Typhoon’s anniversary markings

The RAF’s No 3 (Fighter) Squadron has painted a Typhoon in a commemorative anniversary scheme.

April 30: The RAF’s No 3 (Fighter) Squadron has released photographs of one of its Typhoon aircraft in a commemorative anniversary paint scheme.

The scheme has been applied to the aircraft to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the squadron at Larkhill on May 13, 1912. The aircraft will be in day-to-day use undertaking normal operations, but it is planned for it to also attend several air shows during the summer months to allow aviation enthusiasts to see and photograph the aircraft at close quarters.

Wing Commander Dicky Patounas, Officer Commanding 3 (Fighter) Squadron said, “On behalf of the Squadron I would like to record my appreciation to SERCO at RAF Leuchars who painted the aircraft for us. I’d also like to thank our colleagues on 6 Squadron and all the other people who have helped to bring this project to fruition. It is a stunning piece of work. I hope many people get to see the aircraft in the months ahead, I’m sure they will be as impressed as I am.”

The squadron will celebrate its anniversary on the weekend of May 12/13 with a programme of events, including the presentation of a new standard to the squadron.

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