Dominion Roundels

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  1. Trent001

    Trent001 New Member

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    My first Post :D

    I was just wondering why the roundels of "Dominion" air forces i.e. RAAF, RNZAF, SAAF etc, weren't displayed on aircraft in Europe or the Mediterranean in WW2. I know in the Pacific that the RAAF and RNZAF used their own roundels.

    Anybody know??
     
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    RAF had a different roundel in the Far east as well, dark blue outer and light blue inner like this
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    Apparently to avoid confusion with the Japanese 'meatball', it's also why the RAAF used dark blue outer and white inner due to this incident:
    Sourced from - http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-badges/raaf-badge-history.htm

    History of the roundel can be found on the RAF site
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/hrafround.html
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but I'm still unsure as to why RAAF and SAAF roundels weren't used by Australian and South African squadrons when serving in Europe and the Med... :D
     
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    Less confusion, maybe, besides being seconded to RAF control. Most carried some sort of country logo on the a/c.
     
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    I think it was to avoid confusion as well.
     
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