FINAL BRIEFING & THE BREACH - Framed Collectors Pieces
This atmospheric pair of prints commemorating the famous Dambuster Raids are framed to full conservation standards to include reproduction RAF wings.
Each piece is available individually or as part of a matching-numbered pair.
Everyone at Scampton suspected that something big was about to happen. The crews of the recently formed 617 Squadron, hand-picked by their CO Wing Commander Guy Gibson, had been training hard for weeks and then late in the afternoon of 16 May 1943 came a call over the station tannoy: "All crews of 617 Squadron to report to the briefing room - immediately."
As the sun’s rays fade fast, it is the signal to start the engines and Guy Gibson readies his crew to climb inside their waiting Lancaster - AJ-G 'George.
This stunning print has been personally signed by the artist as well as a veteran who served on that historic night in 1943:
- Corporal Maureen Stevens
This dramatic scene depicts Guy Gibson engaging enemy flak positions whilst Lancaster AJ-J, with pilot David Maltby at the controls, banks steeply away after delivering the coup-de-grace. A huge explosion and towering pillar of water marks the breach where a vast torrent of water begins to rush into the valley below. The first of the mighty dams have been cracked apart.
In Tribute to the crews of 617 Squadron who undertook the historic Dambuster Raid, this outstanding piece has been personally signed by the last surviving British Dambuster to take part in the raids:
- Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
- Framed Prints
- 32 x 28 inches
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