I was approached to design and make a new display cabinet for the headquarters of the British Army Air Corps (AAC).
Prince Charles is the Colonel in Chief of the AAC. To celebrate their 60th anniversary, her Majesty The Queen granted the Army Air Corps a new Guidon flag in recognition of the service by AAC personnel, see link below.
I was honoured to be asked to make this display cabinet. I came up with a mid century design as they wanted a contemporary but classic look, it also had to blend in with various other furniture on site.
I used English brown Oak to tie in with a previous job (dining tables at the Officers mess, Wattisham station).
Other features include:
Museum quality glass, which blocks 99% of ultra violet light and has a higher clarity than standard glass.
Organic plant dyed felt to sit the Guidon on.
A removable display shelf.
Polished brass ironmongery including a lock to keep the Guidon safe.
Guidon measures approximately 1150 x 900mm. Cabinet is 1400mm wide, 1200mm deep and 1100mm high.