During my career in the RAF I was asked to produce a number of scrolls to commemorate
significant military anniversaries. The first of these was the 75th Anniversary
of the RAF. The scroll was signed by HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM
The Queen Mother, HRH Princess Margaret.
The work is produced on calf skin leather and is about 50cm x 30cm in size. The
artwork is rendered in gouache and gold leaf with the writing in gouache and chinese
I was subsequently asked to produce similar scrolls for the anniversaries of the
Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal South African Air Force. Another piece
I was delighted to be asked to do was the scroll presented to the United States Air
Force by the RAF on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its formation.
More recently I was commissioned to produce a commemorative scroll for the retirement
of the Australian F-111 which features the names of all the aircrews that flew it.
To view the RAF 75th Anniversary Scroll and the USAF 50th Anniversary Scroll select
the images below.