Overall Print Size: 20 x 11.5 inches Edition: 50 Subject: Hurricanes of 253 Squadron.
Spitfires of 616 Squadron scramble from RAF Kenley during the heavy fighting of the Battle of Britain, late August 1940. Below them a Hurricane of 253 Squadron, sharing the same base, is being prepared for its next vital mission at a distant dispersal.
All through the long summer of 1940, as Britain stood alone, a small band of fighter pilots took part in the greatest aerial battle in history. Day after day the men of Fighter Command valiantly took to the air to defend their country from the Luftwaffe and the threat of German invasion and Nazi tyranny. Outnumbered, but never out-fought, they fought to the point of exhaustion and, in doing so, paid a heavy price. But they won.
As part of the Military Gallery’s commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this unprecedented edition is issued as a lasting tribute to the heroic young men of RAF Fighter Command who fought during the summer of 1940.
Each print in Robert Taylor's Limited Edition, We All Stand Together - Battle of Britain Edition, is signed by the following Battle of Britain veterans:
Wg Cdr TERENCE KANE - Spitfire Pilot with 234 Sqn / 1 victory
Flt Lt WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 23 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC – Hurricane Pilot with 32 Sqn / 1 victory
Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories
Wg Cdr JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON - Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn / 1 victory
L.A.C BILL JONATHAN - Ground Crew with 32 Sqn
Wg Cdr TOM F. NEIL DFC* AFC AE - Hurricane Pilot with 249 Sqn / 14 victories
Wg Cdr RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS AFM OBE - Observer on Blenheims with 219 Sqn
Sqn Ldr GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC - Spitfire Pilot with 92 Sqn / 3 victories
Fg Off KEN WILKINSON - Spitfire Pilot with 616 & 19 Sqns.