804 - Horsa Glider Plush Soft Toy

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804 - Horsa Glider Plush Soft Toy
£13.99 Incl. VAT £11.66 Excl. VAT

Description

Produced in collaboration with The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, and available online exclusively through The Airborne Shop, these plush toy replicas were designed from archive photos of real Horsa Gliders to make them super-realistic.

The wings have been reinforced to make them rigid, making the glider ideally suited to be sat on a desk, a shelf or even suspended from the ceiling.

The Airborne Network team:
"In 2019 the Airborne Assault Museum and The Staffordshire Regiment Museum joined forces to create an Airborne Network, which was designed to link museums together with a shared Airborne Heritage. This network now has links across England, Scotland and Europe.

A big priority for us in the Network and in particular for Danielle Crozier, the Director of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, was highlighting the role played by glider troops and pilots during the initial years following the formation of Airborne Forces in 1940. The contribution made by the air landing troops is the lesser known side of the Airborne story and we wanted to address this.

This new Horsa glider toy has been developed in their honour, and as the first of what is hoped will be a whole range of items which can be sold by venues within the Network. It is a direct copy of the Airspeed Horsa glider, just one of the types of gliders used by air landing troops during the Second World War.

We hope you enjoy our Horsa as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you."


Wing span: 43cm (roughly 17 inches)
Front to back: 33cm (roughly 13 inches)

100% Polyester