Each edition comes with a matching numbered copy of "Bomb Doors Open", signed by the author, Flt Lt Ken Trent DFC*
The Tribute Edition is accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Richard Taylor and is signed by one of 617 Sqn's greatest commanding officers, Gp Capt James "Willie" Tait, DSO*** DFC*. Two additional 617 pilot signatures are matted with the drawing.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
150 Limited Edition Portfolios....$185
25 Artists Proofs....$240
15 Remarque Editions....$575
10 Double Remarque Editions....$925
10 Tribute Editions....$1995
Overall print size: 23 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Overall matted pencil drawing (Tribute Edition): 14" x 11"
Each edition includes the matching numbered book "Bomb Doors Open", which is personally signed by the author.
International orders will incur an additional shipping charge for this 2-package set.
Richard’s spectacular drawing, completed on buff paper with subtle color highlights, depicts Ken Trent and his crew as they gather in readiness for 617 Squadron’s raid on the Valentin U-boat construction facility at Farge, north of Bremen, 27 March 1945. Their modified Lancaster carries a massive ‘Grand Slam’ bomb as the final preparations are made the aircraft.
Flt Lt KEN TRENT DFC*
The print is personally autographed by these distinguished airmen that flew with 617 Sqn during WWII:
Flt Sgt CHARLES AVEY
Wg Cdr JOHN BELL MBE DFC
Flt Lt ARTHUR POORE DFC
Gp Capt JAMES ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC* - Commanding Officer (On pencil drawing)