Dangerous Coast by Robert Taylor
Mosquitos from RAF Coastal Commands 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 Commands 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 Commands Banff Strike Wing exit a deep-sided fjord along Norways 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 Germanys 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 worlds master aviation artist, each print in Robert Taylors 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 Strike Wing
Warrant Officer RICHARD DICK MAYWOOD - Pilot / Pathfinders & Light Night Strike Force
Flight Lieutenant BRIAN BEATTIE - Pilot / Banff Strike Wing
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 Wing
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