Model Pilatus aeroplane

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1985

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Model Pilatus aeroplane, made from butter oil tin. This was made in Ethiopia. "The airplane is made from an old butter oil tin. The 'red cross' on the tail is from cigarette packet paper. The plane is a Pilatus and looks remarkably like one, i.e. long nose, tail wheel etc. It was made for me by one of the displaced people. They were so excited by seeing a plane at such close quarters that many were made out of sticks and old pieces of cardboard and tin." - Clare Bertschinger, British Red Cross delegate working as a field nurse in Ethiopia during the famine of the 1980s.
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937/4
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Given to: Claire Bertschinger
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