The Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Jan Lovell, formally unveiled Chris Brammall's spectacular flight and navigation inspired sculpture at the entrance to Andover's Business Park.
"This impressive sculpture reminds Andover of the history of the site as the former home of RAF Andover, but it is also a statement, through the design, that Andover is looking to the future".
Councillor Ian Carr, the Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, has been keeping safe the last flag to fly at RAF Andover, which he brought to the ceremony. Councillor Carr was a former RAF air crew officer based at Andover as part of 21 Squadron Flying Devon. This was the last squadron to fly from the site. Chris Brammall was commissioned to undertake this project, which has taken six months to complete and has been funded by Goodmans, who are the owners and developers of Andover Business Park.
"I very much hope that this will help to fill the vacant sites on Andover Business Park, and bring fresh jobs to the town. As people drive past on the A303, they will see this sculpture, which says that Andover is open for business".
After the formal unveiling, a reception was held at the Chalkhill Blue pub at the Business Park.