Broken Silence

Michael Rondot





Broken Silence Michael Rondot

Artist Michael Rondot flew Sepecat Jaguars with 6 Squadron and now uses his unique expertise to covey the thrill of mountain low flying with this powerful portrayal of 6 Squadron Sepecat Jaguars thundering over a remote loch in the north of Scotland. The Jaguars are en-route to Cape Wrath to carry out precision-guided bombing attacks at Garbh-eilean weapons range. The lead aircraft is armed with a Paveway II laser guided bomb, whilst the No 2 is carrying a Tiald pod to laser designate their target.

In the background mighty Ben Hope, soaring up to 3040 feet, forms a massive backdrop against a darkening sky as the ‘Big Cats’ get down to business. Published as a limited edition of 425 copies, Broken Silence also illustrates on the print border some of the proudest moments during 6 Sqn’s 90 years of unbroken service.

Its pilots were among the first Royal Flying Corps’ airmen to fight in World War One and in July 1915, Captain Lanoe Hawker flying a Bristol Scout was awarded the first ever Victoria Cross for aerial combat. Later in the War, close co-operation with the Army earned the squadron its ‘Gunner’s stripe’ badge. During World War Two 6 Squadron became famous operating Hawker Hurricane IIDs in the ‘tank-busting’ role over North Africa, earning the nickname ‘Flying Can Openers’, and the badge designed in 1942 is still proudly worn with the ‘Gunner’s stripe’ on the squadron’s Jaguar aircraft today

In 1950, His Majesty King Abdullah I presented the Royal Jordanian Standard to 6 Sqn, acknowledging their peacetime security work during many years in the Middle East. Today, the squadron proudly parades both British and Jordanian Royal Standards and maintains close links with the Kingdom of Jordan and the RJAF.



The Artist Proofs and Remarque Editions

The Artist Proofs and Remarque Editions are signed by the artist Michael Rondot and countersigned by the following.

His Royal Highness Major General FEISAL BIN-AL HUSSEIN

After flying training in the UK at Cranwell and Valley, HRH Prince Feisal flew F-5E fighters and commanded No 6 Squadron RJAF. He has maintained close personal links with 6 Sqn RAF, accompanying or representing his father, the late King Hussein, on Royal visits to the UK. Since 2000 he has been the Commander of the RJAF and continues to fly most of their front-line aircraft whenever possible

Wing Commander MIKE SEARES MBE

Mike Seares graduated from flying training with HRH Prince Feisal in 1988 and joined 54(F) Sqn. He flew Jaguars with the artist during the 1991 Gulf War before becoming a QWI and flight commander on 6Sqn. One of the youngest squadron commanders in the RAF, he assumed command of 6 Sqn at RAF Coltishall in 2002.

Squadron Leader RON MUDGE

6 Squadron Western Desert 1942 Hurricane IID Vickers 40mm Cannon fitter/armourer


Officer Commanding 6 Squadron 1944, Hurricane ground attack Pilot

Flying Officer BURT NEWMAN

6 Squadron Hurricane ground attack Pilot 1944-1946

Warrant Officer KAZ YAJIMA

6 Squadron Hurricane ground attack Pilot 1944-1946

Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 27"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.


Publisher Proof Edition
UK £165.00 Edition Size - 25

Remarque Edition
UK £250.00 Edition Size - 25


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