AN EXPERT embroiderer has created a stunning tribute for the Red Arrows’ 50th anniversary year.
Pamela Roberts, who lives in Branksome, has had her work displayed across the world and been thanked in the past by officials at Buckingham Palace for her creations.
She has spent the last two years working on her latest intricately woven piece which she hopes will be displayed at the Red Arrows headquarters in Scampton.
Pamela, whose late father was in the Royal Air Force, said she has always felt closely connected to the Red Arrows and wanted to use her talent to create something suitably special for the milestone year.
“I have been doing needle work all my life and created my first tribute to the Red Arrows many years ago,” she added.
“I think they are just incredible – 200,000 people come out to watch them every year and they are now so strongly associated with Bournemouth.”
Pamela already has other examples of her work hanging at Scampton and was delighted when she was once again authorised to use the Royal Crest.
The design stitched into the large piece of fabric took Pamela hundreds of hours of painstaking work.
She said producing the piece of art had been a privilege and described her life of embroidering tributes to the country’s great institutions as ‘like a fairytale’.
The Red Arrows have been the highlight of the air festival since it began in 2008 and at this year’s event the jets will take to the skies on each day of the show for the first time.
The event is being held between August 28, and August 31.