A loose formation of Spitfires from 92 Sqn heads back to their base after a successful sortie over northern France. As the fighters approach the indomitable white cliffs near Dover, the pilots have decided to make a protective low-pass over a group of Royal Navy armed steam trawlers buffeting up the Channel, operating in their new-found role of inshore coastal patrol. The trawlermen acknowledge their RAF comrades with a friendly wave.A
Published to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the RAF’s iconic fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire, this iconic print is personally signed by four of Fighter Command’s most renowned and successful fighter Aces!
Air Commodore ALAN DEERE DSO OBE DFC*
Air Vice Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC*
Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND CVO DSO DFC*
Wing Commander BOB STANFORD-TUCK DSO DFC**
Johnnie Johnston, the RAF’s top-scoring fighter Ace, Al Deere, top-scoring New Zealand Ace and pilot of the first Spitfire to engage an Me109 in combat; Peter Townsend, the popular Battle of Britain Squadron Commander, and Bob Stanford-Tuck, one of the most outstanding fighter Aces of WWII – this is an outstanding and highly collectible piece.