STORY BEHIND THE SCENE KEITH BURNS
This issue’s artwork focus highlights an evocative scene inspired by last year’s RAF Cosford airshow. Here, the station’s media officer Sqn Ldr Chris Wilson provides history, while artist Keith Burns explains how he produced the highly detailed oil painting
Rapid RAF expansion to meet the growing threat of Nazi Germany required additional aircraft storage/repair facilities and a network of Aircraft Storage Units (ASUs). Cosford, in Shropshire, was selected as a site for one of the latter but it was soon destined for even greater things.