The Spirit of the Royal Air Force: One Hundred Years of Excellence An Anthology in Words & Works of Art

Tuesday 31st July 2018

This new anthology is a partnership between the Royal Air Force Club and BAE Systems to bring together the art collections of both, celebrating not only the centenary of the RAF, but also that of the RAF Club.

As both collections are private, this is the first time many of these stunning works of art have been made available for general enjoyment. Telling the story of the RAF with a particular emphasis on its people and their professionalism, dedication, bravery, heroism, and spirit, the book illustrates how Trenchard’s founding aspirations have been fulfilled in the past and points to how relevant they will be in the future, as the RAF moves into its second century.

Told in a narrative and readable style and illustrated in full colour with works of art from the collections of its sponsors, each work of art is captioned with interesting details about the subject. The book features 102 full colour plates by iconic aviation artists such as Frank Wooton, Michael Rondot, Mark Bromley and David Shepherd, along with 20 specially commissioned pencil vignettes by Mandy Shepherd. A full list and biography of all the artists whose work appears is also included.

Price £35.00 plus P&P. To purchase visit the Club Shop section of the website or email shop@rafclub.org.uk

Large, hardback, landscape, format book (340 x 250mm) of 285 pages ISBN: 9 781912 584031

A contribution from every book sold will be donated to the RAF Club.

Review below reproduced courtesy of Aeroplane Magazine - October 2018 edition.

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