Simon Atack’s romantic study Into the Blue depicts a classic view of a Mk I Spitfire belonging to 609 Squadron, flown by Battle of Britain ace John Bisdee, high over South East England in that fateful summer of 1940. After the first fifteen months of the war this famous fighter squadron, initially made up of week-end flyers, became the first RAF squadron to claim 100 victories. Made up of pilots from so many nations, 609 Squadron was described as the most international brotherhood in arms since the Crusades.
This evocative image, endorsed by Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots, pays tribute to all those who flew and fought this supreme little fighter in the hostile skies of war-torn Europe, so long ago.
Joining artist Simon Atack, each is signed by two Spitfire fighter pilots who flew and fought in the Battle of Britain. Every print is individually hand-numbered.
Squadron Leader IAIN HUTCHINSON
Flight Lieutenant RICHARD L. JONES