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This 'Special Aviation Raffle' ran during the Summer of VE year and was drawn at The Dambusters Inn Scampton at 8pm on Friday 14th August 2020 by Wing Commander Bill Ramsey (rtd) the captain of the last ever flight of the Avro Vulcan. As it is VE75 year there were 75 chances to win a great prize. The draw also included some extra prizes that could only be won by people in attendance on the evening of the draw.

The raffle is aimed at raising funds for the RAF Scampton Commemorative Window and associated children’s art, remembrance, and RAF Scampton history project, which will engage 200 local children in the lead up to a remembrance service for the children, parents and carers, in 617 hanger at RAF Scampton.

THE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED

The winners are:

1st Prize - Lisa Middleton - Sheffield

2nd Prize - Sarah McKerrarcher - Lincoln

3rd Prize - Hannah Stead - Scampton

Raffle First prize

DETAILED LIST OF PRIZES

FIRST PRIZE: A unique weekend's aviation experience for two people on 4th 5th and 6th September 2020 including:

Friday 4th Sept, a guided tour of RAF Scampton Heritage Centre including a meet and greet with with Wing Commander Parker (OIC RAF Scampton)  - (operational commitments permitting) -  A tour of 617 Squadron Dambusters Hanger, & Guy Gibson's office, a photo shoot in a Red Arrows Hawk Jet. Have lunch in the Sergeants and Warrant Officers mess with its rich history, fine paintings and memorabillia.

An overnight stay at The Premier Inn Lincoln including breakfast.

Saturday 5th Sept, a full VIP escorted day at The Newark Air Museum one of the UK's largest volunteer managed collections. You will be welcomed at the museum with a coffee, followed by a guided tour. After a light lunch you will be free to explore the collections of around 90 aircraft and cockpit sections. An internal tour of the cockpit of Vulcan XM594 is included (subject to volunteer availability).

Followed by an evening meal at The Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre, Scampton.

Another overnight stay with breakfast at The Premier Inn Lincoln.

Sunday 6th Sept,  a VIP escorted tour, with lunch included, of the International Bomber Command Centre on Wings and Wheels Day.

(The value of the weekend is 'unique'!)

SECOND PRIZE: A fantastic full day's aircrew experience for two people at The Tornado Heritage Centre, worth £300 including full sessions for both people, in the F3 simulator with ex RAF Tornado instructors.

See the full itinerary for the exciting day HERE

Included is an overnight stay, with breakfast, for two at The Premier Inn Chester.

THIRD PRIZE: Learn to fly a Spitfire in the Boultbee Flight Academy Spitfire Simulator Experience. Fly the world's only professional MkIX Spitfire simulator!
A genuine Spitfire fuselage, based on a genuine WW2 model, with a 220° dome screen, force feedback controls and original fully functional gauges.
Learn the basics of flying this iconic plane.
Looks, feels and even sounds like a real Spitfire.

The simulator experience is for one person with an accompanying observer.

Included is an overnight stay for two, with breakfast, at The 4 Star Goodwood Hotel. Package value £300.

 

OTHER PRIZES INCLUDE:

HARRY'S GAME - The Complete Works
The books are historical fiction, based on actually events and exploring an arc of what ‘could’ have happened, had times been a little different.
The Harry’s Game Trilogy follows the adventures of Harriet Cornwall, a young woman who finds herself at the heart of the three great defensive air battles of World War Two, the Battle of France, Battle of Britain, and Battle of Malta.
Harriet, or Harry to her friends, faces the exhaustion of relentless combat; while fighting to survive against a determined enemy, and understand her place in a world turned upside down by war, and reluctant to accept a young woman’s place in the fight.
All books personally signed by the author Karl Jackson
***** rating
Harrys Game Trilogy

A family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) for a day at:

The Imperial War Museum, RAF Duxford. (Excludes air show days)

Duxford

A beautifully framed (red, white and blue) photo of the Red Arrows over The Mall and Buckingham Palace, originally signed by the pilots.

Reds over The Mall Signed

A guided tour of the Lancaster bomber NX611 'Just Jayne' at:

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Just Jayne Lancaster

Afternoon tea for two at The Petwood Hotel Woodhall Spa. The Petwood was the base for the officers of 617 Squadron during WW2. The Squadron Bar hosts a range of memorabilia and tributes to Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC and their Officers.

Petwood

Five annual memberships to:

The People's Mosquito Club

Peoples Mosquito Club

A framed originally signed photo of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster PA474 signed by all crew and staff at BBMF.

BBMF signed photo

A ladies Timber watch with Myola 2035 quartz movement complete with Vulcan motif on the front

Ladies Timberland Vulcan Watch

The Last British Dambuster by George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE - originally signed by 'Johnny'

For the first time, Johnny relives every moment of that fatal night. He recalls with unique wit and insight the difficult training conducted in secrecy, the race against time to release the bombs, and the sheer strength and bravery shown by a small unit faced with great adversity and uncertainty.

IBCC
The last Dambuster Book signed

A framed photo of the last Vulcan (XH558) to fly originally signed by the last flight crew. Presented by Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

XH558 signed by crew of last flight

A paperback book ‘Vulcan 207’ which tells the story of operation Black Buck during the Falklands War. It is personally signed by the author Roland White and also plated by Squadron Leader Martin Withers (Vulcan Pilot on the mission), and Squadron Leader Bob Tuxford (Victor K2 Tanker pilot on the mission)

Signed Book Vulcan 607

Three x A3 photos of  Vulcan XH558 and BBMF Lancaster PA474 flying over Lincoln on the occasion of the turf cutting ceremony at The International Bomber Command Centre 22nd August 2014. Originally signed by Wing Commander Bill Ramsey (rtd) captain of the Vulcan XH558, Squadron Leader Tim Dunlop (Rtd) captain of the Lancaster PA474 and Squadron Leader Duncan Mason (Rtd) BBMF observer on board RCAF Lancaster.

Joh Dibbs photo© 2

A limited edition print of a painting by renowned aviation artist Mal Grosse (‘Cleared for take off’) of Vulcan XH558 ‘The Spirit of Great Britain’ on her first take off following restoration. The £7 million restoration has been described as ‘the most complex return to flight project ever attempted in the world. This limited print is originally signed by the artist, pilot , co-pilot and air electronics officer on that maiden flight.

Cleared for take off signed limited edition

Five chances to win a 545 x 445 print entitled 'After me the flood' by Michael Stuart - Wing Commander Guy Gibson DSO DFC commanding officer 617 squadron with his pet labrador dog at RAF Scampton before the specialised attack on Germany's Ruhr Dams.

 

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A framed 3D picture of the Supermarine Spitfire IX MH434

3D Supermarine Spitfire

A set of 4 DVDs telling the story of the restoration of 'The Spirit of Great Britain' Vulcan XH558

Vulcan restoration DVDs

Three chances to win a 595 x 475 limited edition print of RAAF Lancaster B1, over Spurn Point,  returning to RAF Binbrook in June 1944 with both starboard engines failed. Personally signed by the artist Edward Ash.

Lancaster Spurn Point Edward Ash

A Glenmuir polo shirt sporting the Royal Air Force Club, London badge

Glenmore RAF Club Golf shirt

A Pilot Teddy from The Royal Air Force Club in Piccadilly, London.

RAF Club pilot teddy

Fifty chances to win a Red Arrows programme including full details of all pilots, team staff and manoeuvers.

Reds programmes

With thanks to Greg and Steve at The Dambusters Inn Heritage Centre for hosting the raffle draw.

For more information about the RAF Scampton Commemorative Window,

and associated children's art and remembrance project CLICK HERE

 

The target funding for the complete project is £23,927, and all donations are red circled to ensure continuity of funds towards said target. If the funding does not meet the target, the design of the window will be reduced accordingly. This may result in a vastly scaled down version of the artwork, simply featuring the aircraft on panels of plain glass. We would also need to make cuts to the children's art and remembrance scheme. In the event of the campaign exceeding the target, be assured that funds will be put towards re-ordering the building to create a Community Church and RAF Heritage and Commonwealth War Graves Centre, at Scampton church.

 

 

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