Tribute Proofs are issued with a unique and highly-collectible original pencil drawing, personally autographed by TEN Battle of Britain Pilots and matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further three of the most prominent pilots to fly in this crucial conflict, including the legendary fighter leader, Sir Douglas Bader - there are a total of NINETEEN signatures in this edition.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
350 Limited Editions....$165
150 Collectors Editions....$225
25 Collectors Edition Artists Proofs....$265
25 Remarque Editions....$545
10 Double Remarque Editions....Sold out
10 Battle of Britain Tribute Proofs....Sold out
Overall Size: 34 3/4" x 24 1/2"
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain!
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.
Throughout those critical months in 1940, the RAF engaged opposing pilots of the Luftwaffe time and time again and Richards's atmospheric new painting depicts one such frantic engagement as one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the War, Douglas Bader leads his unit into battle. The edition carries truly outstanding signatures, the like of which may never be repeated, creating a classic Battle of Britain collectors piece.
Group Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - 213 Sqn
Group Capt BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC - 501 Sqn
Collectors and Remarque Editions include the signatures above plus:
Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON - 1 Sqn
Sqn Ldr "BOB" FOSTER DFC - 605 Sqn
A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - 151 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC - 501 Sqn
Battle of Britain Tribute Editions include the signatures above plus:
Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE - Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 249 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ROY MCGOWAN - Hurricanes / 46 Sqn
Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD - Hurricanes / 87 Sqn
Wg Cdr KEN MACKENZIE DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
W.O DAVID DENCHFIELD - Spitfires / 610 Sqn
Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC - Spitfires / 602 Sqn