A strong force of Lancasters from 630 and 57 Squadrons, based at RAF East Kirkby, head out to attack industrial targets in the Ruhr, Autumn 1944.
Few aviation artists come close to Richard’s extraordinary skill with pencil and paint which is why his drawings are so highly prized. This outstanding piece is completed in his trademark technique combining graphite with color highlights on buff paper.
A total of 212 Operations were undertaken from RAF East Kirkby between August 1943 and the end of WWII, all of which were flown by 630 and 57 Squadrons. It is of great historical importance that every print is personally signed by one of the last surviving veterans that flew combat missions from East Kirkby during WWII:
Flight Lieutenant “STEVIE” STEVENS DFC AE