PATHWAY TO THE RUHR - Framed Collectors Piece
"The Commander in Chief wants a special squadron formed for the job. And I want you to form it."
The words from Air Vice-Marshall the Hon. Ralph Cochrane, newly appointed as AOC of No.5 Group, to the young Wing Commander Guy Gibson.
In one of the most compelling Dambuster images of recent years, Anthony depicts Guy Gibson leading the first wave of Lancasters low across the North Sea as the silver moonlight glints on the wave tops below. In formation with ‘Mick’ Martin on his port side and ‘Hoppy’ Hopgood to starboard, Gibson heads towards the Dutch coast en-route to the Möhne and Eder Dams.
This atmospheric piece is conservation framed to include an ORIGINAL fragment of aluminium fuselage recovered from 'Hoppy' Hopgood's Lancaster AJ-M, which was shot down on the night of the raid.
As a lasting tribute, it is personally signed by four veterans who were directly involved in the raid:
- Squadron Leader Les Munro CNZM DSO QSO DFC
- Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
- Dr. Mary Stopes-Roe
- Corporal Maureen Stevens
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