A strong force of Lancasters from 630 and 57 Squadrons, based at RAF East Kirkby, head out to attack industrial targets in the Ruhr, Autumn 1944.
A total of 212 Operations were undertaken from RAF East Kirkby between August 1943 and the end of WWII, all of which were flown by 630 and 57 Squadrons. It is of great historical importance that every print is personally signed by one of the last surviving veterans that flew combat missions from East Kirkby during WWII.
Richard is regarded as one of the industry's best pencil artists and this superb piece is completed in his trademark combination of pencil with color highlights on buff paper.
Flight Lieutenant ‘STEVIE’ STEVENS DFC AE - Joined 57 Sqn as a Pilot in May 1943 and completed a full tour of 30 Operations including raids over Dortmund, Hamburg and Italy.