Linda Jacobsen, civil servant at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, has proven her dedication to the Royal Navy’s Hawk jets with a brand new tattoo.
Linda is such a giant fan of the jets that she’s had a big picture of one of many smooth, black fighters tattooed throughout her forearm.
Ms Jacobsen, 59, who lives between Helston and Falmouth, mentioned: “I simply love the jets. I at all times have.
“I’ve had numerous jobs right here and I was a cleaner and work within the management tower, that was simply good. Though I’m not within the tower anymore, I nonetheless get to see them. They’re so noisy, cute and quick. I really like them.”
Ms Jacobsen obtained in contact with tattooist Seth Thomas from Penryn to grasp her dream. After rigorously inspecting images, he spent 4 hours creating the extremely detailed tattoo.
736 NAS Hawk at RNAS Culdrose. Image: Royal Navy/LPhot Kyle Heller
The Hawk flies alongside a smaller tattoo on her left arm, that of a Second World Battle Quick Stirling bomber, which was the identical sort flown in the course of the struggle by her father Invoice Warren.
Ms Jacobsen mentioned she has at all times cherished jets and believes it’s as a result of she grew up subsequent to an airfield in Buckinghamshire.
She added: “Everybody thinks I’m loopy however then they know I’m loopy in regards to the Hawks. Even my mum thinks I’m loopy.
“I noticed one of many lieutenant commanders I do know, from one of many helicopter squadrons, the opposite day and he mentioned: ‘what’s that?’ pointing at my tattoo. He mentioned he hoped I had a Merlin helicopter tattoo someplace too – however, I can’t say I’ve. It needs to be the Hawks. As quickly as I noticed them, I simply fell in love with them.”
The navy’s 736 Naval Air Squadron use the Hawks for coaching. The jets faux to be hostile plane or incoming missiles attacking Royal Navy and NATO ships. Additionally they faux to be the enemy in aerial engagements, testing the skills of fighter controllers to coordinate the fast-moving battlespace in actual time.