This project is a good example of our multi-aperture work. The photo is of ZM145 Lightning aircraft that is flown by the RAF 617 Squadron. The patches refer to both the Lightning aircraft, and the Squadron.
We did a bit of research to find out more, and discovered that the 617 Squadron is commonly known as the “Dambusters”, for its actions during Operation Chastise against German dams during the Second World War.
They reformed on 18 April 2018, and were equipped at RAF Marham in June 2018 with the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning, becoming the first squadron to be based in the UK with this advanced V/STOL type. The unit is composed of both RAF and Royal Navy personnel, and operates from the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
This project was completed to Fine Art Trade Guild Level 2 standard, and featured techniques from the following GCF Advanced modules:
- Conservation Framing
- Textile Framing
- Mount Design and Function