Only One Of Its Kind

Colin with Ivan Potter radio operator and air gunner on Wellingtons.

60ft Wellington Bomber Aircraft Mural

Saturday 30th September 2017 at 1500hrs. The day The Wellington Wall Mural was unveiled.

On Friday morning 29th September, Forces TV arrived to film and interview the owners of The Wellington pub at Feltwell, Mr Mrs Samuels and also the artist Colin Mason from the Arts Lounge Gallery in Swaffham. The interview and film of the mural went out on Forces TV News on Saturday 30th September and Monday 1st October.

On Saturday 30th the sun shone, and Radio Norfolk did an early morning interview with Colin whilst he was just adding a few final touches to the mural. As soon as the acrylics were dry, the covers were draped over the entire 60 feet of the wall in readiness of the official unveiling. By 1400hrs, guests started to arrive, and the sun was still shining too.

The guest of honour was 93 year old Mr. Ivan Potter who flew in the Wellington as a radio operator and air gunner. Also attending the ceremony was the New Zealand Air Attache from London, Wing Commander Lisa D’Oliveira, representatives from RAF Honington, members of 75 NZ Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, Group Captain Richard Dixon who was one of the last to fly the Wellington, and other invited guests.

A plaque dedicated to Colin for the mural.

Ivan Potter unveiled the mural in stages whilst the artist Colin Mason explained each part of the mural and what it signified. The ceremony was a huge success and a few who were touched by the whole mural had tears in their eyes, as it meant so much to them. So if you are in the area, go and visit The Wellington in Feltwell and see this magnificent mural.
If you click on the link below you will be abe to see the Forces TV interview. http://www.forces.net/news/only-one-its-kind-60ft-wellington-bomber-aircraft-mural