A Welcome Sight by Richard Taylor
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.
A peaceful corner of eastern England is temporarily awakened from its summer slumbers by the thunder of Merlin engines, the familiar roar announcing the safe return of a squadron of Lancasters from their latest operation, With wheels already down, the pilots throttle back the huge engines as the heavies make their final approach to the airfield nearby. Below them, quiet will soon return to the countryside and on base, after debrief, the weary bomber crews will take a well-earned rest. They don't expect it to last long; they could be flying again tonight.
This moving tribute to the RAF's Lancaster crews by RichardTaylor, one of aviation art's youngest and most talented artists, is personally signed by two highly-respected Lancaster aircrew who flew with Bomber Command,
Overall print size: 21" wide x 18"
Wing Commander JIM WRIGHT DFC
Upon completing his training as a Navigator in 1943 Jim Wright joined 61 Squadron at Syerston on Lancasters, After completing 5 operations he and his crew were posted to East Kirkby to join the newly formed 630 Squadron, where he completed 22 operations, For his second tour he joined 97 (Pathfinder) Squadron at Coningsby and completed 16 operations, including five trips to Berlin.
Warrant Officer JACK WATSON DFM
Joining the RAF in 1942 Jack Watson trained as a Flight Engineer, before being immediately posted to join 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby in Lincolnshire flying on Lancasters. At this period 12 Squadron was playing a prominent role in Bomber Command's night offensive, After completing 11 ops he transferred to 156 (Pathfinder) Squadron, again on Lancasters, With 156 Squadron he flew a further 66 ops,
200 signed & numbered -
25 Artist Proofs -
10 Double Remarques