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THE MARHAM WING OVER SANDRINGHAM
by Michael Rondot

A commemorative limited edition to celebrate the
Golden Jubilee Year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

THE MARHAM WING OVER SANDRINGHAM
by Michael Rondot


At the beginning of her Golden Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Air Force Marham, the Norfolk airbase close to the Royal family's winter residence at Sandringham. RAF Marham personnel are very proud of their unique association with Her Majesty who became Honorary Air Commodore of the station in 1976. To mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee Year this magnificent oil painting was commissioned by all ranks of RAF Marham and presented to Her Majesty. We are honoured to have permission to publish a small and exclusive limited edition of fine-art prints from the original painting.

The aircraft in Michael Rondot's painting represent the five squadrons of The Marham Wing, formed in August 2001 to become the Royal Air Force's largest and most potent fast-jet main operating base. A Canberra PR9 is portrayed leading four Tornado GR4s, one from each squadron with aircraft tail letters specially marked to spell E II R L for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, in a formation flown over Sandringham House in Her Majesty's honour. In the background, surrounded by beautiful wooded grounds, lawned gardens and 20,000 acres of estate, stands the fine red brick and sandstone house built in 1870 for Prince Edward (later King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra.




THE SIGNATORIES

We are delighted to have two distinguished Jaguar & Tornado pilots and all five Marham Wing squadron commanders as signatories to this unique Golden Jubilee edition Each copy is personally signed by:

Air Vice-Marshal GLEN TORPY CBE DSO.
Glen Torpy was a reconnaissance/attack pilot flying Jaguars with the artist on No.41 Sqn before moving to Tornados. In the Gulf War he commanded No XIII Sqn and the Tornado reconnaissance force at Dhahran for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He is now Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group.

Group Captain DICK GARWOOD DFC ADC Dick Garwood also served on No 41 Sqn at RAF Coltishall with the artist and Glen Torpy during the 1980s. He flew Tornados during the Gulf War and later commanded No II(AC) Sqn before assuming command of Royal Air Force Marham.

THE SQUADRON COMMANDERS
Wing Commander KEN SMITH Officer Commanding No 39 Squadron
Wing Commander PADDY TEAKLE OBE Officer Commanding No 31 Squadron
Wing Commander MOOSE POOLE Officer Commanding No II(AC) Squadron
Wing Commander DEREK WATSON Officer Commanding No IX(B) Squadron
Wing Commander PHIL OSBORN Officer Commanding No XIII Squadron


Limited to only 350 copies, THE MARHAM WING OVER SANDRINGHAM is signed and numberedby the artist and individually embossed with the Collectair seal to guarantee the edition size. A certificate of authenticity accompanies each copy of this historic print
which is sure to become a treasured collector's item.

THE MARHAM WING OVER SANDRINGHAM
by Michael Rondot

Print size: 27 x 20ins approx

Primary Edition size: 300 Price: £75.00
Artist Proof Edition size: 50 Price: £120.00
Remarque Edition size: Price: £235.00
PRINT TERMINOLOGY - see below


All major credit cards are accepted with delivery taking usually
5-7 days for Europe and 7-10 days for the rest of the World.

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