It has been another hard day of ferocious air combat over southern England, but at long last the young pilots of 603 Squadron can take a short, yet welcome respite from the heavy fighting. Soon however, the roar of Merlin engines will fill the air again as another deadly Luftwaffe raid threatens. Robert Taylor’s masterpiece, beautifully crafted using a subtle combination of delicate graphite skilfully interwoven with subtle hues of the artist’s finest oil paint, rekindles the poignancy of one such moment in this, the most famous of all air battles in history.
Issued with Battle of Britain Commemorative Book
This outstanding new print is issued with an artist signed, matching numbered copy of Robert Taylor's new Battle of Britain Commemorative book, complete with a specially produced slipcase and Battle of Britain fact sheet.
The Limited Edition
Issued with a signed matching numbered copy of the new book and special edition slipcase, each print is signed by the artist Robert Taylor along with THREE outstanding Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilots:
- Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
- Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
- Flying Officer Kenneth Wilkinson
The Battle of Britain Edition
This edition is also signed by a further SIX pilots and who flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain, together with a true icon of the 20th Century, ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ – Dame Vera Lynn.
- Dame Vera Lynn
- Squadron Leader Nigel Rose
- Squadron Leader Michael Wainwright AFC
- Wing Commander Terence Kane
- Flight Lieutenant William J. Corbin DFC
- Squadron Leader Peter Brown AFC
- Squadron Leader Percival Beake DFC
The Veterans Artist Proofs
In addition to all the features of the Battle of Britain Edition, the Artist Proofs are also signed by two veterans who flew Blenheims during the Battle of Britain and include special bookplates, personally hand signed by two of the most famous Aces of the Battle of Britain, making a total of FOURTEEN signatures in this edition.
- Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
- Squadron Leader Joe Chamberlain
- Group Captain John 'cats-eyes' Cunningham (bookplate)
- Group Captain Frank Carey (bookplate)
- Lithograph and book set
- 21.75 x 17.25 inches
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