A specially painted Eurofighter Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain flying at Yeovilton Air Show

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A specially painted Eurofighter Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain flying at Yeovilton Air Show
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A specially painted Eurofighter Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is appearing at UK Air Shows during 2015. The jet has been painted in the colours used at the time of the battle, which ran from July to September 1940. It also bears a red devil emblem in honour of the only RAF Fighter Command pilot awarded a Victoria Cross in the conflict. During the unveiling ceremony, at RAF Coningsby, Wing Commander James Heald from RAF Coningsby, said: "What we've tried to do is recreate the paint job of the Hurricane flown by Flt Lt James Nicolson, who was the only Victoria Cross winner of the Battle of Britain. "He was damaged and wounded and was in the process of bailing out when an enemy aircraft appeared in front of him," he said. "So he climbed back in - shot down the enemy aircraft - then continued with his bail out."
Location: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil, Somerset, UK