1950 Hunting (Percival) Piston Provost T.1

The Collection’s exhibit

XF603 was acquired in 2001 from Kennet Aviation at Cranfield and has what appears at the outset to be a rather inappropriate camouflage paint scheme with RAF roundels. None of the RAF trainers sported this paint scheme but a number of Provosts were sold to Oman where they were used operationally, hence the camouflage. RAF roundels were required on the delivery flights from the UK to Oman thus justifying the apparent conundrum.

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