Northern Europe's short summer nights, with darkness lasting but a few hours, often saw the R.A.F. bomber crews returning to England at dawn, and it is one such scene which is caught on canvas in Nicolas Trudgian's new painting. As the sun comes up over the river Orwell at Pin Mill, Lancasters of No. 49 Squadron descend low over Suffolk, heading towards their base at Fiskerton. The night raid on Hamburg is almost completed. Spitfires from No. 129 Squadron based at Hornchurch, having made an early morning attack on German installations in Holland, have picked up the bombers and escorted them home. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist along with distinguished RAF pilots who flew and fought in World War Two: Flight Lieutenant ERIC JONES Flight Lieutenant LESLIE HAY Flight Lieutenant ROBERT SOUTAR Flight Lieutenant ERNEST WEBB Edition: 500 Overall Size: 30 x 23 inches

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