THIS IS A SHIRT DESIGN THAT FEATURES THE RAF ROUNDEL THAT YOU MAY HAVE SEEN VIA THE BAND "THE WHO" AND IN MOD CULTURE, AS WELL AS THE TAILFINS OF RAF WWII AIRCRAFT.
The roundel, especially that used by the Royal Air Force, has been associated with pop art of the 1960s, appearing in paintings by Jasper Johns. It became part of the pop consciousness when British rock group The Who wore RAF roundels (and Union Flags) as part of their stage apparel at the start of their career. Subsequently it came to symbolise Mods and the Mod revival.
The RAF underwent rapid expansion prior to and during the Second World War. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of December 1939, the air forces of British Commonwealth countries trained and formed "Article XV squadrons" for service with RAF formations.