Air Enthusiast 2006-04
The Roundels File
DH Vampire FB.5 VX474 ‘A-K' of 118 Squadron, RAF Fassberg, West Germany in 1953. Dark Green/Dark Sea Grey/PRU Blue. The white-outlined, black flash is the Fassberg Wing emblem.
DH Vampire FB.5 VZ230 'X' of 73 Squadron, RAF Ta Kali, Malta, Near East Air Force, in 1950. The squadron crest, flanked by blue and yellow bars was varied on the port fuselage.
DH Vampire FB.5 WA163 'G-L' of 71 (Eagle) Squadron, RAF Gutersloh, West Germany, in August 1951. Aircraft of the CO, Sqn Ldr Hardy.
DH Vampire FB.5 WA258 'Z' of 60 Squadron, RAF Butterworth, Malaya, in April 1951. Flown by the CO, the silver and black chequers were short-lived, being replaced by the more familiar lightning flashes.
DH Vampire FB.5 WA331 'A-T' of 112 Squadron, RAF Fassberg, West Germany, October 1951.
DH Vampire FB.5, WA346 '29' of 3/4 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, Exeter in 1960. Dark Green/Dark Sea Gray/Aluminium.
DH Vampire FB.5, WA346 '29' of 3/4 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, Exeter in 1960. Dark Green/Dark Sea Gray/Aluminium.