FRONT LINE HURRICANES
Based at a temporary formed airfield at Lille Marc, Hurricanes of No. 87 Squadron – showing the strains of battle – taxi in from a skirmish during heavy fighting in the Battle of France, May 1940.
Flying from ill-prepared grass strips, with groundcrews making the best of what meagre facilities were on hand, the Hurricane pilots literally flew themselves to a standstill. An old farmhouse has been commandeered and now doubles up as flight operations, officers’ mess, and accommodation for the lucky ones.
Front Line Hurricanes is issued with TWO comanion prints - Bristol Blenheim (dimensions 18" x 14") and Gloster Gladiator (18" x 14").
Each copy of FRONT LINE HURRICANES is signed by SIX of the great Aces of RAF Fighter Command. All flew Hurricanes during the Battle of France in 1940.
- Wing Commander Roland 'Bee' Beamont CBE DSO* DFC* DL
- Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC*
- Group Captain Frank Carey CBE DFC** AFC DFM
- Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC* AFC
- Wing Commander John Gibson
- Squadron Leader Ken 'Hawkeye' Lee
- 32 x 23 inches
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