Interpretation panel with sculpture behind Interpretation panel with sculpture behind

October the 6th was the official opening of the Andover Flight and Navigation sculpture which was fitted last week. The ceremony was conducted in the pouring rain by the Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Jan Lovell.

Flight and Naviagtion Flight and Naviagtion

Although a sheet large enough to cover the sculpture could not be sourced the interpretation panel was concealed by the last flag to fly at RAF Andover which was removed in a grand unveiling to mark the official opening of the sculpture. The flag had been stored by Councillor Ian Carr,  a former RAF Aircrew Officer based at Andover.

Afterwards a reception was held in the Chalkhill Blue pub where scores of planes, drawn by local children, had been hung from the ceiling.

Planes drawn by local children Planes drawn by local children
Planes drawn by local children Planes drawn by local children

There is a great write up and more pictures of the occasion on the Andover and Villages website: http://www.andoverandvillages.co.uk/andover-news-in-andover-and-villages/1124-new-sculpture-takes-off-at-former-raf-base#!andover_new_sculpture_unveiled_former_raf_base_chalk1_013