The crews of 617 Squadron that took part in the epic Dambusters raid on the night of 16/17 May 1943 were among the finest in the RAF. They were the elite of Bomber Command, and when they left RAF Scampton that night, the skills of their pilots – some of the finest of the Second World War, would be tested to the limit. In this outstanding new work Flight Lieutenant ‘Mick’ Martin, in company with Flight Lieutenant John Hopgood in the distance, follows one of the many canals of Holland, wingtips barely missing the sails of the windmills, en-route to the Möhne Dam.
Delicately crafted in a subtle, unique blend of pencil and paint, Robert’s masterpiece is a stunning and highly individual rendition of this most famous mission. Printed on the latest precision press, each of these exclusive limited edition prints is a true and faithful reproduction of his masterful original.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in this breathtakingly beautiful limited edition has been individually signed by the five surviving air crew veterans and a ground crew veteran of the Dam’s raid.
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON
Corporal KEN LUCAS
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO CNZM DSO QSO DFC
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM
Flight Sergeant GRANT MCDONALD
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND
THE PUBLISHER PROOFS
The FIFTY Publisher Proofs have been signed by all six of the veterans on the limited edition. However, in addition, each of these elegant proofs has been individually matted to contain the authentic signatures of another six legendary Dambuster pilots and crew, five of whom were decorated for their part in the epic Dambuster raid.
Squadron Leader KEN BROWN CGM
Flight Lieutenant EDWARD JOHNSON DFC
Flying Officer DAVE RODGER DFC
Flight Lieutenant BILL TOWNSEND CGM DFM
Air Marshal SIR HAROLD “MICK” MARTIN KCB CB DSO* DFC* AFC
Squadron Leader DAVID SHANNON DSO* DFC*