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Old 7th Jul 2016, 10:27
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Cranwell's Chipmunks

In recent days I've seen photos of two different Chipmunks recently restored/repainted as pre-DayGlo RAFC aircraft, i.e. overall silver with the trimmed blue fuselage band. One has the yellow wing bands while the other hasn't (and looks distinctly naked without them). However the few B&W photos I have of RAFC Chipmunks prior to the application of DayGlo markings don't show the wing surfaces clearly. Looking at the "The Sky is Ours" film ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uD0r0ghKF4) it seems as though the yellow bands are absent, while the colour of the film is generally poor the underside of WP868/JM is clearly shown (at 12:21) without the yellow wing bands.

Does anyone have any photos showing the wing bands (or their absence)? Am I correct in assuming that RAFC Chipmunk didn't carry them (odd as that seems)?

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