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Fleet Air Arm Charity Shoot 2021

Auction

Fleet Air Arm Charity Shoot 2021

Royal Berkshire Shooting School

LIVE AUCTION

15 September 2021

LOT 1

Tiger Moth Pair Formation Flight for 2

A Tiger Moth Pair Formation Flight for two over the beautiful Somerset and Dorset countryside.

Experience the romance of flying in an open cockpit vintage Tiger Moth with your partner or friend flying in perfect formation in another Tiger Moth alongside you!  These Tigers are in their eighties and were used by the Royal Navy and RAF to train fighter pilots in the Second World War.

Your 30 minute flight will be from Henstridge Airfield in Dorset, a former Royal Naval Air Station. Sheepskin Irvin flying jacket, leather helmet and goggles provided. Hangar Tour and refreshments also included.

Valid for 12 months. Expiry October 2022

Kindly donated by Kevin Crumplin

LOT 2

Tandem Skydive with the Lightning Bolts!

This is the ultimate skydiving experience with the Army’s best! A Tandem Parachute Jump with the famous Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Lightning Bolts Parachute Display Team.

Are you generally fit and well and ready to take the plunge? Jump out of an aeroplane strapped to a highly experienced team member and feel the adrenalin rush of the freefall before floating above the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

Jumping out of a serviceable aeroplane always seems slightly mad to most aviators but with the Lighting Bolts as soon as your feet touch the ground – you will want to go up again!

Share the Go-Pro footage of your unforgettable day and tick another great experience off your bucket list for charity!

Weight restricted to 101 kg / 224 Ib. No age restriction

Kindly donated by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Lightning Bolts Parachute Display Team

LOT 3

Drive in an Ariel Atom and Nomad

A factory tour and two rides in an Ariel Atom and Nomad with Ariel Motor Company, Somerset. These beautifully engineered and exquisitely built high performance sports cars are serious fun!

No doors, no roof, no compromise, the Ariel Atom is unique. Its original. Nothing else comes close!

And the Nomad is probably the coolest car on the road! Wild and astonishingly robust and fast – a thrill to drive!

Indulge yourself and drive both cars. Or share your prize with a friend, giving you the opportunity to have a drive each. Friend or family member also welcome to join you on the tour.

 

Kindly donated by Ariel Motor Company

LOT 4

A Shooting Experience, Like No Other!

James Purdey & Sons with the Royal Berkshire Shooting School are delighted to offer a shooting experience like no other!

This prize is for up to five people to come for a morning or afternoon and enjoy a simulated driven shoot over four drives around the grounds. All clays and cartridges are included. In addition, whilst the guns may of course bring their own, we will have a range of James Purdey & Sons guns available to use freely on the day.

We will also provide a winner’s party with suitable packed lunch and refreshments provided by our in-house caterers.

Date and times to be agreed, subject to availability. Valid until September 2022

Kindly donated by James Purdey & Sons with the Royal Berkshire Shooting School

LOT 5

Navy Gazelle Helicopter Flight

A fantastic 45 minute flight in a historic Gazelle helicopter from Thruxton airfield in Hampshire. Fly with an experienced former Naval Test Pilot and see the surrounding countryside and Stonehenge as you have never seen it before!

The highly versatile, high performance turbine Gazelle represented a dramatic change in helicopter technology, and was used for military pilot training. This is an exciting experience to go down memory lane in a dynamic and much respected helicopter.

Kindly donated by Simon Sparkes

LOT 6

A Flight in a Tiger Moth

A flight in a wartime de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane with former Royal Navy Air Engineer Jim Norris.

Jim served on Sea Harrier and Lynx Squadrons, and if you are as passionate about engineering as you are about old aeroplanes, Jim’s experience and wealth of knowledge will enthral you!

Flying from Henstridge Airfield in Dorset, your 60 minute flight with Jim will be a joy from start to finish. Henstridge was a WW2 Fleet Air Arm training airfield, called HMS Dipper and was used by Seafires for deck landing practice.

The runway is 750 metres long, the same length as a carrier deck and the old control tower, Nissen huts and wartime hangars can still be seen today, making the whole experience one steeped in naval aviation history and heritage!

Kindly donated by Jim Norris

LOT 7

A week in a fabulous gîte in the Rhône-Alpes region of France

A week’s holiday in a charming and spacious gîte, La Bergerie du Château de Divajeu, in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. La Bergerie is a beautifully restored stone building, situated within the grounds of the Château, in a quiet valley benefitting from magnificent views over the tranquil valley of the Drôme.

This spacious, family-friendly home has been tastefully renovated and equipped with every comfort. There are two double bedrooms and a family bedroom, each with its own bathroom, comfortably accommodating up to six adults and children.

It is tastefully furnished and equipped to the highest standard with internet, TV (satellite or cable) and a washer-dryer.

There is an outdoor pool surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden.

Close to the historic town of Crest, this fabulous gîte is superbly situated for an idyllic holiday in rural France.

Available by agreement. Valid until December 2022.

Generously donated by Sandra and Tim Percy, Navy Wings Ambassador.

LOT 8

Champagne Tea for 8 on The Thames

A champagne tea for 8 onboard ‘Zanzibar’ a stunning Frolic 31 Edwardian gentleman’s launch on the River Thames. Embark in this vintage wooden gem in the beautiful riverside market town of Henley-on-Thames and be waited on hand, foot and finger by exceptional staff and a fabulous captain.

Sit back, relax and let the world drift by, and enjoy the riverside views, as you and your guests indulge in a quintessential English champagne cream tea.

Voucher valid to 15 September 2022. Weekends of Henley Regatta and Henley Music Festival not available

Kindly donated by Andrew Reid

LOT 9

Pencil Etching ‘The Office’

A Limited Edition Pencil Etching title ‘The Office’ of the cockpit instrument panel in a Fairey Swordfish by the artist Steven Ward Fox and signed by the legendary Swordfish pilot, John Moffat, who flew in the Swordfish attack that crippled the Bismarck.

This exceptionally detailed and simply framed etching evokes the selfless courage of the Swordfish crews who flew in open cockpits protecting convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic.

A stunning study and an outstanding piece of our country’s naval aviation heritage.

Kindly donated by Steven Ward Fox

LOT 10

Land Rover Off-Road Experience And Overnight Stay For 2

Explore the true capabilities of Land Rover by getting behind the wheel and heading-off for an exciting, challenging drive navigating steep inclines, descents, water and more with a Full-Day Off-Road Experience situated within the picturesque 1,200-acre Luton Hoo Country Estate at the London Luton Experience Centre, Bedfordshire.

Followed by Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the nearby luxurious Luton Hoo Hotel.

A luxury five-star hotel with 18 hole golf course, magnificent spa and acres of parkland and gardens.

 

Kindly donated by Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Guildford

If you unable to attend the Fleet Air Arm Charity Shoot but would like to place a sealed bid on any of the Auction Lots please email sue.eagles@navywings.org.uk by 17:00 on Monday 13 September.

All proceeds from the Auction go towards the Charity Navy Wings Registered Charity No.1117272