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Brownie Sees Stars With Tim Peake Surprise

Published: 19 Jul 2019   updated: 20 Jul 2019

A lucky Brownie from Malmesbury was left starstruck when she was surprised by one of her heroes, astronaut Major Tim Peake, at the Royal International Air Tattoo today.

Annie Eagles, aged 10, who is part of the 2nd Malmesbury brownies, was told she would be receiving a prestigious Gold Award at the event at RAF Fairford, but did not know it would be Tim Peake who would be presenting it to her.

A rather overwhelmed Annie said: "It was amazing to meet Tim Peake."

The Gold Award is a special accolade in the Brownies and gives the girls the opportunity to put everything they've learned into practice. Annie had to collect six theme badges in order to achieve the award.

Tim made his unexpected appearance in the gravity-defying Lockheed Martin Space Café , located in the airshow's critically-acclaimed Techno Zone®, where they posed for the perfect opportunity making them look like they were in space.

Annie's Mum Emma was with her for the presentation. She said: "It's absolutely amazing. We had no idea so this was a real surprise but it's lovely. I think she was quite overwhelmed actually, I was quite overwhelmed. I'm so proud of her."

The Techno Zone® has aviation at its heart and is where STEM subjects are brought to life and showcased with cutting edge and interactive activities designed to engage and inspire future engineers.

Tickets for the Sunday of the airshow, which is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, can be purchased online at or by calling 01285 713456. All accompanied under-18s go free.

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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