On August 16 over 1700 German aircraft crossed the coast and R.A.F. bases in the south-east were taking a pounding. Hawkinge, a satellite of the Biggin Hill sector station, lay right in the path of the raiding Luftwaffe hordes.
As evening shadows lengthen, MkI Spitfires of No.610 Squadron make their third scramble of the day out of Hawkinge airfield, in the South of England. They will intercept another large Luftwaffe raid targeted on RAF airfields, during the Battle of Britain fought in the summer of 1940.
Each print is individually signed by the artist and four prominent Battle of Britain Fighter Aces:
Squadron Leader CYRIL “BAM” BAMBERGER DFC* – 5 victories
Squadron Leader GEORGE “BEN” BENNIONS DFC – 12 victories
Wing Commander GEORGE “GRUMPY” UNWIN DSO DFM – 10 victories
Air Commodore PAUL WEBB CBE DFC AE – 5 victories
This stunning piece has been sold out for many years and has become a highly prized collector’s piece.