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Memorabelia - Royal Air Force

This second page of memorabelia items shows some of the publications and other artefacts that are related to the VC10 in RAF service.

Beer Mats and Stickers

VC10 in Print

First Day Covers

RAF Safety Cards

Squadron Badges

RAF Squadron Medaillon

Ballpoint pen

50 Years Water Glass

ESAG Calendar

2013 VC10 Calendar

ZD241 2016 Calendar

Last Flight Souvenirs

Limited edition ZD241 watch

VC10 Prints


Beer Mats and Stickers

Where better to park a pint.....
The third and fourth images are stickers from 101 Squadron with one showing the official crest and the other one a variation on this. The fifth image shows a coaster that was produced for the 95th anniversary diner of 101 Squadron, at the Brooklands Museum on 28th June 2012.

 

Photos A. Townshend & J. Hieminga

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VC10 in print

The VC10 reached many a magazine cover, especially in the first years of its existence.

1. Aircraft Illustrated, June 1972
2. Aircraft Illustrated, March 1981
3. Aircraft Illustrated, October 1977

   

1. Battle of Britain souvenir book, September 1962
 

Images via P. Robinson

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First Day Covers

This cover was flown to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the VC10, it was signed by the five living British Prime Ministers as well as other VC10 related persons.

Image via www.aviationcollectables.co.uk

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Safety Cards

Two images of the safety cards that were used on the K2/K3 tankers when carrying passengers.

Images via A. Townshend

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Squadron Badges

Two badges as in use with the RAF. The second one is for the lesser known 1312 Flt, a detachment operating a single VC10 and a Hercules from the Falkland Islands.

Photos A. Townshend

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RAF Squadron Medaillon

A medaillon showing a front view of a VC10 on the Union Jack and on the other side the 101 Sqn crest. The text reads '101 Squadron - Mens Agitat Molem' on one side and surrounding the crest 'No one kicks ass without tanker gas'.

Photo J. Hieminga / Via S. Frampton

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RAF VC10 Ballpoint pen

A simple ballpoint pen showing a side view of the VC10.

Photo J. Hieminga / Via A. Townshend

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50 Years water glass

This water glass was produced for the dinner at the Brooklands Museum on 28th June 2012, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the VC10's first flight and the 95th anniversary of 101 Squadron. The Squadron crest and the VC10 50 years logo is on one side and the Airbus Military logo on the other.

Photo J. Hieminga

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The Engineering Science Aviation Group 101 Squadron Calendar

This calendar was produced by The Engineering Science Aviation Group or ESAG. Based at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, it comprises a membership from various backgrounds who share a passion for Military Aviation. The group actively raises money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and has produced various products in support of this. These can be obtained from their website. The limited edition 101 Squadron calendar is still available so get yours while supplies last. The only downside of this calendar is that there are women blocking the view of the aircraft in many photos but for a price of £1 we won't complain too hard about that.

Have a look at their website as they also have four free wallpapers available with the same subject material (under 'merchandise').

Photos J. Hieminga

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End of the VC10 2013 Calendar

This calendar was produced by two 101 Squadron members to celebrate the VC10's career. As the text on the front states 'This collection hopes to evoke a few memories from the many years of valuable service'. Opening with Geoffrey Lee's wonderful air-to-air photo of the three-ship that flew on 28th August 2012, the calendar shows a lot of images from the VC10's long RAF career and some from the tanker's previous civil careers. Various significant dates from the VC10's career are marked on the calendar. The profits of the calendar went to charity.

Photos J. Hieminga

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ZD241 2016 Calendar

This calendar was produced by the group that looks after VC10 K4 ZD241 at Bruntingthorpe airfield. Sold through their Facebook page and initially also an Ebay shop, the proceeds will help keep ZD241 running for the years to come.

Photos J. Hieminga

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Last Flight Souvenirs

I was fortunate enough to witness the last landings of ZA150 at Dunsfold and ZA147 at Bruntingthorpe. As a memento I managed to get a headrest cover from ZA150 signed by the crew. After ZA147's landing I had to run off to the airport and missed meeting the crew myself but a friend managed to get a safety card (which is originally from a C1 but I'm not complaining!) signed by the crew who carried out the last ever VC10 flight.

Photos J. Hieminga, with thanks to R. Voice

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Limited edition ZD241 watch

In 2017 the main force behind ZD241's merchandise, Steve Jones, came up with a new idea: a limited edition stainless steel men's watch. Based on a waterproof quartz watch, it is customised with the VC10 logo, a top view drawing of a VC10 K4 and a Vickers Armstrongs logo on the black face. Also, the rear cover is laser etched with a K4 outline and an individual number, only 101 pieces have been produced. The clasp also has the Vickers Armstrongs logo laser etched on it, as well as the black watch box that it comes in.

Photos J. Hieminga

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VC10 Prints

The VC10 has inspired many artists over the years since 1962, including Sir George Edwards himself. Not everyone has the money for a painting on the wall, but art prints can be somewhat more affordable. This is just a small selection of the many prints that have been produced over the years. Some are still available and lets hope that the VC10 will inspire artists to create more of these wonderful images. For more images of prints, have a look at this post in the forum.


This image from Keith Woodcock is called 'Godsend'. It shows a K3 tanker refuelling US Navy aircraft over Afghanistan. This particular print is from a limited edition of 1000 signed prints. The original painting hangs in the officer's mess at RAF Brize Norton.
With thanks to L. Gutsell

The company Squadron Prints has been creating aircraft profile prints since 1977. This is one of their VC10 prints showing C1K XV101. For more of their VC10 products click the link below.
Squadron prints

This small print is of a painting that was commissioned for a leaving senior RAF officer, from artist Alan Stephens, showing a row of ten VC10s of 10 Squadron. The original was painted in acrylic (16"x9") and 500 prints were made around December 1991 to be sold in aid of the RAF Benevolent fund.
Image copyright A. Stephens.

This print was sold by 216 Squadron during the September 2013 enthusiasts day at Brize Norton. The small images on the bottom left show ZD235 'L' in its previous BA career as G-ASGG and also Tristar ZD952 as BA's G-BFCE. The painting is by Robert Tomlin and is titled 'Global Support'.

Photos J. Hieminga

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