General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
It's odd what you come across whilst researching fabrics.
Discovered reason why RAF uniform is blue.
The material was woven by, (or for) ' Hainsworth', who are big in military uniform provision.
It was intended for use in the uniforms of Czarist Russian imperial cavalrymen before the Russian Revolution occurred. It could not be delivered owing to the ensuing turmoil.
" Hainsworth bosses suggested the unique shade of blue as a perfect match for the fledgling service, and luckily the RAF agreed, taking the cloth off the company's hands."
Some on line articles dismiss this as a myth, but the current ' Hainsworth ' maintains that it is in fact true.
Replied: 29th Apr 2022 at 17:48