Pilot Signed Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
PCK2668. Pilot Signed Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM6057. Undaunted by Odds by Robert Taylor.
On 6th November 1935, a prototype aircraft took to the air for the very first time. As Sydney Camm's sturdy, single-engine monoplane fighter climbed into the sky, few realized that it was destined to become one of the enduring symbols of the greatest air battle ever fought. Its name was the Hawker Hurricane. Undaunted by Odds is a moving tribute to the Hurricane and the gallant pilots who flew it in combat. The painting portrays the Hurricanes of the 303 Polish Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain as the unit climbs steadily to intercept yet another incoming wave of enemy bombers heading for London in September 1940. Soon the already battle-hardened Polish pilots will once again be in the thick of the action.
Signed by :
Sqn Ldr Jurek Mencel DFC, KM*** AFM***,
Lt Stanislaw Nawarski DFC KM,
Pilot Officer Stefan Ryll.
Signed limited edition of 250 prints.
Paper size 35 inches x 24 inches (89cm x 61cm) Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm)
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DHM1782. Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
If the German and Italian forces were to succeed in their campaign in North Africa something had to be done about Malta. British submarines and torpedo carrying aircraft based on the tiny Mediterranean island were wreaking havoc with Axis shipping, severely hampering their efforts to get supplies and reinforcements through. The German High Command had had enough and the order came to obliterate the island. Malta immediately came under continual day and night aerial bombardment from the combined strengths of the Luftwaffe and Italian Regia Aeronautica. So intense was the onslaught that by the end of 1942 Malta had become the most heavily bombed place on earth. Too far away for fighters to fly from Gibraltar, any reinforcements would have to be brought part way by aircraft carrier. Until Churchills order to send the latest Spitfires came in March 1942, the island had to defend itself as best as it could with what remained serviceable of the few obsolescent Hurricanes flown to the island off HMS Argus in 1940, and from Ark Royal and Victorious in 1941. Gerald Coulsons painting Merlins over Malta shows Hurricanes of 126 Squadron, based at the islands Ta Qali airfield, diving to intercept a force of Junkers JU88 bombers as they make an attack on the port at Valletta. In the foreground of this powerful reconstruction is Hurricane Z3055, which is currently undergoing restoration for the Malta Aviation Museum. A memorable collector print in support of a truly memorable passage of history. Gerald Coulsons painting Merlins over Malta was specially commissioned to help raise funds for the Merlins over Malta Appeal, which aims to bring a Spitfire and Hurricane back to the scene of their epic defence, each print has been signed by famous Malta fighter pilots, and importantly every copy sold will directly benefit the Appeal.
Last 6 prints available of this sold out edition.
Squadron Leader Cyril Bam Bamberger (deceased), Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence DFC, Squadron Leader P G Leggett, Squadron Leader Harry Moon, Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC and Captain Tommy Thompson DFC JP BOAC/BA (deceased).
Signed limited edition of 250 prints.
Paper size 31 inches x 24 inches (76cm x 61cm)
Website Price: £ 330.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £500.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £170
All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling