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Auf Wiedersehen by Philip West.- Airforce-Art
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Auf Wiedersehen by Philip West.


Auf Wiedersehen by Philip West.

This symbolic bouquet break by the Patrouille Suisse with the snow covered peaks of the Swiss Alps below signifies the retirement of the beloved Hawker Hunter from team service in 1994. After thirty years of thrilling displays around Europe, the Hawker Hunters of the Patrouille Suisse performed their last public display at Nancy in France on 25th September 1994. Considered by many to be the most beautiful jet fighter ever to grace the skies the Swiss machines, with their striking paint scheme, enabled the Patrouille Suisse to bring an exceptional element of grace and elegance to the dynamic type of aerobatic display performed by most jet aerobatic display teams. Even more remarkable in their performance is the fact that the team members were all regular pilots with the Surveillance Wing of the Swiss Air Force and as such were able to practice just once per month when normal duties allowed. Their appearances were comparatively rare as they performed only about 6-10 public displays per year but their professionalism was legendary amongst aerobatic teams, one of the most memorable moments being at Fairford, England in 1993 when they flew an outstanding display immediately after the mid-air collision by Russian MiGs.
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Item Code : DHM2540Auf Wiedersehen by Philip West. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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PRINTLimited edition of 500 prints.

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Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 12 inches x 15 inches (31cm x 38cm) Ramseier, Fredi
Thoni, Markus
Thoma, Paul
Rapaz, Stephane
Hosli, Daniel
Hoffmann, Werner
+ Artist : Philip West


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Captain Werner Hoffmann
*Signature Value : £20

Captain Werner Hoffi Hoffmann first flew with the Patrouille Suisse in 1990 and left the team after season 1995. After transition to F/A-18 HORNET with the US Navy at Jacksonville / FL he got back to Switzerland and 1997 – 1998 was also F/A-18 display pilot. Today Colonel Hoffmann is Quality Manager of the Swiss Air Force Pilot Schools, and since 2010 is again back in airshow business as the Commanding Officer of the Swiss Air Force PC-7 TEAM, besides the Patrouille Suisse the other official air display team of the Swiss Air Force.
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HunterHawker Hunter F-1 to Fr-10 jet fighter and fighter reconnaissance aircraft first flew with No43 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1954. The Hawker Hunter continued service until 1971. The Hunters were used by two RAF display units, the "Black Arrows" of No. 111 Squadron who set a record by looping and barrel rolling in formation 22 Hunters, and later the "Blue Diamonds" of 92 Squadron that used 16 Hunters. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.

Aviation History Timeline : 24th May
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24May1940Feldwebel Helmut Grtz of 3./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Hauptmann Fritz Prager of II./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Hauptmann Karl-Lothar Schulz of III./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Leutnant Cord Tietjen of 5./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Leutnant of the Reserves Wolfgang Graf von Blcher-Fincken of 2./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Major Erich Walther of I./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Major Heinrich Trettner of 7. Fliegerdivision was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberleutnant Herbert Schmidt of 1./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberleutnant Horst Kerfin of 11./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberst Bruno Bruer of Fallschjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberst Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Conrad of Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1944Reinhold Hoffmann, a WW2 Ace with 66.00 victories, died on this day
24May1945Robert Greim, a WW1 Ace with 25.00 victories, died on this day
24May1950Claude Haegelan, a WW1 Ace with 23.00 victories, died on this day
24May1974Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. W. Charnock of 64 & 19 Squadrons, Passed away.
24May1980Wilfrid Clouston, a WW2 Ace with 12.00 victories, died on this day
24May1989Viktor Schobinger, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
24May2008Knight's Cross recipient Josef Huber of 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77 died on this day
24May2009Carl Luksic, a WW2 Ace with 8.50 victories, died on this day
24May2009Robert Booth, a WW2 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day

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