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RAF Typhoon gets Battle of Britain Paint Scheme

An RAF Typhoon fighter has been repainted in the Second World War colours of a Battle of Britain hero to mark the 75th anniversary of the crucial clash.

The Eurofighter jet which is usually coloured a drab grey has instead been painted with the camouflage and 249 Squadron identification number of the only Fighter Command pilot awarded a Victoria Cross during the battle.

Flt Lt James Brindley Nicolson won Britain’s highest award for battlefield bravery for attacking and shooting down a German fighter even though his own cockpit was on fire.

RAF Typhoon has been painted in camouflage colors of the era of the Battle of Britain. It is show here with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hawker Hurricane Mk Iic.

Source: Typhoon gets Battle of Britain VC hero’s colours to celebrate ‘The Few’

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