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    Default 100 Sqdn Ops symbol colours denote what type of Op ?

    Two of the current 100 Squadron Hawk aircraft carry special 95th anniversary markings , 95-Y codes and a 1917-2012 logo . Below the port side cockpit are symbols for 30 Ops ; 4 ice cream cones for Ops on Italy , 21 yellow bombs and 5 red bombs . Do the yellow and red denote day and night as I thought most of the ops would be night and does anyone know which squadron Lancaster they are based on ?
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    Hello,

    No.100 Sqn Ton-up Lancaster III EE139:HW-R "Phantom of the Ruhr". The red bomb symbols indicated raids on Berlin.

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    Thanks for your prompt reply Col , much appreciated . Does the yellow bomb indicate a 'normal' Op , be it day or night ?
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    Hello,

    No.100 Sqn Ops EE139 1943

    11/12 June 2313-0438 - Dusseldorf
    12/13 June 2310-0429 - Bochum
    14/15 June 2302-0140 - Oberhausen - Aborted
    16/17 June 2247-0320 - Cologne
    8/9 July 2306-0413 - Cologne
    12/13 July 2202-0853 - Turin
    24/25 July 2255-0352 - Hamburg
    25/26 July 2237-0232 - Essen
    27/28 July 2235-0406 - Hamburg
    29/30 July 2205-0324 - Hamburg
    30/31 July 2213-0250 - Remscheid
    2/3 Aug 2313-0250 - Hamburg
    7/8 Aug 2105-0602 - Genoa
    9/10 Aug 2310-0545 - Mannheim
    10/11 Aug 2206-0555 - Nurnberg
    12/13 Aug 2109-0556 - Milan
    14/15 Aug 2107-0630 - Milan
    17/18 Aug 2108-0401 - Peenemunde
    22/23 Aug 2142-0232 - Leverkusen
    23/24 Aug 2041-0313 - Berlin
    31 Aug 0025-0417 - Munchen-Gladbach
    31 Aug/1 sep 2001-0322 - Berlin
    3/4 Sep 1942-0329 - Berlin
    5/6 Sep 1933-0155 - Mannheim
    6/7 Sep 1940-0347 - Munich
    22/23 Sep 1850-0032 - Hannover
    23/24 Aug 1840-0136 - Mannheim
    3/4 Nov 1732-2135 - Dusseldorf
    10/11 Nov 2045-0437 Modane M/YARDS
    18/19 Nov 1714-0100 - Berlin
    23 Nov 1719-2345 - Berlin

    See;
    Ton-Up Lancs.
    Franks,Norman
    London:Grub Street,2005.
    p.98

    Col.

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    Thanks again Col . I've seen that book remaindered so I'll have to go and buy it now !

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