for a strong, fast pick-me-up
This post was inspired by a post about social media and the attention-grabbing, easily-identifable power of the RAF roundel that later was used by the Mod Scene.
It was interesting – the connections between swift and fleeting social media messages and a classic WWII Spitfire flashing past.
Like a lot of “boys” I was introduced to roundels as I made my model planes – including the roundel stickers/decals.
The RAF roundel was invented before the WWII Spitfire – back in WWI.
The roundel was invented to quickly identify planes to troops on the ground and other aircraft.
Troops would often shoot at planes – not knowing if they were friend or foe.
The mark had to be quickly identifiable from a distance.
The British copied this French roundel and reversed the colors.
Before the tri-coloured roundel – the Brits tried the Union Jack – but the Cross in the…
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