HURRICANE FORCE - Framed Collectors Piece
Sunday 15th September, 1940; the day the Luftwaffe made its final, massive effort to defeat the RAF and pave the way for Hitler’s invasion of England. It was the climax of the tremendous air battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain and the day Churchill was told: ‘There are no reserves!’
Robert Taylor’s outstanding painting puts us right into the midst of the Battle, some 12,000 feet over London, as RAF Hurricanes tear into a mass of Luftwaffe Heinkel 111 Bombers and escorting Me109s. The entire sky is embroiled in a mass of aerial warfare and in the thick of the heaviest fighting, the brute force of the Hurricane is seen at its best, wreaking havoc amongst the massed formations of enemy raiders.
Originally released in 1990, this outstanding print is personally signed by four of the RAF's most decorated Battle of Britain fighter leaders and is now an extremely sought-after collector's item.
To create a rare NINETEEN signature collectors piece, the print has been conservation framed to include the original autographs of a further fifteen RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots.
- Group Captain Peter Townsend CVO DSO DFC*
- Wing Commander Geoffrey Page DSO OBE DFC*
- Group Captain Frank Carey CBE DFC** AFC DFM
- Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC*
- Squadron Leader 'Buck' Casson
- Air Commodore Alan Deere DSO OBE DFC*
- Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington
- Wing Commander Bob Doe DSO DFC*
- Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
- Group Captain Hugh 'Cocky' Dundas CBE DSO* DFC
- Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC*
- Air Vice-Marshal Harold Bird-Wilson CBE DSO DFC* AFC*
- Group Captain Denys Gillam DSO** DFC* AFC
- Air Commodore James Leathart CB DSO
- Wing Commander Harbourne Stephen CBE DSO DFC*
- Squadron Leader Basil 'Stapme' Stapleton DFC
- Group Captain Alan Wright DFC
- Flying Officer Kenneth Wilkinson
- Air Vice-Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC*
- Framed Prints
- 40 x 32.5 inches
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