RAF News 5 Nov 2020, Edition 1523

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Royal Air Force News Friday, November 5, 2021 R'n'R 8

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R'n'R Prize Crossword No. 303

Solve the crossword, then rearrange the 9 letters in yellow squares to find an RAF aircraft

Across 7. Agree to pact involving Church of England (6) 8. RAF attack southern tricycle (6) 10. Bound to say a country (7) 11. And 18 Across. Second shortage of bird chopper (5,4) 12. See 4 Down 13. Morning in central Alberta is a beautiful colour (5) 17. The girl’s clothing (5) 18. See 11 Across 22. Snack and make it snappy (5) 23. How pilot left plane almost cast aside (7) 24. Impressive time in summer (6) 25. Pen passed around street cafe (6)

Down 1. Is this bed a bit ropy? (7) 2. We hear a Greek island will grow by accumulation (7) 3. And 9 Down. Paul Godfrey is the RAF’s first to upset Macedon campers (5,9) 4. And 12 Across. 13 Sqn appears to have committed feline atrocity! (7,4) 5. Chap embraces the Italian city (5) 6. Healthy 100, for example, all returning lizard (5) 9. See 3 Down 14. RAF’s Shakespeare aircraft (7) 15. Music for May volunteers’ volunteers (7) 16. Run-down part of town frequented by bad drivers? (4,3) 19. Piece of paper to fight over (5) 20. Pilots take flight when they receive them (5) 21. English involved in dull, sturdy fabric (5) Name ................................................................................................................... Address ............................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. RAF aircraft .................................................................... Crossword No. 303

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No. 313 Fill in all the squares in the grid so that each row, each column and each 3x3 square contains all the digits from 1 to 9. Solutions should be sent in a sealed envelope marked 'Su Doku' with the number in the top left-hand corner to RAF News, Room 68, Lancaster Building, HQ Air Command, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4UE, to arrive by November 19, 2021.

................................................................................. Address .................................................................. ................................................................................. ....................................................Su Doku No. 313

Solution to Su Doku No: 312

■ The winner of Crossword No. 302 is Mr A Stephenson of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Solution to Crossword No 302: Across – 6. Harrier 7. Braid 9. Brand 10. Wigston 12. Lossiemouth 14. SkyGuardian 18. Clearly 19. Snipe 21. Trick 22. Arsenal Down – 1. Fairy 2. Pronto 3. Hey 4. Presto 5. Risotto 8. Bin-ends 11. Assault 13. Skylark 15. Glance 16. Arnhem 17. SPEAR 20. Err RAF event – Battle of Britain

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■ The winner of Su Doku No. 312 is Jack Irwin of Eastbourne, Sussex.

DVD Review

Frida. Viva La Vida (12) On DVD & download now (Dazzler Media)

The surreal life of Frida

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ITH MUCH already said about legendary painter Frida Kahlo, this new documentary intends to reveal a side unseen: the human behind the icon. Predicated apparently on the discovery of a large number of unopened trunks that contained Kahlo’s personal possessions, now on display in an exhibition at her home, the filmmaker explores some of these belongings and their significance in understanding the person who became the legend. Frida’s life is split into chapters, introduced through a fun and frenzied montage of graphics and stock archive footage. Herein her life is explored through interviews, primarily of those running the exhibitions, though we also hear passages of Kahlo’s own words from her diary whilst watching actors interpret the artist, dancing about the mountains or looking longingly out of windows. This varied and unconventional approach is stitched together with narration from Italian actress Asia Argento who appears between segments, talking intensely to camera in vague rhetoric as though introducing an episode of The

Twilight Zone. This confusion of ideas is messy: the tone is often mismatched and information is given at inopportune times, if not omitted completely. There are some elements of Mexican culture that are caught in joyous observational footage, but sadly it lacks consistency with the subject. However frustrating, it is always a treat to revel in the powerful and challenging work of Kahlo, and appreciate the pain and hardship that she endured throughout her life. A more rigorous, straightforward film (Frida Kahlo The Icon, The Artist) was made by director Ali Ray just last year that looked at Kahlo’s life through her paintings. Frida. Viva la Vida is an admirably artistic take on a documentary that gets a bit lost in its ideas. At its most informative it feels like a recorded walking tour through an exhibition, and an uncomfortably invasive one at that. Review by Sam Cooney 2 out of five roundels ■ We have a copy of Frida. Viva La Viva on DVD to win. For your chance to own it, simply answer the

POWERFUL: The Broken Column. 1944

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DISTINCTIVE STYLE: Artist Frida Kahlo, left, and a collection of some of her clothes, above

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