Diamond Jubilee Pixel Wall Charity Challenge

animal famineImage credit: homeros / ShutterstockOur log book represents quite possibly the only surviving documentary record of the arrangements to get Her Majesty and her Household back to the UK after the death of King George VI on 6 February 1952.  Please buy a piece of this historic document and support our Diamond Jubilee pixel wall fundraiser. ZAR50.00 (around US$6) will get you a block of 100 pixels, and you can buy more if you would like to.

Funds will go to the Medecins Sans Frontieres South Sudan Emergency Relief Fund, and payment is via charity engine GivenGain.

On 8 February 1952, two days after the death of King George VI, the Royal Household were on their way back from Kenya, flown by the RAF VIP Detail in Hastings 491, with Dad in the cockpit. They left Mombasa on the morning of the 8th and stopped over for the night (or perhaps just for fuel) at Wadi Seidna near Khartoum in the Sudan.

On 8 February 2012, 60 years later to the day, I delivered the log books to the RAF Museum in Hendon, where they can be viewed by appointment in the Reading Room.

And on 8 February 2013, 61 years later to the day, and with a humanitarian emergency in South Sudan, the pixel wall fundraiser to sell the log of the flight went live again. Please buy your piece of this unique image and help MSF in their wonderful work of providing clean water and medical care to the stream of refugees in South Sudan.


Want to see the physical log books?  If you are in the UK, you can make an appointment to view them at the RAF Museum Reading Room in Hendon.  The Reading Room is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 5pm daily.

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