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Fly2Help 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Black Star was pleased to support the Fly2Help 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the magnificent RAF Club, London on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.Five Black Label t-shirts were snapped up in the silent auction for a great cause.  www.fly2help.org www.rafclub.org.uk

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Ready for takeoff ...

Black Star is ready for take off with our new designs for the 2016 summer season. After a huge number of requests last year we are really pleased to announce our children's label Little Wings available as t-shirts and hoodies for ages 3-11. At the other end of the scale Black Star is also pleased to announce the launch of an entirely new Silver Label for 2016. Featuring the Avro Lancaster 'Tallboy' and mighty Sunderland flying boat these designs are available only in large sizes from XL-5XL. This week-end Black Star will operating a pop up shop at the micro-light trade fair at Popham Airfield in Hampshire www.popham-airfield.co.uk    

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Mosquito Dinner - 28th November, 2015

Black Star Brands was pleased to attend 'The Mosquito Dinner' in commemoration and celebration of the 75th anniversary of the de Havilland Mosquito - the 'Wooden Wonder'. Black Star marked the event by launching two new t-shirt designs featuring PR Mosquito Mk XVI and the Mosquito NF Mk II 'Night Intruder'. Five versions of each new design were donated to a silent auction in support of the Friends of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum Trust. http://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/ Photography courtesy of John Goodman.

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Amy Johnson, Black Magic Melbourne Air Race Anniversary

Today marks the anniversary of the start of the 1934 'MacRobertson Trophy' UK-Melbourne Air Race. Starting from RAF Mildenhall at dawn (06:30) on October 20th, 1934 first off were Amy Johnson and her husband, Jim Mollison in the de Havilland DH.88 Comet Racer 'Black Magic', G-ACSP. They were early leaders, setting a new record for England-India. However engine trouble resulted in 'Black Magic' having to retire in Allahabad. Subsequently sold to Portugal 'Black Magic' is now being restored at Derby Airfield in the UK by a team led by Martin Jones. Follow their progress at www.cometracer.co.uk  

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