Richard Taylor Catalogue

PREPARING T-TOMMY
By Richard Taylor

Preparing T Tommy by Richard Taylor Aviation Art

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AN EXCITING NEW LIMITED EDITION BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO TO COMMEMORATE THE LAUNCH OF 'THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER'

PREPARING T-TOMMY
By Richard Taylor


Richard Taylor’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on antique buff paper with colour highlights, depicts 617 ground crew as they prepare Lancaster AJ-T for Operation Chastise on the afternoon of Sunday 16 May 1943. Originally the reserve aircraft, AJ-T was flown to the Sorpe Dam by Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy and his crew after their aircraft AJ-Q developed a coolant leak moments before take-off. Bomb Aimer George ‘Johnny’ Johnson successfully released their bomb, spot on target, at 00.46 hrs in the morning, 17 May 1943.

THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER
By George ‘Johnny’Johnson

The Last British Dambuster by George Johnny Johnson

For the first time, ‘Johnny’ Johnson – Britain’s last surviving Dambuster and one of the very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time – relives the fateful night of 16 / 17 May 1943. He recalls with unique wit and insight the difficult training conducted in secrecy, the race against time to release the bombs, and the sheer strength and bravery shown by a small unit faced with great adversity and uncertainity. Embodying a whole squadron, and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come, 'Johnny’s' story is like no other.

THE LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE SET
Comprising a mint First Edition copy of ‘THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER’ individually signed by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, complete with a bookplate personally signed by the last surviving Canadian Dambuster Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner on AJ-N) along with Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer on AJ-N) who both actually breached the Eder Dam, and Ken Lucas (Dambusters Ground Crew for 617 Sqn). Each book is individually hand-numbered and accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Preparing T-Tommy signed by the artist Richard Taylor:

135 Limited Edition Book & Print

25 Artist Proofs Book & Print

15 Remarques Book & Print

5 Double Remarques Book & Print

Overall print size: 21" wide x 12½" high Overall book size: 6 3/8" wide x 9 1/2" high

Our Dambusters releases are always extremely sought after and with such low numbers we expect demand for this new portfolio to be high - so please contact us now to be part of this historic edition

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