Unveiling art treasure at heritage centre

Painting of "Getting Jessie Home" unveiled at Sudbury's Heritage Centre, by Major Cray Booth of 488 Squadron and Mayor of Sudbury Jack Owen ANL-160603-204301009
Painting of "Getting Jessie Home" unveiled at Sudbury's Heritage Centre, by Major Cray Booth of 488 Squadron and Mayor of Sudbury Jack Owen ANL-160603-204301009

A painting called Getting Jessie Home by artist Steven Binks was unveiled on Saturday at an open event attended by more than 60 people at Sudbury Heritage Centre, officiated by Mayor Jack Owen, deputy mayor Sue Ayres and Major Cray Booth of 488 Squadron at Mildenhall.

Fred Pawsey, 96, of Cavendish, a squadron leader who helped to teach American pilots to fly Spitfires in WW2, and Ted Filer from Sudbury who helped design jackets for American WW2 fighter pilots, also attended. Ted wore an original jacket that he designed.

Ted Filer helped to design jackets for the American WW2 fighter pilots while a schoolboy in Sudbury. Ted wearing an original jacket he designed, enjoying the associated exhibition. ANL-160603-204133009

Ted Filer helped to design jackets for the American WW2 fighter pilots while a schoolboy in Sudbury. Ted wearing an original jacket he designed, enjoying the associated exhibition. ANL-160603-204133009

You can read more about Fred’s story at www.foxearth.org.uk/pawsey.html.

Fred Pawsey 96 years old was squadron leader of 253 squadron and helped to teach American pilots to fly Spitfires. ANL-160603-204230009

Fred Pawsey 96 years old was squadron leader of 253 squadron and helped to teach American pilots to fly Spitfires. ANL-160603-204230009