TIGER SQUADRON - 74 Sq. in the Battle of Britain - Original Pencil Drawing by Nicolas Trudgian - Signed by 22 Pilots

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TIGER SQUADRON - ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN

During the hectic Summer of 1940 Fighter Command's Hurricanes and Spitfires were in combat almost constantly, battling with the Luftwaffe in the skies over southern England. Their airfields became legend - Biggin Hill, Manston, Hornchurch - all on the front line of the Battle of Britain. The Squadrons that flew from these fields also had their legendary pilots and 74 'Tiger' Squadron was one of the most famous. Flying the peerless Spitfire, the Squadron was based at Hornchurch and Biggin Hill and was in the thick of the fighting. Led by the famous 'Sailor' Malan, the Squadron proved to be one of the best Spitfire Units in the battle.

Among the Pilots in 'Tiger Squadron' was Pilot Officer John Freeborn, who had scored kills over Dunkirk and was ultimately to fly more operational hours than any other Pilot during the Battle of Britain. He became an 'Ace' scoring at least 7 kills during the Battle.

In Nick's superb Drawing 'TIGER SQUADRON' - P/O Freeborn has engaged an Me109E high over the Thames Estuary in his Spitfire and the enemy fighter has been mortally damaged. In the background another 74 Squadron Spitfire is engaging Me110C escort fighters, while a 56 Squadron Hurricane has hit another of the attacking 'Zerstorers'.

This fantastic Drawing by Nicolas Trudgian is on A3 sized paper and carries the Signatures of no less than 21 Battle of Britain pilots and aircrew, including John Freeborn, who has signed right underneath 'his' Spitfire:-

JOHN FREEBORN - 74 SQUADRON

TREVOR GRAY - 64 SQUADRON

KEN WILKINSON - 616/19 SQUADRONS

JOHN DOWN - 64 SQUADRON

PETER BROTHERS - 32/257 SQUADRONS

RICHARD SUMMERS - 219 SQUADRON

NIGEL ROSE - 602 SQUADRON

TONY PICKERING - 501 SQUADRON

JOCE MILLARD - 242 SQUADRON

BOB FOSTER - 605 SQUADRON

KEITH LAWRENCE - 234/603 SQUADRONS

NORMAN HANCOCK - 65/152 squadrons

WILLIAM WALKER - 616 SQUADRON

BYRON DUCKENFIELD - 501 SQUADRON

MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT - 64 SQUADRON

GEOFFREY WELLUM - 92 SQUADRON

JACK TOOMBS - 236 SQUADRON

JOHN KEATINGS - 219 SQUADRON

ALBERT GREGORY - 219 SQUADRON

JOHN ELLACOMBE - 151 SQUADRON

ERWIN 'DUSTY' MILLER - 133 'EAGLE SQUADRON'

THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A LARGE MULTI-SIGNED DRAWING OF A FAMOUS BATTLE OF BRITAIN SQUADRON!!

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