In our opinion this superb edition from the worlds most collected aviation artist, is quite literally one of the best images he has ever produced.
Robert captures perfectly the raw power and sheer ferocity of these awesome aircraft as they wreak havoc among the German artillery during the famous Battle for Normandy. As a lasting tribute to the brave young RAF Fighter Pilots of the twenty squadrons of rocket-firing Hawker Typhoons who flew those perilous ground attacks during the invasion, Closing the Gap has become hugely collectible among aviation specialists.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in this edition is hand-numbered and signed by the artist Robert Taylor along with three highly respected RAF Typhoon pilots who flew and fought in the skies over Normandy:
Squadron Leader PERCIVAL BEAKE DFC
Warrant Officer JACK HODGES DFC
Warrant Officer JOHN ‘ABE’ LINCOLN
THE TYPHOON EDITION
In addition to the pilots signing the limited edition, each print in this remarkable TEN signature Typhoon Edition is also signed by the following distinguished Typhoon fighter pilots.
Flight Lieutenant SIR JOHN ATKINSON KCB DFC
Flying Officer KENNETH “JUNIOR” KNEEN
Air Commodore C.D. “KIT” NORTH-LEWIS DSO DFC
Warrant Officer DOUG ORAM
Squadron Leader BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC
Flying Officer FRANK WHEELER DFC
Pilot Officer “RUSTY” TOWNSEND
THE NORMANDY VETERANS EDITION
This impressive edition commemorates both the British Air and Land Forces who fought so valiantly in the grueling Battle of Normandy. Joining the ten RAF fighter pilots on the Typhoon Edition, each print is additionally signed by ten British Army veterans who fought in the Normandy breakout, making a total of TWENTY signatures in this edition.
Staff Sergeant PETER BOYLE
Staff Sergeant JOHN BROWN
Lance Corporal ALEX COVENTRY
Lance Corporal ALEX DIXON
Gunner BILL GRANTHAM
Lance Corporal RAY WILLIAMS
Sergeant “TITCH” RAYNER
Driver TOM SHERBROOK
Corporal BOB WEEDON
Private WALLY MENDAY