The RAF Jet Engine
The instantly recognisable symbol of the RAF, given an innovative twist to celebrate aeronautic innovation .
The Royal Air Force is 100 years old in 2018, and it has been at the forefront of technical innovations. These include aerial navigation developments, aircraft sensing and ground control. It has also contributed pioneering jet engine innovations. In the 1920s, Frank Whittle, a young RAF officer had the idea of using a turbine to directly propel an aircraft. The RAF also came up with the innovative vertical take-off and landing of the Harrier jet. While the RAF represents a noble tradition, it also represents the power of progress. This cufflink design celebrates this side to the RAF and its legacy.