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Re: Question regarding Aircraft recognition marking on HMS Jervis
Thank you for the information! Looks like the IFF sign was ephemeral, so I will ignore it.
Connell's book merely states " At 1520 [during the Second Battle of Sirte] all the British ships had hoisted their battle ensigns to the masthead and while they pitched and yawed at high speed into battle, rather incongruously, John Ellis and others of No 3 gun mounting's crew were set to, painting a wide ring in red paint on their gundeck - identification for 'own' aircraft in the unlikely event of their appearance to assist in the convoy operation. " No more detail is given.
Langtree "The Kelly's", p.51: "In the Mediterranean Jervis had a broad red circle painted on her No 3 mount deck..."Anyone know where that circle was painted (underneath the mount, aft or in front of it), and how broad it may have been? Langtee gives Connell, "Mediterranean Maelstrom" as source.
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