Hornet on flightline at night, Diego Garcia

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia
Accession Number ART91764
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 19.9 x 39.9 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia
Date made 5 March 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
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Description

A Hornet on the tarmac. Peter Churcher recalled, "I just wanted to do a painting of a Hornet. It was very hot on the flight path during the day and so I had to work at night. There is evidence of the mechanics in the background that are maintaining the plane. In the background are American B-52s taking off".