Air International 1990-11
The Buccaneer S Mk 2B XW543 is being used at RAF Leuchars for trials of a new grey finish that combines medium sea grey on the upper surfaces with camouflage grey (previously known as Barley grey, after its originator P J Barley) for the undersurfaces except the bomb door, which remains medium sea grey. The Buccaneer was photographed by Tom Ross at Abingdon during August 1990.
The photo shows the cyrillic inscription on the wing fence of a 416 Squadron CF-18A.
Photographs from Andrew Cline show the CF-18A 188791 sporting (on the tail) the markings of 425 and 433 Squadrons.