Short history of the most famous tartan in Canada
One of the most popular tartans in Canada today is the tartan of the Royal Canadian Air Force with a lot of blue, a little brown and some white.
The tartan of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the first RCAF Pipe Band came into being almost at the same time since it was first for these musicians that the tartan was created. It began at No. 9 Flying Training School in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, on January 25, 1942, during a Burns- style dinner, a Scottish evening. After unsuccessfully trying to combine the bagpipes, trumpets and drums of the unit, it was decided to create a complete bagpipe body in traditional Scottish costume. Not satisfied with the already existing traditional tartan motifs, Group Captain Fullerton himself drew the inspired design of the air force colors of light blue, dark blue and brown. It was during the weaving of the sample by a small company in Gagetown, New Brunswick that the white band was added to the pattern. After a few more blue- toned adjustments on August 15, 1942, the official tartan of the Royal Canadian Air Force came into being. You can read the full text that inspired this article in the news section of the Royal Canadian Air Force web page. ( www. rcaf- arc. forces. gc. ca)