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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.



WE TREATED THEM ALL THE SAME by Simon Smith


A SUPERB NEW RELEASE TO COMMEMORATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE

Simon Smith’s outstanding new edition depicts an extraordinary event that happened in the early hours of 6 June 1944 when two medics, undeterred by the fighting around them, immediately set up a field dressing-station to treat the growing numbers of wounded.

In an act of true humanity within the brutality of war, the two medics insisted on treating every wounded soldier brought here equally, regardless of the uniform they wore. There was, however, one simple rule. No guns were to be brought inside the church.

This truly unique and memorable edition has been personally signed by medics of the 101st Airborne. The Collector’s Edition is, however, even more special as it has been additionally signed by one of the two medics who actually set up this field-dressing station at Angoville-au-Plain, Corporal T-5 KENNETH J. MOORE



‘ONCE IN A LANC TIME - 3 LANCASTERS’ LINCOLNSHIRE AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE, EAST KIRKBY - TUESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER


We are proud to be exhibiting at this very special event bringing together 3 Avro Lancasters for the first time since the 1950’s as a spectacle for the general public.

To honour the men and women of RAF Bomber Command, we will also be joined by WWII veterans who flew the mighty Lancasters in combat.

Flight Lieutenant ALAN PAYNE DFC – served as a Bomb Aimer on Lancasters with 630 and 57 Squadrons at East Kirkby before later transferring to 620 Squadron Transport Command.

Flight Sergeant LEN MANNING – as a Rear Gunner on Lancasters with 57 Sqn 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 ver 30 Ops together.

Flight Sergeant ERIC VARNEY – joining 207 Sqn he served as a Mid-Upper Gunner on Lancasters and completed over 38 Ops including raids on Dresden in February 1945.

Warrant Officer RON BROWN – initially served as a Fitter on Hurricanes, Tomahawks and Harvards, before volunteering for Aircrew where he served as a Flight Engineer with 218 Sqn on Stirlings and 75 Sqn on Lancasters.

Warrant Officer KEN JOHNSON – flew as a Front Gunner on Wellingtons before transferring to a Mid-Upper Gunner on Lancasters with 9 and 61 Sqns taking part in a total of 44 0ps.

Warrant Officer FRANK HOGAN – qualifying as a Navigator he flew on Lancasters with 622 Sqn, completing a full tour of over 30 Ops.


The event is completely SOLD OUT; however, for this very special occasion, if you wish to purchase a print in advance we will do our utmost to have it signed by veterans on the day – Please contact us for more details.

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



THE VICTORY SHOW, FOXLANDS FARM, COSBY - FRIDAY 5th – SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER


This formidable tribute to all who served during WWII, features air displays and re-enactments from several eras and theatres of this crucial period in history.

In this very special 70th Anniversary year, we are delighted to announce that we’ll be joined by veterans who took part in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy Campaign.

The line-up for each day, is currently as follows, but we hope to add further names to this list as we approach the event:


SATURDAY

Craftsman DOUG AUSTIN - landed with the 3rd Battalion Scots Guards, 6th Tank Brigade, he fought from Caen through the Villers Bocage and the Falaise Gap seeing action through to Germany on VE-Day.

Lieutenant FRANK YATES - as a Liaison Officer with the 53rd Welsh Division Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment, he landed on Sword Beach on D-Day +12.

Private CHARLIE HILL - served with the 6th Battalion Green Howards, he was part of the first wave to assault Gold Beach in the early hours of D-Day.

Signalman KEN WEST - as an Infantry Signaller with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 49th Division, he landed on Gold Beach but was later wounded in heavy fighting around Caen and spent three months back in the UK. He returned to Holland in September 1944 to fight at Arnhem.

Private HARRY DURRANT - served with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, he landed on Gold Beach soon after D-Day armed with Mortar and PIAT anti-tank weapons


SUNDAY

Seaman Gunner VICTOR URCH - served with the Landing Craft Infantry, he was a Gunner aboard Landing Craft ICA 390 and his crew ferried Allied forces onto Juno Beach during the invasion.

Signalman FRANK BAUGH - part of Flotilla 253, his Landing Craft LCI(L)380, carrying members of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, was credited with being the first Landing Craft to land on Sword Beach at 7.20am on D-Day.

Private DEREK WHITEHEAD - landed as part of the first wave onto Gold Beach at 6.30am on D-Day with the Durham Light Infantry. He was later wounded close to Caen but returned to action in September 1944 for Operation Market Garden.



THE DUXFORD AIRSHOW, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD - SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER


With over 40 aircraft taking part, this promises to be a great weekend for all the family.

We will be joined on both days by brave veterans who served in combat with the RAF. More details will be announced shortly.



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) WE TREATED THEM ALL THE SAME
2) Wing Commander Robert Stanford-Tuck
3) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK #3
4) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK #2
5) REPRODUCTION BOB STANFORD - TUCK LOG BOOK
6) D-DAY THE AIRBORNE ASSAULT GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
7) DOOLITTLE’S D-DAY GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
8) UNSCHEDULED ARRIVAL
9) ...SO FEW - BOOK
10) QUIET REFLECTION - The Matted Drawing

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