Durham, County Durham (PRWEB UK) 11 July 2014
They may have not seen competitive action for more than half a century, but the combat and transport aircrafts that played a pivotal role during the Second World War and still taking to the skies on a regular basis as part of the eye catching events carried out by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight display team. Recently, the UK's leading suppliers of printed and embroidered clothing, Workwear Express, were able to produce a range of embroidered clothing and other garments to be used within the display shows that the team carries out each year at numerous locations throughout the UK.
In total the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team comprises of one iconic Avro Lancaster Bomber, six Supermarine Spitfires, two Hawker Hurricanes, one Douglas Dakota and two de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunks. With an impressive list of historical aircrafts on show, how did the display team come to be as we know it today? Well following the second World War it became somewhat of a tradition for a Spirfire and Hurricane to fly over London as part of the VE Day celebrations. Over the years this contingent grew and grew, comprising of more iconic aircrafts in commemoration of the honours achieved by the RAF. This eventually resulted in the RAF Battle of Britain display team being formed in 1957.
The ability for the RAF to run a number of air shows across the country has been high on the public agenda recently after the Ministry of Defence vowed to carry out a full review into the necessity of all air shows following the suspension of the RAF Waddington international air show in Lincolnshire. However, despite the MoD's undecided future in regard to air shows, public support for the entertaining events has been unwavering with thousands signing an online petition in a bid to try and keep the air shows alive for many years to come.
Workwear Express have had the pleasure of providing a range of garments for the Ministry of Defence, of which the RAF is part of, since early 2013. This has included everything from polo shirts and t-shirts to bags and other garments, all proudly boasting the departmental logo to which they are required, which in this instance was the Battle of Britain display team.
Since first launching in 1990, Workwear Express has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of printed and embroidered clothing, providing a garment range that boasts over 6,000 unique garments, to a customer base in excess of 50,000 customers in the last 5 years alone. In addition to working with governmental departments, the Durham based company also provide garments for small businesses, charitable organisations, large brands and even televisions shows, having provided garments for Big Brother, The X Factor and Geordie Shore in the past.
The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial display team were provided with a number of Russell shirts containing the BBMF logo carefully embroidered on to the left breast. The garments were customised using Workwear Express' in-house embroidery facilities which contain over 100 unique heads and enable the North-East outfit to be able to produce more than 60,000 embroidered garments each week. As part of their promotional strategy, Workwear Express filmed the garments being embroidered with the BBMF logo and placed the video on to their YouTube channel which you can find here.
Andrew Ward, Managing Director of Workwear Express said: "The Battle of Britain display team have put on some fantastic shows over the years and we are delighted to have the opportunity to try and help them prolong that success in our own way with the customised clothing we provide both the RAF and the MoD as a whole."
With more than 45 display shows carried out by the RAF BBMF alone this year, there promises to be plenty of opportunities for the team to demonstrate the enjoyment and sense of national pride these events bring to thousands of spectators every year. Workwear Express will no doubt be looking forward to potentially providing more garments for the governmental department in the future along with the countless high profile clients the company works with on a daily basis such as Greggs, Money Supermarket and John Lewis.