Avro - T-shirt
Avro - T-shirt £23.00
Avro Aircraft Avro was formed in 1910 in Manchester by Alliott Verdon Roe. The company is best known for producing aircraft such as the Avro 504, Lancaster and Vulcan as well as the Blue Steel Missile. In 1963 the company was merged into Hawker Siddeley.  T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Supermarine - T-shirt
Supermarine - T-shirt £23.00
Supermarine Aviation Works Supermarine started in 1913 as Pemberton-Billing in Southampton, building seaplanes and flying boats. As Supermarine, it found fame when winning the Schneider Trophy three times. This success led to the development of the legendary Spitfire and many other types. In 1928 Vickers-Armstrongs took over the company to become Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
La Fayette Escadrille - T-shirt
La Fayette Escadrille - T-shirt £23.00
La Fayette Escadrille The La Fayette Escadrille N124 was formed in 1916 during the First World War. Part of the Aéronautique Militaire, the Squadron was made up mostly of American volunteer pilots, the name coming from the Marquis de Lafayette. The Escadrille adopted the bust of Chief Sitting Bull as its emblem. Famous pilots from the First War include Kiffin Rockwell, Victor Chapman and Norman Prince. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Sopwith - T-shirt
Sopwith - T-shirt £23.00
Sopwith Aviation Company The Sopwith Aviation Company was formed in 1912 by Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith. Tommy was a wealthy sportsman interested in aviation, yachting and motor racing. The business started at Brooklands, moved to Canbury Park Road then settled in Kingston. After World War I Sopwith was liquidated and Tommy Sopwith formed HG Hawker Engineering with Harry Hawker, Fred Sigrist and Bill Eyre. Sopwith produced many aircraft types including the Camel, Dove, Pup and Swallow. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Roundel - T-shirt
Roundel - T-shirt £23.00
Royal Air Force Roundels This graphic tshirt displays roundels used by RN Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and the Royal Air Force through the ages. Initially the Union Flag was painted on early combat aircraft, but roundels were used to avoid confusion with the German Iron Cross. The Royal Flying Corps started using the blue outer and red centre roundel in December 1914. The roundel evolved over the years and varied according to the role of the aircraft it was painted on. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
No.74 Fighter Squadron - T-shirt
No.74 Fighter Squadron - T-shirt £23.00
No.74 Fighter Squadron No.74 Training Squadron started operational life in 1917, but was reformed as a Royal Flying Corps Fighter Squadron in 1918 and moved onto the Western Front. In combat, the Squadron developed a fierce reputation with a tiger-like aggression. A spirit that has stayed with this Squadron until it was disbanded in 2000. Famous pilots from the First War include Mick Mannock, Taffy Jones and Sydney Carlin. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
English Electric - T-shirt
English Electric - T-shirt £23.00
The English Electric Company Limited Formed in 1918, English Electric was the conglomeration of five business making munitions, armaments and aeroplanes during World War I. Best known for electric motors and transformers for the rail industry the business expanded into consumer electronics, reactors, guided missiles and aircraft. The company is most famous for producing two aircraft; the Canberra and Lightning jets. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Invasion Stripes - T-shirt
Invasion Stripes - T-shirt £23.00
Invasion Stripes In May 1944 the new marking scheme was approved by Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Thousands of aircraft were to be involved in the invasion so the distinctive stripes reduced the risk of being attacked by friendly forces. The stripes were painted only on fighters, PR aircraft, troop carriers and light bombers. As Operation Overlord progressed the stripes appeared only on the undersurfaces to avoid air attack whilst on the ground. Stripes were used again in later conflicts such as Korea and the operation in the Suez. This design features a weather worn insignia and Overlord stencil. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Hawker - T-shirt
Hawker - T-shirt £23.00
Hawker Aircraft As Sopwith Aircraft went bankrupt Sopwith, test pilot Harry Hawker and Tommy Sopwith formed H.G. Hawker Engineering in 1920, becoming Hawker Aircraft Limited in 1933. The company acquired Gloster Aircraft, Armstrong Siddeley and Armstrong Whitworth to become Hawker Siddeley. Avro was eventually included in this group of companies. Today the Hawker brand still exists within the American company Raytheon that produces business jets. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Valiant - T-shirt
Valiant - T-shirt £23.00
Vickers Valiant XD875 The Valiant started service in 1955 at RAF Gaydon. It was the first RAF aircraft to drop a nuclear bomb during a test at Maralinga, Australia. It became one of the the UK's ultimate deterrent - VForce. XD875 was the last airframe to come off the production line. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Handley Page - T-shirt
Handley Page - T-shirt £23.00
Handley Page Limited Handley Page was Britain's very first aircraft manufacturing company, formed in 1909 by Frederick Handley Page. In 1912 the factory moved from Barking to Cricklewood Aerodrome. During the First World War Handley Page produced heavy bombers for the Royal Navy to bomb the Zeppelin yards. Between the wars Handley Page turned to transport aircraft, becoming Imperial Airways. At the onset of the next war, bomber production restarted with the Hampden and the Halifax. Handley Page continued into the cold-war era with the Victor. Handley Page eventually merged with Hawker Siddeley and the British Aircraft Corporation. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Bomber Command - T-shirt
Bomber Command - T-shirt £23.00
RAF Bomber Command insignia RAF Bomber Command was active from 1936 to 1968 with attached squadrons of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF. During World War Two aircrews suffered heavy losses with 44% of the force killed in action, 8500 wounded and 840 became POWs. A high price was paid which is now commemorated with a memorial at Lincoln Cathedral and Green Park in London. This design features a battle worn insignia and the motto, 'Strike Hard Strike Sure'. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Flying Tigers - T-shirt
Flying Tigers - T-shirt £23.00
The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) The volunteer group joined the Republic of China Air Force in 1941 to help defend China from the invasion of Japan. Under the command of Claire Lee Chennault the group operated the Curtiss P-40B Warhawk with Chinese Air Force markings. The earliest combat action was seen at the defence of Rangoon in December 1941. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Fighting Cocks - T-shirt
Fighting Cocks - T-shirt £23.00
No.43 Squadron RAF 'The Fighting Cocks' No.43 Squadron was formed in Stirling, Scotland, in 1916 as part of the Royal Flying Corps. During the Great War the squadron operated Sopwith Strutters, Camels and Snipes. In 1926 the squadron flew the Gloster Gamecock earning its nickname 'The Fighting Cocks'. Siskins and Hawker Fury's were the squadrons aircraft leading up to World War 2. Hurricanes and Spitfires followed prior to the jet age which saw the Gloster Meteor entering service. Hawker Hunters followed, then the Phantom, finishing off with the F.3 Tornado as the squadron disbanded in 2009. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
No.11 SQN - T-shirt
No.11 SQN - T-shirt £23.00
XI Squadron Formed by the Royal Flying Corps, XI Squadron was the first fighter unit. Starting with the Vickers Gunbus at Netheravon, the squadron progressed to Bristol Fighters towards the end of the First War. Aircraft used between the wars include Westland Wapitis and Hawker Harts. At the outbreak of WW2 the squadron deployed to Singapore, armed with the Blenheim. The jet age added the Vampire, Venom and Javelin to the squadron's inventory. The Lightning and Tornado F3 followed with the Typhoon now currently operated by XI Squadron. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
Curtiss - T-shirt
Curtiss - T-shirt £23.00
Curtiss Aeroplane Company In 1907 Glenn Curtiss became a member of the Aerial Experiment Association founded by Dr Alexander Graham Bell. The purpose of the association was to establish aeronautical research and development. Glenn Curtis then formed the Herring-Curtiss Company with Augustus Herring which was then renamed the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in 1910 based in Hammondsport, New York. Curtiss merged with the Curtiss Motor Company in 1916 and established itself in Buffalo, New York. The Curtiss Aeroplane Company ended in 1929 with the merger of the Wright Corporation.  T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
No.56 SQN The Firebirds - T-shirt
No.56 SQN The Firebirds - T-shirt £23.00
No.56 Squadron - The Firebirds No.56 Squadron is one of the RAFs senior squadrons with many battle honours with notable airmen including James McCudden and Albert Ball among the ranks. In the 1960s the Squadron had an aerobatic team called the Firebirds, consisting of nine Lightning F.1As. Phantom FGR.2s and Tornado F3s followed as its operational aircraft. 56 Squadron now serves as the Air Command and Control Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operational Evaluation Unit. This design has been given a deliberate aged and 'weathered' appearance. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.
US Navy - T-shirt
US Navy - T-shirt £23.00
US Navy insignia US Naval aviation began with aviator Glenn Curtiss who was contracted by the US Government to fly aircraft from land bases and from aboard ships at sea. The first of which was from the cruiser USS Birmingham by a Curtiss pilot, Eugene Ely. In World War Two the aircraft carrier became the most powerful naval weapon system, particularly in the Pacific War. This design features battle worn Stars and Stripes. T-shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton. A comfortable shirt to wear at 185gsm with tubular short sleeves.