Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire PR Mk XI (PS915) displays
classic SEAC blue on blue roundels and matching fin flash. As with most
SEAC roundel applications, the roundel is considerably smaller than
those typically found on European Theatre of Operations (ETO) Spits –
less than 50 % ETO size. Today, this aircraft wears PRU blue markings
from the end of the war, but it briefly had these SEAC markings
commemorating 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron. 152 Squadron moved to Burma on
19 December 1943 and joined the RAF Third Tactical Air Force (TAF).
During the Battle of Imphal, the squadron operated from frontline strips
and supported the Fourteenth Army during its final conquest of Burma.
It was disbanded on 10 March 1946 in Singapore, to where it had moved
after the Japanese surrender. Photo: Ian Howat