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BATTLE OF BRITAIN VC - RARE 249 Sq edition


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Robert Taylor's evocative image portraying the moment that earned a young brave RAF pilot the highest bravery award, the Victoria Cross.

 

On August 16th 1940, Flight Lieutenant James Nicolson flying his 249 Squadron Hurricane over the Solent near Southampton, engaged several Luftwaffe Me110's who were attacking the docks and shipping.

Although his aircraft was already on fire from a previous engagement, he disregarded his own safety and pressed home another successful attack on the invaders before baling out.

Sadly Flt Lt Nicolson died before the end of the war in an accident in South East Asia whilst serving in Burma.

 

This original edition, one of 1500 produced, was personally signed by one of the survivors of the B24 Liberator which crashed, May 2nd 1945, and of which Flt Lt Nicolson was a passenger.

 

Sergeant Eric Kightly - Air Gunner

 

Special 249 Squadron Edition:

A very small quantity of these editions were additionally signed by the following RAF veterans who flew during the Battle of Britain with 249 Squadron;

 

Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC*, AFC

Wing Commander Hugh Beazley DFC

Wing Commander John Young AFC

Captain Anthony "Tommy" Thompson DFC

 

 

Overall print size: 19" x 24"

Published Edition Size: 1500

Published: 1984

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

We are delighted to have acquired this historical and rare edition from a private archive. The overall condition of the print is very good, considering its age. There has been no fading of the main image due to long term storage out of sunlight. There are some very faint marks on the lower corners of the outer white border which may have occurred from long duration sitting in a browser. The pencil signatures are clear and crisp but as this was an early release with a restricted edition published, the artist Robert Taylor has not signed it. This was common from the mid 1980's period of releases.


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