OPS ON HOLD
by Richard Taylor
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND
RAF Bomber Command flew more than 389,000 individual sorties from 101 operational bases across the east of England during WWII and of the 125,000 men who served, 55,573 were killed. For every 100 airmen who joined Bomber Command, 45 would lose their lives, 6 would be seriously wounded and 8 made prisoners of war.
With an average age of just 22 the young airmen were forced to grow old quickly. Yet they resolutely overcame the overwhelming forces stacked against them, including some of the worst flying conditions imaginable and, never flinching from their task, flew until victory was finally achieved.
“The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion
that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb
them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they
put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and
now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
Overall Print Size: 23¼” wide x 14¼” high Image Size: 19¼” wide x 9½” high
To help commemorate those who served, each print in this new edition has, along with the artist Richard Taylor, been individually signed by THREE veterans who flew Lancasters with Bomber Command in WWII:
Air Commodore CHARLES CLARKE OBE
Flight Lieutenant RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ WAUGHMAN DFC AFC
Flight Lieutenant KEN THOMAS DFC
375 Signed & numbered
Regarded as one of the most gifted exponents of pencil drawing in the industry, Richard Taylor will hand-craft an original drawing in the lower margin of each print. If you have any particular requests, such as specific aircraft markings, please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
example of double remarque
If you should have a special request, please enquire when placing your order, and the artist will do his best to be of assistance, but remember to order early as both editions are very limited in number
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