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RAF Coastal Command Fighter Escorts

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A slightly off tangent question....

I have been reading about RAF Coastal Command Srike Wings that attacked shipping in the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast in 1944/45.

A number of long range fighter squadrons were assigned to provide escorts.

Coastal command (and Fleet Air Arm) aircraft operated in the two tone white and grey camoflage colours (the precursor to the low vis colours used since the late 1980's or thereabouts). Did the escort fighters operate in the conventional camoflage colours of Fighter command?

Can anyone shed on light on this. I have found one or two photos of the period of RAF Mustangs operating out of Peterhead but obviously in black and white and not close ups of parked aircraft so very difficult to make out the scheme used.

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