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Raleigh Spitfire Cases

Classic hard case with iconic spitfire finish, the Raleigh Spitfire Cases, designed by Timothy Oulton, can be used as luggage or as a briefcase. The spitfire finish takes its cue from the historic English spitfire airplane in World War II, it echoes the plane’s multi-riveted construction of interlocking aluminium panels, and is finished through a five-stage process that creates an impression of worn, distressed metal.

The Raleigh’s name pays tribute to the eponymous British explorer, soldier, historian and poet Sir Walter Raleigh. Continue reading »

A Spitfire Plane Made out of Egg Boxes

A Spitfire made out of egg boxes is seen at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, in support of ‘Eggs for Soldiers’ which raises funds for the Help for Heroes charity. The life-size Spitfire took six weeks to make using 6,500 egg boxes, five litres of glue, 5,000 nails, 10 litres of paint and 10,000 staples. Eggs for Soldiers was created in 2011 to raise money for Help for Heroes, 15p from the sale of every khaki green box of six Eggs for Soldiers goes directly to the charity which helps wounded servicemen and women returning from conflict. So far Eggs for Soldiers has raised over £650,000 for Help for Heroes. (Eggs for Soldiers /PA)