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Tartan Details - Red Lichtie Spitfire (EP121)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Red Lichtie Spitfire (EP121)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12451
Designer: Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date: 01/04/2018
Registration date: 1 April 2019
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. The tartan is designed and owned by Steven Patrick Sim - The Tartan Artisan ® - Copyright © 2018. The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre has been granted full use of the Red Lichtie Spitfire (EP121) tartan indefinitely for its commercial use, in order to raise funds to support the museum for generations to come.
All further weaving, tailoring, and commercial use is managed by the designer. Contact Steve regarding use at: [email protected], or use the email below.

UK IPO Registered Design No. 6085115. Red Lichtie ® is UK IPO Registered Trademark No. 3004768.
Registration notes: The tartan was created to pay tribute to the Spitfire, the flagship aircraft of the RAF, and specifically Red Lichtie Spitfire EP121. During WWII the people of Arbroath started a ‘Spitfire Fund’ to raise £5,000 and purchase a Spitfire to help with the war effort. They succeeded in this and a MkVb Spitfire was built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. On 24th May 1942 Spitfire EP121 was delivered to the RAF at Burtonwood and it was named the ‘Red Lichtie’ after the people of Arbroath who purchased it. The tartan’s creation date and registration date commemorate the 100th anniversary year of the RAF, 1st April 2018 to 1st April 2019, and in so doing also recognises the iconic fighter plane and its key role in winning the Battle of Britain. Colours and geometry: the tartan’s asymmetric design of green and grey represents the spitfire’s camouflage; the red, white, blue and yellow stripes form a representation of the historic RAF roundel and the tail liveries on the aircraft. The single red stripe in the tartan becomes a mark of respect for the ‘Red Lichtie’, which ended its service on the 26th June 1943 suffering from an engine cut on approach causing it to stall and crash. The pilot survived.
Registrant details: Mr Steven Patrick Sim, The Tartan Artisan ®, 8a Church Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 1JL
[email protected]
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