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ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF OUR NEW GALLERY IN SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE, NORMANDY


We are delighted to announce the opening of our newest Gallery in this prestigious location, in the town square directly opposite the iconic church.

We first exhibited in Sainte-Mère-Eglise during the 65th Anniversary commemorations in 2009 and are delighted to be back on a permanent basis!

Having acquired this historic building last year it has spent the winter undergoing a complete renovation so if you are in the area we would be delighted to welcome you to view one of the most extensive displays of Military Art anywhere!

Find us in the square at Sainte-Mère-Eglise, opposite the entrance to the church:
49 rue du Général de Gaulle
Sainte-Mère-Eglise
50480

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GALLERY OPENING HOURS OVER EASTER WEEKEND


UK Gallery
The UK Gallery will be CLOSED for viewing from Good Friday 3rd April to Easter Monday 6th April.

We are however available on the telephone and look forward to hearing from you on the usual number +44 (0)1296 625681.

US Gallery
The US Gallery will be CLOSED on Good Friday but open as usual on Monday 6th April.

Normandy Gallery
The Normandy Gallery will be OPEN throughout Easter.



FINAL ROSTER – OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE BY ANTHONY SAUNDERS


ANNOUNCING A DRAMATIC NEW EDITION COMMEMORATING THE AMERICAN AIRBORNE ASSAULT ON D-DAY

In tribute to the gallantry shown by the men of the American Airborne Divisions, this dramatic new piece has been signed by two veterans who took part in those momentous operations on D-Day – there may be few future opportunities to acquire such a moving piece signed by the brave men who can still say ”I was there!”



WE ALL STAND TOGETHER – NEW RELEASE FROM ROBERT TAYLOR


THE WORLD’S FOREMOST AVIATION ARTIST COMMEMORATES THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 – 2015

In this very special 75th Anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, the world's leading aviation artist commemorates Churchill's famous 'FEW' - the valiant young men of RAF Fighter Command who valiantly defended the nation. This outstanding new Limited Edition from Robert Taylor is a lasting tribute to these heroic men, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

DUE TO SUCH HIGHLY RESTRICTED NUMBERS AND THE EXPECTED POPULARITY ALL ORDER REQUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY – CALL NOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.



A TRIBUTE TO THE SHORT SUNDERLAND SIGNING EVENT - 29th MARCH


The Short Sunderland flying boat proved to be one of the RAF’s most reliable and versatile aircraft. We are delighted to announce that we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery in Wendover by aircrew who flew this legendary aircraft.

Flight Lieutenant GRAHAM STEVENS - he joined 270 Sqn in West Africa as a Pilot on Catalina flying boats, patrolling over the South Atlantic in a maritime reconnaissance role. As the war in Europe drew to a close he joined 230 Sqn in Madras flying the Sunderland on repatriation flights for Allied POWs from Singapore.

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘EDDIE’ BARDGETT - after training in Canada he joined 230 Sqn in India flying as “2nd Dickie” to Graham Stevens on Sunderlands. The two also flew from Singapore taking part in many repatriation flights, ferrying recently released POWs and wounded troops back to India for their trip home.

Warrant Officer RON POWERS - an Airgunner on Sunderland Flying Boats with 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.

LAC1 LAURIE READING - joining the RAF in 1942 he served as ground crew on various Bomber Command bases, in charge of loading and developing the photographic magazines in Wellingtons and Lancasters. He later served in the Far East and Indian Ocean on board numerous aircraft including Walrus and Sunderlands carrying out photo reconnaissance.

Wing Commander STUART HOLMES - joined the RAF in 1949 and trained in Southern Rhodesia before joining OCU at Calshot for a four month operational conversion course onto Sunderlands. Joined 205 Sqn of Far East flying Boat Wing (FEFBW) as a Sergeant Pilot in in April 1951. After a three month Commissioning course he returned to FEFBW to join 88 Sqn until October 1954. He flew some 2,500 hours on Sunderlands between April 1951 and October 1954 as co-pilot and first pilot/Captain and subsequently was a flying instructor on Vampires.


Our guests are happy to sign items for customers and entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only. Bookings are now being taken and we look forward to welcoming new collectors to the Gallery as well as old friends.

*PLEASE BE AWARE* UK Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday 29th March and clocks are turned forward 1 hour



WINGS OF THE LUFTWAFFE SIGNING EVENT – SUNDAY 19th APRIL


What an exciting event this promises to be where we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery by highly-respected veterans who flew in combat with the Luftwaffe during WWII:

Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier HUBERT-LUDWIG PFLAUM – after joining the Luftwaffe and completing his flight training, he originally flew Heinkel 111 bombers with II./KG 27 ‘Boelcke’. Towards the end of the war, however, he transferred to train as a fighter pilot, and after qualifying joined II./KG27 (J) “Boelcke” where he flew Bf109s. In April 1945 the unit was renamed in IV./JG53 where he flew missions as a fighter-bomber with adapted Bf 09s in the ‘Defence of the Reich’.

Oberleutnant WOLFGANG WOLLENWEBER IC – joining JG5 in the Arctic he flew the Me110 on battleship escort missions over the North Atlantic, Murmansk and Russia before joining JG2, flying the Fw190 against the USAAF in Western Europe. He then flew the Me163 Komet rocket fighter with JG400 before converting to the temperamental Heinkel He162, leading a squadron in JG1, the first unit to fly it operationally. This revolutionary jet fighter was demanding even for the most experienced pilots but he survived 14 combat missions in the aircraft and was awarded the Iron Cross First Class.

Oberfeldwebel MAX LAGODA – 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.

Leutnant HUGO BROCH KC – joining II./JG54 on the Eastern Front in January 1943 he was assigned to 6./JG54 initially flying Bf109s before transferring to the Fw190. Vital to all fighter units are the pilots who make such superb wingmen that their leaders are loath to part with them. Hugo Broch was one such wingman, flying first with Horst Adameit (166 victories) and later with ‘Bazi’ Sterr (130 victories). However he soon demonstrated his own skill and by the end of 1944 his personal score had risen to 71 victories. One of JG54’s great Aces, his score included 12 double victories and 3 triple victories. He saw combat on the Eastern and Baltic Fronts, and completed the war having flown 324 combat missions, claiming 81 aerial victories. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross.


Our guests are happy to sign items for customers and entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only. Bookings are now being taken and we look forward to welcoming new collectors to the Gallery as well as old friends.



RAF BOMBER BOYS SIGNING EVENT – SUNDAY 26th APRIL


As a tribute to the brave young men who served with RAF Bomber Command during WWII, we are delighted to announce that we’ll be joined at the UK Gallery by some fascinating pilots and aircrew who served in combat during WWII.

Watch this space for more info…

Our guests are happy to sign items for customers and entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only. Bookings are now being taken and we look forward to welcoming new collectors to the Gallery as well as old friends.



THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 2015 CALENDAR


LAST FEW COPIES OF THIS SUPERB CALENDAR AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH TODAY!

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS!



LA VALLÉE – our beautifully renovated country house in Normandy


The reservations diary for our stunning rental property in Normandy is filling up fast:

2015: limited availability – CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS
2016: reservations diary NOW OPEN – BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

For a no-obligation quote, please call either our US or UK Galleries.

Newly Added Releases
1) FINAL ROSTER
2) THE TANGMERE WING 1941
3) WE ALL STAND TOGETHER
4) WE ALL STAND TOGETHER MATTED TRIBUTE EDITION
5) WE ALL STAND TOGETHER MATTED REMARQUE EDITION
6) RETURN OF THE HUNTERS
7) THE GALLANT OHIO
8) TOWARDS NIGHTS DARKNESS - matted
9) EAGLES ON THE CHANNEL FRONT
10) DEFENCE OF THE REALM

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