Another Question from the Air

Who used this roundel?



Answer: Roundel used by the Fleet Air Arm / Royal Navy in the Pacific during WW2. The red centre is deleted to avoid any mistake with the Japanese roundel, and American-style bars have been added.

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9 Responses to Another Question from the Air

  1. John Snow says:

    Brazilian Air Force

  2. Casper says:

    I’ll stick my neck out a bit more cautiously this time: How about the default marking for Fleet AIr Arm (Royal Navy) WW2. Probably used by the Pacific Fleet to avoid confusion with the “Rising Sun” emblem of the Japanese Air Force by eliminating the red centre marking on the normal roundel.
    Love Light and Peace

  3. albert cross says:

    New Zealand used something like this between 1943 and 1946 but the colours may differ ?.

  4. Charles Conroy says:


  5. Butts says:

    Royal Navy Air Squadron

  6. Peter Arnold says:

    Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Aircraft in the Pacific

  7. MOLE says:

    Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific also had a yellow circle on the out side of the Roundel

  8. Jim D says:

    The yellow circle on the outside was used by units under South East Asia Command. However, the Fleet Air Arm remained under the control of the RN and the roundel didn’t have the yellow circle.

  9. Derek B says:

    … there was an RAAF aircraft shot down by the yanks because he mistook the red centre for a Japanese symbol. The RAAF used a similar roundel without the side bars, it appears it may have applied to all commonwealth aircraft in the Pacific theatre for the same reason(?)

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