Robert Taylor Catalogue

DAY DUTIES FOR THE NIGHT WORKERS

by Robert Taylor

DAY DUTIES FOR THE NIGHT WORKERS-ROBERT-TAYLOR-AVIATION-ART

Announcing a new addition to the Military Gallery Graphite collection



A TRIBUTE TO THE CREWS OF BOMBER COMMAND

With its mission completed, the mighty Lancaster slowly rolls to a halt on the lonely dispersal point; the roar of its four pulsating Merlin engines steadily slackens, replaced by an eerie silence, broken only by the snapping cracks of cooling metal. Slowly the seven weary crew tumble out of the fuse age, their faces etched with strain, eyes rimmed red with tiredness, For them it is the final act of another long, arduous and nerve-wracking operation, another eight-hour ordeal to attack industrial targets in the Ruhr, This time they know they've been lucky; they reached the target and returned home safely, despite the deadly flak and prowling Luftwaffe night-fighters,

For others, however, the work of war has just begun, As the massive Lancaster looms majestically over them, the ever vigilant ground crew begin the task of preparing 'their' aircraft for the coming night's operation. Checking, repairing and double-checking again, making sure that nothing goes wrong on the next trip, nothing that could endanger the lives of the crew who depend on them, And then there are guns to be re-armed, bombs to be loaded and near-empty fuel tanks refilled, It will be a race against time,
Robert Taylor's magnificent new drawing, signed by distinguished aircrew who flew with Bomber Command during World War II, pays tribute to all the bomber crews who, night after night when the island fortress of Britain stood facing uncertainty, resolutely carried the fight to the enemy, delivering their deadly payloads deep in the heart of Germany,




THE LIMITED EDITION
All prints in every edition have been personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor, together with three distinguished aircrew who flew with Bomber Command during WWII:


Flight Lieutenant BORIS BRESSLOFF DFC - PFF Navigator with 635 Squadron completing 53 ops on Lancasters.

Warrant Officer REG CLEAVER - Flight Engineer and co-pilot flying Halifaxes with 419 Squadron RCAF, shot down and taken PoW on his 17th op.

Flight Lieutenant ALAN PAYNE DFC - Bomb Aimer with 630 Squadron, he flew 29 ops on Lancasters

200 Signed and Numbered prints with three signatures:


THE BOMBER COMMAND EDITION with FIFTY signatures

In addition to the Limited Edition, the FIFTY signature Bomber Command Edition is signed by a remarkable collection of Bomber Command veterans. The edition also includes a copy of HEROIC ENDEAVOUR, signed by the author: Sean Feast

Heroic Endeavour
W/O BILL BELL - Navigator / 103 & 166 Sqns
W/O JIM BOOKER - Navigator / 635 Sqn
Flt Lt KEN CARLTON - Flt Eng / 156, 7 & 635 Sqns
Flt Lt ERIC CLARKE - MiD WOP Air Gunner / 49 Sqn
W/O RICHARD CURNOCK - Rear Gunner / 425 Sqn
W/O ERIC EVANS - Rear Gunner / 463 Sqn
W/O REG EVES - Rear & MU Air Gunner / 550 Sqn
Flt Lt DENNIS FIELD - Pilot / 90 Sqn
F/O GEORGE FRENCH - Bomb Aimer / 76 Sqn
W/O HARRY GOUGH - Rear Gunner / 10 Sqn
F/O LES HADLEY - Navigator / 40, 139 & 156 Sqns
Flt Lt JOHN HALL DFC - Rear Gunner / 106 & 44 Sqns
W/O JEFF HILDRETH - WOP / 170 Sqn
Flt Sgt KEN JENKINSON - WOP / Air Gunner / 57 & 617 Sqns
W/O KEN JOHNSON - MU Air Gunner / 61 & 9 Sqns
W/O NORMAN JONES - Flt Eng / 625 Sqn
Flt Lt WILLIAM KELBRICK - AG, RG MU / 50 & 9 Sqns
Flt Lt ‘BERT’ KIRTLAND DFC* - WOP Air Gunner / 76 Sqn
Flt Lt R L C LASHAM DFC* - Pilot / 9 & 97 Sqns
Flt Sgt RUDOLF LEKSINSKI - WOP / 300 Sqn
W/O JACK LINAKER - Rear Gunner / 9 Sqn
Flt Sgt NORMAN LUSHER - WOP/AG / 9 Sqn
F/O LEN McNAMARA DFC - Rear Gunner / 10, 158 & 75 Sqns
W/O FRED MALTAS - Flt Eng / 51 & 35 Sqns
Flt Sgt LEN MANNING - Rear Gunner / 57 Sqn
W/O FRANK MANNION - Rear Gunner / 10 Sqn
W/O JOHN MORRISON - WOP/AG / 78,51 & 35 Sqns
Flt Lt ‘BLUEY’ MOTTERSHEAD DFC - Pilot / 158 Sqn
Flt Lt HARRY OAKEBY - Flt Eng / 432 Sqn
W/O KEN O’BRIEN DFM - Rear Gunner / 10 Sqn
W/O LOU PARSONS - Flt Eng / 75 Sqn
W/O ERNIE PATTERSON DFM - WOP/AG / 635 Sqn
W/O JOHN PEARL - MU Air Gunner / 207 Sqn
W/O KEN ROGERS - WOP/AG / 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr JOHN ROWLAND DSO DFC* - Pilot / 12,613 & 625 Sqns
Flt Lt RON SMITH DFC - Rear Gunner / 9 & 617 Sqns
W/O REX STATHAM - Flt Eng / 158 Sqn
Flt Lt ‘DICK’ STARKEY - Pilot / 106 Sqn
F/O MALCOLM STAVES - WOP/AG / 207 Sqn
Flt Lt PHIL TETLOW - WOP/AG / 9 Sqn
W/O SAM THOMPSON - MU Air Gunner / 103 & 9 Sqns
Flt Lt WILF TUNSTALL DFC - Rear Gunner / 158 Sqn
Flt Sgt ERIC VARNEY - MU Air Gunner / 207 Sqn
F/O FRANK WHEELER - Rear Gunner / 466 Sqn
W/O ANDREZJ WESOLOWSKI - WOP/AG / 304 Sqn
W/O TONY WINSER - Rear Gunner / 626 Sqn
F/O RAYMOND WORRALL - Flt Eng / 44 Sqn

125 Bomber Command Edition* with FIFTY signatures
25 Bomber Command Artist Proofs* with FIFTY signatures


Overall Print Size: 20” wide x 14” high
* Issued with author-signed copy of Heroic Encounter.

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