Sorry, not a whiff question but I need some info concerning Spitfires. When the aircraft was completed at the factory was it painted in the standard colour scheme with a sky spinner, sky band round the fuselage, serial number and roundels? Were the codes added on arrival at squadron? Red spinners etc resprayed.
If earmarked for foreign service were they painted in that theatre's colours or were those resprayed on arrival? Any help gratefully received.