Dear Cranwellians,

Sir Mike, Lady Graydon, myself and Chris Saunby visited Vivien Mallock's studio on 16th August. This was an important step in the progress of the Trenchard statue, as clearance was needed to proceed to the final casting in bronze.

We hope that you will agree that the photos demonstrate that Vivien has really captured the persona of Trenchard,  especially in the face, which absolutely meets our requirement of pride in the College.

We had a few minor observations,  all of which Vivien will address promptly.  The next step is final clearance to proceed from the Trustees.  Thereafter, the statue will be cast in bronze.

On funding, as the website shows, we are very close to our target of £120k, although a minor increase in the cost of materials has increased this sum slightly.  So do please dig deep and help us get across the line, and ensure a truly memorable and fitting tribute to our Founder.

As a reminder, to make a contribution, simply contact Mike Horton who is acting as the Appeal Treasurer.

Warm regards and thanks for your support,


Sir Christopher Coville


1 September  2019

The Trenchard Memorial Appeal

The Trenchard Memorial Statue Appeal

Viv Mallock and Lady Graydon alongside 'Boom'.

Donation Form

Pride in the College.