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Try "RAF Commands", although I cannot remember if they actually have the RAF codes avaibale (although most of the memberts do!). Also "Air of authority" is an excellent site, and I think you will find a list of the codes there. Also has Command, Wing and squadron histories as well as all training units. Note that both therse sites cater moslty for the WW2 era.

David Duxbury

Hello All,

Does anyone know of a website(s) that lists/explains the unit/aircraft codes that were on the sides of WWII RAF aircraft?



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Realized I forgot to respond to this, so a sincere belated thanks to David, Michael and FZ1 for the information and links. The info was very helpful in my research of a photo (downed Fairey Battle in what I presume to be France). I did not realize that there were so many squadrons that flew this aircraft. There were like a gazillion RAF squadrons that flew it. Ok maybe not a gazillion, actually about 26 not including Allied units, but I was thinking there would have been just a couple of squadrons. Seems there were a large number of these produced (approx 2200) and deployed, despite them being somewhat dated by the time of sustained production.

Thanks Again Guys,


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