Return of the Pathfinders by Anthony Saunders

Return of the Pathfinders by Anthony Saunders



As dawn breaks on a crisp, icy morning, de Havilland Mosquitos of 139 Sqn return to base at RAF Upwood after a long overnight trip to Germany in early 1944.

There had never been an aircraft like the de Havilland Mosquito; constructed almost entirely of wood with two Merlin engines bolted under each wing it could outrun any other piston-engine fighter in the world.

Nicknamed the ‘Wooden Wonder’ it was also perhaps the most versatile aircraft of WWII and operated in a huge number of roles including low-level precision strikes or as part of the RAF’s elite Pathfinder force used to locate and identify targets ahead of the main bomber force.

Anthony's atmospheric piece pays tribute to this amazing aircraft and the valiant crews who flew it. Adding great authenticity, every print has been personally signed by highly respected veterans who flew Mosquitos during WWII, including members of the Pathfinder Force, creating a historic collector’s edition.

THE SIGNATURES

Fg Off KEN OATLEY
Navigator with 627 Sqn Pathfinders

Flt Lt GEORGE DUNN DFC MiD
Pilot with 608 Sqn Pathfinders

Flt Lt JOHN TROTMAN DFC*
Pilot with 692 Sqn Pathfinders

Flt Lt DES CURTIS DFC
Navigator with 248 Sqn Banff Strike Wing

THE REMARQUES

Widely considered as some of the best in the industry, Anthony’s unique pencil remarques, limited to only 15 copies, are individually created in the lower margin of the print.

Created specially for the serious collector, the DOUBLE REMARQUES are much bigger than a standard remarque and exclusively restricted to just 10 copies worldwide. The demand for these superb creations is such that we urge collectors to reserve their remarques early to avoid disappointment.

325 Limited Edition
25 Artist Proofs
15 Remarques
10 Double Remarques