HURRICANE HEROES by Nicolas Trudgian
Multi-Signed Edition - 11 Hurricane Veterans
The Hawker Hurricane and it's pilots were credited with four-fifths of ALL the RAF victories in the Battle of Britain and were the most numerous fighter type deployed. The Hurricane was designed by Sydney Camm to be easy to maintain, a stable gun platform for it's .303 inch machine guns and robust enough to withstand considerable battle damage and still get it's pilot home.
The Hurricane served during the Battle of France but it was in the subsequent Battle of Britain that it achieved immortal status. Flown by Aces such as 'Ginger' Lacey, Roland Bee' Beamont and a host of others, the Hurricane proved itself to be a magnificent weapon of war. The ONLY Fighter Command VC ever awarded was won by Hurricane pilot John Nicholson of 249 Squadron.
Released back in 2000 as part of his 'Diamond Anniversary Collection' commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Nicolas Trudgian depicts the Hurricanes of 87 Squadron being led home by their leader Ian 'Widge' Gleed after intense combat with the Luftwaffe in August 1940. With wheels and flaps down they make their low-level approach to their airfield across a classic Summer scene. After re-arming and refuelling, the Squadron will be back in action soon.
The Prints were originally Signed by three leading Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain - This example has been Signed by no less than ELEVEN!!
WING COMMANDER ROLAND 'BEE' BEAMONT - 87 Squadron
SQUADRON LEADER LAWRENCE THOROGOOD - 87 Squadron
GROUP CAPTAIN TOM DALTON-MORGAN - 43 Squadron
GROUP CAPTAIN BILLY DRAKE - 213 Squadron & 421 Flight
PILOT OFFICER KEITH ALDRIDGE - 501 Squadron
WING COMMANDER - TOM NEIL - 249 Squadron
WING COMMANDER JACK ROSE - 32 Squadron
SERGEANT WILLIAM 'BILL' GREEN - 501 Squadron
FLIGHT LT RAYMOND KELLOW - 213 Squadron
GROUP CAPTAIN BYRON DUCKENFIELD - 501 Squadron
PILOT OFFICER ROBERT KINGS - 238 Squadron
The Print measures 27 x 19 Inches and comes with the COA
A fabulous opportunity to acquire a multi-signed copy of this lovely Trudgian release!!