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RAF Bomber Command Series- HAROLD MARTIN & DAVID SHANNON


Price per Unit (piece): £59.00


Introducing a NEW series of highly collectable products.


World War Two Pilots & Aircrew - Original Autograph Print Displays



These professional & beautifully presented Autograph Print Ensembles™, produced for investment and display,have incorporated rare, sought-after genuine signatures of highly decorated Fighter Pilots and Bomber Aircrews from World War Two. The signatures were personally collected in the early 1980s by Mr Pat Barnard, who had founded the Military Gallery during the 1970's.


They are mounted together with a print by the artist Darryl Legg, all-metal pilots wings finished in gold (RAF) or silver gilt (USAF and Luftwaffe) and other Special editions contain miniature gallantry medals.

Each edition is supplied Mounted (ready-to-frame or display) or Framed, using one of the superb options available below.

 

 

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Series

 

“Bomber aircrews took all the same risks that we pilots took and the fact that entire crews are represented in your fine collection of autographs makes this project all the more valuable”

Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC, DSO**, DFC* April 1984


 


Distinguished Service Order Edition:


"Air Marshal Harold 'Mick' Martin DSO, DFC**, AFC & Squadron Leader David Shannon DSO*, DFC*"

Two highly decorated Australian Dambusters. Flying Lancasters with 617 Squadron, Mick Martin was Guy Gibson’s deputy leader on the Dams raid, Martin’s aircraft being the third to run in on the Mohne Dam. David Shannon’s run was called off as the dam was breached but carried on to be the first aircraft to strike the Eder Dam. Both Lancaster pilots were awarded the DSO for their part in the raid.

Leonard Cheshire was quoted as saying “Mick Martin was the bravest pilot I ever met”. Mick Martin in turn credited his loyal crew as the most courageous men he ever knew. Such is the way with real heroes! There can be no doubt that both Mick Martin and Dave Shannon were among the many who displayed uncommon courage consistently beyond the call of duty, and their 10 medals for gallantry support their actions.


The Print:

Lancaster by Darryl Legg

 



The Medal:

To represent one of the RAF gallantry decorations each one of these pilots received during World War Two, a miniature replica Distinguished Flying Cross medal has been expertly mounted into the display.

 



Museum Quality double-mount, ready to frame and display or choose an option

of a superb quality Brushed Silver or Brushed Gun-Metal Grey metallic frame

 

Double mounted - ready to frame      Metallic brushed Silver frame

 

Metallic brushed Gun-Metal frame

 

Overall Sizes:

Standard Mounted Edition 12" x 16" (305mm x 405mm)

Framed Editions 13½” x 17½” (344mm x 445mm)

 

 

PRICES:

Standard edition £59.00

Silver Framed Edition £88.95

Gun-Metal Framed Edition £88.95

 

 

 

BACKGROUND, PROVENANCE & AUTHENTICITY

Each autograph was personally collected in the early 1980s by Mr Pat Barnard, who had founded the Military Gallery during the 1970's. These original signatures formed part of a project supported by Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson, Brigadier General Robin Olds and General Adolf Galland, all of whom advised and helped Mr Barnard collect the signatures.

Every Autograph (signature) offered by the publisher with this series of "Ensembles" is guaranteed to be original and genuine. Our reputation depends upon our integrity: We do not buy signatures from outside sources where it is often difficult to ascertain authenticity. We have the undisputed provenance for each signature which means that every Certificate of Authenticity supplied by the publisher is as genuine as the signatures it supports.

The Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each original autograph is authorised by the publisher, therefore making the Certificate a valuable document in itself. To counter the proliferation of forged signatures in the market today, and to guarantee the genuine nature of your investment, please keep your Certificate safe and secure. It will ensure there can never be any doubt as to the value of your collection in years to come.


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