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BILL HYLAND


It is with the greatest sadness that we have to report that our great friend and much loved member of the Aces High team, Bill Hyland, passed away on Tuesday the 21st of July. The many collectors who attend our UK gallery events got to know Bill well, and knew of his great enthusiasm for our business. He took great delight in meeting fellow enthusiasts and of course the veterans who he looked after so well.

Bill also served his country with distinction during the Cold War after joining the RAF in 1954. He trained as a Navigator and flew on C-47's and Vampires before moving to a night fighter unit as a Navigator on Meteors, finishing his service on Canberras. He had a great affinity with the many WWII veterans that have attended our events, making him the perfect host at our signings.

We know that many of our collectors and friends will want to join us in passing on their condolences to his family and in particular to his daughter Caroline, who is our UK Gallery Manager.

All of the team at Aces High knew Bill as a gracious man and held him in the very highest esteem. He was a true gentleman who will be very sadly missed.



NEW RELEASE - RETURN TO EAST KIRKBY by Richard Taylor


Richard is regarded as one of the best pencil artists in the industry and his superb new piece is a perfect example why. Completed in his trademark technique using a mixture of graphite with colour highlights on antique buff paper, this stunning collectors piece acts as a lasting tribute to the men of RAF Bomber Command.

IDEAL FOR SIGNING AT OUR UPCOMING EVENT AT THE EAST KIRKBY AIRSHOW

Given the huge popularity of Richard’s pencil work, we expect the release to be in high demand so contact us today for more information or to reserve your copy.



EAST KIRKBY AIRSHOW – 1st AUGUST


We are delighted to announce that we’ll be exhibiting some of our finest pieces at Lincolnshire’s biggest independent airshow.

To honour all those who served with RAF Bomber Command, we will be joined by veterans who flew the mighty Lancaster in combat during WWII including an RAF Dambuster and a Rear Gunner who was actually based at RAF East Kirkby:

Squadron Leader GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM - previously with 97 Sqn, he joined 617 Sqn as Bomb Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T which attacked the Sorpe Dam as part of the Dambusters Raid, scoring a direct hit.
It is of great historical significance that 'Johnny' is now the last surviving British Dambuster to take part in the raids.

Flight Sergeant LEN MANNING – served as a Rear Gunner on Lancasters with 57 Sqn based at RAF East Kirkby. His aircraft was shot down on his 3rd operation and he was then hidden by French civilians before returning to Britain injured.

Warrant Officer REG PAYNE – as a WOp/AG he served with 50 Sqn on Lancasters in the same crew as Marshal of the RAF, Sir Michael Beetham. This crew completed over 30 Ops together.

To stay up to date with the latest flying schedule, visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre website



COMMEMORATING D-DAY & THE ALLIED INVASION – TWO SUPERB EVENTS


NORMANDY VETERANS – 9th AUGUST

For this special signing event we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery by veterans who took part in D-Day and the subsequent Allied advance through occupied Europe.

Watch this space for more details.



ROYAL NAVY VETERANS – 16th AUGUST


As we continue our series of events to commemorate D-Day, we are delighted to announce that we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery by veterans who served with the Royal Navy during the Normandy Campaign.

More details to follow shortly.



A NEW PORTFOLIO TO COMMEMORATE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 – 2015


EYE OF THE SUN by Robert Taylor

As part of our exciting programme of releases to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain – the most important air battle in British history – this outstanding new portfolio of two prints comes from the studio of Robert Taylor.

Each is a beautifully executed portrait featuring two of the famous fighters that duelled in those deadly skies over southern England in the summer of 1940 – the Hawker Hurricane and the Messerschmitt Bf109.



RESPONSE TO CALL by Robert Taylor


For almost four decades Robert has been regarded as the world’s premier aviation artist and these two superb editions are clear examples of why he maintains this position.

Each print is autographed by iconic Airmen who flew and fought in those epic encounters during the Battle of Britain adding great historical value to these two stunning pieces.



THUNDER IN THE ARDENNES by Anthony Saunders


OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE

Announcing the latest release from the studio of Anthony Saunders to commemorate the Battle of the Bulge.

As a lasting tribute to those who fought in the battle, prints have been personally signed by some of the last survivors of one of the bloodiest encounters of World War II.

CONTACT US NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE YOUR COPY.



THEIR FINEST HOUR - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940


HISTORIC COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

This superb new book leads us through the major events and other memorable stories that happened in that historic summer of 1940. These exceptional images help knit together this account of the Battle of Britain, creating a visually inspiring masterpiece.

In the 75th Anniversary year, what better way to commemorate this momentous event than with this outstanding new collector's book, which is perfect for adding signatures at our many up and coming signing events.

CONTACT US NOW TO RESERVE YOUR COPY!



LONGEST SUMMER by Anthony Saunders


NEW PRINT & BOOK PORTFOLIO

Announcing a truly superb new edition released to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

This new print is issued as part of the Limited Edition Portfolio, with the book THEIR FINEST HOUR, and the edition is personally signed by veterans that actually fought during the Battle of Britain - a truly remarkable and historic piece.

Also available as a commemorative GICLÉE STUDIO PROOF.

Given the limited numbers of this historic Battle of Britain commemorative edition, we expect the release to sell quickly. Contact us now for availability.

Newly Added Releases
1) RETURN TO EAST KIRKBY
2) Phantom Launch
3) ALPINE HUNTERS
4) EYE OF THE SUN
5) RESPONSE TO CALL
6) THUNDER IN THE ARDENNES
7) ADVANCE FROM UTAH
8) OUT OF THE DRAGONS DEN
9) ARCTIC HURRICANES
10) THEIR FINEST HOUR - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940

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