Marham Wing

Michael Rondot

 

 

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Marham Wing 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 GR-4, 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.

 

PRINT DETAILS

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 PHIL OSBORN Officer Commanding No XIII Squadron

Wing Commander DEREK WATSON Officer Commanding No IX(B) Squadron



Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 27"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £90.00 Edition Size - 300

Artist Proof Edition
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 50

Remarque Edition
UK £250.00 (Please Call)

 

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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.

 

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