TRIBUTE TO THE FEW - Original Pencil Drawing
Ground crew hastily re-fuel and re-arm Spitfires of 610 Sqn as they prepare to leave their base at RAF Biggin Hill to re-join the action at the height of the Battle of Britain, summer 1940.
It was Prime Minister Winston Churchill who gave the young airmen of the RAF who took part in the Battle of Britain the name that’s forever etched into the history books – 'the Few'. In a rousing speech before a packed House of Commons on 20 August 1940 he expressed the world’s gratitude to the brave, heroic airmen who ‘undaunted by odds....are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’.
Richard’s extraordinary skill with his trademark pencil and paint combination is unsurpassed and his drawings are highly prized by collectors. We are therefore delighted to feature this compeltely unique piece.
It has been completed with subtle colour highlights on paper signed by an astonishing SEVENTEEN Battle of Britain pilots, aircrew and ground crew:
- Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AFC
- Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
- Squadron Leader Jocelyn Millard AE
- Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington
- Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
- Wing Commander Terence Kane
- Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC
- Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
- Squadron Leader Doug Nicholls
- Corporal Alec Gray
- Flight Lieutenant Wallace Cunningham DFC
- Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
- Squadron Leader Nigel Rose
- Sergeant Hubert Luiz Flower
- Flight Lieutenant Robin Appleford
- Wing Commander Roger Morewood
- Pilot Officer Norman Brown
- Original Pencil
- 25 x 13 inches
- Release Date:
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