boff180 wrote:The story I was told harks back to when 29 squadron was originally formed.
The squadron commander instructed the paint shop to paint the Roman numerals for 29 on their aircraft. However it was a written instruction which read....
"XX AND ONE X"
The paint shop misinterpreted this and painted XXX instead of XXIX which has been used ever since.
Then again, if you believe Wikipedia the story I told was a load of cobblers and the XXX has nothing to do with Roman Numerals but instead refers to a beer and the slogan "extra strong"!
Maybe someone from 29sqn can clarify?
Jimbo27 wrote:We've had this question before, link is in this thread;
It dates back to WW1, as Ruislip Rustler has said.