HIGH COST

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Multi Signed Collectors Piece With eighteen signatures -

Description

The crews of Bomber Command faced one of the most daunting tasks, calling for courage sustained night after night, in conditions of desperate danger and discomfort.  They did not fail us and 55,573 paid the supreme sacrifice.”
– H.R.H. The Duke of Kent

This evocative piece recreates a typical scene encountered by many RAF bomber squadrons on raids over enemy territory: After 30 trouble free completed operations, Lancaster PG-G of 619 Squadron returns home on the morning of 9th February 1945 after a grueling operation to Stettin Bay. The entire length of the aircraft has been raked by gunfire and there are injuries on board having encountered Luftwaffe night-fighters. Beginning to lose altitude and slip behind the returning formation, PG-G will struggle to return to her base in Lincolnshire on this fateful February morning.

THE RAF EDITION

The RAF edition is signed by Aircrew that flew with the RAF Bomber Command during WWII:

Flight Lieutenant GEORGE BRITTON
Warrant Officer RICHARD “BASHER” HEARNE
Flight Lieutenant TOM AUSTIN DFC AE
Wing Commander MAC” ENGLAND DFC*
Flight Lieutenant JOHN COX DFC

THE RAAF EDITION

This edition is signed by THREE RAAF Airmen who flew Lancasters with 619 Squadron.

Flying Officer NORMAN A. GRAMPE
Flight Lieutenant JOHN M. GRANT
Flying Officer BERNARD T. HUCKS DFC

THE VICTORIA CROSS PROOFS

Commemorating the twenty-three airmen of RAF Bomber Command who were decorated with the Victoria Cross during World War II, each individual print is matted to additionally include the original signatures of two of these extraordinary Victoria Cross recipients.

Wing Commander RODERICK LEAROYD VC (MATTED)
Warrant Officer NORMAN JACKSON VC

MULTI-SIGNED COLLECTORS PIECE

This RAF Limited Edition has been conservation matted and additionally signed to create an EIGHTEEN signature collector’s piece. The full list of signatures reads as follows:

Flight Lieutenant GEORGE BRITTON
Flight Lieutenant JOHN COX DFC
Warrant Officer RICHARD “BASHER” HEARNE
Flight Lieutenant TOM AUSTIN DFC AE
Wing Commander MAC” ENGLAND DFC*
Flight Lieutenant HAL GARDNER
Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
Leading Aircraftsman BERNARD MABEY
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM
Flight Lieutenant GEORGE DUNN DFC MID
Warrant Officer GERARD NORWOOD
Warrant Officer ROY BRIGGS
Flight Sergeant LEN MANNING
Flight Lieutenant RUSSELL “RUSTY” WAUGHMAN DFC AFC LD’H
Squadron Leader LAWRENCE “BENNY” GOODMAN
Warrant Officer HAROLD KIRBY LD’H
Flight Sergeant TOM SAYER DFM

Additional information

Artist

Robert Taylor

Media

Lithograph

Overall Print Size

27 ⅛ x 17 ¾ inches

Release Date

July 2006

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