Robert Taylor Catalogue

BADER LEGEND

by Robert Taylor

bader-legend-robert-taylor-aviation-art-prints Spitfire


Aircraft – Spitfire

Robert Taylor’s famous tribute to
Sir Douglas Bader

The legendary Wing Leader Douglas Bader High over the south coast of England, flying his beloved Mark V Spitfire.
With the Battle of Britain imminent, Bader (who had lost his legs in a flying accident in 1931) was given command of a depleted squadron of young demoralised Canadian pilots following the fall of France. When assigned a new squadron commander with artificial legs, the pilots of 242 Squadron became even more despondent. Bader quickly dispelled their doubts with a brilliant aerobatic demonstration in his Hurricane, and within a few weeks had transformed the dispirited Canadians into one of the RAF’s elite fighter units.

Signed by the artist and four famous Aces of Tangmere Wing who flew with Douglas Bader; Squadron Leader Lionel “Buck” Casson DFC AFC, Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling KCB CBE DSO DFC AE, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnston CB CBE DSO** DFC* DL, Wing commander George ‘Grumpy’ Unwin DSO DFM*.

Overall print size 27½ inches wide x 20½ inches high

900 signed and numbered prints


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