2017 Mustache March Championship

2017 Mustache March Championship Vintage Style Art.

Squadron Posters 4th Annual “Mustache March Championship”!

Let’s Grow – Mustaches for Victory! Squadron Posters artwork based on the original 1943 WWII British poster: “Let’s Go – Wings for Victory” artwork. 

1943 WWII British poster Let's Go - Wings for Victory

Mustache March: The idea stems from an early Air Force tradition in which members of the U.S. Air Force would grow mustaches in good-natured protest against facial hair regulations during the month of March. The act of growing a mustache as a gesture of defiance against dogmatic leadership is attributed to U.S. Air Force triple-ace Robin Olds who grew an extravagantly waxed handlebar mustache which did not comply with U.S. Air Force regulations. Robin Olds ”Wolf of Kunsan” (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a “triple ace”, with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general. Robin Olds was known for the extravagantly waxed (and decidedly non-regulation) handlebar mustache he sported in Vietnam.

Squadron Posters is proud to support the 4th Annual Military Mustache March Championship.

See the 2017 contest Here



Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Samantha is an Air Force veteran and an extremely talented illustrator, if you want to see more amazing art browse her portfolio.

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