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Re: Camouflage colours. For Mr Duff
When I have some time, I will see what I can drum up on the subject. From memory It may have been used in the Standard Schemes (revised). At least one of the new light fleet carriers was painted in the revised standard design. Note the pattern at the bow.
I am actually more interested in the use of various grays to denote what dockyard / command each ship served with pre WW1.
G40 is new one. I think that this is the first time it has ever been mentioned in any writings on the subject of RN WW2 paints including your own previous articles and books. There is no mention of G40 in any of the official wartime documentation that I have come across. Please can you point me to where I can find the evidence of its existence.
I happened to see Mr Duff.s camouflage table on the Model Warships site, and going through it I could not find the colour G40, which came into use in late 1944.
Also, there were several shades of mountbatten Pink that went right down to where the light mediterranean grey of pre war use had a touch of red put in. This is worth mentioning I feel.
In the period leading up to WW1, each command, ie, Portsmouth, Plymouth and others used a different shade of grey so as to visually distinguish between ships of different commands. This information came from a retired constructor and a couple of very old sailors who had good memories. Each of their stories added up. Do with it what you will. Photos, even allowing for the many variables, appear to give some confirmation.
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