Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.
In our opinion this is one of Richards best paintings and features one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the War – Douglas Bader. Battle of Britain signatures are becoming more difficult to acquire and this outstanding print is personally signed by prominent Battle of Britain Hurricane pilots, with a total of six desirable signatures available – a true collectors edition.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in the edition has been personally signed in pencil by two Fighter Pilots that flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain:
Group Captain BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC*
Group Captain BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC
THE COLLECTORS EDITION
The SIX signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by the following Battle of Britain Hurricane pilots:
Wing Commander JOHN “TIM” ELKINGTON
Wing Commander BOB FOSTER DFC
Air Commodore JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC*
Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC