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RAF Hawk special colour scheme 2008

Fundraising for the Special Care Baby Unit, Bangor North Wales

2008 marks the 70th anniversary of 19(F)sqn equipping with the Spitfire at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, making 19sqn the first RAF squadron to equip with the famous fighter. To mark this anniversary and help publicise their fundraising endeavours, 19sqn have received both sponsorship and special permission to repaint one of their Hawk fast jet trainers in a camouflage scheme as worn by the spitfires during the Battle of Britain.

The above image represents the initial plans for the colour scheme. The first time a serving RAF aircraft has worn a green brown camouflage scheme in many years.

April 24th 2008 . Primer and the scheme begins to take shape.
April 20th 2008. Spray shop work begins.

Work has started on XX184. It is hoped the aircraft will be ready in just over a week with an official unveiling ceremony to follow shortly afterwards

April 15th 2008. Hawk XX184 enters the spray shop.
Bae Hawk XX184 has been chosen as the aircraft to receive the colour scheme. The jet is one of the newest on the squadron, recently returning from service with the Royal Navy's Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU). Photos courtesy of Dimitris.

HAWK XX184 enters the spray shop at RAF Valley.

RAF Valley Hawk special colour scheme.

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