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RICHARD TAYLOR AVIATION ART GALLERY

RICHARD TAYLOR AVIATION ART GALLERY
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A Welcome Sight by Richard Taylor

A Welcome Sight by Richard Taylor
Avro Lancaster

The mighty four-engined Avro Lancaster was the most famous and successful night bomber of World War II. Flown by the RAF, RCAF and RAAF the much-loved Lancaster formed the backbone of Bomber Command.

Signed by the artist and two highly respected and decorated veterans who flew with RAF Bomber Command: Wing Commander Jim Wright DFC, Warrent Officer Jack Wilson DFM



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Action This Day by Richard Taylor

Action This Day by Richard Taylor
Halifax Mk3 LV907 'F-Freddy'
As dawn breaks over RAF Lissett, revealing that last night's biting wind has once again brought a covering of snow to the airfield. But, with conditions forecast to improve, tonight's operation to bomb industrial targets in Germany is set to proceed, and ground crew start to prepare Halifax Mk3 LV907 'F-Freddy', simply known as 'Friday 13th', for action.

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Arctic Hunters By Richard Taylor

Arctic Hunters By Richard Taylor
Me109s JG5

Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitler’s war in the East. With the Russians threatening to overrun Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luftwaffe attacks on Arctic Convoys from Britain to the vital Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel. With such unpredictably harsh weather it was a life-or-death battle fought under extreme conditions.

Signed by up to 4 eminent Luftwaffe veterans: Unteroffizier GUNTHER KOLB , Major ERICH RUDORFFER, Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK, Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN



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Arctic Hurricanes by Richard Taylor

Arctic Hurricanes by Richard Taylor
Hurricane

From a remote and windswept airfield 15 miles north-west of Murmansk in the freezing Arctic wastelands, a small group of RAF Hurricane pilots held the Luftwaffe at bay.

Signed by 3 veterans: Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON, Warrant Officer ERIC CARTER, Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN



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Attacking the Sorpe Dam by Richard Taylor

Attacking the Sorpe Dam by Richard Taylor
Aircraft - Lancaster

Book and Print Portfolio

Richard’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on buff paper with colour highlights, depicts Lancaster AJ-F, piloted by Canadian Ken Brown, powering away from the Sorpe Dam as a huge plume of water erupts behind it. This was the second and final attack on the impenetrable dam which just a few hours earlier was attacked by ‘Johnny’ Johnson’s Lancaster AJ-T. Both aircraft scored direct hits.

The Last British Dambuster book signed by Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM

Attacking The Sorpe Dam Collectors and Remarque editions matted to include the signatures of Sgt RAY GRAYSTON, Cpl KEN LUCAS

Overseas orders - Due to the size and weight matted editions will be subject to a shipping surcharge. Please contact us for details

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Blue Nose by Richard Taylor

Blue Nose by Richard Taylor
Blue Nose P-51 Mustang
Richard Taylor’s beautiful painting Blue Nose! portrays the P-51s of the 328th Fighter Squadron high above towering cumulus clouds over East Anglia in November 1944. Led by Major George Preddy, the P-51 pilots prepare to escort a large formation of B-17s on yet another arduous long range mission to Germany

Signed by uo 3 veterans: Major ALDEN P. RIGBY , First Lieutenant ROY WANDA , Major General CUTHBERT A. ‘BILL’ PATTILLO

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Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor

Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor

Spitfire - Battle of Britain

On 14 June 1940, the first German jackboots were heard on the streets of Paris. Within days France signed an armistice and Hitler could now turn his avaricious eyes north and across the grey waters of the Channel. The island of Britain stood alone and, faced with the threat of imminent invasion, few gave her much chance of survival.

Signed by up to 20 heroes: Wing Commander JOHN 'TIM' ELKINGTON, Wing Commander TONY PICKERING AFC, Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ROBERT 'BOB' HUGHES DFC AE, Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE, Flight Lieutenant LEONARD DAVIES, Wing Commander BOB FOSTER DFC, Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC, Wing Commander TERENCE KANE, Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC, Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE, Squadron Leader GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC, Squadron Leader KEN WILKINSON, Corporal ALEC GRAY, Wing Commander PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC, Wing Commander HARBOURNE STEPHEN DSO, Wing Commander JOHN FREEBORN DFC*, Air Commodore PETER BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC*, Air Commodore Sir ARCHIE WINSKILL CBE CVO KVCO DFC*, Squadron Leader CHARLES FRIZELL, Warrant Officer LEOPOLD HEIMES



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Channel Sweep Publisher Proof by Richard Taylor

Channel Sweep Publisher Proof by Richard Taylor

Spitfire - Battle of Britain

On 14 June 1940, the first German jackboots were heard on the streets of Paris. Within days France signed an armistice and Hitler could now turn his avaricious eyes north and across the grey waters of the Channel. The island of Britain stood alone and, faced with the threat of imminent invasion, few gave her much chance of survival.

Signed by 20 heroes: Wing Commander JOHN 'TIM' ELKINGTON, Wing Commander TONY PICKERING AFC, Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ROBERT 'BOB' HUGHES DFC AE, Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE, Flight Lieutenant LEONARD DAVIES, Wing Commander BOB FOSTER DFC, Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC, Wing Commander TERENCE KANE, Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC, Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE, Squadron Leader GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC, Squadron Leader KEN WILKINSON, Corporal ALEC GRAY, Wing Commander PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC, Wing Commander HARBOURNE STEPHEN DSO, Wing Commander JOHN FREEBORN DFC*, Air Commodore PETER BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC*, Air Commodore Sir ARCHIE WINSKILL CBE CVO KVCO DFC*, Squadron Leader CHARLES FRIZELL, Warrant Officer LEOPOLD HEIMES

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Coastal Patrol by Richard Taylor

Coastal Patrol by Richard Taylor
Spitfire
Coastal Patrol, a new painting by the remarkably gifted young artist Richard Taylor, depicts Mk I Spitfires of 610 Squadron flying a defensive patrol low over the White Cliffs during the height of the Battle of Britain in August 1940. A superb painting that symbolises a crucial period in history.




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Remarques by Richard Taylor

Remarques by Richard Taylor

This is to show the exceptional quality of Richard's remarques - individual drawings hand crafted by the artist on the bottom border of the print. Shown is an actual example of a Double Remarque. To see further examples please click below the thumbnail.



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Days of Thunder by Richard Taylor

Days of Thunder by Richard Taylor
P-47D Thunderbolt
Duxford became home to the 78th Fighter Group when they arrived in England with their P-47B Thunderbolts in 1943. The objective of the American fighter units was to gain air superiority over the Luftwaffe in support of their daylight bombing campaign. By 1944 they achieved their objective. Signed by Colonel ROBERT J. ‘SHORTY’ RANKIN. Fighter Aces Edition also signed by Colonel WALKER BUD’MAHURIN, Colonel STEVE ‘THE GREEK’ PISANOS, Brigadier General LES C. SMITH



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Dawn Till Dusk by Richard Taylor

Dawn Till Dusk by Richard Taylor
D Day - Spitfire

This superb new edition is personally signed by outstanding Aces who flew with the Canadian Wing during the Normandy Invasions, under the leadership of the highest scoring RAF Ace of WWII – Johnnie Johnson.

Signed by up to 13 veterans: Wing Commander J.F ‘STOCKY’ EDWARDS DFC DFM, Wing Commander JAMES LINDSAY DFC, Lieutenant General DON LAUBMAN DFC , Squadron Leader ROY WOZNIAK DFC, Air Vice Marshal J.E 'JOHNNIE' JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC* DL, Flight Lieutenant WILFRED BANKS DFC , Wing Commander LORNE CAMERON DFC , Group Captain ALBERT HOULE DFC , Squadron Leader IRVING KENNEDY DFC MD , Wing Commander ANDREW MACKENZIE DFC CD , Flight Lieutenant LARRY ROBILLARD DFM CD



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Dual Victory by Richard Taylor

Dual Victory by Richard Taylor
P51, Me109
24 March 1945. Clyde East, returning from a recce over Schweinfurt and with photos already in the can, takes on a group of six Me109’s single-handed. Flying his legendary ‘Lil Margaret, having already dispatched one, he peels round to line up his second Me109 to add two more victories to his remarkable tally. Signed by up to 4 Aces Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST, Lieutenant Colonel ERNEST BANKEY, Colonel ART FIEDLER, First Lieutenant CLINT WHITE



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Eve of Destiny by Richard Taylor

Eve of Destiny by Richard Taylor
Douglas C-47 - 101st Airbourne - D-Day

Richard Taylor’s stunning new painting depicts the men of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division as they take inventory of their equipment during the early evening of 5 June 1944. Adorned with hastily applied invasion stripes, the C-47s of the 438th Troop Carrier Group stand primed, ready to carry the elite unit to Normandy in the early hours of D-Day 1944.

Signed by up to 6 Veterans: Sergeant WILLIAM 'BILL' GALBRAITH Item Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR, Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, Captain EMMETT 'ROSY' NOLAN HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd PIR, Staff Sergeant PAUL MARTINEZ Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, Sergeant MANUEL BARRIOS Item Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR, Private FRANK DENISON Charlie Company, 326 Parachute

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Eve of Destiny  - The Masterworks Edition by Richard Taylor
Douglas C-47 - 101st Airbourne - D-Day

Paratroopers of the US 101st Airborne Division prepare to board Douglas C-47s at Upottery Airfield on the eve of D-Day. Shortly after 22.00hrs they will set course for Normandy and, after crossing the French coast under heavy AA fire, drop behind Utah Beach to seize key objectives just hours before the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Each print in the edition is personally signed by three paratroopers who jumped on D-Day with the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne:

Sergeant BILL TRUE Fox Company 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, Private 1st Class SALVADOR PEREZ Service Company, 1st Batallion, 506th PIR, Private 1st Class ARTHUR ‘ART’ PETERSEN Fox Company 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR

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Evening Reflection by Richard Taylor

Evening Reflection by Richard Taylor
Battle of Britain
With soft evening sunlight radiant behind them, Hauptmann Wolfgang Ewald, Gruppenkommandeur of 1./JG52, leads a schwarm of Bf109s back to their base near Calais after another hectic encounter with pilots of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, September 1940.

Signed by up to 6 Luftwaffe Aces: Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL KC - JG 52,
Major GERHARD BARKHORN - JG 52, General JOHANNES STEINHOFF - JG 52, Major HEINZ LANGE - JG 54, Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB KC - JG 54, Major ERICH RUDORFFER KC - JG 2



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Fields Of Glory by Richard Taylor

Fields Of Glory by Richard Taylor
Spitfire

With the Battle of Britain reaching its climax, Mk.Ia Spitfires from 92 Squadron return to their new base at Biggin Hill in early September 1940. As if in tribute to fallen comrades, a bright swathe of second-flowering corn poppies greet their thunderous arrival.

Signed by the artist and 3 veterans: Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON, Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE, Leading Aircraftsman BILL JONATHAN

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Fine Tuning - The Art of Combat by Richard Taylor

Fine Tuning - The Art of Combat by Richard Taylor
THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

The limited edition portfolio comprises an individually numbered book, personally signed by artist Richard Taylor, issued in a luxurious embossed slipcase. Each book is accompanied by a matching numbered copy of Richard's new print Fine Tuning, specially commissioned for this occasion.

Signed by the artist and Major ERICH RUDORFFER

Due to the weight orders from outside the UK will be subject to an additional shipping charge. Please contact us for details.




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First Strike by Richard Taylor

First Strike by Richard Taylor
Mosquitos of 27 Squadron - the Flying Elephants

Fought in often atrocious conditions, the war against the Japanese in Burma was cruel, savage and brutal. Flushed with thoughts of invincibility after their quick victories in Malaya and Singapore, by 1943 the Imperial Japanese Army had pushed the Allies all the way back to the borders of India, the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Richard Taylor’s incredible new painting, First Strike, features the Mosquitos of 27 Squadron - the Flying Elephants - newly arrived at Agartala in north-east India.

Signed by up to 9 veterans: Flight Sergeant STANLEY ‘PADDY’ HOPE, Warrant Officer RICHARD ‘DICK’ MAYWOOD, Squadron Leader JOHN BROWN DFC, Flight Lieutenant DENNIS GOSLING , Flying Officer LES HADLEY , Squadron Leader ZBYSEK ‘NICKY’ NECAS Czech War Cross *, Warrant Officer ‘BERT’ WINWOOD , Flight Lieutenant DES CURTIS DFC, Flight Lieutenant ROGER CALVERT




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Fortress at Rest by Richard Taylor

Fortress at Rest by Richard Taylor
B-17

In this evocative piece, Richard Taylor recreates a brief moment of reprieve as deep overnight snow temporarily grounds the Mighty Eighth during the bitter winter of 1944. With the morning sunlight glinting across the snow-covered landscape, a B-17G Flying Fortress of the 398th Bomb Group stands quietly near the perimeter of RAF Nuthampstead, awaiting the thaw that will allow the flying to begin again.

Signed by 3 veterans: 1st Lt KEN SHARPE, 1st Lt CHARLES ‘NORM’ STEVENS, 1st Lt JAMES L. WHITE JR


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Holding the Line by Richard Taylor

Holding the Line by Richard Taylor
Tiger Tank

Skillfully led by their mercurial commander, SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann, the Tiger Tanks of s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101 blaze through a shattered French village in the days following D-Day, June, 1944. Their destination Normandy!

Signed by Obergefreiter HENRY METELMANN, Feldwebel HEINZ FELLBRICH, Sturmann KARL-HEINZ DECKER
Tribute Proofs (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY) also signed by
OTTO CARIUS , GERHARD FISCHER, WALTHER GIRG , ALBERT KERSCHER, NORBERT KUJACINSKI, RICHARD RUDOLF



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Holding The Tide by Richard Taylor

Holding The Tide by Richard Taylor
F4F Wildcats

Richard Taylor’s new masterpiece portrays Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured.

Signed by up to 8 veterans
Main Print - Commander LESLIE FORTNER USN, Captain STANLEY ‘SWEDE’ VEJTASA USN, Commander DEAN LAIRD USN, Lieutenant Colonel JIM SWETT USMC Medal of Honor
Tribute Companion Print - Colonel JEFFERSON J. DE BLANC USMC Medal of Honor, Brigadier General JOSEPH J. FOSS USMC Medal of Honor, Brigadier General ROBERT E.GALER USMC Medal of Honor, Lieutenant KENNETH A. WALSH USMC Medal of Honor



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Into the Fray by Richard Taylor

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor
Battle of Britain
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.

Signed by up to 19 veterans:Gp Capt Sir DOUGLAS BADER CBE DSO* DFC*, Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE, Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC AFC AE, Sqn Ldr ROY MCGOWAN, Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD , Wg Cdr KEN MACKENZIE DFC AFC AE, W.O DAVID DENCHFIELD, Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC, Wg Cdr ERIC BARWELL DFC* AE, Sqn Ldr BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC, Sqn Ldr A.C LEIGH DFC DFM , Gp Capt GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM* , Gp Capt FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM,Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON, Sqn Ldr ‘BOB’ FOSTER DFC, A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC*,Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC



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Liberation - Sainte Mere Église - June 1944 by Richard Taylor

Liberation - Sainte Mere Église - June 1944 by Richard Taylor
Normandy 1944
For nearly four years, the swastika had flown belligerently over the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy. Suddenly, shortly after midnight on the night of 5/6th June 1944, parachutists from the 82nd Airborne Division began landing in and around the town.

Signed by 3 veterans: Lieutenant Colonel JAMES ‘MAGGIE’ MEGELLAS, Sergeant BOB BEARDEN, Sergeant MILTON SCHLESENER



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Masters of the Sky by Richard Taylor

Masters of the Sky by Richard Taylor
Blue nosed P-51 Mustang, Me109
This outstanding new limited edition, together with the masterful companion drawing Preparing for Action, further enhances Richard Taylor's growing reputation as one of the world's greatest aviation art talents. And with prints signed by some of the 352nd's most respected pilots and by a number of their vital ground crew, this is an edition for all collectors of aviation art to treasure and admire.

Signed by up to 12 veterans: Captain GEORGE MIDDLETON, Staff Sergeant ART SNYDER (Companion print), First Lieutenant WALTER G. 'JACK' DIAMOND, Lieutenant Colonel DONALD S. BRYAN, Captain ROBERT H. 'PUNCHY' POWELL, Lieutenant Colonel RAYMOND R. MITCHELL, Lieutenant CHARLES M. PRICE, Staff Sergeant JAMES BLEIDNER, Master Sergeant RALPH McLAIN, Staff Sergeant BILL STRAUB, Corporal HOWARD POLIN, Captain DONALD W. 'MAC' McKlBBEN

All editions supplied with companion print Preparing for Action

While available matching numbers will be supplied when ordered with Blue Nose (see below)

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On Course For The Mohne Dam Richard Taylor - The Dambusters

On Course For The Mohne Dam Richard Taylor - The Dambusters
Lancaster - 617 Squadron

Guy Gibson leads the first wave of 617 Squadron’s Lancaster bombers towards the German border and on to the Mohne dam. After crossing the coast a fraction off course, Gibson adjusts his compass heading slightly and, as the unmistakable thunder of 12 cylinder Merlin engines at full throttle shatters the night, follows the course of a large canal where the owner of an ancient windmill, hearing the noise, hurries outside to witness the event

All editions signed by 2 veterans: Squadron Leader LES MUNRO CNZM DSO QSO DFC, Squadron Leader GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM. The Tribute Edition includes a matted original by Richard Taylor with 4 extra signatures

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Ops on Hold by Richard Taylor

Ops on Hold by Richard Taylor
Lancaster

Heavy snow has settled over the frozen countryside around RAF Fiskerton in Lincolnshire, and for once the Lancasters of 49 Squadron stand quietly idle at their dispersal points, March 1944.

Signed by veterans who flew Lancasters in WWII: Air Commodore CHARLES CLARKE OBE, Flight Lieutenant RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ WAUGHMAN DFC AFC, Flight Lieutenant KEN THOMAS DFC

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Out of the Dragons Den by Richard Taylor

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B-25s - Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, 18 April 1942.

It was the morning of Monday, 18 April 1942 and, taking a final look at the carrier rapidly disappearing into the distance, the B-25s headed west on what each of the five man crews knew was a one-way ride. With luck they might make it to Nationalist China but first they had an important mission to complete - destination Tokyo!

Supplied with companion print The USS Hornet

Signed by up to 5 veterans:Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD E. COLE, Staff Sergeant DAVID J. THATCHER, Master Sergeant EDWARD J. SAYLOR, Aviation Machinist 1st Class GEORGE H. MAYNOR, Major THOMAS C. GRIFFIN




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Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor

Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor
The Last British Dambuster by George Johnnie Johnson & Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor



THE LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE SET
Comprising a mint First Edition copy of ‘THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER’ individually signed by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, complete with a bookplate personally signed by the last surviving Canadian Dambuster Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner on AJ-N) along with Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer on AJ-N) who both actually breached the Eder Dam, and Ken Lucas (Dambusters Ground Crew for 617 Sqn). Each book is individually hand-numbered and accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Preparing T-Tommy signed by the artist Richard Taylor:




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OUT OF STOCK
Quiet Reflection by Richard Taylor

Quiet Reflection by Richard Taylor
Spitfires

Time is precious for the young off-duty fighter pilot and his girl as they pause to watch Spitfires from 92 Squadron pass low overhead. It is a brief moment of respite during the height of the Battle of Britain and tomorrow he’ll be back in combat.

Signed by up to 3 Battle of Britain veterans: Squadron Leader GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC, Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON, Flight Lieutenant ARCHIE McINNES




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Ramraiders by Richard Taylor

Ramraiders by Richard Taylor
Fw 190A-8
As the Allied Air Forces began their massed attack on Germany's oil refineries, the Luftwaffe was about to hit back with a new battle tactic - the Sturmgruppe!
Closing at high speed with all cannons blazing. Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz is seen flying his distinctive Black 8 with IV Sturm/JG3. as he dives in to attack a formation of USAAF B-24s from the 93rd Bomb Group. The American gunners have a frightening task on their hands to fend off the attack until help arrives. Signed by Leutnant HELMUT BALLEWSKI, Leutnant KURT WUPPERMANN, Oberfeldwebel WILLI RESCHKE



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Red Tail Escort by Richard Taylor

Red Tail Escort by Richard Taylor
P-51 Mustangs, B17
The Tuskegee Red Tail pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group are a more than welcome sight as they close in to escort home a damaged B17 Fortress of the 483rd Bomb Group. Seen high over the Italian Alps during the summer of 1944.
Signed by Colonel CHARLES McGEE, Lieutenant Colonel LEO R. GRAY, Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. HARDY, Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM H. HOLLOMAN III, Lieutenant Colonel ALEXANDER JEFFERSON, Second Lieutenant LOWELL STEWARD





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Return from the Fray by Richard Taylor

Return from the Fray by Richard Taylor
THE OUTCOME OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN RESTED IN THE HANDS OF FEWER THAN 3,000 YOUNG MEN, MOST OF WHOM WERE PILOTS.

They came from every corner of Britain. And mostly they were young. These fresh faced fighter pilots, joined by an ever-growing band of volunteer airmen from the British Commonwealth and those who had managed to escape from the occupied countries of Europe would, over the summer of 1940, not only hold the world’s most powerful air force at bay, they would defeat it.

Signed by the artist and up to 4 veterans: Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON, Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE, Flight Lieutenant BOB HUGHES, Leading Aircraftman BILL JONATHAN


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Rover Patrol by Richard Taylor

Rover Patrol by Richard Taylor
Mosquito
Occupied by the Germans since 1940, the Norwegian fjords, with their narrow inlets and steep mountainous backdrops, offered unique protection; however submarines departing and returning to Norway from their oceanic operations immediately attracted the attention of RAF Coastal Command. Signed by 3 Mosquito crew Flight Lieutenant FRANK HAWTHORNE, Flight Lieutenant AUBREY ‘HLLLI’ HLLLIARD, Flying Officer MAURICE WEBB DFM



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Tactical Support by Richard Taylor

Tactical Support by Richard Taylor
P38 Lightning

With bright yellow spinners and distinctive twin-booms glinting in the June sunshine, two P-38 Lockheed Lightnings of the USAAF's 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group hurtle low over Pegasus Bridge as they race across the Normandy landscape shortly after the D-Day landings, June 1944. Flying from their base at Kings Cliffe in Cambridgeshire they have today been tasked to support the advancing allied forces; they will strafe and bomb the enemy lines, destroying enemy communications, armour and ground targets, causing as much chaos and disruption as they can. Dangerous work, these low-level missions, but tasks that the tough P-38 pilots relish

Signed by up to Six Veterans Captain JAMES KUNKLE, Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WILLIS, Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM POPE, Staff Sergeant PETER BOYLE, Sergeant TITCH RAYNER, Sergeant BILL TRUE




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The Art of Combat - Fine Tuning by Richard Taylor

The Art of Combat - Fine Tuning by Richard Taylor
THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

The limited edition portfolio comprises an individually numbered book, personally signed by artist Richard Taylor, issued in a luxurious embossed slipcase. Each book is accompanied by a matching numbered copy of Richard's new print Fine Tuning, specially commissioned for this occasion.

Signed by the artist and Major ERICH RUDORFFER

Due to the weight orders from outside the UK will be subject to an additional shipping charge. Please contact us for details.




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The Great Escape by Richard Taylor

The Great Escape by Richard Taylor

"Everyone in this room is living on borrowed time. By rights we should all be dead! The only reason that God allowed us this extra ration of life is so we can make life hell for the Hun… three bloody deep, bloody long tunnels will be dug - Tom, Dick, and Harry. One will succeed!" Squadron Leader Roger Bushell

Signed by up to 5 PoWs who took part



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The Great Escape - The Folio Drawings by Richard Taylor

The Great Escape - The Folio Drawings by Richard Taylor

To further Commemorate this famous escape attempt, we are pleased to announce a highly restrictive Folio set by Richard Taylor featuring 76 pairs of limited edition Graphite proofs in memory of the 76 men that managed to escape the camp.

Sold as a pair - The Railway and Coming Up Short

Signatories Flight Lieutenant JACK LYON (railway), Wing Commander KEN REES (coming up short)



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The Royce Raid by Richard Taylor

The Royce Raid by Richard Taylor
B-25C Mitchell
Richard Taylor’s new painting shows one of Royce’s 5th Air Force B-25C Mitchells taking off from the Del Monte on the island of Mindanao on Sunday 12th April 1942, en-route to hit the harbour and shipping targets at Cebu. In the three days of Royce’s raids, the Mitchells flew over twenty sorties, sinking and seriously damaging three Japanese transport ships, and shooting down three enemy fighters. In a triumph of surprise aerial strikes, all seven B-25s and their crews returned safely to base.

Signed by Vernon Main,one of only two surviving veterans of the Royce mission.



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The Sleeping Giant Awakes by Richard Taylor

The Sleeping Giant Awakes by Richard Taylor
F4F - 3A Wildcats - Pearl Harbor

On Sunday December 7, 1941 the free world had been stunned into disbelief by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The devastating assault on the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet had left over two thousand American servicemen dead, most of her battleships destroyed or damaged, and the remains of nearly 200 American aircraft lay in tatters. America reeled from the shock and sheer incredulity

Signed by 3 Veterans

Issued with companion Print 'Day of the Rising Sun'




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Threatening Skies by Richard Taylor

Threatening Skies by Richard Taylor
B29, Nagajima Ki44s
As dawn breaks over the Pacific, a determined force of Japanese Ki-44's launch a surprise attack on a large formation of USAAF B-29 Superfortresses as they approach the Japanese mainland. B-29 gunners let rip as one fighter flashes past, with a second fighter closing at high speed.

All editions signed by Lieutenant Colonel RALPH NUTTER, Colonel JAMES PATTILLO, Captain BEN ROBERTSON and supplied with free companion print



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Thunder in the East by Richard Taylor

Thunder in the East by Richard Taylor
Burma 1944 - RAF P-47

The fighter pilots of the RAF had become masters of the sky over Burma and after weeks of bitter fighting air superiority was complete. The Japanese invasion had run out of steam and slowly, but inexorably, the Allies drove them back, fighting through the rains and floods in arduous conditions, strafing supply dumps and airfields, and divebombing enemy concentrations in unequalled precision strikes.

Signed by 3 Veterans, Flight Lieutenant FREDDIE BALL MC RAFVR, Flight Lieutenant RAY JACKSON MC, LAC1 BEN EVANS RAF



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Tropical Duties by Richard Taylor

Tropical Duties by Richard Taylor
Sunderland Flying Boat

On Wednesday 22 June 1938 a new sound was heard over the humid streets of Singapore as four Bristol Pegasus radial engines heralded the arrival of the RAF’s newest flying-boat. For the men of 230 Squadron gathering on the slipway at Seletar, the approaching aircraft looked formidable and even from a distance.

Signed by THREE of the last surviving veterans who actually flew and fought against the Japanese in Sunderlands with 230 Squadron: Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM HALLISEY RAFVR, Flight Lieutenant GRAHAM STEVENS RAF , Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘EDDIE’ BARDGETT RAF


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Typhoons Outward Bound

Typhoons Outward Bound
Typhoon
In the months following D-Day, Hawker’s hard-hitting, snub-nosed Typhoon struck terror into the German formations in Normandy, crack Panzer units wilted under the constant hail of rockets and bombs. Several times a day the Typhoon pilots would cross the Channel to run the gauntlet of flak and ground fire, and deliver their lethal cargo.

Signed by up to 4 veterans Wing Commander J.F.D. ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON, Warrant Officer JOHN ‘ABE’ LINCOLN, Pilot Officer ‘RUSTY’ TOWNSEND, Flying Officer JOHN BYRNE



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Typhoon Scramble by Richard Taylor

Typhoon Scramble by Richard Taylor
Typhoon
Led by SquadronCommander Roland Bee Beamont, Typhoons of 609 Squadron are dramatically illustrated as they scramble from their base at Manston in April 1943, the brute force and raw aggression of this tough warbird leaving nothing to the imagination. A collector’s piece for the future, of this there’s no doubt. Signed by Flight Lieutenant Sir ALEC ATKINSON, Flight Lieutenant GEOFFREY STEVENS, Flying Officer ALLEN BILLAM



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Unscheduled Arrival by Richard Taylor

Unscheduled Arrival by Richard Taylor
Aircraft - Spitfire

ANNOUNCING AN OUTSTANDING NEW TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

September 1940, and Mk1 Spitfires from 19 Sqn have been ordered south to engage heavily escorted Luftwaffe bomber formations heading for the Thames Estuary and London. Following intense fighting the Spitfires’ ammunition is expended, and low on fuel the squadron makes a hurried landing at a forward airfield to replenish empty tanks and re-arm. Within minutes they will be airborne again.

Signed by up to 10 heroes - Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC , Wing Commander TERENCE KANE, Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC, Wing Commander ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON, Flight Lieutenant 'BOB' HUGHES DFC AE, Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE, SqnGroup Captain BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC*, Wing Commander VIVIAN SNELL, Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES, Squadron Leader JOCELYN MILLARD

NB. The remarque editions are matted and will attract a shipping charge for orders outside the UK mainland - please contact us for further information



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Vital Force by Richard Taylor

Vital Force by Richard Taylor
Hurricane
Richard Taylor’s poignant new painting captures eloquently the urgency of a scramble an everyday occurrence during those frantic days in the summer of 1940. Battle of Britain ace Flight Lieutenant Ian Gleed leads a detachment of Hurricane Mk1s from 87 Squadron as they climb out of their Exeter airfield during the peak of the battle in the high summer of 1940.

Signed by up to 6 Battle of Britain pilots Flight Lieutenant PETER HAIRS MD, Flight Lieutenant BILL GREEN, Group Captain BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC, Wing Commander BOB DOE DSO DFC*, Wing Commander JOHN TIM ELKINGTON, Wing Commander TONY PICKERING



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Winter Combat by Richard Taylor

Winter Combat by Richard Taylor
Hurricane

The Hurricane was the RAF’s first fighter capable of flying at over 300mph and proved to be one of the most rugged fighters in the history of combat aviation. Hurricanes fought with distinction in the Battle of France and, during the Battle of Britain, shot down more enemy aircraft than its famous counterpart, the Spitfire

All editions of Winter Combat are signed by 3 highly respected World War II veterans: Flight Lieutenant Sir PAUL HOLDEN, Flight Lieutenant STANISLAW NAWARSKI DFC KM, Flight Lieutenant KURT TAUSSIG


This print can be ordered seperately or as a pair with Winter Combat Masterworks Pencil Drawing (see below) - matching number will be supplied whilst available

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Winter Combat - The Masterworkds Pencil Editionby Richard Taylor

Winter Combat  - The  Masterworkds Pencil Editionby Richard Taylor
Hurricane

The Battle of Britain may be over but the first snows of winter hint at the bitter fighting that still lies ahead as Squadron Leader Ian Gleed and the Mk.I Hurricanes of 87 Squadron head home to RAF Exeter

All editions of Winter Combat Masterworks Pencil Edition are signed by 2 famous Hurricane fighter pilots: Warrant Officer ERIC CARTER, Squadron Leader OWEN PARRY DFC AE


This print can be ordered seperately or as a pair with Winter Combat (see above) - matching number will be supplied whilst available

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Wounded Warrior by Richard Taylor

Wounded Warrior by Richard Taylor
B17G Silver Meteor, P51

With their bomb load dropped the crew headed for home, but the battle-scarred Fortress had been hit more than once, leaving the inner port engine shot out and Silver Meteor had steadily dropped behind the fast-disappearing bomber stream. Things were not looking good for Harry and his crew as the Luftwaffe fighters circled like sharks, closing in for an easy kill.

Signed by up to 7 veterans: First Lieutenant HARRY SEIP, Colonel CLARENCE ‘BUD’ ANDERSON, Captain JIM BROOKS, Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST, Colonel ART FIEDLER, Captain CLINTIN DeWITT BURDICK, Colonel STEVE PISANOS




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