Mosquitos from RAF Coastal Command’s Banff Strike Wing race through
a deep-sided Norwegian fjord following a successful rocket strike against
enemy coastal shipping.
“It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow
with envy. The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock
together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there
is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet
again. What do you make of that? … They have the geniuses and we
have the nincompoops…..
Reichsmarschal Hermann Goering
The de Havilland Mosquito was arguably the finest multi-role combat aircraft
of World War II and, remarkably, one of the few front-line aircraft constructed
almost entirely of wood - few other warbirds were built for so many different
duties. Amongst its countless roles it formed the core of Coastal Command’s
legendary anti-shipping strike force, and it is this role that is the
subject of Robert Taylor's thrilling new painting, paying tribute to the
Mosquito crews of World War II.
A large force of Mosquitos from RAF Coastal Command’s Banff Strike
Wing exit a deep-sided fjord along Norway’s rugged, heavily defended
mountainous coast. In the distance, smoke and explosions reverberate from
their successful rocket strike against enemy coastal shipping, destroying
yet another cargo of iron ore destined for the furnaces of Germany’s
industrial war machine. Above them P-51 Mustangs provide top cover support
should any patrolling enemy fighters decide to make an appearance.
Fresh from the studio of the world’s master aviation artist, each
print in Robert Taylor’s compelling new edition has been signed
by some of the most respected Mosquito aircrew of World War II to make
this wonderful collectors’ item a timely piece to be treasured for
the generations that follow.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print has been signed in pencil by THREE highly
distinguished Mosquito aircrew, together with the artist Robert Taylor.
Each print is individually hand-numbered.
Flight Lieutenant DES CURTIS DFC - Navigator / Banff
Warrant Officer RICHARD ‘DICK’ MAYWOOD -
Pilot / Pathfinders & Light Night Strike Force
Flight Lieutenant BRIAN BEATTIE - Pilot / Banff Strike
THE COLLECTORS’ EDITION
Every print in these TEN signature editions, additionally signed by seven
of the most highly experienced and well respected Pilots and Navigators
who flew the Mosquito in combat over Europe:
Flight Lieutenant RAY HARINGTON - Pilot / Banff Strike
Flight Sergeant STANLEY ‘PADDY’ HOPE - Navigator
/ Photo Reconnaissance
Flight Lieutenant ROGER CALVERT - Navigator / Night Fighter
(1 victory & 2 probables)
Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM - Navigator / Night
Fighter ( 5 victories)
Flying Officer CHARLES PARKER DFM - Navigator / Pathfinders &
Light Night Strike Force
Squadron Leader JOHN PEMBERTON VK* - Navigator / Night Fighter
( 3 victories)
Pilot Officer JIM WESTON - Pilot / Night Fighter
THE LIMITED EDITION with THREE signatures
200 signed & numbered prints
THE COLLECTORS EDITION with TEN signatures
175 Collectors’ Edition
25 Artist Proofs
Each of Robert Taylor's remarques is an exquisite and unique work of art
and the Military Gallery is delighted to release two very limited editions.
Each print will carry an original hand drawn pencil remarque in the border
of the print and just five copies will be embellished with a DOUBLE sized
creation. These editions represent a rare opportunity to own a piece of
original art by the world most collected Aviation Artist.
THE COLLECTORS REMARQUES with TEN signatures
5 Double Remarques
Overall Print Size: Approx 27½” wide x 19” high
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