Advent Calendar Day 2: Win a Piece of British Royal Air Force History…

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Today’s prize is a pocket-sized piece of British aviation history: a Royal Air Force ‘Aviationtag’!

Each Aviationtag is unique and is actually made from the skin of a specific decommissioned aircraft. They can be used to tag baggage, as keychains or simply as a piece of airline memorabilia.

The prize today was created from a Royal Air Force Vickers VC10 that flew The Queen to Lusaka!

“It was 17 November 1967 when our Vickers VC10 from the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) completed its maiden flight for the British Royal Air Force. Shortly afterwards it was registered as XV-106. In an official ceremony it was then christened the “Thomas Mottershead VC” after a legendary sergeant a short time later. In 1977, the aircraft had its first royal encounter when it appeared in the Finningley Royal Flypast in honour of Queen Elisabeth II and her Silver Jubilee.

On 27 July 1979, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew then flew with the XV-106 to Lusaka to attend a Commonwealth meeting.

In 1994, the VC10 was repurposed as a tanker and cargo plane until it was finally taken out of commission in 2012 and has now been reborn as your royal Aviationtag.”

How to enter…

Participating couldn’t really be easier – all you need to do is enter your name and email address here.

Good luck – and Merry Christmas!

The rules

Every day a winner is randomly drawn from all registrations and they will be notified via e-mail. In the event that the winner does not respond to this announcement within 7 days, the prize will not be awarded to them and will be assigned to a new winner. You can participate once a day.

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InsideFlyer and our partners will do our utmost to ensure that prizes are received correctly, but cannot assume responsibility for errors by third parties (eg. delivery).

Prizes which may require delivery can only be sent to addresses within the UK.


  1. James says

    Doesn’t go BBC E me the opportunity to enter my details. When I click on the 2 on the calendar it brings up an image telling me to click here to enter, then an image stating the prize title, then it just goes back to the calendar.

  2. aidan hill says

    I hope this is the way to entre the Day 2 advert Calendar – been all round the housse for the last 20 minutes

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