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Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor

Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor (Spitfire)
Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor (Spitfire)
Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor (Spitfire)
Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor (Spitfire)
Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor (Spitfire)
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Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54. In the ...  >Read More
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Artist Proofs and Battle of Britain Tribute Proofs are issued with a copy of the acclaimed book 'Memories of The Few' containing a signed bookplate
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With all the components of the Artist Proofs, the magnificent TWENTY SIX signature Tribute Editions 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.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered

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  • 300 Signed & Numbered Editions....$95
  • 25 Artist's Proofs....Sold out
  • 25 Battle of Britain Tribute Editions....Sold out
  • 6 Battle of Britain Tribute Presentation Editions....Sold out

  • Overall Size: 16 1/2" x 23"
  • Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54. In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8 enemy aircraft destroyed.

    Robert Taylor’s outstanding new drawing is a lasting tribute to the gallant young pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain and with each print signed by aircrew who participated during those crucial months, this is an outstanding opportunity for all collectors of aviation art and memorabilia.

    Signatures:

    Limited Edition

  • Flt Lt LEN DAVIES - Hurricanes / 151 Sqn
  • A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - Hurricanes / 151 Sqn

    Artist's Proofs include the two above plus:

  • 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 BOOK PLATE (Artist's Proofs & BOB Tribute Edition): Each copy of the book is signed by the author and includes a specially issued bookplate which is personally signed by:

  • Wg Cdr WILLIAM GREGORY DSO DFC* AFC DFM. - Radar Operator to Ace Bob Braham on Defiants, Beaufighters and Mosquitos, sharing in 29 victories together.

    Battle of Britain Tribute Edition and Tribute Presentation Edition includes all above plus:

  • 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)
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