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    I have come across a couple of statements that lead me to beleive that colours were used to denote the level of risk from air raides. Air raid Purple and Air raid White.
    Can anyone give the full range and their meanings.

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    Paul H

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    Hi Paul,

    The meanings of Air Raid Warnings were as follows:
    Yellow: Confidential preliminary warning.
    Purple: warning to extinguish all lighting.
    Red: "Action Warning" on which sirens are sounded.
    White: Cancels all previous warnings received.

    according to http://www.ambaile.org/en/item/item_page.jsp?item_id=36247 where you can find out also more info.

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    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi Pavel,
    Many thanks for the data and especially the link. I know its a small thin, but it puts more meaning into the text I was looking at.
    Regards,
    Paul

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