Undeterred by the superstitions of “Friday 13th,” Wing Commander Beamont took off that day in May 1949, in the Canberra prototype. So accomplished was this new jet bomber that by the end of the 1950’s, no fewer than 41 RAF Squadrons were equipped with the Canberra, and the training of crews in another 16 countries had begun.
Robert Taylor’s painting shows the aircraft during a formation training sortie; rushing over the fenlands of Cambridgeshire, England, preparing to land at its RAF Wyton base.
Every print has been signed by the Artist in addition to:
Wing Commander ROLAND “BEE” BEAMONT CBE DSO* DFC* DL