STRIKE AND RETURN
by Robert Taylor
Aircraft – Lancaster
“I stood on the end of the runway at RAF Binbrook during the filming of the Memphis Belle and gazed over the ageless, beautiful Lincolnshire landscape. It was easy to visualize the Lancasters of 460 Squadron returning home, battle-worn and tired as they would have done some fifty years earlier, and to imagine the emotions of the crews as they brought their mighty Lancasters back to this famous wartime base”. Robert Taylor
Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the
most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous,
even by today’s sophisticated standards.
Overall print size: 30 3/4" wide x 24 1/8" high
THE RAAF EDITION
Signed by SIX Royal Australian Air Force pilots and aircrew who flew with RAF Bomber Command during their tours in England with 460 Squadron RAAF, 1941-1945.
Flight Lieutenant W E ‘JERRY’ BATEMAN DFC - Pilot, Flying Officer HILARY M BAYLISS DFC - Pilot, Flight Lieutenant PHILLIP J COFFEY DFC DFM - Navigator, Flight Lieutenant JOHN R GARDNER DFC - Pilot, Flight Lieutenant R GORDON GOODWIN DSO DFM - Navigator, Flying Officer LAWRENCE W WOODS DFC -Bomb Aimer
RAAF Edition - 6 signatures
THE AIRCREW EDITION individually numbered 1-400
The edition is signed by FOUR highly decorated pilots who flew with RAF Bomber Command during World War II. Squadron Leader PAT CARDON DFC AE, Flight Lieutenant BOB KNIGHTS DSO DFC, Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC AE, Flying Officer BILL NORTH
Signed and numbered with 4 signatures
THE COLLECTORS EDITION individually numbered 1-250
Just 250 copies of this edition are issued - with all the components of the Aircrew Edition and, in addition, the main print is signed by extra signatures.
It is also issued with a matching numbered print from Robert Taylor’s drawing
‘Night Attack’, signed by Bill Reid VC. A total of NINE signatures.
Group Captain DUDLEY BURNSIDE DSO OBE DFC*, Squadron Leader LAWRENCE CURTIS DFC AE, Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC (Companion Drawing), Wing Commander ERNEST RODLEY DSO DFC* AFC AE, Flight Lieutenant FRED WATTS DFC
Signed and numbered
with 9 signatures
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