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Books page updated 19th January 2022

At the going down of the Sun
Nicolas Trudgian

A tribute to Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC

At the going down of the Sun by Nicolas Trudgian

At the height of the Battle of Britain September 1940, the Spitfires of 92 Squadron, patrol the coast in the late afternoon sun. Having the instruction that the coast is clear of enemy aircraft they are ordered to return to their base at RAF Biggin Hill.
Flying Officer Brian Kingcome returns to base, being watched intensively by the young pilot Geoffrey Wellum  to gain experience so he can then perfect his aircraft to become ‘as one’ with the Spitfire, which would later earn him the
Distinguished Flying Cross.
At the end of the summer the pilots of RAF Fighter Command would be commemorated and known as
‘The Few’

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN EDITION - limited to 75 Worldwide
Individually signed by the following Six Battle of Britain pilots
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC, Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB, DFC*,
Flying Officer Richard Jones, Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*,
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC, Wing Commander Tim Elkington
Accompanied by the pencil print ‘Boy Wellum’
£145 + postage and packing


Boy Wellum by Nicolas Trudgian

Each of the above editions will receive this stunning pencil print by Nicolas Trudgian depicting
Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum standing by his faithful Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill.

To include the above signatures and the following Battle of Britain pilots
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose, Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC,
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE,
Accompanied by the pencil print ‘Boy Wellum’
£195 + postage and packing

ARTIST SIGNED EDITION  - limited to 200 Worldwide
£50 + postage and packing

The print size for ‘At the going down of the Sun’ is
72.5cm x 50.5cm overall with an image size of 61cm x 35m

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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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