During the period after the Falklands conflict a substantial British Forces presence was maintained in the area. Part of this of course was the RAF. The image depicts a Hercules of 1312 Flight during one of their training exercises. The object of the exercise was to train fighter pilots to detect, home in to, and destroy enemy aircraft under the most extreme conditions. It was also an opportunity for the Hercules pilots to hone their evasion skills using the cover of the cliffs. This meant flying at low levels in adverse conditions. This was invaluable training for the person who commissioned the canvas as he now flies with EasyJet.
The original painting is owned by Cpt. Nick Stein and hangs in his private collection at home. Nick actually flew in the depicted aircraft and gave me a great deal of help, adding to the pleasure it was to paint for him.
Artist signed Giclee print - overall size 26" x 18½", image 24" x 14½"