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Old 11th Jan 2021, 17:37
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Discorde, you're a star!

That's the line-up photo I was referring to - if the spinner colours aren't all white, then they're all seemingly very pale colours.

And thank you for that lovely colour photo of WG478 which I'd never seen before. As an aside, WG478 managed to wear (unlike most Chipmunks) every RAF colour scheme; overall silver, then overall Light Aircraft Grey and lastly both variations of the Red/White/Light Aircraft Grey scheme.

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 01:13
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Is that black dome behind the tail of WG478 one of the wartime gunnery trainers,such as the restored one at the former RAF Langham in Norfolk ? There's also one at Shoreham,which when I last saw it was painted in a garish pseudo camouflage scheme.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 01:52
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Hi Adrian,this a bit late,and may be superfluous now that you have completed your model,but your original post asked for details of 8AEF a/c up to 1972.so,for what it's worth,I have just dug out my old ATC 3822,and I see that I flew from Shawbury on 23/9/72 in WP929 (10 minutes) and on 29/12/72 ln WK629 (27 minutes).
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Old 7th Oct 2021, 13:06
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Iíve just purchased the Airfix 1/48 Chippy, and as a regular visitor to Shawbury with 156 Sqdn ATC 1969/71, was delighted to find markings for WG 417 were available, it appeared in my 3822 a few times.
However is it the passage of time and the old brain fogging in, but I cannot recall any 8AEF Chipmunks with blue/yellow squadron bars on the fuselage..?
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 02:41
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Based on photos, at least three 8 AEF Chipmunks carried this scheme; WG417/X, WD365/Y and WP949/Z. Maybe the unit only had three aircraft?
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