By Robert Taylor
Just after midday on 27 September, 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent as the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54.
In the huge dogfight that ensued 19 Squadron claimed 8 enemy aircraft destroyed. This is Robert Taylor's lasting tribute to the gallant young pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain. This is an outstanding opportunity for all collectors of aviation art and memorabilia to add a very special piece to their portfolio.
Overall print size: 13 wide x 9 high
THE LIMITED EDITION
All prints in every edition have been personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor together with two distinguished Battle of Britain Fighter pilots.
- Flt Lt LEN DAVIES - Hurricanes / 151 Sqn A
- Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - Hurricanes / 151 Sqn
THE ARTIST PROOFS WITH TWENTY-ONE SIGNATURES AND FREE SIGNED BOOK
With the signatures of the Limited Edition the highly-restricted Artist Proofs have been additionally signed by another eighteen (18) leading Battle of Britain fighter pilots, and issued with a copy of the acclaimed book - Memories of The Few - containing a signed bookplate.
- Sqn Ldr TONY IVESON - Spitfires / 616 Sqn
- Flt Lt PETER HAIRS - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
- Flt Lt ROBIN LUCAS - Defiants / 141 Sqn
- Sgt HUBERT LUIZ FLOWER - Defiants / 248 Sqn
- Flt Lt RICHARD JONES - Spitfires / 64 Sqn
- Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON - Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
- Wg Cdr TERENCE KANE - Spitfires / 234 Sqn
- Wg Cdr TREVOR GRAY - Spitfires / 64 Sqn
- Gp Capt BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
- Flt Lt JIMMY CORBIN DFC - Spitfires / 66 & 610 Sqn
- Sqn Ldr BOB FOSTER DFC - Hurricanes / 605 Sqn (6 & 1 shared victories)
- Sqn Ldr GEOFFREY WELLUM - Spitfires / 92 Sqn
- Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - Hurricanes / 213 Sqn (18 & 2 shared victories)
- Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE - Defiants / 19 Sqn
- Fg Off KEN WILKINSON - Spitfires / 611, 616 & 19 Sqn
- Wg Cdr TONY PICKERING AFC - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
- Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC* AFC - Hurricanes / 249 Sqn (12 & 4 shared victories)
- Sqn Ldr DOUG NICHOLLS DFC - Hurricanes / 85, 242 & 151 Sqn
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TRIBUTE EDITION
With all the components of the Artist Proofs, these magnificent TWENTY SIX signature Tribute Edition prints have been conservation matted to include museum quality reproduction RAF Pilots Wings and the original signatures of five legendary Aces who fought in the Battle of Britain.
- A/Cdre PETER BROTHERS DFC* CBE - Hurricanes / 32 & 257 Sqn (16 victories)
- Wg Cdr GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM* - Spitfires / 19 Sqn (13 & 2 shared victories)
- Gp Capt DESMOND SHEEN DFC* - Spitfires / 72 Sqn (4 & 1 shared victories)
- Wg Cdr ROLAND BEAMONT DSO* DFC* CBE - Hurricanes / 87 Sqn ( 6 & 1 shared victories)
- Gp Capt DENYS GILLAM DSO** DFC* AFC - Spitfires / 616 Sqn (7 & 1 shared victories).