I built this kit in 1996 and discovered photos I took in 2019. The kit in 1/48 scale was a combination of a resin aftermarket fuselage and wings combined with the detail parts of the Cooper kit. The plane represents an aircraft that operated in “Operation Starkey” which was a feint raid that took place from August 16th to September 9th 1943. These markings have been misidentified as Dieppe raid markings in publications for many years. From the research I’ve done I can not find any evidence Whirlwinds operated in the Dieppe raid. Also new information seems to show the upper wing roundels were also overpainted by the wing stripes.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.