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.