) EELF2A Lightning F2A 1968 1977           1968 1977
RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
-- AF BB A683B1 Lancaster 194+ 1950              
199 Sqn AF BB A694B2 Lincoln 1946 1957 >> 1957              
151 Sqn AF BB A694B2 Lincoln 1946 1963 1962 1963            
-- AF BB 416 EEC02B Canberra B2 1952 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963            
-- AF BR 36 EEC03R Canberra PR3 1953 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963            
51 Sqn AF BB 30 EEC06B Canberra B6 1955 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1976
213 Sqn AF BA 22 EEC06A Canberra B6(I) 1956 1969 1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1969
5 Sqns AF BR 74 EEC07R Canberra PR7 1954 1970 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1970
3 Sqns AF BA 82 EEC08A Canberra B8(I) 1957 1972 1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1972
2 Sqns AF BR 23 EEC09R Canberra PR9 1960 1982 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1982
3 Sqns AF BB 38 EEC15B Canberra B15 1961 1969 1961 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1969
2 Sqns AF BB 19 EEC16B Canberra B16 1962 1969 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1969
-- AF BB 34 V706B1 Valiant B1 1955 1964 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964          
-- AF BR 8 V710R1 Valiant B(PR)1 1955 1964 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964          
-- AF TK 44 V758K1 Valiant B(K)1 1956 1964 1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964          
-- AF TK 13 V733RK Valiant B(PR)K1 1957 1964 1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964          
4 Sqns AF BB 45 A698B1 Vulcan B1 1957 1972 1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1972
5 Sqns AF BB 89 A698B2 Vulcan B2 1960 1982 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1982
-- AF BB 20 HP80B1 Victor B1 1958 1965 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1965        
3 Sqns AF BB 30 HP80K1 Victor K1 1965 1993     1965 >> >> >> 1993
2 Sqns AF BB 26 HP80B2 Victor B2 1962 1968 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1968
543 Sqn AF BR 8 HP80R2 Victor R2 1965 1974     1965 >> >> >> 1974
RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
-- AF ASW A683M3 Lancaster.MR 1946 1953              
-- AF ASW SC25MR Sunderland 1946 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
-- AF ASW P2V5MR Neptune 1953 1958 >> >> 1958              
-- AF ASW 63 A696M1 Shackleton MR1 1951 1958 >> >> 1958              
7 Sqns AF ASW 70 A696M2 Shackleton MR2 1953 1971 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
4 Sqns AF ASW 34 A716M3 Shackleton MR3 1958 1971 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
1 Sqns AF ASW 16 A716T4 Shackleton T4 1958 1971 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
-- AF TM C47A Skytrain 1946 1957 >> 1957              
52 Sqn AF TM 188 VC02C1 Valetta 1949 1966 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1966      
233 Sqn AF TM 150 VC03T1 Varsity 1953 1970 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1970
4 Sqns AF TM 137 HP67C2 Hastings 1948 1968 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1968
152 Sqn AF TM 33 PC66C1 Pembroke 1954 1967 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1967    
2 Sqns AF TM 8 D106C2 Comet 1956 1975 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1975
1 Sqns AF TM 5 D106C4 Comet 1962 1975 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1975
5 Sqns AF TM 67 B101C1 Beverley 1956 1970 1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1970
2 Sqns AF TM 20 B175C1 Britannia 1959 1976 1959 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1976
3 Sqns AF TM 56 AW66C1 Argosy 1962 1968 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1968
53 Sqn AF TM 10 SC05C1 Belfast 1965 1976     1965 >> >> >> 1976
3 Sqns AF TM A748C1 Andover 1966 1975       1966 >> >> 1975
10 Sqn AF TM 14 VC10C1 Victoria 1966 >>       1966 >> >> >>
207 Sqn AF TM 21 D104C1 Devon 1947 1984 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1984
1 Sqns AF TM 6 D114C4 Heron 1954 1984 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1984
RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
1 Sqns AF TM SA01C1 Pioneer 1958 1968 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1968
RAF AF - Type Qty Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
6 Sqns AF TM 67 W55HR0 Whirlwind 1962 1971 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1981
3 Sqns AF TM 72 W58HC2 Wessex 1964 1980   1964 >> >> >> >> 1980
2 Sqns AF TM 26 B192C1 Belvedere 1961 1969 1961 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1969