Tropical Duties by Richard Taylor
FEATURING THE LEGENDARY SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT
It was tough, reliable and could turn its hand to almost any maritime task
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 RAFs 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, they could spot the powerful array of .303 machine guns it possessed. 230 Squadron had been chosen as one of the first units to be re-equipped with the worlds most advanced flying boat - the Short Sunderland.
Richard Taylor has once again completed a magnificent painting as a tribute to the outstanding Sunderland and the men who flew it in the Far East. As the sun beats down on tropical island anchorage a Mk III Sunderland from 230 Squadron unloads essential supplies at a forward base on an archipelago deep in the Indian Ocean. A second aircraft, breaking a patrol, prepares to land.
Overall Print Size approx: 34" wide x 22½" high Image Size: 27½" wide x 15" high
Acid Free Permanent Paper
Each print signed by THREE of the last surviving veterans who actually flew and fought against the Japanese in Sunderlands with 230 Squadron,, their signatures adding a truly historic link to the many unsung heroes of World War II.
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM HALLISEY RAFVR
Flight Lieutenant GRAHAM STEVENS RAF
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM EDDIE BARDGETT RAF
350 Signed & numbered prints
25 Artist Proofs
RICHARD TAYLOR TAKES REMARQUES TO A COMPLETELY NEW LEVEL
sample of double remarque
Already celebrated for his undoubted skill with the pencil, Richard Taylor has once again raised the bar and taken his Remarques to a new level by introducing subtle coloured highlights to his work. The results are simply outstanding! Richard is happy to undertake special requests so if you have one, please just ask!
10 Double Remarques
Richard Taylor has rightfully earned his place among the top aviation artists in the world, and his work continues to grows in popularity. The Sunderland is one of the more frequent requests that we receive from collectors, so were confident that this edition will prove very popular. Advance sales of Richards outstanding Remarque Editions are already very strong, so please contact us for availability.