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Many aircraft types have served in the British Royal Air Force since its formation in April 1918 from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. This is a list of RAF aircraft, including all currently active and retired types listed in alphabetic order by their RAF type name. For just those aircraft currently in service, see List of active United Kingdom military aircraft. Aircraft operated with the Fleet Air Arm from 1924 until 1939 were operated by the Royal Air Force on behalf of the Navy and are included but not those operated by the Royal Navy after it re-acquired control of the aircraft used to support its operations in 1939 are not, but all aircraft operated in conjunction with the Navy are listed at List of aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm. Army Air Corps aircraft are not included but can be found at List of aircraft of the Army Air Corps.

For aircraft operated before the merger of the RFC and RNAS in 1918:

Regular service with the RAFEdit

Model Role Origin In Service Withdrawn Notes
Sopwith 1½ Strutter Fighter/bomber/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane
Fairey IIIC, D & F[1] Fleet Spotter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181941 Single-engined biplane
Bristol 138[2] Research Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361937 Single-engined monoplane
British Aerospace 125 Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1965n/a Twin-engine jet
British Aerospace 146 VIP transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1986n/a Four-engined jet
Short 184 Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181921 Single-engined biplane floatplane
Short 320[3] Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane floatplane
Avro 504K & N[4] Trainer/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181933 Single-engined biplane
Agusta A109E Liaison Flag of Italy.svg Italy 2006n/a Twin-engined helicopter
Bell Airacobra[5] Fighter/ground attack Flag of the United States.svg US 19411942 Single-engine monoplane
Fairey Albacore Torpedo-bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401944 Single-engined biplane
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle[6] Bomber/transport/glider tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431946 Twin-engined monoplane
Avro Aldershot[7] Long range day/night bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241926 Single-engined biplane
Avro Andover[8] Transport/ambulance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1924? Single-engined biplane
Hawker Siddeley Andover[9] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1965n/a Twin-engined turboprop
Avro Anson[10] Bomber/maritime patrol/trainer/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361968 Twin-engined monoplane
Avro Athena[11] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19501955 Single-engined monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy[12] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19621978 Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Fairchild Argus[13] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19411945 Single-engined monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas[14] Army co-operation/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19271935 Single-engined biplane
Hawker Audax[15] Army co-operation Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19311945 Single-engined biplane
Auster AOP.6/AOP.9[16] Air Observation Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19421957 Single-engined monoplane
Boulton Paul Balliol[17] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19501957 Single-engine monoplane
Martin Baltimore[18] Medium bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19411946 Twin-engined monoplane
Fairey Barracuda Torpedo/dive bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431945 Single engined monoplane
Beagle Basset[19] Communications transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19651974 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Battle[20] Light bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371949 Single-engined monoplane
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2[11] Reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181919 Single-engined biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12 Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181918 Single-engined biplane
Bristol Beaufighter[21] Strike fighter/night fighter/target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401960 Twin-engined monoplane
Bristol Beaufort[22] Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391946 Twin-engined monoplane
Short Belfast[23] Cargo Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19661976 Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Bristol Belvedere[24] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19611969 Twin-engined twin-rotor helicopter
Brewster Bermuda[25] Dive bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19421944 Single-engined monoplane
Blackburn Beverley[26] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19551967 Four-engined piston monoplane
Avro Bison[27] Fleet spotter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19221929 Single-engined biplane
Blackburn Blackburn Fleet spotter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19231931 Single-engined biplane
Bristol Blenheim[28] Medium bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371944 Twin-engined monoplane
Bristol 130/Bombay[29] Bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391944 Twin-engined monoplane
Douglas Boston[30] Medium bomber/trainer/night fighter Flag of the United States.svg US 19401945 Twin-engined monoplane
Blackburn Botha[31] Torpedo bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391944 Twin-engined monoplane
Bristol Brigand[32] Torpedo fighter/medium bomber/naval strike/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19461958 Twin-engined monoplane
Bristol Fighter[33] Fighter/army cooperation/light bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181932 Single-engined biplane
Bristol Britannia[34] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19591975 Four-engined turboprop
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer[35] Naval strike Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19691994 Twin-engined jet
Bristol Buckingham[36] Medium bomber, transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19441950 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Buckmaster[37] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19451958 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Brewster Buffalo[38] Fighter Flag of the United States.svg US 19401942 Single-engined monoplane
Bristol Bulldog[39] Fighter/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19291937 Single-engined biplane
Scottish Aviation Bulldog[40] Basic trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19722001 Single-engined piston monoplane
Martinsyde Buzzard[41] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181922 Single-engined biplane
Sopwith Camel[42] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181920 Single-engined biplane
Fairey Campania Reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181919 Single-engine biplane
English Electric Canberra[43] Bomber, photo reconnaissance, trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19512006 Twin-engined jet
Consolidated Catalina[44] Maritime patrol Flag of the United States.svg US 19391945 Twin-engined monoplane seaplane
Boeing-Vertol Chinook[45] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 1980n/a Twin-engined turbine twin rotor helicopter
De Havilland Chipmunk[46][Notes 1] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19491996 Single-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Cirrus Moth[47] Communications/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19261930 Single-engined biplane
Curtiss Cleveland[48] Dive-bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19401941 Single-engined biplane
Handley Page Clive[49] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1931? Twin engined biplane
Saro Cloud[50] Navigational trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19331936 Twin Engined monoplane amphibian
De Havilland Comet[Notes 2] Experimental Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351936 Twin-engined monoplane
De Havilland Comet[51] Transport/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19561975 Four-engined jet
Consolidated Coronado[48] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19431946 Four-engined flying-boat
Fairchild Cornell[52] Trainer Flag of the United States.svg US 19431945 Single-engined monoplane
Sopwith Cuckoo[53] Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181923 Single-engined biplane
Douglas Dakota[54] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19421970[Notes 3] Twin-engine monoplane
Blackburn Dart Torpedo-bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19231933 Single-engine biplane
Boulton Paul Defiant[55] Fighter/night fighter/Air-sea rescue/target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391945 Single engine monoplane
Hawker Demon[56] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19311939 Single engine biplane
De Havilland Devon[57] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19481984 Twin piston-engine monoplane
Airco DH.4A[58] Bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engine biplane
Airco DH.6 Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane
Airco DH.9[58] Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engine biplane
Airco DH.9A[59][Notes 4] Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181931 Single-engine biplane
Airco DH.10 Amiens[60] Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181923 Twin-engine biplane
De Havilland DH.86 Express[61] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1937? Four-engined biplane
Sopwith Dolphin[53] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181919 Single-engined biplane
de Havilland Dominie[62][Notes 5] Transport/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381946 Twin-engined biplane
Hawker Siddeley Dominie[63] Navigation trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19652011 Twin-engine jet
De Havilland Don[64] Trainer/communications/liaison Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381939 Single-engined monoplane
Sopwith Dragon[65] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19191919 Single-engined biplane
Westland Dragonfly[66] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19501956 Single engine helicopter
Airspeed Envoy[67] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1938? Twin-engined monoplane
Beechcraft Expeditor[68] Transport/trainer Flag of the United States.svg US ?? Twin-engined monoplane
Miles Falcon[69] Communications/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Single-engined monoplane
Fairey Fawn[70] Day bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241929 single-engined biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d[71] Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181918 Single-engined pusher biplane
Felixstowe F.2A[71] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Twin-engined biplane flying boats
Felixstowe F.3[72] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Twin-engined biplane flying boats
Felixstowe F.5[73] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181925 Twin-engined biplane flying boats
Slingsby Firefly Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19952010 Single-engined monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8[27] Artillery Spotter, Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181919 Single-engined biplane
De Havilland Flamingo[64][Notes 6] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391940 Twin-engined monoplane
Boeing Fortress[74] Bomber/maritime patrol/electronic warfare Flag of the United States.svg US 19411945 Four-engined monoplane
Fairey Fox[75] Day bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19261933 Single-engined biplane
Hawker Fury[76] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19311939 Single-engined biplane
Gloster Gamecock[77] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19261931 Single-engined biplane
Gloster Gauntlet[78] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351939 Single-engined biplane
Westland Gazelle[79] Trainer/VIP transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1973n/a Single-engined light helicopter
De Havilland Genet Moth[47] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1927? Single-engined biplane
De Havilland Gipsy Moth[80] Trainer/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1930? Single-engined biplane
Gloster Gladiator[81] Fighter/meteorology Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371944 Single-engined biplane
Boeing Globemaster Cargo transport Flag of the United States.svg US 2001[82]n/a Four-engined jet
Folland/Hawker Siddeley Gnat[83] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19621979 Single-engined jet
Fairey Gordon[84] Bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19311941 Single-engined biplane
Gloster Grebe[85] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19231931 Single-engined biplane
Bell Griffin Training/search and rescue Flag of Canada.svg Canada 1997n/a Twin-engined turbine helicopter
Waco Hadrian[86] Infantry glider Flag of the United States.svg US 19431947 Monoplane glider
Handley Page Halifax[87] Heavy bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401952 Four-engined monoplane
Fairey Hamble Baby Reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane floatplane
General Aircraft Hamilcar[88] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19421950 Monoplane glider
Handley Page Hampden[89] medium bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381945 Twin-engined monoplane
Hawker Hardy[90] Tropicalized general purpose/bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351941 Single-engined biplane
Hawker Siddeley Harrier[91] Ground attack/reconnaissance/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19691994 Single-engined VTOL jet
BAE Harrier II Ground attack/reconnaissance/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19892011 Single-engined VTOL jet
Handley Page Harrow Torpedo bomber/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19261928 Single-engined biplane
Handley Page Harrow[92] Heavy bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371945 Twin-engined monoplane
Hawker Hart[93] Light bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19301943 Single-engined biplane
North American Harvard[94] Trainer Flag of the United States.svg US 19391955 Single-engined monoplane
Handley Page Hastings[95] Transport/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19481977 Four-engined piston monoplane
Douglas Havoc[96] Medium bomber/night fighter Flag of the United States.svg US 19401943 Twin-engined monoplane
Hawker Siddeley/BAe Hawk[97] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1976n/a Single-engined jet
Hawker Hector[98] Army co-operation/glider tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371942 Single-engined biplane
Fairey Hendon[99] Heavy night bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361939 Twin-engined monoplane
Hawker Henley[100] Target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391942 Single-engined monoplane
Lockheed Hercules[101] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 1967n/a Four-engined turboprop
Handley Page Hereford[89] Medium bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401940 Twin-engined monoplane
De Havilland Heron[57][Notes 7] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19551972 Four-engined monoplane
Handley Page Heyford[102] Heavy bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19331941 Twin-engined biplane
Handley Page Hinaidi[103] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19291937 Twin-engined biplane
Hawker Hind[104] Light bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351939 Single-engined biplane
De Havilland Hornet[105] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19451955 Twin-engined monoplane
De Havilland Hornet Moth Communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381946 Single-engined monoplane
Airspeed Horsa[106] Troop glider Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19421945 Glider
Hawker Horsley[107] Medium bomber/torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19271935 Single-engined biplane
General Aircraft Hotspur trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19411945 Glider
Vought-Sikorsky Hoverfly I[108] Trainer Flag of the United States.svg US 19451945 Single-engined piston helicopter
Vought-Sikorsky Hoverfly II[108] Trainer Flag of the United States.svg US 19461950 Single-engined piston helicopter
Lockheed Hudson[109] Maritime patrol/bomber/transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19391945 Twin-engined monoplane
De Havilland Hummingbird[110][111] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241927 Single-engined ultralight monoplane
Hawker Hunter[112] Fighter/fighter-bomber/reconnaissance/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19541994 Single-engined jet
Hawker Hurricane[113] Fighter/fighter-bomber/night fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK/
Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada
19371947 Single-engined monoplane
Beagle Husky[Notes 8] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19691989 Single piston-engined monoplane
Handley Page Hyderabad[114] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19251933 Twin-engined biplane
Beardmore Inflexible Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19281930 Three-engined monoplane
Blackburn Iris[115] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19301934 Three-engined biplane flying boat
Britten-Norman Islander Communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?n/a Twin piston-engined monoplane
SEPECAT Jaguar[116] Ground-attack/reconnaissance/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19742007 Twin-engined jet
Gloster Javelin[117] All-weather fighter/interceptor Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19561968 Twin-engined jet
BAC Jet Provost[118] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19551993 Single-engined jet
Scottish Aviation Jetstream[119] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19732003 Twin-engined turboprop
Blackburn Kangaroo[25] Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181919 Twin-engined biplane
Hawker Siddeley Kestrel[120] Fighter/ground-attack Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19641965 Single-engined VTOL jet
Beechcraft Super King Air Trainer Flag of the United States.svg US ?n/a Twin-engined turboprop
Curtiss Kittyhawk Fighter/fighter-bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 1942? Single-engined monoplane
Short Knuckleduster Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Twin-engined monoplane flying boat
Avro Lancaster[121] Heavy bomber/reconnaissance/maritime patrol/air-sea rescue Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK/
Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada
19421954 Four-engined monoplane
Avro Lancastrian[122] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1945? Four-engined monoplane
Saro Lerwick[123] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391942 Twin-engined flying boat
Consolidated Liberator[124] Heavy bomber, transport, maritime patrol Flag of the United States.svg US 19411947 Four-engined monoplane
English Electric Lightning[125] Fighter/interceptor Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19591988 Twin-engined jet
Lockheed Lightning[126] Heavy fighter Flag of the United States.svg US 19421943 Twin-engined twin-boom monoplane
Avro Lincoln[127] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19451963 Four-engined monoplane
Lockheed Lodestar[126] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 1941? Twin-engined monoplane
Saro London[128] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361941 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Fairey Long-Range Monoplane[129] Experimental (Distance record) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19281933 Single-engined monoplane
Westland Lysander[130] Army co-operation/liaison Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381946 Single-engined monoplane
Bristol M.1C Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined monoplane
Miles Magister[131] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371944? Single-engined monoplane
Avro Manchester[132] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401942 Twin-engined monoplane
Handley Page Marathon[133] Navigation trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19531958 Four-engined piston monoplane
Martin Marauder[134] Medium bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19421945 Twin-engined monoplane
Martin Mariner[41] Maritime patrol/transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19431947 Twin-engined monoplane seaplane
Miles Martinet[135] Target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19421950 Single-engined monoplane
Martin Maryland[136] Medium bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19401943 Twin-engined monoplane
Miles Master[137] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391945 Single-engined monoplane
Miles Mentor[69] Trainer/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1938? Single-engined monoplane
Miles Messenger[138] Liaison Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431948 Single-engined monoplane
AgustaWestland Merlin Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 2001n/a Three-engined helicopter
Gloster Meteor[139] Fighter/trainer/photo reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19441977 Twin-engined jet
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor[140] Night fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19511961 Twin-engined jet
North American Mitchell[141] Medium bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19421950 Twin-engined monoplane
Curtiss Mohawk[142] Fighter Flag of the United States.svg US 19401944 Single-engined monoplane
De Havilland Mosquito[143] Bomber/reconnaissance/fighter-bomber/night fighter/target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19411956 Twin-engined monoplane
North American Mustang[144] Fighter/fighter-bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19421946 Single-engined monoplane
Lockheed Neptune[145] Maritime patrol/AEW Flag of the United States.svg US 19521957 Twin-engined monoplane
Nieuport Nighthawk[146] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19201923 Single-engined biplane
Miles Nighthawk[69] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381940 Single-engined monoplane
Nieuport Nightjar[138] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19221924 Single-engined biplane
Hawker Siddeley/BAE Nimrod[147] Maritime patrol/airborne early warning Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19692011 Four-engined jet
Northrop Nomad[148] Light bomber/trainer Flag of the United States.svg US 19401940 Single-engined monoplane
Northrop N-3PB[148] Maritime patrol Flag of the United States.svg US 19411943 Single-engined floatplane
Norman Thompson N.T.2B Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined flying-boat
Handley Page O/400[49] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181920 Twin-engined biplane
Boulton Paul Overstrand[149] Medium bomber/gunnery trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19341941 Twin-engined biplane
Airspeed Oxford[150] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1937[151]1956[152] Twin-engined monoplane
Parnall Panther Fleet reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19191926 Single-engined biplane
Hunting Percival Pembroke[153] Transport/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19531988 Twin-engined monoplane
Blackburn Perth[154] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19341938 Trimotor biplane flying boat
Percival Petrel[155] communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381947 Twin-engined monoplane
McDonnell Douglas Phantom[156] Fighter/ground attack/reconnaissance Flag of the United States.svg US 19691992 Twin-engined jet
Scottish Aviation Pioneer[157] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19531969 Single-engined monoplane
Avro Prefect[8] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1935? Single-engined biplane
Percival Prentice[158] Trainer/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19471953 Single-engined monoplane
Percival Proctor[159] Trainer/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391955 Single-engined monoplane
Percival Provost[160] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19531969 Single-engined monoplane
Westland/Aérospatiale Puma[161] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1971n/a Twin-engined helicopter
Sopwith Pup Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane
De Havilland Puss Moth communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Single-engined monoplane
De Havilland Queen Bee[61] Pilotless target drone Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Single-engined biplane
Airspeed Queen Wasp[67] Pilotless target drone Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1940? Single-engined biplane
Short Rangoon[162] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19311939 Three-engined biplane flying boat
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8[155] Artillery spotting and reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181920 Single-engined biplane
Vultee-Stinson Reliant Trainer/communications Flag of the United States.svg US ?? Single-engined monoplane
Blackburn Roc Carrier fighter, target tug, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19391943 Single-engined monoplane
Avro Rota[122] Army co-operation Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19341945 Autogyro
Canadair Sabre[163] Fighter Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada 19531956 Single-engined jet
Sopwith Salamander[65] Ground attack Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181922 Single-engined biplane
Supermarine Scapa[164] General reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351938 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Nieuport Scout Fighter Flag of France.svg France 1918? Single-engined biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1918? Single-engined biplane
Short Seaford[42] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19461948 Four-engined flying boat
Westland Sea King[165] Air-sea rescue Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1977n/a Twin-engined helicopter
Fairey Seal Fleet spotter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19331943 Single-engined biplane
Supermarine Sea Otter[166] Air-sea rescue/fleet spotting/communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431949 Single-engined biplane flying boat
Raytheon Sentinel Battlefield Surveillance Flag of Canada.svg CAN 2008n/a Twin-engine jet
Stinson Sentinel[167] Liaison Flag of the United States.svg US 19431946 Single-engined monoplane
Boeing Sentry Airborne early warning Flag of the United States.svg US 1990n/a Four-engined jet
Avro Shackleton[168] Maritime patrol/AEW/air-sea rescue/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19511991 Four-engined piston monoplane
Beechcraft Shadow Battlefield Surveillance Flag of the United States.svg US ?n/a Twin-turboprop monoplane
Blackburn Shark Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361942 Single-engined biplane
Boulton Paul Sidestrand[169] Medium bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19281934 Twin-engined biplane
Short Singapore[170] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19351941 Four-engined biplane flying boat
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin[171] Fighter, trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241932 Single-engined biplane
Westland Sioux[68] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Single-engined helicopter
Saro Skeeter[172] Air observation/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19581964 Helicopter
Blackburn Skua Fighter/dive-bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381945 Single-engined monoplane
Douglas Skymaster[13] Transport Flag of the United States.svg US 19441946 Four-engined monoplane
Sopwith Snipe[173] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181926 Single-engined biplane
Supermarine Southampton[174] Reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19251937 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
SPAD S.XIII Fighter Flag of France.svg France 1918? Single-engined biplane
Supermarine Spitfire[175] Fighter, photo reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381954 Single-engined monoplane
Supermarine Spiteful[176] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK ?? Single-engined monoplane
Eurocopter Squirrel Trainer Flag of France.svg France ?n/a Single-engine single rotor helicopter
Short Stirling[177] Heavy bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401946 Four-engined monoplane
Supermarine Stranraer[178] Maritime patrol Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361940 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Short Sunderland[179] Maritime patrol/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381959 Four-engined monoplane flying boat
Supermarine Swift[180] Fighter/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19541961 Single-engined jet
Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-bomber/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361945 Single-engined biplane
Bristol Sycamore[181] Communications/ambulance/search and rescue Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19521971 Single-rotor helicopter
Hawker Tempest[182] Fighter/target tug Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19441951 Single-engined monoplane
Republic Thunderbolt[183] Fighter/fighter-bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19441945 Single-engined monoplane
De Havilland Tiger Moth[184] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19321951 Single-engined biplane
Curtiss Tomahawk[185] Fighter/fighter-bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19401944 Single-engined monoplane
Hawker Tomtit[186] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19291935 Single-engined biplane
Panavia Tornado[187] Fighter/bomber Flag of Europe.svg EU 1979n/a Twin-engined jet
Beech Traveller Transport Flag of the United States.svg US ?? Twin-engined cabin biplane
Lockheed TriStar Transport/tanker Flag of the United States.svg US 1984n/a Three-engined jet
Shorts Tucano Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1988n/a Single-engined turboprop monoplane
Avro Tutor[188] Trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19301937 Single-engined biplane
Grob Tutor Trainer Flag of Germany.png Germany ?n/a Single-engined piston monoplane
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer[189] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19581969 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Eurocopter Twin Squirrel Transport/communications Flag of France.svg France ?n/a Twin-engined helicopter
Hawker Typhoon[190] Fighter/fighter-bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19411945 Single-engined monoplane
Eurofighter Typhoon Fighter-bomber Flag of Europe.svg EU 2007n/a Twin-engined jet
Handley Page V/1500 Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181920 Four-engined biplane
Vickers Valentia[191] Bomber/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19341944 Twin-engined biplane
Vickers Valetta[192] Transport/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19481969 Twin piston-engined monoplane
Vickers Valiant[193] Strategic bomber/tanker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19551965 Four-engined jet
De Havilland Vampire[194] Fighter/night fighter/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19461972 Single-engined jet
Vickers Varsity[195] Crew trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19511976 Twin piston-engined monoplane
Vickers VC10[196][197] Transport/tanker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19662013 Four-engined jet
Percival Vega Gull[198] Communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1938? Single-engined monoplane
Vultee Vengeance[199] Dive bomber/target tug Flag of the United States.svg US ?? Single-engined monoplane
de Havilland Venom[200] Fighter-bomber/night fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19521962 Single-engined jet
Lockheed Ventura[201] Medium bomber/maritime patrol Flag of the United States.svg US 19421946 Twin-engined monolane
Vickers Vernon[202] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19221927 Twin-engined biplane
Handley Page Victor[203] Strategic bomber/tanker/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19571993 Four-engined jet
Vickers Victoria[204] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19261935 Twin-engined biplane
Vultee Vigilant[167] Army co-operation Flag of the United States.svg US 1941? Single-engined monoplane
Vickers Viking[205][Notes 9] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1946? Twin piston-engined monoplane
Vickers Vildebeest[206] Torpedo bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19331942 Single-engined biplane
Vickers Vimy[207] Heavy bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19181931 Twin-engined biplane
Vickers Vincent[173] Army co-operation Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19341941 Single-engined biplane
Vickers Virginia[208] Heavy bomber/parachute training Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241937 Twin-engined biplane
Airbus Voyager Tanker/Transport Flag of France.svg France/
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
2012n/a Twin-engined jet
Avro Vulcan[209] Strategic bomber/tanker/reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19571984 Four-engined jet
Westland Wallace[210] General purpose Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19331943 Single-engined biplane
Westland Walrus[211] Fleet-reconnaissance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19211925 Single-engined biplane
Supermarine Walrus[212] Air-sea rescue, fleet spotting and communications Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19361946 Single-engined biplane amphibian
Westland Wapiti[213] General purpose/bomber/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19281940 Single-engined biplane
Vickers Warwick[214] Bomber/maritime patrol/transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431946 Twin-engined monoplane
Boeing Washington[215] Heavy bomber Flag of the United States.svg US 19501958 Four-engined monoplane
Westland Welkin[211] High altitude fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19441944 Twin-engined monoplane
Vickers Wellesley[216] Bomber Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371942 Single-engined monoplane
Vickers Wellington[217] Medium bomber/Maritime patrol/transport/trainer/AEW Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19381953 Twin-engined monoplane
Westland Wessex[218] Transport/air-sea rescue Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1964n/a Twin-engined helicopter
Westland Whirlwind[219] Fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19401943 Twin-engined monoplane
Westland Whirlwind[220] Air-sea rescue, transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1955n/a Single-engined helicopter
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley[221] Medium bomber/maritime patrol/transport/trainer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19371945 Twin-engined monoplane
Hawker Woodcock[222] Night fighter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19241928 Single-engined biplane
Avro York[223] Transport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 19431957 four-engined monoplane

Aircraft Impressed into RAF ServiceEdit

Civil AircraftEdit

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Aircraft TypeNumber
impressed
Unit(s)/location/purpose
Aeronca 50 Chief1India
Airspeed AS 5 Courier[225]9
Airspeed AS 6 Envoy[225]2
Airspeed Ferry2One was used by RAF Halton Station Flight in 1940 and was later used as an instructional aiframe, the second aircraft did not fly with the RAF but was used as an instructional airframe.[226]
Armstrong Whitworth Atlanta[225]5No. 31 Squadron RAF in India and Iraq, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Armstrong Whitworth Ensign[225]2No. 24 Squadron RAF, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Avro 504N[225]7glider tug
Avro 642 Eighteen1
Avro 652[225]2navigation training
Avro Cadet32No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) at RAF Hamble and RAF Watchfield
Avro Commodore[225]1RAF Cranfield Communications Flight
Avro 619 Five1No. 11 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at RAF Hamble
Beech 17 Traveller4
Bellanca Pacemaker1
British Aircraft Double Eagle2
British Aircraft Eagle[225]4
British Aircraft Swallow[225]9some converted into gliders
British Aircraft Company Drone1No. 608 Squadron RAF
Blackburn B-231No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) at Brough
Boeing 247D[225]1Telecommunications Research Establishment, ex-RCAF
Cessna C-34 Airmaster1Used for a few weeks in 1941 by RAF Hucknall Station Flight and then placed in storage, sold in 1942.[227]
Cierva C.30A[225]5No. 529 Squadron RAF
Cierva C.40 Rota Mk II2
Comper Swift[225]21 used by No. 25 Squadron RAF and second by No. 247 Squadron RAF
Curtiss T-32 Condor II4
De Havilland DH.86B[225]2No. 24 Squadron RAF
De Havilland Albatross[225]2No. 271 Squadron RAF, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
De Havilland Dragon[225]17
De Havilland Dragon Rapide[225]40
De Havilland Dragonfly[225]15
De Havilland Flamingo[225]3No. 24 Squadron RAF, ex-BOAC
De Havilland Fox Moth2
De Havilland Gipsy Moth[225]37
De Havilland Hornet Moth[225]6425 used for coastal patrol
De Havilland Moth Minor[225]26glider tug
De Havilland Leopard Moth[225]45communications
De Havilland Moth Major[225]unk.
De Havilland Puss Moth[225]47communications
De Havilland Tiger Moth[225]160 +training
Desoutter Mk.II[228]4
Douglas DC-2[228]19No. 31 Squadron RAF in India, Iraq and Burma
Douglas DC-310No. 31 Squadron RAF and No. 24 Squadron RAF (2 ex-SABENA).
Fairchild 242RAF Halton Communications Flight
Fairchild 91[228]1air-sea rescue in the Middle East
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor1The former Danish Air Lines aircraft was not impressed but seized as a War prize at Shoreham Airport after Denmark was invaded by Germany. Originally flown by BOAC it was little used due to the Fighter Command restriction on flying German aircraft types. Subsequently transferred to the Air Transport Auxiliary for multi-engined training, it crashed on the delivery flight to White Waltham and was dismantled and not flown again.[229]
Fokker F.XXII[228]2ex-KLM. No. 1 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at Prestwick for navigation training
Fokker F.XXXVI[228]1ex-KLM, No. 1 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at Prestwick
Ford Trimotor[228]1No. 271 Squadron RAF, ex-Guinness family private aircraft
Foster Wikner Warferry[230]3No. 24 Squadron RAF, Communications Flights at RAF Cranwell and RAF Northolt
General Aircraft Cagnet[228]1School of Army Co-operation
General Aircraft Cygnet[228]5Nos. 23, 24, 85, 88 and 510 Squadrons
General Aircraft Owlet[228]1No. 23 Squadron RAF
General Aircraft Monospar (ST-6, 10 & 12)[228]4Nos 7 and 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Units (AACU)
General Aircraft Monospar ST-25[228]13
General Aircraft Owlet1Nos. 23 and 605 Squadrons.
Grumman Goose[49]2Operated by 24 Squadron RAF and ATA in 1943
Grumman Widgeon1West Africa
Handley Page HP.42[228]3No. 271 Squadron RAF, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Harlow PC-5A5India
Heston Phoenix[228]3No. 24 Squadron RAF
Koolhoven F.K.431Dutch private aircraft
Lockheed Model 10 Electra[228]4No. 24 Squadron RAF
Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior[228]2No. 24 Squadron RAF
Messerschmitt Aldon[228]3Station Flights at RAF Abingdon, RAF Andover and RAF Northolt
Miles Falcon[228]6Station Flights at RAF Heston, RAF Northolt and RAF Sealand
Miles Hawk Major[228]11
Miles Hawk Trainer[228]11No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS).
Miles Mohawk[228]1RAF Andover
Miles Monarch[228]5Abingdon and Halton Communications Flights
Miles Whitney Straight[228]21
Parnall Heck[228]31 at Communications Flight RAF Turnhouse and 1 at No. 24 Squadron RAF
Percival Gull[228]1
Percival Q.6 Petrel[230]9
Percival Vega Gull[230]20
Piper J-4 Cub Coupe[230]19
Saro Cutty Sark2No. 3 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (ERFTS)
Savoia-Marchetti S.73[230]7Nos. 24 and 271 Squadrons, ex-SABENA
Short Empire[230]4Maritime patrol with Nos. 119 and 413 squadrons, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Short G-class[230]3Maritime patrol with No. 119 Squadron RAF
Short Mercury[230]1No. 320 Squadron RAF
Short Scion[230]11
Short Scion Senior1No. 173 Squadron RAF
Spartan Cruiser3No. 6 and 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Units (AACU)
Spartan Executive1No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF
Stampe SV.4B[230]1No. 510 Squadron RAF
Stinson Reliant[230]11
Stinson Voyager[230]2
Taylorcraft Auster Plus C and Plus D[230]23
Tipsy B/Trainer6No. 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit
Westland Wessex1
Zlin 2121India

Military AircraftEdit

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TypeOriginal OperatorNumberPeriodUnit(s)Purpose
Bucker Bu 181Luftwaffe70 ~1945-1946VariousCommunications
Caudron SimounL'Armee de l'Air21940-1 w. No. 267 Squadron RAFCommunications
Caproni Ca.148Regia Aeronautica11940-Khartoum Communications Flight & No. 117 Squadron RAFTransport
Dewoitine D.520L'Armee de l'Air31940-Fighter
Dornier Do 17KaRoyal Yugoslav Air Force21941EgyptBomber/transport
Dornier Do 22KjRoyal Yugoslav Air Force81941-1942No. 2 (Yugoslav) Squadron with No. 230 Squadron RAFAnti-submarine patrol
Fieseler Fi 156Luftwaffe50 ~1939-1946VariousCommunications/reconnaissance
Focke-Wulf Fw 58Luftwaffe9 ~1945-1946VariousCommunications
Fokker T.VIIIW[72]Marinens Flyvevaaben51940-1940No. 320 Squadron RAFConvoy patrol
Heinkel He 115Marinens Flyvevaaben41940-1943Royal Norwegian Navy flightClandestine operations
Junkers Ju 52/3mLuftwaffe70 ~1945-1946VariousTransport
Morane-Saulnier M.S.406L'Armee de l'Aira few1940-1942No. 2 French (Fighter) FlightFighter
Potez 29L'Armee de l'Air21940-?Transport
Potez 63L'Armee de l'Air61940-1941No. 2 French (Fighter) FlightFighter
Rogožarski SIM-XIV-HRoyal Yugoslav Air Force11941-No. 2 (Yugoslav) Squadron
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79KRoyal Yugoslav Air Force41941-19421 with No.2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, 3 with 117 SqdnTransport
Savoia-Marchetti SM.82Regia Aeronautica21945-1946Transport
Siebel Si 204Luftwaffe65 ~1945-1946VariousCommunications

Captured or InternedEdit

Captured or interned examples of the following aircraft were at one time flown by either the RAF or more normally by the Royal Aircraft Establishment for evaluation.

Argentine AircraftEdit

German Aircraft 1918-1919Edit

German Aircraft 1938-1947Edit

Italian Aircraft 1939-1945Edit

Japanese Aircraft 1939-1945Edit

Schneider Trophy SeaplanesEdit

Aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in support of its efforts in the races, and includes aircraft used solely as trainers.

Training glidersEdit

The following Gliders are or were flown by RAF training squadrons:

Airships and BalloonsEdit

UAVs and DronesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. UK variant completely redesigned from Canadian original and shared few interchangeable parts.
  2. Racer evaluated as K5084
  3. One aircraft for training and support with Memorial Flight
  4. The DH-9A wasn't a variant of the DH-9, but was instead entirely redesigned by Westland.
  5. Dominie was the RAF's name for the Dragon Rapide - impressed examples retained original name
  6. Evaluation only, later impressed. RAF name was to have been Hertfordshire
  7. Used by Queen's flight
  8. Single example donated to RAF
  9. Used by Queen's flight

ReferencesEdit

  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Hamlin, John F. The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2001. ISBN 0 85130 2890
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd.). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Moss, Peter W, Impressments Log Volume 1 United Kingdom. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1962.
  • Moss, Peter W, Impressments Log Volume 3 United Kingdom. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1964.
  • Moyes, Philip J.R. Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's (Publishers) Ltd., 2nd edition 1976. ISBN 0-354-01027-1.
  • Owen Thetford: Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918 7th edition. Putnam & Co., London 1978, ISBN 0-370-30186-2.
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  2. Thetford, 1978, pp.130-131
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thetford, 1978, p.604
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  6. Thetford, 1978, pp.34-35
  7. Thetford, 1978, pp.48-49
  8. 8.0 8.1 Thetford, 1978, p.574
  9. Thetford, 1978, pp.370-372
  10. Thetford, 1978, pp.53-58
  11. 11.0 11.1 Thetford, 1978, p.576
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  13. 13.0 13.1 Thetford, 1978, p.586
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  16. Thetford, 1978, pp.39-43, 159-160
  17. Thetford, 1978, pp.121-122
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  19. Thetford, 1978, pp.96-97
  20. Thetford, 1978, pp.252-255
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  23. Thetford, 1978, pp.465-466
  24. Thetford, 1978, pp.561-562
  25. 25.0 25.1 Thetford, 1978, p.578
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  27. 27.0 27.1 Thetford, 1978, p.573
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  29. Thetford, 1978, pp.136-137
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