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RAF Centenary Series- VICTORIA CROSS Edition - Reid


Price per Unit (piece): £125.00


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018.


Introducing a NEW series of highly collectable Commemorative Editions of 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) and each edition contains miniature gallantry medals.

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


 

 

Commemorative Victoria Cross Edition


This very exclusive Edition of Ensembles has been created specially to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, paying tribute to all the aircrews who have served with the Royal Air Force throughout its' 100 year history. Their bravery and sacrifice is written in aviation folklore, and this very small edition is dedicated to each and every one of those gallant airmen.

 

This Historic & Collectable edition of Displays, contains the mounted original signature of one of the most highly decorated Airmen in RAF history, receiving Great Britain's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross.



Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC

At just 21, piloting a Lancaster of 61 Squadron, he flew a raid to Düsseldorf on the night of 3 November 1943. On route his windscreen was shattered by fire from a Me Bf110. The gun turrets and cockpit were badly damaged. Saying nothing of his multiple injuries, Reid flew on but his Lancaster was attacked again by an Fw190. His Navigator was killed and Wireless Operator fatally wounded. Reid was wounded again, as was the Flight Engineer and the Lancaster’s starboard tailplane shot away. Yet Reid carried on, released his bombs right over the target, only then setting course for home. Despite his wounds and loss of blood, Reid managed to land his plane, the undercarriage collapsing on touchdown. His wireless operator sadly died but the rest of the crew survived. Bill Reid was awarded the Victoria Cross for this act of supreme bravery and courage.

 

 

This edition is available mounted and unframed or from one the professional framing options below. Each display is completed with dramatic artwork, a gold & enamel-finished Royal Air Force badge, a miniature ceremonial replica Victoria Cross medal and a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 



Museum Quality double-mount or framed

in a superb quality Brushed Gun-Metal or Silver metallic frame

 

 

Double mounted & unframed                            Metallic brushed silver frame

 

Metallic brushed gun-metal frame

 

 

 

Overall Sizes:

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

 

 

PRICES:

Standard unframed edition £125.00

Silver Framed Edition £145.00

Gun-Metal Framed Edition £145.00


**Limited Quantities Available**

 

 

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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