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550 Sqn
576 Sqn
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616 Sqn
617 Sqn
619 Sqn
625 Sqn
626 Sqn
627 Sqn
630 Sqn

Heavy Conversion Units
1654 HCU
1656 HCU
1660 HCU
1661 HCU
1662 HCU
1665 HCU
1667 HCU
1668 HCU
21 HGCU

Advanced Flying Schools
201 AFS

Advanced Flying Units
12 AFU
15 AFU

Flying Training Schools
1 FTS
2 FTS
3 FTS
6 FTS
7 FTS
12 FTS
1 Lancaster Finishing School
Central Flying School

Operational Training/
Conversion Units
(Fighter)
6 OTU
53 OTU

56 OTU

(Bomber)
228 OCU
230 OCU

Air Armament Schools
1 AAS
2 AAS
Empire Central AS

Other schools
1 Gp Aircrew School
1 Ground Defence School
1 Air Observers School
Central Gunnery School
5 Gp Anti Air School

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Alma Park
Anwick
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Belton Park
Binbrook
Blankney Hall
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Boston Wyberton Fen
Bottesford
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Buckminster
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Coleby Grange
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East Halton
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Greenland Top
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Harlaxton
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Norton Disney
Orby
Rauceby
Saltby
Sandtoft
Scampton
Skegness
Skellingthorpe
Skendleby
South Carlton
South Elkington
South Witham
Spilsby
Spitalgate
Stenigot
Strubby
Sturgate
Sutton Bridge
Swinderby
Swinstead
Theddlethorpe
Tydd St Mary
Waddington
Wainfleet
Waltham (Grimsby)
Wellingore
Wickenby
Wigsley
Winterton
Woodhall Spa

Updated: 7 Aug 05

The aim of this section is to provide an overview of aircraft types operated throughout the century, as flown by Lincolnshire-based units. This list is under development and far from complete. Not all of the aircraft types listed will have been operated from RAF Lincolnshire bases but have been associated with a squadron or unit which was based in Lincolnshire at some point in its history. Some types and manufacturers have particular ties to the county, eg the Lancaster Bomber and Handley Page, who had a factory in Lincoln. Lincolnshire-based aircraft manufacturers are listed separately.

This page contains an alphabetical listing of aircraft types. Under each type is a list of the squadrons on this site which operated it. These are all linked to the relevant on-site pages. Navigate this page using the links in the table below. The list in the right hand column links to a page describing each aircraft type in slightly more detail.

A separate series of pages has information on aircraft books currently available.

Armstrong Whitworth :: Battle :: BE2c :: Beaufighter :: Blenheim :: Camel :: Canberra :: DH4 ::DH6 :: DH9 :: Fawn :: Halifax :: Hampden :: Hart :: Hind :: Hurricane :: Hyderabad :: Lancaster :: Lightning :: Lincoln :: Manchester :: Mosquito :: NIMROD :: Phantom :: RE8 :: SENTINEL :: SENTRY :: Spitfire :: Stirling :: Tornado :: Valiant :: VC-10 :: Vulcan :: Washington :: Wellington

Alphabetical aircraft listing

Armstrong-Whitworth

142 Sqn,

Hamper Audax

61 Sqn, 144 Sqn

Fairey Battle

12 Sqn,

Beaufort

The purpose built Torpedo bomber

Bristol Beaufighter

The aircraft was known as 'whispering death' because it approached at low altitude, high speed, were heavily armed and made very little noise.

144 Sqn, 255 Sqn, 455 Sqn,

Bristol Blenheim

44 Sqn, 110 Sqn,

Blenheim IV (Type 149)

A detailed look at the aircraft is included on the 211 Sqn website :: click here.

211 Sqn,

Boston

Sopwith Camel

44 Sqn, 209 Sqn, 210 Sqn,

Canberra

21 Sqn, 27 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 101 Sqn

Defiant

255 Sqn,

DH4

49 Sqn,

DH6

251 Sqn,

DH9

49 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 144 Sqn

Fairey Fawn

503 Sqn,

Bristol Fighter F2B

11 Sqn,

Handley Page Halifax :: more detail

Halifax (Not Specified)

51 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 199 Sqn, 301 Sqn, 420 Sqn, 460 Sqn,

Halifax Mk I

35 Sqn, 1662 HCU

Halifax Mk II

35 Sqn, 51 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 301 Sqn, 460 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 1660 HCU, 1661 HCU, 1662 HCU, 1667 HCU, 1668 HCU

Halifax Mk III

35 Sqn, 51 Sqn, 199 Sqn, 420 Sqn, 1662 HCU, 1665 HCU, 21 HGCU

Halifax Mk V

301 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 1660 HCU, 1662 HCU, 1665 HCU, 1667 HCU, 1668 HCU

Halifax Mk VI

1665 HCU

Halifax Mk VII

1665 HCU, 21 HGCU

Halifax Mk VIII

301 Sqn

Handley Page Hampden :: more detail

44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 61 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 144 Sqn, 207 Sqn, 415 Sqn, 420 Sqn, 455 Sqn, 1 AAS

Hart

503 Sqn

Hawker Hind

44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 110 Sqn, 402 Sqn, 503 Sqn

Hawker Hurricane

402 Sqn

Hyderabad

503 Sqn,

Avro Lancaster (not specified) :: more detail

420 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 1660 HCU, 1661 HCU, 1662 HCU, 1667 HCU, 1668 HCU, 1 LFS

Lancaster Mk I :: more detail

The Lancaster Mk I made it into front line service on 24 Dec 1941with 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn.

9 Sqn, 12 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 61 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 90 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 100 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 150 Sqn, 153 Sqn, 166 Sqn, 170 Sqn, 189 Sqn, 207 Sqn, 227 Sqn, 300 Sqn, 460 Sqn, 467 Sqn, 550 Sqn, 576 Sqn, 617 Sqn, 619 Sqn, 625 Sqn, 626 Sqn, 630 Sqn

Lancaster Mk II :: more detail

Only 300 of this mark of Lancaster were produced, equipped with Bristol Hercules Mk VI radial engines.

61 Sqn, 630 Sqn

Lancaster Mk III :: more detail

9 Sqn, 12 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 61 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 90 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 100 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 150 Sqn, 153 Sqn, 166 Sqn, 170 Sqn, 189 Sqn, 207 Sqn, 227 Sqn, 300 Sqn, 460 Sqn, 463 Sqn, 467 Sqn, 550 Sqn, 576 Sqn, 617 Sqn, 619 Sqn, 625 Sqn, 626 Sqn

Lancaster Mk VII :: more detail

9 Sqn, 617 Sqn

Electric Lightning

11 Sqn,

Lincoln

12 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 49 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 61 Sqn

Avro Manchester :: more detail

49 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 61 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 207 Sqn, 420 Sqn

de Havilland Mosquito

The Mosquito flew its first operational sortie in PRU mode on 31 May 1942.

109 Sqn, 410 Sqn,

NIMROD R1

51 Sqn

Phantom FGR2

111(F) Sqn, 228 OCU, 41 Sqn, 6 Sqn and 54 Sqn

RE8

142 Sqn,

Bristol Scout C

25 Sqn,

SENTINEL R1

5 Sqn

E-3D SENTRY

8 Sqn, 23 Sqn

Supermarine Spitfire

402 Sqn, 412 Sqn

Spitfire Mk Vb

442 Sqn,

Spitfire Mk IXb

442 Sqn,

Stirling Mk I

75 Sqn, 90 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 1665 HCU

Stirling Mk III

75 Sqn, 90 Sqn, 199 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 1660 HCU, 1661 HCU, 1662 HCU, 1665 HCU

Stirling Mk IV

51 Sqn, 1665 HCU

Stirling Mk V

51 Sqn

Tornado F3

5 Sqn

Tornado GR1

9 Sqn, 617 Sqn

Tornado GR4

617 Sqn

Valiant

49 Sqn,

VC-10

101 Sqn

Ventura

Victor

139 Sqn,

Vulcan B1

44 Sqn, ??83 Sqn, 101 Sqn

Vulcan B2 (visit www.vulcan.co.uk)

230 OCU, 9 Sqn, 12 Sqn, 27 Sqn, 35 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 617 Sqn

Washington B MkI :: more detail

The Washington was the RAF designator for the fleet of B-29 Stratofortresses borrowed from the USAF to cover a bomber capability gap from 1949 to 1951.

15 Sqn, 35 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 90 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 207 Sqn [10 sqns total equipped]

Vickers Wellington :: more detail

415 Sqn, 420 Sqn, 460 Sqn,

Whitley


Armstrong Whitworth :: Battle :: BE2c :: Beaufighter :: Blenheim :: Camel :: Canberra :: DH4 ::DH6 :: DH9 :: Fawn :: Halifax :: Hampden :: Hart :: Hind :: Hurricane :: Hyderabad :: Lancaster :: Lightning :: Lincoln :: Manchester :: Mosquito :: NIMROD :: Phantom :: RE8 :: SENTINEL :: SENTRY :: Spitfire :: Stirling :: Tornado :: Valiant :: VC-10 :: Vulcan :: Washington :: Wellington

BE2c
Armstrong-Whitworth
Fairey Battle
Beaufighter
Blenheim
Boston
Sopwith Camel
Canberra
DH4
DH9
Fairey Fawn
Halifax
Hampden
Hart
Hind
Hurricane
Hyderabad
Lancaster
Lightning
Lincoln
Manchester
Mosquito
NIMROD R1
RE8
SENTINEL R1
E-3D SENTRY
Sopwith Camel
Spitfire
Stirling
Tornado
Valiant
VC-10
Ventura
Victor
Vulcan
Washington
Wellington
Whitley

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