A unique special edition reproduced from Robert Taylor’s evocative pencil drawing, paying tribute to the Australian and New Zealand Mosquito aircrews who flew on the historic Amiens Prison Raid.
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250Limited Edition $150.00 Personally signed by three Australian Pilots of Operation Jericho
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On the 18th February, 1944, a group of brave young aircrew undertook one of the most daring low-level precision bombing operations ever mounted during World War II – the breaching of the wall of Amiens Prison to release members of the French Resistance, condemned to death for their action in helping the Allies.

After pleas from the French Resistance, a formation of RAF Mosquitoes from 487 Squadron (New Zealand) and 464 Squadron (Australian), along with an RAF Typhoon escort, under the overall command of Group Captain Pickard undertook the daring and dangerous mission. Their task was to breach the prison walls in order that the patriots could have a chance to escape; it was their last and only chance to live. The raid was a success. The walls were breached and the cell doors sprung by the bomb blasts allowing over 150 prisoners to flee the jail across the snow to be spirited away by the Resistance.


Published in 1995, the edition has been personally signed by the artist and Australian Ian McRitchie who led the second flight of 464 Sqn on the Raid.

Squadron Leader IAN MCRITCHIE DFC – Pilot, 464 Sqn

This special edition was produced exclusively for Australian collectors in 1995 and is personally signed by two more Australian Pilots who flew on the mission:

Flight Lieutenant BRIAN “TICH” HANAFIN DFC – Pilot, 487 Sqn
Flying Officer HARRY MARKBY DFC  – Pilot, 174 Sqn

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20 x 15 inches


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