Today I received this wonderful hoodie from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's gift shop. As my late father was in the RCAF (and later, CAF) for decades, and I only knew the life of a military brat well into my teen years, I felt it fitting that I honour Canada's finest service. The Royal Canadian Air Force will celebrate its 100th anniversary in April of next year.
The garment is $99.99 but it's money well spent, as a good portion goes to the restoration and maintenance of several old warbirds... a good cause, as far as I'm concerned: My father served on Lancaster bombers in the last few months of the war. And the "Lanc" is probably the representative flying machine in the CWHM's collection. It still flies.
By the way, the hoodie is manufactured by Red Canoe.
When in Hamilton, Ontario, be sure to visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.