On Saturday, 9 August 1941 the unthinkable happened: the legendary Fighter leader Douglas Bader failed to return from a mission over northern France. Immediately, without thought for their own safety, the fiercely loyal pilots of his Tangmere Wing set out on a sweep to search for him, hoping that he may have successfully baled out into the Channel. By nightfall there was no sign of him and everyone feared that their famous Wing Leader might have been lost.
A few days later, however, the good news filtered into Tangmere; Bader, renowned as the Fighter Ace with artificial legs, had survived, albeit as a prisoner of war.
The original lithograph edition, personally signed by pilots from this famous unit, are long sold out and will always remain in great demand.
In addition to the artist, each print in this edition has been hand signed by the following veterans:
Air Vice Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC* – 38 victories
Group Captain HUGH “COCKY” DUNDAS CBE DSO* DFC – 7 victories
Air Marshal SIR DENIS CROWLEY-MILLING KCB CBE DSO DFC* AE – 8 victories
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Each canvas is hand-signed by the artist Robert Taylor, stamped on the back, hand-numbered and stretched on high quality bars.
Canvas Size: 36″ wide x 24″ high
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