Colors & Markings
Hawker Sea Fury
in Royal Canadian Navy
Part Two - Pattern 1
by Jennings Heilig
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Sea Fury Camouflage and Markings
Pattern 1 Scheme
Sea Fury FB.11 TF999 from the initial batch of
deliveries in 1948. It is seen when in service with 803 Squadron in
1949. Colors are Royal Navy standard EDSG and Sky. In this case, the
British roundels have had a small blue RCN maple leaf added to the red
center spots. Squadron codes are white, and the full serials are
retained under the wings per the RN standard. Whether it was the Hawker
factory or the RCN riggers at Eglinton who applied the RCN service
identifiers, maple leaves, and squadron codes is open to speculation.
However, it is certain that all three had been applied prior to the
aircraft's departure for Canada in May of 1948.
Sea Fury FB.11 TG113 from 803 Squadron in the
Pattern 1 scheme circa September 1948. This aircraft is somewhat
unusual in that it carries crew names below the windscreen and a naval
ensign on the rudder. Codes are a slightly different style from those
applied to TF999 seen above.
Sea Fury FB.11 VW230 is
illustrated in the Pattern 1 scheme while in service with 883 Squadron
in 1950. This aircraft was one of the 1949 batch delivered without any
RCN markings applied. Note that even in regular squadron service it has
had no maple leaves added to its roundels, although the service
identifier has been changed.
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