Basotho blankets are fascinatingly woven into the history of the Basotho nation, and are a perfect example of a colonial legacy adopted and transformed with greater meaning, not least the historic relationship between Britain and Lesotho.

Any new designs introduced have to first have the approval of the Basotho Royal Family.

SPITFIRE HERITAGE TRUST are honoured to have our emblem featured along side the Basotho Royal Coat of Arms on the 50 th Anniversary of Independence edition of the Basotho Blanket.

Not many organisations have the honour of featuring on the national dress of a nation.

We are so proud of our Spitfire Heritage.

How and why we do what we do.

Lesotho is one of the heroes of WWII.

Find out how and why we payed tribute.

If you'd like to learn more about and or get involved in our projects.


The Spitfire is much more than a vintage aircraft


It is a Great British icon that symbolises the coming together of all the nations of the Commonwealth, as we stood together in defence of our common human values and freedoms.


The Spitfire Heritage Trust is robustly engaged in the strengthening of links and the development of programs that create opportunities, educate, celebrate and give thanks to our Commonwealth family of nations, and to our shared values that transcend culture, religion and gender.

Creating opportunities, Educating and Celebrating our futures born from our past.


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