Thursday, June 3, 2021

Aircraft Insignia


At the beginning of WW1, the need for national markings on aircraft soon became obvious. The Germans were first with their black cross, the British (seen above in early 1915) found that the Union Jack wasn't ideal, as in some light the cross of St George could be mistaken as the German cross. The French decided on roundels, with red circle to the outside. In the months after after this picture was taken, the British reversed the colours of the roundel to make their own version.

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