#RAFbund46 RAF Tartan Bow Tie and Cummerbund 46"
First designed in 1989 by Arthur Mackie an ex Royal Air Force pilot of Forfar, Angus. The original intention was a design for the Royal Air Force but was adopted by the Women's Auxillary Air Force Association as part of their uniform in 1990 when the tartan name was Air Force. Members of the WAAF's Association have worn this distinctive uniform at the annual Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in London with great pride. In 2002 Arthur was contacted by the Air Ministry to enquire if the tartan could be adopted as the "Royal Air Force tartan" to equip the Royal Air Force pipe bands which was initially displayed for the first time at the Edinburgh Military tattoo in Edinburgh in 2003. The particular colours can be interpreted in many ways, light and dark blues reflect the changing moods of the sky, white stripes for the clouds and a red stripe in recognition of all those who gave their lives while serving in the RAF.