RAF Propaganda Scarf
By Jacqmar. Arnold Lever design. WW2 RAF propaganda scarf, 'Happy Landings'. Rectangular, approx. 90 x 80cm. Hemmed top and bottom. Duck egg blue scarf decorated with a repeat pattern of RAF pilot wings and quote from Churchill's famous speech given in tribute to Battle of Britain pilots, ' Never was so much owed by so many to so few'. Light soiling and colour bleed from the red ink in the crown of the wings. This isn't surprising though as a previous scarf we had was labelled 'Owing To War Conditions Jacqmar Cannot Guarantee These Colours Fast To Water'.
Jacqmar of London made propaganda scarves between 1940-1945. They were based in Mayfair and many were produced for the export market as well as for wartime sweethearts, particularly in London. Chief designer Arnold Lever continued working for the company even after he had joined the RAF. The scarves fall into three main thematic groups of the armed forces, allies and home front and usually have the Jacqmar name on the scarf as with this one. These scarves are now very highly sought after and collectable. Good '+' used condition. Stock code M19987.