Height and Sun by Robert Taylor

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HEIGHT AND SUN - The Tribute Edition

"If you had height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed". These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered.

Between July and October 1940 the brave young pilots of RAF fighter command were under intense pressure from constant attacks of the Luftwaffe and the Hawker Hurricane was the machine of the Battle of Britain, accounting for 80% of Allied victories.

In Robert's outstanding scene Hurricanes of 32 Squadron climb high into the morning sky, gaining height and sun in an attempt to take the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August 1940.

This 'Tribute Edition' is Signed by no less than TWENTY FIVE Battle of Britain veterans:-

Flight Lt. Alexander APPLEFORD - 66 Squadron - Spitfires

Squadron Leader Tony IVESON - 616 Squadron - Spitfires

Flight Lt. Benjamin BENT - 25 Squadron - Blenheims

Squadron Leader Maurice BROWN - 611 Squadron - Spitfires

Flight Lt. Owen BURNS - 235 Squadron - Blenheims

Flight Lt. Joseph CHAMBERLAIN - 235 Squadron - Blenheims

Squadron Leader Ken LUSTY - 25 Squadron - Blenheims

Group Captain Byron DUCKENFIELD - 501 Squadron - Hurricanes

Wing Commander John ELKINGTON - 1 Squadron - Hurricanes

Squadron Leader Robert FOSTER - 605 Squadron - Hurricanes

Flight Lt. Trevor GRAY - 64 Squadron - Spitfires

Flight Lt. Albert GREGORY - 219 Squadron - Blenheims

Master Pilot Leopold HEIMES - 235 Squadron - Blenheims

Wing Commander Terence KANE - 234 Squadron - Spitfires

Squadron Leader Robert KINGS - 238 Squadron - Hurricanes

Flight Lt. Keith LAWRENCE -234 Squadron - Spitfires

Flight Lt. Robin LUCAS - 141 Squadron - Defiants

Squadron Leader Jocelyn MILLARD - 242 Squadron - Hurricanes

Wing Commander Tom NEIL - 249 Squadron - Hurricanes

Group Captain Herbert PINFOLD - 56 Squadron - Hurricanes

Flying Officer Kenneth WILKINSON - 616 Squadron - Spitfires

Wing Commander George SWANWICK - 54 Squadron - Spitfires

The Print measures 27.5x17 Inches

This is now a rare secondary market print - I have just one copy with its CoA and the Sales Brochure.