It probably seemed a good idea at the time but RAF officer Steve Hawkins was nearly put to flight by the pain he endured during a charity body wax.
Last Flight Home by Robert Taylor
Last Flight Home must be one of the most acclaimed and well-remembered of all Robert Taylor’s great Masterwork paintings. Painted in warm glowing colours and set within the glorious confines of the beautiful English countryside, this is one of the most memorable studies of the mighty Avro Lancaster bomber ever created. The peace and tranquillity of haymaking is momentarily disturbed by the thunderous return of a squadron of Lancasters. All eyes on the ground turn skywards as the great four-engined aircraft of the last flight home make their final approach to the neighbouring airfield after a raid over enemy territory. The men of Bomber Command have come home. It was these brave men to whom Winston Churchill turned when he saw no other route to victory except the destruction of industrial Germany.
While you wait, some photos are now up on my Facebook page here
I’ll be putting both mine and James’s arrival photos up at this site shortly, I’m trying to find the best place to post them as some people are having problems with Picasa, Facebook and the like as their work networks block them. I’ll probably try SkyDrive next, see how that works
Photos from the RAF Stanbridge Official Closure Ceremony (afternoon photos)
The official RAF Stanbridge Closure Ceremony takes place on the 21st June 2012
Photos of this event will be uploaded here