Flown by Flt Lt Bill Reid a Lancaster from 61 Sqn, heavily damaged by German night-fighter attacks, heads to Dusseldorf during a bombing mission on the night of 3 November 1943. Although badly wounded, pilot Bill Reid and his crew pressed on to bomb their target before returning home. For his courage and devotion to duty Reid was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Few aviation artists ever achieve Richard’s extraordinary skill with pencil and paint which is why his drawings are so highly prized by collectors. Completed in his trademark technique using a combination of graphite with white highlights on ‘antique’ colored paper, to create a unique ‘sepia’ effect, this stunning piece emphasises the amazing quality of Richard’s work.
Each print has been personally autographed by the artist and the following WWII Lancaster Flight Engineer who flew over 40 missions with 467 and 97 Squadrons:
Warrant Officer HAROLD KIRBY LD’H
MATTED COLLECTOR’S PIECE
The matted Limited Edition print – other editions are available – also includes a miniature VC, along with a photograph and the original autograph of the legendary pilot depicted:
Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC