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SIGNED FRAME SETTLES INTO NEW HOME

A bid of £570 secured Sean Runcie a unique piece of Air Tattoo memorabilia from the 2012 airshow.




Sean, a motor vehicle servicing specialist from Corby in Northamptonshire, visited the Air Tattoo headquarters at Douglas Bader House recently to collect his framed print.

The large, one-off framed print featured the official 2012 Air Tattoo artwork created by renowned aviation artist David Bent.

It had been signed by many of those who took part in the airshow including the Red Arrows, the US Air Force's B-2 'Stealth' crew, RAF display pilots, the Vulcan crew, the South Korean Black Eagles team and the Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum display pilot.

Others signatories include the UAE's Al Fursan team, the Japanese Air Self Defense Force KC-767 crew and the USAF F-15E Strike Eagle team. In total, more than 280 signatures feature as well a number of colourful squadron patches, pins and stickers representing air arms from around the world.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the RAF Charitable Trust.

Sean said: "I've been to the Air Tattoo for quite a few years and think it is great. I heard about the auction, took a look at the print online and thought 'that looks good'. It's great to have placed the winning bid at the auction. I know exactly where I'm going to hang it!"

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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