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ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

DESCRIPTION

This tartan was designed in the early 1940s by Group Captain E.G. Fullerton AFC, Commanding Officer of No. 9 Service Flying Training School and later Commanding Officer of RCAF Station Trenton. At that time the Edinburgh company of Wm Anderson had substantial military business in Canada and Mr Kinloch Anderson was apparently asked to design a tartan for the RCAF. That he did - based on the Anderson tartan - and itís thought that the Loomcrofters of Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada may have woven some prototype samples which possibly has given rise to the claim that they designed the tartan. After modification by the Air Council, the design received official sanction from Air Force Headquarters on 21 May 1942. The tartan was submitted to Lord Lyon, King of Arms in Edinburgh for approval in July 1942. In reality he had no power to approve or disapprove and he merely Ďnotedí its existance although itís frequently and erroneously claimed that he granted approval on 15 August 1942.

This tartan was registered by Patricia Jenkins of Loomcrofters with CIPO on the 13th March 1943 and is the earliest of Loomcrofters registered tartans.

SETT

R/6 B20 K1 R4 K1 B20 K1 R4 K1 B14 K1 R4 K1 B14 K1 R4 K6 R4 K8 W8 K8 LB44 K1 R4 K1 LB18 K1 R/4 (CIDD: 026-08-13525)
R/8 SB12 K2 R4 K2 SB28 K6 W6 K4 R4 K4 R4 RB8 R4 RB12 R4 RB12 R/4 (ITI No. 1343)
DR/8 LB12 K4 DR4 K4 LB24 K6 W6 K4 DR4 K4 DR4 RB8 DR4 RB12 DR4 RB12 DR/6 (ITI No. 1342)