The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was born on the 1st April 1924. Early tasks focused on civil air operations including forestry patrols, surveying and anti-smuggling. When the call to arms came in September 1939, Canada’s youth dutifully joined the cause. By 1944, the RCAF reached its peak strength of 215,000 men and women – making it the fourth largest air force in the world. Air force personnel served proudly under the RCAF Roundel(the original design of which is featured on this product)in both peace and war times. A portion from the sale of this product goes to support RCAF Veteran and Canadian DND aviation related initiatives.
100% cotton t-shirt
Washed after printing to eliminate shrinkage
Made in Canada
About Red Canoe Brands
In 1999 Red Canoe was conceived in a bush plane over the pristine wilderness of Northern Ontario. The imagery, romance and heritage of travel by bush plan represents a tradition of the Canadian pioneers who pushed the limits of possibility in the face of all the adversity our rugged landscape could muster.
Sudbury Ontario native Dax Wilkinson grew up with these flight experiences and decided to create a product line inspired by Canadian icons with great stories like the bush plane--the tool by which much of the Canadian landscape had been made accessible. A Red Canoe could be thought of as the precursor to flight and the ultimate symbol of pure, simple, idyllic, rugged, hardworking Canadian lifestyle. And so the company name was born.
Red Canoe next delved further into Canadian stories and worked to include icons like the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), CP Railway and many others. We share their histories and find ways to support and preserve their respective traditions and legacies.
A portion of proceeds on RCAF design items goes to support RCAF Veterans and Canadian DND aviation related initiatives.