'The Airborne Technician', watercolour, 74 x 52 cm
A Royal Air Force Sentry AEW 1 (or AWACS, as it is sometimes known) flies over RAF Waddington to commemorate 30 years of both the aircraft and also the Airborne Technicians who flew aboard the aircraft, looking after its systems. The 'AT' brevet is at centre stage and the badges below the aircraft are those of 8 Squadron, who operated the Sentry until its retirement in 2021 and 23 Squadron, who operated the aircraft until the Squadron disbanded in 2009 - 23 Squadron is now the first of the RAF's new 'Space Squadrons' in its Space Command - and RAF Waddington, the Station which was home to the Sentry through its operational life. Lincoln Cathedral, a few miles north of the Station, can be seen standing proud at top left.
The commissioner has very kindly announced that for every print sold, £10 will be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, who operate out of Norwich and Cambridge. He is a long-term supporter of the service, which needs to raise £14m every year to keep their two helicopters flying. This print also attracts an approximately 10% military discount for current or serving members of the Armed Forces. Please mention your service when contacting us and we'll provide full details!
The original painting was sold by commission.
A limited edition of only 30 prints are available. The prints are available in our medium or large sizes:
Medium: Image 37 x 25 cm, £32 unmounted or £39 mounted to fit a 20 x 16" frame.
Large: Image approx 55 x 35 cm - £40 unmounted or £54 mounted to fit a 70 x 50 cm frame.
Please note that we can only provide framed prints for customers who can pick up from us in Mosstodloch - we are unable to post framed prints.
Medium framed print: £64
Large framed print: £89