Girl’s name will soar through the skies after competition win

Isy Dowson. Picture: CHRISTINA DOWSON

Isy Dowson. Picture: CHRISTINA DOWSON - Credit: Archant

The name of a four-year-old girl from Hethersett will soar through the skies after her great uncle won a competition.

Little Isy Dowson with her mum, Christina Dowson. Picture: CHRISTINA DOWSON

Little Isy Dowson with her mum, Christina Dowson. Picture: CHRISTINA DOWSON - Credit: Archant

Little Isy Dowson's name will be painted on the side of a jet flown by Royal Air Force daredevils, the Red Arrows.

Hadrian Jeffs, from Long Stratton, entered a competition in a aviation magazine produced by Key Publishing.

Mr Jeffs sent in a drawing of the Red Arrows to the publisher, winning the right to have a name put on the side of one of the aerial display team's planes for their 2017 acrobatics season.

He said: 'I didn't have to send it in, but I always enter competitions if I can with a postcard. I have been doing it for over 20 years now.

Red Arrows artwork by Hadrian Jeffs of Long Stratton. Picture: HADRIAN JEFFS

Red Arrows artwork by Hadrian Jeffs of Long Stratton. Picture: HADRIAN JEFFS - Credit: Archant


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'Isy's name is going to go with them all around the world for the 2017 season, to all the major air shows and the British air shows as well.

'Most people who would have won would have put their own name on the plane, but I'm 55 now and they're all the family I've got.

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'This is something she'll have for the rest of her life and I really wanted her to have this unique memory.'

When asked by her mother, Christina Dowson, how she felt about it, Isy replied: 'It's really good.'

Miss Dowson said: 'It's pretty cool that her name will be there for everyone to see, because they go all around the world. She is quit excited about it.'

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