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About the design
The Fly High polo focuses on commemorating the Australian Flying Corps, now known as the Royal Australian Air Force. This polo is mostly black and grey, featuring a range of different aircrafts.
The background of the Fly High Polo is grey and smokey with a faint and symbolic camouflage design. The “Fly high” slogan is on the left breast of the shirt, surrounding the propeller of the plane as an icon.
The Australian Flying Corps were established in 1912, however flight training only commenced in 1914 at the beginning of World War 1.
The Corps were classified into two groups: air crew and ground staff. Air crew consisted of aircraft pilots, engineers, navigators, observers, radio operators and many other roles. Ground staff would be made up of a wide variety of professions; ranging from air traffic controllers, to dentists and mechanics.
The Australian Flying Corps had their first operational flight in May, 1915. A combination of aircrafts were used in this operation, including Caudrons, Maurice Farman Shorthorns, Longhorns and Martinsydes. The front of the Fly High polo shows many different aircrafts of the Australian Flying Corps flying across the sky.
The Australian and New Zealand flag are waving in the breeze faintly behind the planes, and a red poppy is blooming on the sleeves and at the bottom of the shirt; symbolising the blood shed and the battle at ANZAC cove.
The year of 1921 saw the Australian Flying Corps become the Royal Australian Air Force; and the contrast between the two can be seen on the back of the polo. Below the planes, a soldier can be seen playing the Last Post on his bugle, signifying the end of the day; remembering those who fought for us.