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was painted under the wings and on the sides of the fuselages of RFC aircraft.It soon became obvious that, at a distance, the St George's Cross of the Union Flag could be confused with the Iron Cross that was already being used to identify German aircraft – particularly from below and against the glare of the sky.
The aircraft was later made airworthy again and given German markings, thus adding to the confusion.
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Some roundels were applied as pre-made decals at the factory, while, after repairs in the field, other roundels were applied by hand and could have spurious diameter ratios or even additional outlines. Before the war, the roundel colours were of a significantly brighter hue than those employed during the war.
There was an official drafted standard for roundel application, describing the type of roundel, its diameter and its exact position on the fuselage and wings for each aircraft type, but the exigencies of an air force at war caused many a roundel to be applied with only a nod to the rules. Some fighters had huge Type A-1 roundels wrapping the fuselage, while others in the Southeast Asia had tiny SEAC roundels applied. These brighter colours were known as Identification Red and Identification Blue.