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ORIGINAL DRAWING BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN

The Victory Flypast 15th Sept 1945 by Nicolas Trudgian

SOLD THE VICTORY FLYPAST 15TH SEPT 1945 SOLD

This superb drawing is a tribute to all pilots of Fighter Command and incorporated within the drawing is the original signature of 
Sir Winston Churchill

Flight Lieutenant Len Davies*, Flight Lieutenant Albert LaForce (B), Flight Lieutenant Jan Debruyn (B), Flight Lieutenant Sir Joe Atkinson KBE DFC,
Wing Commander Gordon Sinclair* OBE DFC, Squadron Leader B G Stapleton* DFC, Wing Commander John Freeborn* DFC*,
Flight Lieutenant Albert Demoulin (B), Wing Commander George Unwin * DSO DFM, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum* DFC, Flight Lieutenant Bobby Laumans (B),
Flight Lieutenant Nigel Kemp*,
Flight Lieutenant Albert Grougon (F), Flight Lieutenant Peter Ottwell, Wing Commander Percy Morfill* DFC,
 Air Commodore Archie Winskill* 
KCVO CBE DFC* AE, Air Commodore John Ellacombe* CB DFC*, Squadron Leader Nigel Rose*, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering*,
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson*, Squadron Leader Pinkie Stark DFC* AFC, Flight Lieutenant Jan Mathys(B), Flight Lieutenant Garry Nowell* DFM

Framed within the mount are the following
Sir Winston Churchill, Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader* DSO* DFC*, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson* CB CBE DSO** DFC*,
Wing Commander Peter Parrott* DFC AFC, Wing Commander Bob Doe* DSO DFC, Wing Commander Paul Farnes* DFM, Flight Lieutenant Fred Barker* DFM,
Flight Lieutenant Jack Rawnsley, Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones*, Wing Commander Peter Olver* DFC, Squadron Leader Hart Tinley DFC (RCAF),
Squadron Leader Cyril Bamberger* DFC, Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas* DSO DFC, Squadron Leader Irving Hennedy DFC (RCAF),
 Squadron Leader Johnny Checketts DSO DFC (RNZAF), Wing Commander Geoffrey Page* DSO OBE DFC, Group Captain Billy Drake* DSO DFC,
Squadron Leader Raymond Lallemont DFC (B), Group Captain Desmond Sheen DFC* (RAAF),
Group Captain Allan Wright* DFC AFC, Air Commodore Pete Brothers* CBE DSO DFC, Baron Mike Donnet CVO DFC (B),
Wing Commander Branse Burbridge DSO* DFC*, Group Captain Paul Davoud DSO OB DFC (RCAF), Group Captain E B B Smith* DFC,
Flight Lieutenant William Walker*, Air Commodore David Roberts*, Squadron Leader Percy Beake * DFC, Group Captain John Cunningham* DSO OBE DFC,
Flight Lieutenant Jack Rae DFC (RCAF), Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris* GCB DSO FRSA, Flight Lieutenant Paddy Duhill DFC,
 Squadron Leader Tony Iveson* DFC, Group Captain Bobby Oxspring* DSO DFC

* denotes Battle of Britain

SOLD


Vector Fine Art Prints

We are proud to announce a stunning NEW limited edition print published by Vector Fine Art to commemorate the
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
by the world renowned aviation artist
Nicolas Trudgian

THE VALIANT FEW

The Valiant Few by Nicolas Trudgian

The long days of early August 1940 witnessed the most intense period of fighting during the Battle of Britain. Following their first action of the day when the Hurricanes of No. 501 Squadron scrambled to intercept a morning raid, they now descend towards their forward base at Hawkinge to be refuelled and rearmed.
For a few minutes they share the sky with fellow pilots flying their Spitfires back to Manston. Soon, these brothers in arms will be airborne again as another large wave of enemy aircraft is detected crossing the Channel.
From the 10th July to the 31st October 1940, the tireless resolve of Fighter Command’s pilots bolstered Britain’s thin but impenetrable Front Line and would forever earn them the title 'The Few'.

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Friends with the Few

Friends with the ‘FEW’

Since I started collecting autographs nearly 45 years ago, I became personal friends with many of the ‘FEW’ 
I would visit many of them at their homes but so many would come to the air shows in their latter years signing for the public and raising tens of thousands of pounds for their charities.

There were a number of nights when we would accommodate them at a Hotel, that inevitably ended in long sessions at the bar and by the end of the evening having a hefty bar bill!  I’m sure they enjoyed sitting around reminiscing as I did listening.

Friends with the Few

Friends with the Few

 

I have so many stories, but two of my favourites were when Wing Commander Terry Kane would come to the signing events and once we had all sat down ready for signing, Terry would say to me “Is it 10 O’clock yet Colin?” and I would reply “Yes"
“that means the bar is open” he would say, and would send me off to pour a very large glass of Gin and Tonic.

On several official functions I would make sure the veterans were okay for drink and  another nice story is that I just leant over to make sure Geoffrey Wellum was okay and he said to me “I’m getting a bit bored now” I then suggested we discretely disappear for half an hour to the bar next door, this is one of my favourite photos with a great man.

This print was signed many years ago and we paid the pilots personally a signing fee to help them or the charity of their choice.
I just wanted to put this personal note as a thank you to them for always supporting me in my adventures in the aviation art business.

I hope you feel as we do that this is a true tribute to the valiant ‘FEW’ who protected our shores in the desperate months of 1940.

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