19th July 2017 The Project Team visited the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford with sculptor Antony Duford on Sunday 16th July
We were able to display the new bust of John Magee Jr. to many visitors including Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier RAF, General David L. Goldfein Chief of Staff USAF and Major General Tammy Harris Deputy Commander RCAF. The press coverage included interviews with the three chiefs who spoke of the significance of the project as a symbol of the close cooperation between the three air forces and of the shared regard for John Magee's poetry. Carol Vorderman MBE, one of our Patrons, also joined us and was thrilled by the statue. Video of the interviews
with the three chiefs of staff, with Foundation Chairman Richard Overton and with sculptor Antony Dufort plus a reading of High Flight by RAF and USAF pilots.
A Press Release
was issued and the Project Prospectus
Below are some photos from the show.