On Saturday 17th November, cadets from 858 (Rushden) Squadron were outside Rushden Hall Park to welcome high ranking guests of honour to the 21st annual art exhibition by the famous Keith Hill.
The cadets formed a guard of honour with the Squadron banner proudly on display to welcome the Town Mayor Councillor Marian Holloman along with veterans from the Second World War as well as Wing Commander Mike Brown, Commanding Officer RAF Wyton.
The Wing Commander will be handing over a specially commissioned painting to the curator of a Dutch museum.
Other pieces that were unveiled were a Flying Fortress on the approach to Thurleigh airfield entitled ‘Thurleigh’s Guiding Light’ along with a new wartime railway painting shows one of the massive US Army S160 locomotives that were shipped to the UK from 1943.
After the cadets from 858 welcomed all the guests of honour, they were allowed first looks at the new art being unveiled. Keith Hill is a strong supporter of Rushden squadron and is always keen to have them at his art exhibitions.
The Mayor of Rushden, Councillor Marian Holloman said “It is always a great pleasure having the cadets from 858 here with us on these occasions as they look incredibly smart and do a fantastic job each and every time.”