On 6 June 1944, the Allies embarked on what was to become one of the most epic days in the long history of military warfare, D-Day – the invasion of Normandy.
144 Canadian Wing flew constant fighter sweeps throughout the Normandy Invasions, before relocating to France on June 15th 1944.
This outstanding edition is personally signed by highly prominent Aces who flew with the Canadian Wing during the Normandy Invasions, under the leadership of the highest scoring RAF Ace of WWII – Johnnie Johnson.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print has been personally signed by the artist, Richard Taylor, together with the following two Aces who flew Spitfires with the Canadian Wing during D-Day:
Wing Commander “STOCKY” EDWARDS DFC* DFM -16½ victories.
Wing Commander JAMES LINDSAY DFC – 9 victories.
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Each copy has been individually signed by a further two Spitfire pilots who flew with the Canadian Wing, making a total of FOUR outstanding signatures.
Lieutenant General DON LAUBMAN DFC*–15 victories
Squadron Leader ROY WOZNIAK DFC
THE REMARQUE EDITIONS
Two Remarque editions are issued, the first, limited to 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil remarque; the second, restricted to just TEN COPIES worldwide, comprises an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing.
THE TRIBUTE PROOFS
Richard has created ten unique original pencil drawings, which will accompany the main print as issued with the Collectors Edition. Each drawing is then conservation matted to include the original pencil signatures of some of the most prominent Aces to fly with the Canadian Squadrons including their Wing Leader, the highest scoring RAF Ace of WWII, Johnnie Johnson. The ELEVEN pilots featured in this edition achieved a total of 133 air victories between them:
Air Vice Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC*
Flight Lieutenant WILFRED BANKS
Wing Commander LORNE CAMERON
Group Captain BERT HOULE
Squadron Leader “HAP” KENNEDY
Wing Commander ANDY MACKENZIE
Flight Lieutenant LARRY ROBILLARD