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Dominik 13th September 2018 19:35

Modelling question. Early No 92 squadron emblem
 
Good evening everyone

I have a question. I am planning to build Bristol Blenheim Mk. IF in No. 92 squadron. From the photos I have seen I know that their Blenheims wore unit emblem on the noses. It was maple leaf with three "Flying Swords" of No 601 RAuxAF squadron. I assume that those swords were red. But does anyone of you know what might have been the colour of the maple leaf?

Thank you

Dominik

Graham Boak 17th September 2018 11:13

Re: Modelling question. Early No 92 squadron emblem
 
92 Sq badge is a cobra flanked by two maple leaves. 601 Sq badge is a winged sword at an angle. Neither seem to match your description. However maple leaves are usually depicted as red: if you are sure that the three swords are red then green is the likeliest possibility.

Dominik 5th October 2018 12:10

Re: Modelling question. Early No 92 squadron emblem
 
@Graham
I have photos of 92 squadron's Blenheims taken while in Croydon. I think they come from Mr Robinson's book about the unit. And swords are darker than the leaf, so I assume that they are red. The leaf might be yellow or a colour which can have similar shade in black and white photos.


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