Hurricane Mk1s of 303 “Kościuszko” Polish Squadron RAF climb steadily out from Northolt to intercept yet another incoming Luftwaffe bomber formation heading for London in September 1940. Ably led by Canadian Flight Commander, Flt Lt Johnny Kent, the battle-hardened Polish pilots will soon be engaging the enemy over Southern England, their Hurricanes once again in the thick of the action.
Robert Taylor’s evocative painting, Undaunted by Odds, is a moving tribute to the Hurricane and the gallant pilots who flew it in combat. The prints in this outstanding edition have been endorsed with the original signatures of pilots who flew and fought with the Hurricane throughout World War II, creating a lasting and historic tribute that will prove highly collectible for many years to come.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print has been individually numbered and hand-signed by artist Robert Taylor along with THREE RAF pilots who flew with the Polish Squadrons during World War II:
Squadron Leader JUREK MENCEL DFC KM*** AFM***
Lieutenant STANISLAW NAWARSKI DFC KM
Pilot Officer STEFAN RYLL AFM*
THE HURRICANE VETERAN’S EDITION
This TEN signature edition is additionally signed by a further seven pilots that flew the Hurricane in combat during WWII.
Flight Lieutenant KURT TAUSSIG
Flight Lieutenant HUGH PARRY
Squadron Leader FRANK “DIMMY” JOYCE MBE
Flying Officer KEN COCKRAM
Warrant Officer ERIC CARTER
Flying Officer JOHN BYRNE
Flight Lieutenant JACK BIGGS
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TRIBUTE EDITION
With all the components of the Hurricane Veterans’ Edition, the print has been additionally signed by a Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot, Wing Commander Peter Ayerst, and is issued with an exclusive, matching numbered pencil print DEADLY ENCOUNTER signed by a further five pilots who flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, creating a SIXTEEN signature tribute!
Wing Commander PETER AYERST DFC
Wing Commander JOHN “TIM” ELKINGTON
Air Commodore JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC*
Wing Commander BOB FOSTER DFC
Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC AE
Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC