Bomber Command number of squadrons by aircraft type and year.

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  1. Neil Stirling

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    Bomber Command.

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    Neil.
     
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    Simply great.
    Some questions:
    - the abbreviation F - that would be forming?
    - how did the number of planes in squadron changed through the years?
     
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    Great post Neil.
     
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    Many thanks as always Neil.

    My first guess was that "F" = "Flight", i.e. about a half squadron. Doesn't seem to work for Mosquitos though.
     
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    Hi tomo

    Your guess is as good as mine, I think mhuxt could well be right.

    As to numbers battleorder43 and battleorder45

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    It looks like it says 'Reserve' and 'Forming' top left of the sheet.
     
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    Very interesting document.

    One to 2 squadrons of Battles on strength in 44/45? What were these doing?

    Also not clear about the columns for Blenheim, Hampden and Whitley starting at 1943. Heading changes to other types and there's a sprinkling of other similar heading changes under Manchester, Boston and Stirling.
     
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    I read that as Battles that changed to Fortresses, presumably those in 100 Group but could easily be wrong
     
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