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Old 14th September 2019, 19:51
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Re: Pre-War fuselage bands with numbers on RAF, FAA biplanes

The side numbers ( in the mid-1930s until revised to letter/number/letter) were in blocks based on area of operations...........
HOME FLEET-----------
Torpedo-bomber 1--50
Reserve " 01--09
Reconnaissance 201--247 later 102 +
Recon / spotter 701--750
Fighter / recon. 501--537 later 102 + as above
MEDITERRANEAN FLEET----------
Torpedo-bomber 51--98 (could prefix with 0)
Reconnaissance 248--284
Recon.-spotter 801--850
Fighter-recon. 548--583
CHINA FLEET---------
Fighter-recon. 586--598
Recon.-spotter 870--897
Reconnaissance 285--298



(the later Swordfish TSR allocated 601+ ).

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