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ACES HIGH SUMMER EVENTS


The summer is a special time of year that we all look forward to, not only because it means spending time with friends and family, but also catching up on some of those things we keep meaning to do.

We have noticed that our storage facilities both in the UK and USA are becoming increasingly crowded with prints, originals, framing, books etc belonging to our friends and collectors, both new and old. We are always happy to store items but would much rather you enjoy having them on display at home!

With some exciting events coming up throughout the summer, both at the UK Gallery and some of the finest airshows and re-enactment extravaganzas across the globe, this is the perfect opportunity to collect some of those pieces you keep meaning to. All we ask is that you give us some notice to ensure we have your items ready for viewing either at one of our Galleries or at an off-site event - we can’t physically take every single item to each of these away shows!

We are delighted to announce a superb series of events over the coming months and, as always, we will update the website with additional information as soon as possible. If you aren’t able to make it to any of these events, we are also happy to help arrange shipment of (almost!) any item by our expert packing team, to anywhere in the world – just call or email to finalise the best method for you.



EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH – 28th JULY through 3rd AUGUST


We are delighted to be exhibiting at our usual spot in Hanger C. If you are attending the event then come and visit our exhibition.



RAF AIRCREW SIGNING EVENT - SUNDAY 3rd AUGUST

We are pleased to announce the following line-up of veterans will be joining us at the UK Gallery for a very special signing event. Our guests flew on a wide range of RAF aircraft during WWII including Wellingtons, Liberators, Lancasters and Lincolns:

Warrant Officer WALLY STEVENSON DFM - serving with 621 Sqn on Wellingtons his crew engaged and badly damaged a U-boat and both boat and crew were captured by the Royal Navy. For his actions that day he was awarded the DFM.

Warrant Officer RON POWERS - an Airgunner on Sunderland Flying Boats in 201 Sqn he served in all of the different Gunners positions. He and his crew have the distinction of flying the last European RAF operation of WWII, a single Sunderland flying escort duty for a convoy on the 3rd June 1945, finishing at 23.59hrs.

Warrant Officer ROBERT DENWOOD - after training as a WOP/AG, Bob was posted to 547 Sqn and later 224 Sqn, with Coastal Command flying on B-24 Liberators. He spent 1944 and 1945 flying on U-Boat hunting operations.

Flight Lieutenant JOHN ‘DUFF’ COOPER AFM – a Pilot with 101 Sqn, John flew Wellingtons and Lancasters. During his service, he was moved to train on the Lincoln which was introduced into service towards the end of the War.

This is a change to our planned theme of events and the Normandy veterans who were due to attend, will now join us later in August.

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.



ELECTRIC LIGHTNING & BOMBER COMMAND SIGNING EVENT - SUNDAY 10th AUGUST


It is a great honour to announce a superb double signing event at the UK Gallery where we will be joined by guests who flew the Electric Lightning AND veterans who served with RAF Bomber Command during WWII:

ELECTRIC LIGHTNING SIGNING EVENT

The line-up of guests who flew this iconic aircraft includes:

Air Vice-Marshal GEORGE BLACK CB OBE AFC* – After tours flying Meteors, Vampires and Hunters, George was seconded to the FAA where he flew Seahawks at Suez. In 1961 he transferred to 74 Sqn, the first Lightning Squadron, before commanding 111 and 5 Sqns. He won the NATO Air Defence Trophy, before commanding the Harrier Force at Wildenrath.

Air Commodore JOHN MITCHELL CB OBE AFC – After two night-fighter tours on Meteors and Javelins, John converted to Lightnings, and flew with 92 and 226 Squadrons, and as a Flight Commander with 111 Squadron – he was the first pilot to attain 1000 hours on the Lightning. In the early ‘60s he was the Project Officer on the high level interception trial versus the U2 and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.

Captain IAN BLACK – Ian flew tours on the Phantom, Lightning and Tornado. He was the last RAF pilot to qualify to fly the Lightning, and also spent 4 years with the French Air Force flying the Mirage 2000. He flew operations in the Gulf and Bosnia, flying over 250 combat sorties. He is currently a Senior Captain on the A340 and still flies the Lightning at
‘Thunder City’, South Africa.

Flight Lieutenant PAUL FIELD – Paul flew over 1000 hours on Lightnings during his career. With 11 (f) Squadron, he completed a 3 year tour, including a Live Quick Reaction Alert Scramble from RAF Binbrook to intercept 2 Russian ‘Bears’ a few miles off the Scottish coast, this was a rarity for the Binbrook wing. He later became a Lightning Tactics Instructor before leaving the RAF in 1986.

Flight Lieutenant ALAN PAGE – After converting to Lightnings, Alan joined first 11 Squadron and then was posted as Tactics Instructor on the Lightning Training Flight. In 1986 he joined 5 Squadron and then back to 11 Squadron. He took part in the very last public RAF Lightning and flew in the final operational Lightning Sortie from RAF Binbrook. He is currently a Captain flying for British Airways.


WWII BOMBER COMMAND SIGNING EVENT

Please come along and join us at the Gallery as we welcome the following veterans of Bomber Command:

Warrant Officer RICHARD CURNOCK - posted to 425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF where he served as a Rear Gunner. He was only on his second Operation on 25 February 1944 to Augsburg when his aircraft was shot down and he ended up as a PoW in Stalag Luft VI until the end of the war.

Warrant Officer WILLIAM VIOLETT Ld’H - a WOP/AG with 166 Sqn on Lancasters. Shot down on his 14th operation on the night of 3/4th May 1944, he met up with members of the Maquis, with whom he spent the next 4 months going out on patrols and took part in actions with them against the Germans, finally meeting up with US troops on 20th August.

Flight Lieutenant DENNIS EVANS DFC MBE – after pilot training in South Africa he served with 170 Sqn and completed 19 ops over Northern Europe. At the conclusion of the War he took part in Operation Manna and was awarded his MBE for his part in the Berlin Airlift.

Warrant Officer RON TOMLIN - flying as a Bomb Aimer with 10 Sqn, his Halifax was attacked whilst on the way back from Nuremburg on the night of 10th August 1943. After ditching in the North Sea the crew were rescued and captured by the Germans, spending the rest of the war as PoWs in Stalag Luft I, IV.

Ron was shot down on 10th August 1943, exactly 71 years to the day of our event!

Further details to follow shortly...


Call or email us today to RESERVE YOUR TICKET for both signings



NORMANDY VETERAN SIGNING EVENT - SUNDAY 17th AUGUST


In this very special 70th Anniversary year, we continue our series of commemorative events with a superb line up of veterans who fought bravely during the Normandy Campaign.

Sapper DON SHEPPARD - 51st Division and landed on Juno beach on the 6th June and advanced towards the Pegasus bridge area.

Gunner RON SPENCER - landed on Gold beach on the 6th June with the Heavy Artillery Unit and supported the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches.

Wireless Operator BOB STEVENS - landed on Juno beach on the 7th June and saw action in the advance for Caen.

Seaman WALTER 'Nobby' CLARK (Royal Navy)- served on ‘HMS Halsted’ and was off Gold Beach on the 6th June. He was injured in a torpedo attack on the 11th June and was recovered back to England.

Seaman LEN HOBBS (Royal Navy) - served on ‘HMS Fernie’ which picked up survivors from ‘HMS Halsted’ including 'Nobby' Clark.

Tank Driver FRED ROBERTS - landed on Juno beach on the 7th June and saw action throughout Normandy.

Seaman ALBERT ENGLAND (Royal Navy) - served on LCT 2498 Utah beach on the 6th June and the boat would was and Albert evacuated back to England.

Medic DAVID WHITEMAN - was evacuated from Dunkirk 1940 and was in reserve for the Normandy landings and then served in Arnhem with operation "Market Garden".


Contact us to receive your FREE ticket



DUNSFOLD WINGS & WHEELS - SATURDAY 23rd & SUNDAY 24th AUGUST


This exciting airshow and motoring event is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular family days out. We are looking forward to exhibiting at this event in Surrey and if you are attending then do come and see the team.



RAF BOMBER COMMAND SIGNING EVENT - SUNDAY 24th AUGUST


We are delighted to announce that we will be joined at the UK Gallery by veterans who served with RAF Bomber Command during WWII.

Further details to follow…

Entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only and we are currently taking bookings so please contact us now to reserve your place.



SHOREHAM AIRSHOW - SATURDAY 30th & SUNDAY 31st AUGUST


The Shoreham Airshow is one of the premier family airshows in the UK and we are excited to be exhibiting some of our finest pieces throughout the weekend. We will also be joined by WWII veterans for a signing event, full details of which will be announced soon.



NORMANDY VETERAN SIGNING EVENT - SUNDAY 31st AUGUST


We continue our series of signing events to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day with a great line up of guests at the UK Gallery.

More details to be announced shortly…

Entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only and we are currently taking bookings so please contact us now to reserve your place.



UNSCHEDULED ARRIVAL - AN OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE FROM THE STUDIO OF RICHARD TAYLOR


The Battle of Britain signalled a turning point in WWII. Completely outnumbered, RAF Fighter Command had been forced to go head to head with the most powerful air force in the world and, by the end of October, through raw courage and determination were victorious.

Richard’s latest release is a lasting tribute to those who served during this crucial period.

Regarded as one of the best pencil artists in the industry, Richard has hand-crafted this superb drawing on to antique buff paper with intense colour skilfully interwoven into his delicate pencil work, creating a stunning collectors piece. Reproduced directly from his original work, this new limited edition is autographed by some of the Battle of Britain’s most admired veterans.

Newly Added Releases
1) Wing Commander Robert Stanford-Tuck
2) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK #3
3) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK #2
4) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK
5) D-DAY THE AIRBORNE ASSAULT GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
6) DOOLITTLE’S D-DAY GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
7) UNSCHEDULED ARRIVAL
8) ...SO FEW - BOOK
9) QUIET REFLECTION - The Matted Drawing
10) QUIET REFLECTION - DRAWING & BOOK PORTFOLIO

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