Request for info - Blenheim IF L1463

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Would anyone be able to provide details, or an image, of the paint scheme worn by Blenheim IF L1463 in August 1940 please?
This was the aircraft used by Bob Braham of 29 Sqn, when he brought down a He111 on the night of 24/25 August. Not had any luck on the internet so far.

Many thanks

FF

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FF, yes(ish) - No Place For Chivalry P96 quotes that in general up to Nov/40 aircraft used in night ops wore the standard day scheme, with 'special night' black paint being applied to the undersides of some first from Sep/40, then overall from mid-Nov/40. There's nothing in the 540 for Jul/40 or Aug/40 mentioning changes of scheme. TNA's playing up atm so I can't check Sep/40's summary, but the ref is AIR 27/341/19 if you want to check whether it's playing nicely later. The book's here if you want to drop round and borrow it.

Regards

G.

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Very many thanks G, that's a big help.