My internet research so far has offered little in the way of paint scheme before the raid. Mason's site only explains she was alongside for repairs at Devonport and then when the decision was made for her to be utilised in the raid she commenced the conversion wirk. I have seen numerous images showing her alongside looking, as expected, rather shabby and weather-beaten. I have as yet been unable to confirm her paint colour at this time. I know she wore Mountbatten Pink for the raid, but was this applied prior to her refit or was it applied post refit in readiness for the raid? Studying the black & white images there appears to me to be very little tonal difference between her at St Nazaire and while alongside at Devonport. My current thoughts are that she wore heavily-weathered Mountbatten Pink throughout this entire period, but can anyone provide me with thoughts/evidence/guidance as to the actual correct paint state while at Devonport.