Sublimation / digital printing
front / back / sleeves / collar
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✓ Add individual names or unlimited text
✓ Artwork placement changes
✓ Sleeve trim + accent colour changes
Minimum order quantity (if customised): 10 units
Made with breathable Prime CoolMesh® synthetic fabric.
- Australian Made®
- short set-in sleeves
- collar with three-button placket
- split detail at side
- true to size unisex style
- wrinkle resistant, drapes well
- side seamed, double needle hem
- active breathability
- moisture management technology
- UPF50 Sun protection
- fully sublimated design
Officially Australian Made® certified, the Air Force Polo features historically significant aircrafts and various hand-drawn elements. Remember and pay your respects to the brave men and women who have been defending Australia since the dawn of flight.
This item is manufactured with yarns made from recycled PET bottles (approx 14-16 of them). It is printed with high-quality carcinogen-free pigment inks. No cancer-causing chemicals and undesirable surfactants.
We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper and use only plant-based home compostable mailers, at no extra cost. By sending your parcel with our delivery partner Australia Post, you’re supporting their carbon-offset projects that have positive environmental and social impacts. Since 2019, their carbon neutral parcel delivery initiative is equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road – or roughly 200,000 tonnes of emissions.
Sustainability involves finding a balance between supply and demand. Life Apparel works with local and international factories where only limited quantities are produced of each model to ensure exclusivity and avoid overproduction, like large fashion brands. Learn more →
Gentle machine wash
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Touch up with cool iron
Do not dry clean
Further Care Information
- Do not use fabric softener
- Wash and iron inside out
- Wash separately with like colours
- Avoid rough surfaces
- Line dry out of direct sunlight
Your order will be sent out within one business day from our warehouse on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in most cases. Shipping times begin when your parcel has left our warehouse.
Delivery times vary depending on your location and whether your items are in stock.
Parcel post within Australia starts from $6.45 and takes 6-12 business days (depending on your location).
Express post within Australia starts from $9.10 and takes 2-5 business days.
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The original motto (Per Adua Ad Astra) is derived from Sir Henry Rider Haggard’s well-known novel, The People of the Mist. On 15 March 1913, this motto was approved for the Royal Flying Corps. While a specific record of the translation doesn’t exist, this is widely believed to translate to ‘Through Struggle to the Stars’ or ‘Through Adversity to the Stars’.
In 1929, the RAAF adopted this motto too, and the official Air Force translation was signed off as ‘Through Struggle to the Stars’ in 2002 when the RAAF Memorial in Canberra was being redeveloped. It was the then Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Angus Houston, who signed off on this official Air Force Translation. Learn more via the official source.
The Air Force Polo features a hand-drawn replica of RAAF’s F-111C, which arrived to Australia in 1973. Also known as ‘The Pig’, this is noted as being the fastest aircraft the RAAF has ever operated. Its impressive and innovative swing-wing design allowed this powerful aircraft to fly two and a half times the speed of sound.
Below the F-111C, Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II takes flight. This multi-role fighter performed as the backbone of Australia’s air combat. Incorporating comprehensive stealth technology, the F-35A features electronic protection and attack as well as advanced countermeasures.
Also featured on the Air Force Polo is the RAAF’s radar superstar in the sky, the Boeing E-7A Wedge Tail. This was able to monitor a 4 million square kilometre area and coordinate more than 60 aircraft over a single 10-hour mission.
Below flies a fleet of Avro Lancaster aircraft. The most famous and successful Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bomber of World War II. Thousands of Australians carried out crucial Bomber Command air raids and helped secure victory against Germany.
Notably featured, the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (which has been flying around Australia for more than 60 years!) was a transport and logistics game changer. A truly versatile aircraft, today it continues to deliver RAAF supplies around the globe.
On the back of the Air Force Polo you’ll see a detailed illustration of RAAF’s Bell UH Iroquois A2-110 Huey helicopter, fondly nicknamed Bushranger. As the first helicopter to be powered by a jet turbine engine, Huey enabled close support for ground forces as well as medevac and search and rescue operations throughout the Vietnam War.
Finally, the S.E.5A (also known as the fist) features on the Air Force Polo as it flew through the skies in combat during WWI. The S.E.5A was part of Britain’s imperial gift to help establish the RAF when it was formed on 31 March 1921 and plays an important role in Australia’s history.
I like the shirt, however I was surprised to find the pocket on the right hand side I lieu of the normal left hand side, so it is accessible when wearing a seat belt when driving.
Great shirt. Great quality. Excellent service. 🙂
Was despatched to me very quickly
Airforce polo with pocket
Thank you for your purchase, Stephen. We appreciate your support and hope you love your polo. :)
Airforce polo with pocket
Thank you for your support, David. We hope you love your Airforce polo. :)
I bought the shirt for my son, a RAAF Veteran. He is wrapped and quite ecstatic with the shirt.
Great to hear, Lawrence! Thank you for your support.
I love it. I joined the Air Force in 1986 and wish I had shirts like this to wear then.
Thanks for the review, Christine... we're so glad you love our shirts :)
My friend is very happy with shirt, he says it's a great design and loves the material.
So good to hear, Shane! Thank you for your support. :)
The air force shirt is a great looking shirt
and the colours are just right. Fits very well and is very comfortable to wear.
This makes us very happy to hear Michael... we love great reviews! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.