RAF Regiment Heritage Centre Shop
The Official RAF Regiment Heritage Centre Online Shop is now active.
The Heritage Centre receives no government funding and is run entirely by volunteers.
All funding comes from generous donations by members of the public and the on site shop.
RAF Regiment Officers’ Dinner Club
The RAF Regiment Officers’ Dinner Club is proud to sponsor – and offer for sale – unique sets of RAF Regiment-themed Jewellery in the shape of Blazer Buttons, Cufflinks and Hallmarked Gold or Sterling Silver Brooches. Manufactured exclusively for the Corps, the Buttons and Cufflinks are made by none other than the Queen’s Jeweller – G Collins & Sons. The Buttons are known as ‘Dead Gilt & Burnished’, which means they are gilded in a matt finish and the highlights are then polished by hand to give a bright polished finish; hence there are two differing contrasts on the button. The Cufflinks are hard gold-plated on Sterling Silver and are similar to the smaller cuff buttons, with a T-bar fastening.
The Brooches, made by Hebridean Jewellery, are in Hallmarked 9ct Yellow Gold or Sterling Silver, and depict the RAF Regiment badge centre-piece of the Crossed-Rifles and Adastral Crown. The rifles are approximately 30mm in length. Please contact the Secretary for a current price for the Brooches before ordering.
Each item is magnificently boxed and may be ordered direct from the Regimental Secretary. All mailings within the UK/BFPO will be by Royal Mail Special Delivery (next working day within the UK). Overseas mailings will be by Royal Mail International Signature at a cost of £7.50 (approx 7-day delivery depending on destination country). If in stock, they will normally be mailed by return but please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. Cheques will not be cashed until the items are dispatched. Multiple orders will normally be sent individually for tracking and insurance purposes.
RAF Regiment Picture Prints
The RAF Regiment Fund offers a number of high-quality Limited Edition lithographic print versions of recent oil paintings by the renowned military artists – including the Corps Artist, Stuart Brown – that were commissioned by the Corps to commemorate a number events in its history, including that of the RAF Armoured Car Companies. All pictures are on high-quality art board and are supplied in a cardboard tube. They are offered for sale un-mounted and all profits go to the RAF Regiment Fund to support its aims and
ambitions. Mailing will be by Royal Mail Recorded (ie ‘Signed-For’) Delivery and UK/BFPO costs are included in the price. Overseas (ie EU and Rest-of-the-World) postage will attract a supplementary postage and insurance charge reflecting the increased cost. Click here to download leaflet for more details.
AIR POWER ENABLED By Stuart Brown- Price: £70.00
The picture depicts a post-action event on Operation HERRICK, the UK’s contribution to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force’s combat operations in Afghanistan, which took place during the period 2002-14. A degree of artistic license has been exercised to reflect the wide range of vehicles and equipment used in the Theatre over the 12- year period, but all those who fought in the campaign will be able to identify with the image and events on the ground. With a brief description of the Campaign. Image Size: 60.5 x 35.0 cms. Limited Edition of 250 prints.
AL WAKI By Stuart Brown – Price: £40.00
The picture depicts the furious firefight that occurred in the Al Waki Market in Basrah, Iraq, in August 2007, in which A Flight of No1 Squadron RAF Regiment was engaged by some 50 Iraqi insurgents. The two-hour ‘contact’ left at least 16 insurgents dead, but the price was high as Senior Aircraftman Martin Beard, the Section light-Machine Gunner, was killed in action while providing covering fire for his comrades. His Section Commander, Corporal David Hayden, evacuated Beard over 200m – all under withering enemy fire – but he had been fatally wounded. Corporal Hayden received the Military Cross – the first ever awarded to an RAF airman. With brief account of the action. Image Size: 61.5 x 38.0 cms. Limited Edition of 450 prints.
THE QUEEN’S COLOURS By Stuart Brown – £55.00
The picture depicts the event when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, presented the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Regiment with their new Queen’s Colours during the Royal Air Force’s 90 Anniversary Parade at RAF Fairford in 2008. On parade as the Escort Squadrons are The Queen’s Colour Squadron (No 63 Squadron RAF Regiment) and No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment. The key Corps members involved can be easily identified. Image Size: 68.0 x 47.0 cms. With brief description of the event. Limited Edition of 350 prints.
HABBANIYA – 2 MAY 1941 By Stuart Brown – Price: £55.00
The picture records the action on 2 May 1941 when, under effective fire from an Iraqi brigade of some 9,000 men on the plateau overlooking the besieged RAF station at Habbaniya, three Rolls-Royce armoured cars of No 1 Armoured Car Company RAF recovered the ground crew and pilot of a Wellington bomber after being hit by anti-aircraft fire while on a bombing run over the Iraqi positions. As a result of the RAF Armoured
Car Company’s action, the Iraqi forces were deterred from taking the airfield and failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage; the siege of RAF Habbaniya effectively ended that day. With brief description of the action. Image Size: 57.5 x 36.5 cms Limited Edition of 250 prints.
HABBANIYA – 2 MAY 1941 By Stuart Brown – Unframed: £15.00 Framed price: £35 + Postage and Packing
The picture is a greyscale sketch version of the oil painting lithograph shown above, and was the Artist’s preliminary work for the original. The print, printed on 350gsm art board, measures 405mm x 304mm and is designed to fit a ready-made 30.5cms x 40.5cms (12in x 16in) frame. This picture is sized and priced ideally as a farewell or commemorative presentation item. With brief description of the action. Image size: 32.4cms x 20.5cms. Limited Edition of 200 prints.
“TWO-ONE DELTA – AIRFIELD SECURE” By David Rowlands – Price: £15.00
Commissioned to commemorate the Corps’ 60 Anniversary in 2002, the picture shows deployed RAF Regiment Field and Rapier short-range air defence capabilities deployed during the Iraq Wars of the 1990s and is a general overview of the Corps based in a desert location. Stocks of this picture are very limited and sales are thus subject to availability. Ideally priced as a farewell or commemorative presentation item. Image Size: 58.0 x 34.5 cms.