March 28 of this year marks the centenary of the establishment of the Italian Air Force, a prestigious and significant milestone that only a few armed forces in the world can boast.
The origins of the Italian Air Force date back to the East African campaign of 1887-88, when the military engineers used aerostats for observation purposes from above. The aviation section of the military engineers expanded in the following years until it became a brigade.
In 1909 the first Military Flight School was founded in Centocelle (Rome), which became the first Italian airport.
After the First World War the importance of military aviation grew more and more, thanks to the positive results in the war. The air force was thus separated from the army, on which it depended, and became an independent armed force on March 28, 1923.
Following a process of continuous renewal, in recent decades the Air Force has actively participated in numerous peacekeeping and humanitarian aid missions around the world, demonstrating its commitment to global security and the defense of human rights.
To mark this important milestone, some special edition garments have been created which, through elaborate prints and refined embroideries depicting the official 100th anniversary logo, pay homage to the dedication, values and memory of the men and women who have contributed to write this glorious story.