Standard colours of RAF aircraft in South-East Asia from 1941 till 1945
In 1941-42 RAF aircraft operating in South-East Asia region wore a standard Temperate Land Scheme of DG+DE/Sky or Sky Blue (on Brewster Buffalos Mk.I and some Hurricanes). From 1942 fighters were delivered to the theatre in a new Day Fighter Scheme (DG+OG/MSG), but the Ocean Grey was locally overpainted with Dark Earth. Till early 1943 the so-called “SEAC scheme” (DG+DE/MSG) was already widely used, but only in April 1944 it became an official standard for SEAC fighters and fighter-bombers. SEAC bombers operated in standard DG+DE/Night (or Sky) throughout the war.