Jacqmar RAF Propaganda Scarf
Dimensions:W: 90cm (35.4")H: 85cm (33.5")
By Jacqmar. Arnold Lever design. WW2 RAF propaganda scarf, 'Happy Landings'. Rectangular, approx. 90 x 85cm. Basic turned edge hems. Pale pink 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 a small 'L' shaped tear hole towards the upper right corner (approximately 8 x 8mm).
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. 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. As mentioned this has light marking near the centre - possily a coffee stain? If intending to clean please do so with care as a previous scarf we had was labelled 'Owing To War Conditions Jacqmar Cannot Guarantee These Colours Fast To Water'. Stock code M20504.