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Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor

Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor (Lancaster)
Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor (Lancaster)
Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor (Lancaster)
Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor (Lancaster)
Towards Night's Darkness by Robert Taylor (Lancaster)
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Robert Taylor's evocative new painting is a moving tribute to the men of Bomber Command. As the setting sun casts a golden glow, a group of Lancasters from 576 Squadron begin to form up after departi...  >Read More
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Each Victoria Cross edition is beautifully conservation matted to include a museum quality reproduction miniature Victoria Cross. Included in the matting are the rare and highly sought after ORIGINAL pencil signatures of five pilots and crew from RAF Bomber Command who were awarded the nation’s highest award for valor – the Victoria Cross, creating a historic FIFTEEN signature collectors’ item.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered

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  • 200 Limited Editions....$215
  • 100 Collectors' Editions....$330
  • 25 Collectors' Edition Artist's Proofs....$395
  • 15 Collectors' Remarque Editions....Sold out
  • 5 Collectors' Double Remarque Editions....Sold out
  • 25 Victoria Cross Editions....Sold out

  • Overall size: 24 1/2" x 18 3/4"
  • Image size: 19 1/2" x 13"
  • Victoria Cross matted size: 27 1/4" x 24"
  • Robert Taylor's evocative new painting is a moving tribute to the men of Bomber Command. As the setting sun casts a golden glow, a group of Lancasters from 576 Squadron begin to form up after departing from their Lincolnshire base at the start of a raid into Germany in late 1944. The lead aircraft UL-I (LM227) was one of only a handful of Lancasters to complete 100 operational sorties.

    Between them, the pilots of Bomber Command won 23 Victoria Crosses during WWII, and countless others were highly decorated for courage and commitment. Several of these veterans have now joined together to sign this commemorative limited edition to honor all those who served with Bomber Command. They include some of the RAF's most inspirational leaders; men such as James "Tirpitz" Tait, who was awarded no less than four DSOs to become one of the most highly decorated RAF airmen of WWII. Although sadly no longer with us, we are privileged that he was able to personally sign the prints during his lifetime, creating a truly historic collectors edition.

    Signatures

    Limited Edition (5 signatures):

  • Squadron Leader George "Johnny" JOHNSON DFM
  • Warrant Officer Harry IRONS DFC
  • Flight Sergeant Jim McGILLIVRAY
  • Warrant Officer Ken JOHNSON
  • Warrant Officer James COPUS

    Collector's Edition & Remarques (10 signatures) includes the veterans above plus:

  • Group Captain James TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC
  • Air Commodore John LANGSTON CBE
  • Squadron Leader Tony IVESON DFC AE
  • Warrant Officer Frank TILLEY
  • Michael BEETHAM

    Victoria Cross Edition (15 signatures) includes the veterans above plus these Victoria Cross recipients:

  • Warrant Officer Norman JACKSON VC
  • Flight Lieutenant Bill REID VC
  • Wing Commander Rod LEAROYD VC
  • Group Captain Leonard CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*
  • Group Captain Leonard TRENT VC DFC ADC
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