British Eagle colour scheme

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Assuming the shade of red was constant throughout its history ie Eagle Airways etc, can anyone please confirm the actual shade of red in the colour scheme ie: name or paint ref no.

Many thanks

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15 years 1 month

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I believe the red shade was constant. Why not talk to whoever painted G-APSA ?

Will "Lectra" or someone from Coventry pick this one up ?

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This brings back memories. A British Eagle Britannia was the first passenger plane I ever flew in.
I assume ex-RAF, as it had rearward facing seats.

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All the British Eagle Britannia came from other airlines, the majority from BOAC. They were used extensively on contract to the MoD, therefore fitted with rear-ward facing seats, which remained in the aircraft if then used on civilian services.