Original Vimy fabric

In Arthur’s own words, this fabric is: “A genuine untouched and authentic sample of original 1918 manufactured aircraft linen fabric, removed from the Smith Brothers World War I Vickers Vimy bomber ‘G-EAOU’ during the restoration programme completed at Adelaide Airport in 1982 by the Contractors, Enjay Aircraft Services, Salisbury, South Australia.

Generous sections of fuselage material presented to Arthur and Eileen Robertson by courtesy Mr Norm Pointing, owner of Enjay Services, on Friday 16th April 1982 at ‘Vimy’ Memorial Building, West Beach.”¬†Another sample of Vimy fabric is contained in the bottom corner of Arthur’s framed artwork below.