Evolution of Squadron Markings 1950s to ‘60s
FIGHTER SQUADRONS traditionally employ distinctive markings as a matter of pride, morale and identity. Probably the most distinctive in peacetime have been those of RAF squadrons between the wars and in the post-war period after the advent of the Cold War. Post-war the Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF) de Havilland Vampire and Gloster Meteor squadrons became the most colourful. Evidently the squadrons were extremely creative in employing colours and designs reflecting local circumstances.