Pictorial Magnetic Honours Board for RAF Cosford

The hierarchy of the RAF Cosford command structure is displayed with magnetic images on these oak honours boards.
Magnetised photographic portraits applied to an honours board made from oak for the Royal Air Force
Plan for photo display of hierarchical structure on timber honours boards
The hierarchy of the RAF command structure is displayed with magnetic images on these oak honours boards.
Four honour boards were supplied to the Royal Air Force at their Cosford base.
Two of them are unusual in that they display the current command structure rather than a chronological
list containing past commanders.
Another unusual aspect is that photographic portraits are displayed instead of the persons name.
The levels of individual or combined responsibility are reflected by where the portrait is positioned on the board.

The dark grey rectangles on the boards are made from a 1mm thick self-adhesive material
with metallic dust particles embedded in it to attract magnetic material.
We supplied flexible magnetic sheet that has one adhesive side, RAF Cosford
can print out new portraits when required, apply them to the magnetic material
and place them in the correct hierarchical position on the board.
Being magnetic they are easily removed and replaced with a different officer's portrait
when required.


You can see one of the drawings submitted to RAF Cosford detailing the layout of the honour boards.

The squadron crest was reproduced using a dye sublimation printing method
which was then cut to shape and fixed to the board. For more information about methods of reproducing military crests, logos and badges, please click on this link,
methods of reproducing military crests and logos.



Natural Oak honour boards supplied to the Royal Air Force at RAF Cosford