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NEW RELEASE - RETURN FROM THE FRAY by Richard Taylor


ANNOUNCING A SUPERB NEW EDITION TO COMMEMORATE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 – 2015

This outstanding new release from Richard has been personally signed by members of Churchill’s famous ‘Few’ who took part in the Battle of Britain, serving as a lasting tribute to the brave young men of RAF Fighter Command who repelled the might of Hitler’s war machine.

Orders are now being taken and we anticipate the release to be extremely popular. The Artist Proof and Remarque Editions in particular will sell out fast - please contact us immediately for more information or to reserve your copy.



THE FIGHTING FINNS


One of Finland’s top fighter Aces, Major Eino Luukkanen checks out his Bf109G-2 at Utti airfield in 1943 prior to another mission against the overwhelming numbers of the Soviet Air Force.

Richard is regarded as one of the best pencil artists in the industry and this superb piece is completed in his trademark technique using a mixture of graphite with colour highlights on antique buff paper. Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist

Order your copy of this dramatic piece and have it additionally signed by the guests at our Finnish Air Force event at NO EXTRA CHARGE. This has to be one of the most unique opportunities we ever offered and acts as a lasting tribute to the pilots of the Finnish Air Force!

We expect this edition to be extremely popular but with such limited numbers available we urge you to contact us now to guarantee your copy for the event.



FINNISH AIR FORCE SIGNING EVENT - 5th & 6th SEPTEMBER


THE MEN WHO FLEW WITH THE LUFTWAFFE

The Finnish Air Force, together with their German counterparts, flew tirelessly against the Soviet Air Force throughout WWII. Having purchased aircraft from all over Europe, the versatile Finns flew a variety of aircraft such as Ju88s, Hawker Hurricanes, Bristol Blenheims, Do17s and their fighter of choice, the Bf109.

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery by veterans who flew in combat with the Finnish Air Force during WWII.

Our guests include:

Alikersatti OLLI KIVIOJA – originally part of the Finnish Army, he then volunteered for the Finnish Air Force and completed Pilot training in early 1944. He served with Pommituslentolaivue 42 and 44 on Bristol Blenheims during the Continuation War against the Soviet Union and later the Lapland War against Nazi Germany.

Kapteeni MAURI MAUNULA – completed Pilot training and joined Lentolaivue 16 in early 1942 flying Gloster Gladiators. In June 1943 he served during the Continuation War against the Soviet Union as Adjutant to Lentolaivue 28 and then 1.Lentue where he also flew the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 fighter.

Alikersatti VILJO LEHTINEN – already an Air Raid Protection volunteer, he then joined the Finnish Army on anti-aircraft artillery from where he joined the Finnish Air Force. Having completed training as a WOp/AG he flew Bristol Blenheims with Pommituslentolaivue 42 taking part in the Continuation War and later the Lapland War.

Kapteeni ÅKE ASPHOLM – talking part in Ohjaajakurssi 5 he flew the Smolik, Fw44 Stieglitz, and Bristol Bulldog before converting to the Fokker D.XXI, and Fiat G.50. He also flew a Russian MiG and after the war became a Captain for SAS Airlines flying multiple aircrafts including the DC-3 and Boeing 747.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST LUFTWAFFE SIGNER WHO ALSO FLEW AGAINST THE RUSSIANS:

Oberfeldwebel MAX LAGODA GCiG – completing his training as a Wireless Operator he joined Fernaufklärere 2(F) Ob.d.L, a reconnaissance Sqn in France, becoming one of the few radio operators in the Luftwaffe trained to operate specialist reconnaissance Ju88s. Almost immediately the unit was sent to East Prussia ready for the invasion of Russia, where he flew 161 combat missions including operations over Leningrad, the Crimea and the Caucasus. In 1943 he was transferred back to Germany as an instructor and commanded an anti-aircraft unit before being taken PoW in April 1945.


Our guests are happy to sign items for customers and entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only and we are currently taking bookings so please contact us now to reserve your place.



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.

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.



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.



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 ORDER 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 FROM THE FRAY
2) THE FIGHTING FINNS
3) RETURN TO EAST KIRKBY
4) Phantom Launch
5) ALPINE HUNTERS
6) EYE OF THE SUN
7) RESPONSE TO CALL
8) THUNDER IN THE ARDENNES
9) ADVANCE FROM UTAH
10) OUT OF THE DRAGONS DEN

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