The Air Attachés Association took the annual Combined Attachés Ball to new heights, hosting it at the iconic Imperial War Museum where a suspended Spitfire and other war planes doubled as chandeliers. Inspired by the stunning surroundings, attachés raised a record £30,000 for the three service charities.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford said the need for these funds was greater than ever, adding that the war machines on display symbolised failure. Appealing for better defence engagement, he said: “We have got to understand each other better. The world is a more troubled and uncertain place than it has been in the 40 years since I joined the armed forces.”
PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS