Richard Taylor

 

(Matted original pencil drawing)

Action This Day

Flown by many crews, Halifax LV907 ‘Friday 13th’ was typical of the four-engined heavy bombers that formed the backbone of RAF Bomber Command, and served as a symbol to the enduring bravery of the men who flew the ‘heavies’ in action. As dawn breaks over RAF Lissett it reveals that last night’s biting wind has once again brought a covering of snow to the airfield. But, with conditions forecast to improve, tonight’s operation to bomb industrial targets in Germany is set to proceed, and ground crew start to prepare Halifax Mk3 LV907 ‘F-Freddy’, simply known as ‘Friday 13th’, for action.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by THREE veterans who flew with the Halifaxes of 158 Squadron.

THE COLLECTORS & REMARQUE EDITIONS
Together with the two Remarque Editions, the EIGHT signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by a further five 158 Squadron veterans:

THE RAF BOMBER COMMAND TRIBUTE EDITION
Richard's pencil work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry. These magnificent Tribute Proofs, created with a unique and highly-collectible original pencil drawing by Richard Taylor, are issued to include the matted signatures of no less than FIVE of the Royal Air Force’s most eminent wartime leaders.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Pilot Officer MAURICE SPIVEY DFM
Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
Flight Lieutenant FRED TUNSTALL DFC

THE COLLECTORS & REMARQUE EDITIONS
Flight Lieutenant ‘TOMMY’ COLES DFC
Warrant Officer HARRY IRONS DFC
Flight Lieutenant JOE PETRIE-ANDREWS DFC DFM
Warrant Officer DENNIS SLACK
Flight Lieutenant HERBERT 'BLUEY' MOTTERSHEAD DFC

THE RAF BOMBER COMMAND TRIBUTE EDITION
Air Vice-Marshal DON BENNETT CB CBE DSO FRAes
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO DFC
Air Chief Marshal Sir LEWIS HODGES KCB CBE DSO DFC
Group Captain J B ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC
Air Chief Marshal Sir AUGUSTUS WALKER GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350

THE COLLECTORS EDITION
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 75

THE REMARQUED EDITION
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

THE TRIBUTE EDITION (Subject to availability)
UK £1095.00
Edition Size - 10

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 Overall print size: 345/8” wide x 24¾” high

Arctic Hunters

High in the Arctic Circle a bitter war of attrition was fought in freezing, unforgiving conditions, the desperate conflict played out against a majestic, awe-inspiring backdrop of beautiful ice-clad mountains. Richard Taylor's spectacular new painting portrays the Me109s of 6./JG5 led by Oberleutnant Heinrich Ehrler, while based at Petsamo in Finland, as they soar high above the towering peaks of ice capped mountains glistening in the cold polar air, March 1943. Their dawn patrol keeps constant vigil along the glacial fjords of the Norway's far-northern coastline, as the majestic vista gives the battle-hardened Me109 pilots a brief moment of tranquillity far removed from the grim and bitter battles being fought below.

Richard's new edition is signed by Luftwaffe fighter Aces who were on the Polar Front, including two of the top fighter Aces in history, guaranteeing this fine limited edition a place in the portfolios of all serious collectors.

THE LIMITED EDITION

Unteroffizier GUNTHER KOLB
Major ERICH RUDORFFER

THE POLAR FRONT EDITIONS
These FOUR signature editions are additionally signed by:

Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN

THE LIMITED EDITION
US $165.00 UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350
In Stock

THE POLAR FRONT REMARQUES
US $545.00 UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

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Overall print size: 337/8" wide x 231/8" high Image size: 211/4" wide x 151/2" high

(Matted Collectors and Remarque editions)

Attacking The Sorpe Dam

A Book & Print Portfolio Commemorating The Dambusters Raid

Richard’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on buff paper with colour highlights, depicts Lancaster AJ-F, piloted by Canadian Ken Brown, powering away from the Sorpe Dam as a huge plume of water erupts behind it. This was the second and final attack on the impenetrable dam which just a few hours earlier was attacked by ‘Johnny’ Johnson’s Lancaster AJ-T. Both aircraft scored direct hits.

THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER
by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson

Johnny Johnson is one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time – Operation Chastise. In this superb book he relives every moment of that fateful night with unique wit and insight. Johnny’s story is like no other.

THE LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE PORTFOLIO

Each portfolio includes the artist signed Limited Edition Print ATTACKING THE SORPE DAM, along with a copy of the book THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER personally signed by the author:

Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM
The Bomb-Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T that attacked the Sorpe Dam, scoring a direct hit.

THE COLLECTORS EDITION & REMARQUES

With all the components of the Limited Edition, each print has been conservation matted to include the original signatures of two veterans who took part in the Dambusters Raid:

Sgt RAY GRAYSTON
The Flight Engineer on Lancaster AJ-N that successfully breached the Eder Dam.

Cpl KEN LUCAS
Ground Crew with 617 Sqn, he was involved in fitting special modifications to the Lancasters for the raid.

LIMITED EDITION - Book & Print Portfolio
UK £115.00
Edition Size - 135

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £155.00
Edition Size - 25

THE COLLECTORS EDITION
UK £295.00
Edition Size - 35

THE REMARQUES
UK £450.00
Edition Size - 15

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall print size: 17 ¾” wide x 14 ¾” high

Blue Nose

Richard Taylor’s beautiful painting Blue Nose! portrays the P-51s of the 328th Fighter Squadron high above towering cumulus clouds over East Anglia in November 1944. Led by Major George Preddy, the P-51 pilots prepare to escort a large formation of B-17s on yet another arduous long range mission to Germany.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print has been individually signed in pencil by TWO highly regarded P-51 Mustang pilots who flew in combat with the 352nd Fighter Group.

Major ALDEN P. RIGBY
First Lieutenant ROY WANDA

THE ARTIST PROOF EDITION
In addition to the two signatures of the Limited Edition, the THREE signature Artist Proofs have also been signed by an outstanding 352nd Fighter Group Pilot:

Major General CUTHBERT A. ‘BILL’ PATTILLO

THE REMARQUE EDITION
In addition to the three signatures of the Artist Proofs, the FOUR signature REMARQUES have been signed by an additional 352nd Fighter Group Pilot:

Captain RUSSEL LEIBFARTH
(Due to the timing of the signing Capt Leibfarth's name does not appear on the sales brochure)

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £80.00
Edition Size - 450

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £140.00
Edition Size - 35

THE REMARQUED EDITION
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 15

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Overall Size: 17 ¾” wide x 14 ¾” high

Channel Sweep

On 14 June 1940, the first German jackboots were heard on the streets of Paris. Within days France signed an armistice and Hitler could now turn his avaricious eyes north and across the grey waters of the Channel. The island of Britain stood alone and, faced with the threat of imminent invasion, few gave her much chance of survival. Before the all-conquering Panzers could invade, Germany needed to gain air superiority and Goering boasted that his Luftwaffe ‘would quickly sweep the RAF from the skies’ – how wrong he would be. The Battle of Britain began on 10 July 1940 and for the next eight weeks most front-line squadrons were often flying four missions a day. Against overwhelming and seemingly impossible odds, the RAF repelled the Luftwaffe and by the end of October it was over.

Richard Taylor’s stunning painting depicts Mk1 Spitfires from 92 Squadron undertaking a defensive sweep along the Kent coastline against a dramatic backdrop of the white cliffs of Dover, at the height of the battle in September 1940.

The prints in this fabulous edition have been personally autographed by members of “The Few.”

THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print has been hand numbered and personally signed by the artist and three highly respected veterans who flew in the Battle of Britain.

Wg Cdr JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC
Flt Lt WILLIAM ROBERT ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS with THIRTEEN signatures The two remarqued editions will feature an original pencil drawing created in the border of the print and the DOUBLE remarques feature an exquisite double sized drawing. Each print is additionally signed by a further TEN Battle of Britain veterans:

Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE
Flt Lt LEONARD DAVIES
Wg Cdr BOB FOSTER DFC
Sqn Ldr TONY IVESON DFC
Wg Cdr TERENCE KANE
Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC* AFC
Sqn Ldr NIGEL ROSE
Sqn Ldr GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC
Fg Off KEN WILKINSON
Corporal ALEC GRAY

THE PUBLISHERS PROOFS with TWENTY signatures
Each of these stunning Proofs carries all thirteen signatures on the Remarques but each copy is beautifully matted to conservation standards to include the original signatures of a further seven prominent Battle of Britain Aircrew.

Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC
Wg Cdr HARBOURNE STEPHEN DSO
Wg Cdr JOHN FREEBORN DFC*
A/Cdre PETER BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC*
A/Cdre Sir ARCHIE WINSKILL CBE CVO KVCO DFC*
Sqn Ldr CHARLES FRIZELL
W.O LEOPOLD HEIMES

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £80.00
Edition Size - 225

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE PUBLISHERS PROOFS
UK £425.00
Edition Size - 35

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall print size: 25” wide x 16” high

Coastal Patrol

Coastal Patrol, a new painting by the remarkably gifted young artist Richard Taylor, depicts Mk I Spitfires of 610 Squadron flying a defensive patrol low over the White Cliffs during the height of the Battle of Britain in August 1940. A superb painting that symbolises a crucial period in history.

Joining artist Richard Taylor in signing each print in the edition are THREE Spitfire fighter pilots who flew and fought in the Battle of Britain.
Every print is individually hand-numbered.

Squadron Leader PERCIVAL H. BEAKE DFC
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM J. CORBIN DFC
Flight Lieutenant TREVOR GRAY

Remarque
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

DOUBLE REMARQUES - Subject to availability
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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 Overall Print Size: 31” wide x 21” high

Dawn Strike

As the first rays of daylight spread their golden glow over the vast expanse of sky above the Russian Front, the menacing roar of heavily armed Bf 110’s of 6./ZGI shake the cold air around them as they prepare for a dawn strike against enemy ground targets deep inside Russian territory. Above them, their Me 109 escorts, alert for danger, constantly scan the distant skies for any enemy intruders that may be on the prowl and waiting for them.

Every print in the Limited Edition, Artist Proof Edition, and Remarque Editions has been signed by Me110 wireless operator:

Gefreiter KARL-HEINZ SCHOENEMANN

The Limited Edition
UK £80.00
Edition Size - 450

Artist Proof
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 25

Remarque
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarques
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall print size: 27¼” wide x 20” high

Dawn Til Dusk

COMMEMORATING THE 65th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY – JUNE 6th Fighter Ace Johnnie Johnson leads MkIX Spitfires of his 144 Canadian Wing back to their base at Ford after a long day of operations over Normandy shortly after D-Day. The wing flew constant fighter sweeps throughout the Normandy Invasions, before relocating to France on June 15th1944. This superb new edition is personally signed by outstanding Aces who flew with the Canadian Wing during the Normandy Invasions, under the leadership of the highest scoring RAF Ace of WWII – Johnnie Johnson.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print has been personally signed by the artist, Richard Taylor, together with two Aces who flew Spitfires with the Canadian Wing during D-Day

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS
Two Remarque editions will be issued with DAWN TILL DUSK, both featuring the classic Spitfire. The first, limited to 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil remarque; the second, restricted to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with either TWO separate and individual drawings or an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing.

THE LIMITED EDITION:

Wing Commander J.F ‘STOCKY’ EDWARDS DFC DFM
Wing Commander JAMES LINDSAY DFC

The Limited Edition
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350

Remarque
US $545.00 UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

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Overall Print Size: 30 1/2” wide x 23 1/2” high

Days Of Thunder

Duxford became home to the 78th Fighter Group when they arrived in England with their P-47B Thunderbolts in 1943. The objective of the American fighter units was to gain air superiority over the Luftwaffe in support of their daylight bombing campaign. By 1944 they achieved their objective. Richard Taylor commemorates the valiant contribution of the 78th Fighter Group with a fine new rendition showing P-47D Thunderbolts departing Duxford en route for the north coast of France, and a low-level strafing mission. It is the spring of 1944, and with the Normandy invasion just days away, the Thunderbolts are already painted with invasion markings. A striking and emotive painting from a rare emerging talent.

The LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor in signing this outstanding tribute to the P47 Thunderbolt, each print in the entire edition is signed by one of the most respected P47 fighter Aces who flew combat over Europe during World War II.

The FIGHTER ACES Edition
Every print in this exclusive Fighter Aces edition has been signed by three additional P47 top fighter Aces, who all flew combat in Europe during WWII. There are a total of FOUR signatures in this edition.

The LIMITED Edition
Colonel ROBERT J. ‘SHORTY’ RANKIN

The FIGHTER ACES Edition
Colonel WALKER ‘BUD’ MAHURIN
Colonel STEVE ‘THE GREEK’ PISANOS
Brigadier General LES C. SMITH

LIMITED EDITION
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 250

ACES EDITION
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 150

ARTIST PROOF
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 25

REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

DOUBLE REMARQUES - Subject to availability
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall Print Size: 30 5/8” wide x 22” high

Dual Victory

Richard Taylor brings to life a spectacular dogfight over Eisenach on 24 March 1945 when the doughty Clyde East, returning from a recce over Schweinfurt and with photos already in the can, takes on a group of six Me109’s. Flying his legendary ‘Lil Margaret, having already dispatched one, he peels round to line up his second Me109 to add two more victories to his remarkable tally.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, Clyde East has authenticated the complete edition by signing each print.

THE FIGHTER PILOTS EDITION
Every print in the exclusive FOUR signature edition has been additionally signed by three P-51 fighter pilots,including two Aces, who flew combat in Europe during WWII.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST

THE FIGHTER PILOTS EDITION
Lieutenant Colonel ERNEST BANKEY
Colonel ART FIEDLER
First Lieutenant CLINT WHITE

LIMITED EDITION
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 250

FIGHTER PILOTS EDITION
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 150

ARTIST PROOF
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 25

REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

DOUBLE REMARQUES - Subject to availability
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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 Overall Print Size: 30 1/2” wide x 23 1/2” high

Evening Reflection

With soft evening sunlight radiant behind them, Hauptmann Wolfgang Ewald, Gruppenkommandeur of 1./JG52, leads a schwarm of Bf109s back to their base near Calais after another hectic encounter with pilots of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, September 1940.

This evocative new painting from one of the most exciting artists in the industry pays a fitting tribute to the Luftwaffe pilots that fought during this crucial period in history and with the edition carrying increasingly rare signatures this is likely to become a highly sought after collectors piece:

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, every print in the edition has been individually signed in pencil by two Luftwaffe Fighter Aces that flew in the Battle of Britain:

Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB KC - JG 54
Major ERICH RUDORFFER KC - JG 2

THE REMARQUES
There will be a choice of two editions, a single ORIGINAL pencil remarque and the de-luxe edition DOUBLE SIZE Remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10½ wide! Each remarque drawing is produced on a seperate sheet of paper, ideal to be framed with the print.

THE LIMITED EDITION
US $115.00 UK £75.00
Edition Size - 325
In Stock

THE REMARQUED EDITION
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

DOUBLE REMARQUES - Subject to availability
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Fields Of Glory

With the Battle of Britain reaching its climax, Mk.Ia Spitfires from 92 Squadron return to their new base at Biggin Hill in early September 1940. As if in tribute to fallen comrades, a bright swathe of second- flowering corn poppies greet their thunderous arrival.

This superb cameo painting by Richard Taylor serves as a tribute to all those who fought for the Allied forces during WWII.

The Battle of Britain changed the course of the war in Europe and although the number of veterans who fought has sadly dwindled, it is a great honour that, along with the artist Richard Taylor, each print has been personally signed by three veterans who served during this crucial period:

Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Spitfire Pilot with 616 and 619 Sqns

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
WOp/AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories

Leading Aircraftsman BILL JONATHAN
Ground Crew with 32 Sqn on Hurricanes

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £85.00
Edition Size - 250

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall Print Size: 19¼” wide x 16¼” high

Fine Tuning

THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

Messerschmitt Bf 109’s of II./JG53 undergo routine maintenance at Charleville-Mézières, Northern France, during the summer of 1940. With the Battle of Britain at its height the German fighters will soon be back in action over the Channel and southern England.

This outstanding limited edition portfolio includes an individually numbered and signed copy of the book THE ART OF COMBAT and issued in a luxurious embossed slipcase. Each book is accompanied by a matching numbered copy of the superb print FINE TUNING, specially created by Richard for this occasion:

Each book in the portfolio is personally signed by the artist Richard Taylor.

Every print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist, along with one of the most legendary Luftwaffe Aces of all time:

Major ERICH RUDORFFER Knights Cross with Oak leaves and Swords
Serving throughout the whole of World War II during the Battle of Britain, the Eastern Front, north Africa, in the Defence of the Reich he flew Me109’s and Fw190's and finished flying the iconic Me262 jet. In more than 1000 combat missions, he ended the war as the seventh highest scoring Aces in history with 222 victories.

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £100.00
Edition Size - 350

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
£625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall print size: 33½” wide x 19½” high

First Strike

Led by Wing Commander J.B. Nicolson VC, CO of 27 Squadron (the Flying Elephants) based in north-east India, a pair of Mosquito FBVIs power their way home across jungle-covered hills of northern Burma. They have just completed the squadron’s first combat operation, a successful strike against Japanese ground targets along the vital railway link near Mandalay, Christmas Day 1943.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print has been personally signed by three RAF veterans who flew the de Havilland Mosquito during World War II. They are also signed by the artist, Richard Taylor, and individually hand-numbered.

Flight Sergeant STANLEY ‘PADDY’ HOPE
Warrant Officer RICHARD ‘DICK’ MAYWOOD
Squadron Leader JOHN BROWN DFC

THE COLLECTORS AND REMARQUED EDITIONS
These NINE signature editions are additionally signed by the following aircrew that flew the Mosquito during WWII:

Flight Lieutenant DENNIS GOSLING
Flying Officer LES HADLEY
Squadron Leader ZBYSEK ‘NICKY’ NECAS Czech War Cross *
Warrant Officer ‘BERT’ WINWOOD
Flight Lieutenant DES CURTIS DFC
Flight Lieutenant ROGER CALVERT

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 300

THE COLLECTORS EDITION
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 150

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £175.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUED EDITION
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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For Freedom

A TRIBUTE TO THE AIRMEN OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND

The men who served so bravely in Bomber Command came not only from Britain but from all over the free world. Their unswerving courage, devotion to duty and the extraordinary contribution they made between 1939 and 1945 was beyond measure. In fact, without RAF Bomber Command there would have been no final victory in Europe.

It was a heroic yet often deadly role – of the 125,000 men who served in Bomber Command, 55,573 made the ultimate sacrifice – a casualty figure only surpassed by those who served in the Kriegsmarine’s U-boats.

And the aircraft that many of these airmen flew from 1942 onwards was the legendary Avro Lancaster, known as the backbone of Bomber Command. It was probably the greatest heavy bomber of World War II and Sir Arthur Harris, Commander in Chief of RAF Bomber Command, believed that the Lancaster, powered by its four mighty Merlin engines, was ‘the greatest single factor in winning the war’. “Without your genius and efforts” he wrote of the Lancaster crews, “we could not have prevailed”.

It is therefore fitting that Richard Taylor has chosen the Lancaster in his moving limited edition, to represent all those who served with Bomber Command during World War II. Depicted are the aircraft of 106 Squadron whose motto Pro Libertate – ‘For Freedom’ – not only gives title to the painting, but perhaps symbolises the driving force behind so many of these brave young men who faced such daunting odds.

With gear down, the Lancasters are on final approach to their Lincolnshire airfield after yet another perilous night-time mission over northern France during the summer of 1944. The bombers’ crews are, as ever, exhausted yet thankful to have survived and their spirits are lifted by the sight below. As the morning mist clears an expanse of glorious red poppies joyfully heralds their return, and welcomes another summer’s day – and another day of freedom.

THE SIGNATURES
Each print in every edition has been personally signed by the artist along with three highly-regarded RAF Bomber Command veterans:

Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE ‘BENNY’ GOODMAN
Pilot on Lancasters with 617 Sqn

Sqn Ldr DOUGLAS JOSS MBE
Rear Gunner on Lancasters with 626 Sqn

W.O. ROY BRIGGS
Wireless Operator on Lancasters with 576 Sqn

For Freedom is the second in a series commemorating the Allied forces during World War II. The first – Fields of Glory – was dedicated to RAF Fighter Command and signed by three highly-distinguished Battle of Britain veterans. This new edition is likely to be just as sought after and available in matching numbers while stocks last.

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £85.00
Edition Size - 250

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

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Overall print size: 19¼" wide x 16¼" high
Image Size: 14¼" wide x 9¾" high

Fortress At Rest

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH

The bomber crews of the US Eighth Air Force rightfully earned their place in aviation history through heroism and devotion to duty, becoming one of the most highly decorated organisations of WWII with 17 Medal of Honor recipients and 66 Distinguished Unit Citation awards. But, with almost 6,000 heavy bombers lost, the cost of victory had come at an enormous price – only one in three airmen had survived the air battle over Europe.

In this evocative piece, Richard Taylor recreates a brief moment of reprieve as deep overnight snow temporarily grounds the Mighty Eighth during the bitter winter of 1944. With the morning sunlight glinting across the snow-covered landscape, a B-17G Flying Fortress of the 398th Bomb Group stands quietly near the perimeter of RAF Nuthampstead, awaiting the thaw that will allow the flying to begin again.

Acknowledging the vital role the Eighth Air Force played during WWII, this stunning new edition is personally signed by three veterans who flew B-17s with the 8th Air Force and provides collectors with a fitting tribute to the valiant bomber crews of the ‘Mighty Eighth’.

THE SIGNATURES
Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist along with three veterans who flew B-17s with the Eighth Air Force in WWII.

1st Lt KEN SHARPE
Pilot with the with 388th BG

1st Lt CHARLES ‘NORM’ STEVENS
Bombardier with the 351st BG

1st Lt JAMES L. WHITE JR
Pilot with the 398th BG

THE LIMITED EDITION
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 375

THE ARTIST PROOFS
UK £140.00
Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUES
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability)
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

Select Edition

Overall Print Size: 23 ¼” x 14 ¼”
Image Size: 19 ¼” x 9 ½"

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