Vulcan The Loved One

Michael Rondot

 

 

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Vulcan The Loved One Michael Rondot

"The noise was fantastic. The earth moved and shook as a huge trumpeting roar set off all the car alarms. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end; everyone stood still and listened and then it appeared. I fell in love and I knew I would never forget my first Avro Vulcan display".

Few aircraft have evoked such strong emotions with the airshow-going public as Avro Vulcan XH558, the subject of Michael Rondot's painting. Climbing almost vertically, with black smoke pouring from its thundering Olympus engines at full power, the Avro Vulcan could bring any airshow to a complete standstill. Crowds watched in awe as the majestic delta winged bomber created a deafening roar of smoke and noise, the sight and sound of its display an emotional and unforgettable experience for those who witnessed it.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The entire edition of Vulcan The Loved One, is signed and numbered by the Artist Michael Rondot and countersigned by three distinguished pilots associated with the history of the Avro Vulcan from its heyday as the spearhead of the RAF's elite V-Bomber nuclear strike force, to Falklands bomber and finally, the darling of the airshow circuit - The Loved One.

The Signatures

Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE.

Lord Craig entered the RAF in 1951and was a QFI and Hunter fighter pilot before joining No 35 Sqn in 1962 to fly the then brand new Vulcan B2.
He commanded No 35 Sqn until 1965 and flew numerous other types during his distinguished career. He was Commander-in-Chief RAF Strike Command, Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Defence Staff and in 1991 was appointed a Life Peer. His affection for the Avro Vulcan has remained undiminished and he has the unique distinction of having flown the Vulcan in every rank in the RAF from Squadron Leader to Marshall of the Royal Air Force.

Squadron Leader Martin Withers, DFC.

Martin Withers was the captain on XM607, the first Vulcan to bomb in anger during the Falklands War. On 1 May 1982, just one month after the Argentine invasion, Withers and his crew completed 'Black Buck One', the longest distance bombing mission in history until that time, and one of the most significant, attacking Port Stanley airfield during an 8,000 mile, 16 hour flight from their base at Ascension Island.

Squadron Leader David Thomas.

David Thomas has amassed nearly 4,000 Vulcan flying hours since 1964,
during three squadron and two OCU tours. He flew with the Vulcan Display Flight from 1998 until 1992 and on 23 March 1993 he was the captain of the last flight of XH558. He is currently a Jetstream QFI, the senior Lancaster bomber pilot with the BBMF and is a key member of the project to return XH558 to flying status.




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 - 558

Artist Proof Edition
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 50

Remarque Edition
UK £250.00 (Please Call)

 

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