RAF Eagle Squadron Spitfire Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor.
PCK1962. RAF Eagle Squadron Spitfire Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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DHM1639. Eagle Force by Robert Taylor.
In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany. Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of young RAF fighter pilots to stem the Luftwaffes onslaught as the country braced itself for invasion. Across the Atlantic, America followed the savage encounters of the Battle of Britain, knowing that soon it too would become involved in the war. Unable to wait, a small band of Americans decided their time had come; some 240 young US pilots, motivated to fight for the cause of freedom, made their way to England to fly with the RAF, and later the USAAF; many paid the ultimate price, more than a third never returning home. By September 1940 these carefree young flyers were united into a re-formed 71 Squadron, the first of three Eagle Squadrons, and the first to go into action, followed shortly after by 121 and 133 squadrons. Showing the same steely determination that had carried their British comrades through the Battle of Britain, they were quickly embraced into the fold of the RAF, their ferocious reputation in combat endearing them to the British people. The legend of the American Eagles was born. Robert Taylors tribute to the young American volunteer pilots who joined the RAF to fight for freedom at the time when Britain stood alone against the Nazi domination in Europe. Robert Taylors painting features Spitfire Vbs of 71 Squadron RAF as they return to their base at North Weald, September 1941, the young American pilots perhaps taking a brief moment to marvel at the myriad colours of the late evening sun - welcome relief from the perils of recent air combat with the Luftwaffe high above the English Channel.
Signed by Colonel Bill Edwards,
Flight Lieutenant James Gray (deceased)
Colonel Steve Pisanos.
Signed limited edition of 400 prints.
Paper size 32.5 inches x 23.5 inches (82cm x 60cm)
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DHM2091. Eagle Squadron Scramble by Robert Taylor.
An outstanding painting commemorating the intrepid 240 American air men who volunteered to fly with the R.A.F. in their early struggle against the Luftwaffe before the U.S.A. joined the war. Taylors painting vibrated with the roar of the Spitfires Merlin engines as they Scramble into action. Goodson later became a 4th Fighter Group Ace.
Last 15 prints available of this edition, now sold out at the publisher.
Signed by Colonel Jim Goodson.
Signed limited edition of 1500 prints.
Paper size 25 inches x 20 inches (64cm x 51cm)
Website Price: £ 295.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £475.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £180
All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling