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Rat 55 REALM & EMPIRE Retro Desert Rats WWII Tee


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Realm & Empire 'Rat 55' Men's Retro cotton T-shirt. Realm & Empire pay homage to the 7th Armoured Division 'Desert Rats' with this cool Retro stamp print Tee. The iconic motif finds itself on the frontline of fashion with a sublime logo print that fuses contemporary design with nostalgic and historical influence. The Desert Rat T-Shirt is sure to be a hit this SS16.

Realm & Empire 'Desert Rat' Men's Retro T-shirt shirt in night sky. Featuring a cool Vintage inspired contrast red print logo that depicts the mysterious long legged hopping rodent, the jerboa ... or Desert Rat... the symbol of the British Army 7th Armoured Division. The soft Vintage look cotton features simple Realm & Empire sign off to lower left side. A military inspired garment that pays homage to the WWII heroes... To use the Desert Rats motto... 'Floreat Jerboa' (Let the Desert Rats flourish)...
The Desert Rats were formed in Egypt in 1938 and carried out many important duties and missions. They took part Battle of El Alamein, which was considered one of the decisive victories of the Second World War, leading to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943. Referring to 'El Alamein' after the war, Sir Winston Churchill wrote:
'Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat..

The Desert Rats are one of the most well known and indeed iconic divisions of the British Army. Having seen distinguished action throughout the duration of WWII, the Desert Rats name and motto became a symbol of determination and courage in the face of adversity.

In his address to the 7th army division in Berlin, 1945, Sir Winston Churchill said:

'Dear Desert Rats!

It is not without emotion that I can express what I feel about the Desert Rats. May our glory ever shine! May your laurels never fade! May the memory of this glorious pilgrimage of war which you have made from Alamein, via the Baltic to Berlin, never die!...'

Brand: Realm & Empire.
Key Points: Realm & Empire 'Rat 65' T-shirt with military Desert Rat motif.
Colour: Night Sky.
Composition: 100% Cotton.
Care: Machine wash. Please refer to full garment care instructions.
SKU: RE0395 Rat 55 Tee.

Approximate sizing as follows:

Small - 36" - 38"
Medium - 38" - 40"
Large - 40" - 42"
Extra Large - 42" - 44"
Extra Extra Large - 44" - 46"

Product ID: 19588

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Delivery typically between 3 - 20 working days depending on destination.


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Delivery typically between 7 - 25 working days depending on destination.


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