In this archive page, these items are SOLD but it may be of interest to all collectors, of the extremely high standard of collectable items that Vector Fine Art has been producing for over 25 years.
SOLD THE DAM BUSTERS SOLD
This superb book has had a custom made oyster case to protect this piece of aviation history.
Signed on the front end paper
All good wishes from
B N Wallis
Also signed by the following 617 Squadron aircrew:
Archie Johnston x 2
John Langston x 2
ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING
SOLD THE FLYING SUITCASE VC SOLD
Showing remarkable bravery in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire Flt Lt Leoroyd of No. 49 Sqn. flying ‘Hampden’ Bomber EA-M attacks the strategically vital aquaduct on the Dortmund-Ems canal on the night of 12th Aug. 1940. He was awarded the V C for bringing his badly damaged aircraft home
Personally signed by the following Bomber Command Veterans:
Jo Lancaster, John Booth, Alan Drinkell, Ken Reed, Burt Cole, Harry Iron, Harry Makin, Jim Flint, Lou Crabb, John Bell, John Aldridge, Eric Clarke, George Dunn, Jack Watson, Leonard Lucas, Alan Morgan, George Cook, Dave Fellows, Hal Gulcone, Geoff Eastbury, Ted Smith
Framed within the mount is the original signature of Rod Leoroyd VC and an original set of RAF Kings Crown Wings and a replica Victoria Cross
SOLD THE COURAGEOUS FEW SOLD
Signed by the following Battle of Britain Air Crew
Personally signed on the paper by TWENTY TWO of ‘The Few'
and in the mount are a further NINETEEN, making the total to FORTY ONE of ‘ THE FEW'
Edward Brian Smith
Bob Stanford Tuck
Christopher Foxley Norris
Framed within the mount is a superb original set of VR’s (Volunteer reserve)
Overall size with mount 53cm x 49cm
SOLD JUMP FOR IT! SOLD
This incredible 1st edition is signed by 40 RAF Air Crew who bailed out and became members of the Caterpillar club.
As far as I can see they have all put their dates of bailing out, and is an incredible book.
SOLD Glenn Miller SOLD
By Nicolas Trudgian
This stunning original drawing of the legendary bandleader.
Framed within the mount is the original signature of
Major Glenn Miller
SOLD TAKING CHARGE SOLD
K SEAN SULLVAN
This artist proof edition is signed by 13 veterans
Signers on the print include:
Easy Company "Bulge" veteran Rod Strohl!
Easy Company "Bulge" medic Al Mampre!
Malmedy Massacre Survivors Harold Billow & Ted Paluch!
Bastogne based Artillery Observer Don Burdick!
"Bulge" Infantrymen & first time signers Maurice Berry, Harold Kist, Morris Metz, and Charles Nelsen
Rifleman, 106th Infranry Dic. (P.O.W.)Stan Wojtusik
Armored Infantry, 8th Armored Div. Romeo Battilana
Rifleman 99th Infantry Div. Nicholas Gianopoulos
505th PIR, 82nd Airborne “Duke" Boswell
Framed within the mount is a clip which was retrieved from the Bastogne area, from the Battle of the Bulge, original 101st airborne patch, an oriignal allied airman patch and in the mount are the oiginal signatures of Easy company 506th PIR
Wild ‘Bill’ Guarnere
SOLD 617 Squadron - The Dambusters at War SOLD
Personally signed in the book by the following 617 Squadron aircrew:
Johnny Johnson and Frank Tilley have signed it twice.
SOLD VICTORY OVER DUNKIRK SOLD
This incredibly rare Remarque edition is signed by 38 Battle of Britain air crew:
A C Leigh
This superb print is framed but can be purchased unframed.
The print is in superb condition.
SOLD THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT SOLD
Signed by the following Battle of Britain air crew:
Nigel Rose AE
Bob Foster DFC AE
Tony Pickering AE
John Ellacombe CB DFC*
Framed within in the mount are the original matted:
BATTLE OF BRITAIN signatures
TEST PILOT matted signatures
Alex Henshaw ‘signed the drawing’
BOMBER COMMAND matted signatures are
Norman Jackson VC
Bill Reid VC
Leonard Cheshire VC
Rod Leoroyd VC
and an original set of Kings Crown Officers cap tally Navigator Wings and Engineer Wings.
SOLD Birth of a Legend SOLD
This is a stunning limited edition
The book is bound in Royal Blue Faux leather with silver gilt edging and type.
The slipcase is finished in Arbelave Library Buckram with matching type and Spitfire
Apart from being a stunning limited edition it also has some incredible signatures added to the half title page.
The limited edition is signed by:
Also it is signed on the half title page by:
H M Stephen
SOLD SQUADRON 303 SOLD
This incredible 1st edition 1942 book was signed at Kirton in Lindsey 10/9/’42 when 303 Squadron were rested from operational duties, we believe this was signed at the launch of the book on a press day.
It is signed on the half title page by pilots who were at the launch.
This book has taken many years of research to decipher all of the signatures bar five.
A true piece of 303 Polish Squadron history.
It comes in a clam case to protect it for future generations.
I have had many historical items in my time but this is without a doubt in the top five.
Sadly many of these pilots did not make it to the end of the war.
THIS IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE RARIST BOOK I HAVE EVER HAD!
1942 1st edition
SOLD SPITFIRE SOLD
The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot
Squadron Leader B J Ellan
Because of operational and the secrets act, he wrote this book under the pseudonym of B J Ellan in 1942, - Squadron Leader Brian Lane - Officer Commanding 19 Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
He fought over Dunkirk, throughout the Battle of Britain. On the 13th December 1942 he took off with three other pilots for a Rhubarb operation over Holland, got into combat with FW190’s and Lane disappeared never to be seen again.
It is signed on the front end paper
With Love to Maggie and John
B J Ellan
With all my yeas of collecting I've only seen Brin Lane's signature on official documents.
Below is a segment of Lane's writing from combat and the writing is identical.
This book comes in a purpose made clam case to protect for prosperity.
I have never seen this signature for sale and is one of the most desirable I've ever had, if interested please contact me with a serious and sensible offer.
SOLD DOWDING AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN SOLD
Signed on the half title page by the following Battle of Britain pilots:
James H (Ginger) Lacey
Also signed on the front end paper by
Peter Graham 41 Squadron post Battle of Britain
This is a 1st edition 1969
SOLD The Hawker Hurricane SOLD
Francis K. Mason
1st edition 1962 comes with a protective slipcase and has some rare signatures on the title page:
R W Foster - 605 Squadron Battle of Britain
K A Lawrence - 421 & 185 Squadron (Malta) Battle of Britain
T F Dalton-Morgan - Commanding Officer 43 Squadron Battle of Britain
M R Ingle Finch - 151, 607 & 56 Squadron Battle of Britain
L Davies - 151 & 261 (Malta) Squadron Battle of Britain
P L Dawbarn - 17 Squadron Battle of Britain
R J McNair - 3 & 249 Squadron Battle of Britain
J A O'Neill - 601 & 238 Squadron Battle of Britain
T G Pickering - 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
W J Green - 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
P F Morfill - 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
S B Harris - 74 Squadron
K W MacKenzie - 43 & 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
N D L Kemp - 85 & 242 Squadron Battle of Britain
C Haw - 504 Squadron Battle of Britain
R A Innes - 253 & 261 (Malta) Squadron Battle of Britain
P Ayerst - 73 & 238 Squadron Battle of France
V H Ekins - 111 & 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
V R Snell - 501 Squadron Battle of Britain
B G Stapleton - M S F unit Battle of Britain
J G P Millard 1, 242 & 615 Squadrons Battle of Britain
C S Bamberger - 261 & 185 (Malta) Squadron Battle of Britain
W M Sizer - 213 Squadron Battle of Britain
H. Moon - 249 & 126 (Malta) Squadron Malta
SOLD SINK THE TIRPITZ SOLD
1st published in Great Britain 1968 translated from the French
Coulez le Tirpitz 1965 by Robert Laffont
English Version 1968 by Jonathan Cafe Ltd
This has the original signatures of:
Willibald Vossing - Tirpitz crew page 332
Alex McKie DFM - Navigator 617 Squadron
Arthur Towlson DSC - Swordfish pilot 828 & 830 Squadron, involved with the 1st attack against the Tirpitz
(flew in Barracudas with 829 Squadron, was involved in the Malta Campaign)
J S Morrison - Navigator 35 Squadron shot down April 1942 whilst attacking the Tirpitz
Ken Johnson - Flight engineer 617 Squadron
Bruce Vilbert DSC - Swordfish pilot 842 Squadron Attacked the Tirpitz whilst sheltered off Norway
Archie Johnstone - Navigator 617 Squadron
Harry Watkinson - Navigator 617 Squadron
Benny Goodman - Pilot 617 Squadron
Ted Wass - Rear gunner 617 Squadron
Colin Cole - wireless operator 617 Squadron
Iain Lockerby - Navigator 9 Squadron
Dennis Cooper- Navigator 617 Squadron
Frank Tilley - Flight engineer 617 Squadron
Freddie Watts DFC - Pilot 617 Squadron
Sandy Sanders - Rear Gunner 9 Squadron
James Tait DSO*** DFC* AFC - Pilot and Officer Commanding 617 Squadron
Bob Knights DSO DFC - Pilot 617 Squadron
Tony Iveson DFC - Pilot 617 Squadron
Basil Fish - Navigator 617 Squadron
Larry Curtis DFC* - Wireless Operator 617 Squadron
Des Phillips - Flight Engineer 617 Squadron
Gordon Mackie - Navigator 617 Squadron
Jim Parsons DFC - bomb aimer 9 Squadron
SOLD ENEMY COAST AHEAD SOLD
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC DSO DFC
Introduction by Chaz Bowyer
This annotated and fully illustrated edition 1995
The signatures are as per certificate plus
Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO DFC
pilot of AJ-W on the Dams Raid, was hit by flak on the Dutch Coast and returned to base with full radio and intercom failure.
Signed on the front end paper by no less than 11 original Dam Busters.
SOLD TIRPITZ SOLD
HUNTING THE BEAST
Signed on the title page by:
M L Hamilton - Pilot 617 Squadron
D Phillips - Flight Engineer 617 Squadron
J Castagnola - Pilot 617 Squadron
D Cooper - Navigator 617 Squadron
F Tilley - Flight Engineer 617 Squadron
I Lockerby - Navigator 9 Squadron
L W Curtis - Wireless Operator 617 Squadron
P Teplow - 9 Squadron
A R Johnstone - Navigator 617 Squadron
J B Tait - Pilot Officer Commanding 617 Squadron on all three raids against the Tirpitz
C Cole - Wireless Operator 617 Squadron
J S Morrison - Navigator 35 Squadron shot down attacking the Tirpitz, his pilot was Don Bennett
B F Kent - 617 Squadron
A J Lammas - 617 Squadron
R E Knights - Pilot 617 Squadron
D Nolan - 9 Squadron
P J Parsons - Bomb Aimer 9 Squadron
S Sanders - Rear Gunner 9 Squadron
E Wass - Rear Gunner 617 Squadron
T R Andrew - Flight Engineer 9 Squadron
T C Iveson - Pilot 617 Squadron
B Fish - Navigator 617 Squadron
N Bovey - Fleet Air Arm attacked the Tirpitz 3rd April '44 from aircraft carrier 'Furious' in Fairey, Barracuda
I Lockerby - Navigator 9 Squadron
Gordon Mackie - 617 Squadron
A McKie - Navigator 617 Squadron
All these air crew attacked the Tirpitz at some point before it was sunk.
John Sweetman Author
Signed on the front end paper by:
Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC - 61 and 617 Squadron did not take part in the Tirpitz raids.
Also a bookplate signed by Commander John Lorimer DSO who was part of the crew of the legendary Midget submarines which attacked the Tirptiz
This is a very sought after book with this amazing set of signatures, a real piece of history.
SOLD BARNES WALLIS SOLD
J E Morpurgo
This incredibly rare biography signed on the launch date by
Sir Barnes Wallis
I am open to serious offers only, for this book.
I have only had one other copy for sale in 25 years.
SOLD BEYOND THE DAMS TO THE TIRPITZ SOLD
Alan W Cooper
Signed over two pages by the following 617 Air Crew:
Alex McKie, Mick Martin, Ray Grayston, Tony Iveson, James Tait, Larry Curtis, Basil Fish, Archie Johnston, Jock Calder, Freddie Watts, Des Phillips, Bob Knights, Fred Sutherland, Grant MacDonald, Gordon Mackie, Harold Watkinson, Frank Tilley, Colin Coles, John Langston, Les Munro,
Dennis Cooper, John Bell, Murray Valentine, Ted Wass, Gray-Ward, Don Sargeson, Benny Goodman, James Castagnola, Wilf Bernett
I am open to offers for the superb 617 Squadron book
A REAL PIECE OF BATTLE OF BRITAIN HISTORY
SOLD ARISE TO CONQUER SOLD
Wing Commander Ian Gleed DFC
2nd impression before publication
This incredible book has been signed
to Group Captain Hardy who was Station Commander RAF Middle Wallop
Signed on the title page to
Group Captain Hardy
with very best wishes
Ian Gleed W/C Middle Wallop 30.6.42
Ian Gleed was a pilot with 87 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, but was lost in the Mediterranean in 1943.
SOLD LOWER THAN LOW SOLD
This is one of the scarcest books on 617 Squadron.
Tom Simpson 'known to his crew as Tammy' flew with Mick Martin as his rear gunner on the Dams raid, as well as many other missions over Europe with Mick and his crew.
He received an immediate reward of a DFM for the Dams Raid and later on a DFC.
On the half title page it is dedicated to:
with good wishes
Tom 'Tammy' Simpson
It is also signed by the following original Dam Buster aircrew:
Fred Sutherland AJN
Grant MacDonald AJF
Ken Brown AJF
Steve Oancia AJF
Dave Rodger AJT
Joe McCarthy AJT
Ray Grayston AJN
Mick Martin's photo there is a bookplate signed by Mick Martin
Anyone who collects 617 Squadron history - this is a must for any bookshelf.
SOLD BATTLE FOR BRITAIN SOLD
Ronald W Clark
Signed by 49 Battle of Britain air crew across five pages:
Bob Hughes, Joe Chamberlain, Tim Elkington, Richard Jones, Dick, Summers. Peter Olver, Herbert Flower, Len Davies, Doug Nicholls, Ludwik Martell, Jack Fleming, Dennis Crowley-Milling, Killy Kilmartin, Pete Brothers, Gand Drobinski, 'Sticks' Gregory, John Freeborn, Peter Brown, Norman Brown, Alex Thom, Desmond Sheen, Raymund Puda, Dennis David, Alan Deere, Peter Parrott, Paddy Barthropp, Tom Gleve, H Bird-Wilson, Charlton Haw,
J G Millard, Ken Lusty, Roger Moorwood, Geoffrey Wellum, Tony Pickering, William Walker, Ken Wilkinson, David Denchfield, Peter Hairs,
Paul Farnes, Terry Clark, Nigel Rose, John Ellacombe, Tony Iveson, Terence Kane, Bob Foster, John Gard'nr, Tom Neil, Owen Burns, Keith Lawrence
SOLD BOMBER OFFENSIVE SOLD
Sir Arthur Harris
2nd impression February 1947 with a superb fountain pen signature across the title page
SOLD TAIL GUNNER SOLD
F/Lt R C Rivaz DFC
This incredibly rare war time 1st edition book has a really nice note from the Author Flight Lieutenant R C Rivaz DFC
"I am delighted to be made a member of the 'goldfish Club' & think it is a grand idea"
More importantly with this book Rivaz was a rear gunner for Group Captain Leonard Cheshire when he was at 35 Squadron flying Halifaxes.
SOLD MISSION COMPLETED SOLD
Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry
This is a 1st edition with an original publishers bookplate signed by Basil Embry
SOLD HAWKER HURRICANE SOLD
This incredible book was signed over 20 years ago, all the signatories flew the Hurricane at some point during World War II
It comes in a purpose made slipcase
SOLD EAGLE DAY SOLD
THE BATTLE OF BRTAIN
This stunning book which has been bound in archival buckram, with a purpose made slipcase published in 1981, which has been signed by the following Battle of Britain aircrew:
James H Lacey
Charles Widdows Officer Commanding
Frederick Rosier Officer Commanding
Donald McDonnall Officer Commanding
James Leatheart Officer Commanding
Harold Fenton Officer Commanding
H M Pinfold Officer Commanding
Tom Dalton-Morgan Officer Commanding
Ken Lee signed on page 39
Bobby Oxspring signed on page 77 where he has named all the other pilots from 66 Squadron in the photo
Alan Deere signed on his photo on page 93
SOLD NINE LIVES SOLD
Group Captain Alan Deere DSO OBE DFC
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST HISTORIC BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1ST EDITIONS I HAVE HAD FOR SALE
THIS WAS SIGNED AT FOYLES BOOK SHOP IN LONDON AT THE LAUNCH OF NINE LIVES IN 1959.
IT IS SIGNED ON THE FRONT END PAPER BY THE FOLLOWING BATTLE OF BRITAIN PILOTS
WE HAVE HAD MADE A CUSTOM CLAM CASE TO PROTECT THIS HISTORIC BOOK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
SOLD The Dam Busters SOLD
This stunning profile was produced by the RAF museum, but more outstandingly, it is signed in pencil by no less than 20 Original Dam Busters 2 Officer Commandings, and further 20 617 Air Crew who flew on the Tirpitz and Grand Slam raids.
It is also signed by Spud Borer who worked with Barnes Wallis and remarqued by Frank Wootton OBE
This is one of the outstanding pieces of Dam Buster Signatures I have come across.
SOLD THE LAST ENEMY SOLD
This is one of the rarest Battle of Britain books.
This book was signed at Foyles bookshop in London at the official launch, in the summer of 1942.
Sadly Richard Hillary was killed flying a Blenheim in January 1943.
SOLD The Messerschmitt 109 SOLD
A Famous German Fighter
This is signed on the front end paper by:
Rudolf Trenkel KC
Gunter Seeger KC
Alfred Grislawski KC
Hans Ekkard-Bob KC
Heinz Lange KC
Walter Krupinski KC
Edmond Rossmann KC
Gunter Rall KC
Helmut Bennemann KC
Hermann Buckner KC
Eduard Nippa KC
Erich Rudorffer KC
Gerhard Schopfel KC
Herbert Kaiser KC
Aldolf Dickfeld KC
Ernst Wilhelm Reinhert
SOLD LOOKING FOR TROUBLE SOLD
Frank Wootton OBE
This is one of the most incredible multi-signed prints that I have ever had for sale, it has been signed by over 170 Battle of Britain Aircrew
SOLD BATTLE OF BRITAIN SOLD
Multi signed in the book
SOLD BATTLE OF BRITAIN SOLD
Multi signed in the book
SOLD Incredibly rare photo SOLD
Trafford Leigh Mallory
SOLD WE ALL STAND TOGETHER SOLD
Artist proof No. 7/10
Signed by 30 Battle of Britain Air Crew and 3 ground crew from the Battle of Britain
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE
Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC
Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
L.A.C BILL JONATHAN
Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC AE
Wing Commander RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS AFM OBE
Squadron Leader GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC
Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Flight Lieutenant ALEXANDER ROBIN APPLEFORD
Flight Lieutenant BENJAMIN BENT
Pilot Officer NORMAN BROWN
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM J. CORBIN DFC
Flight Lieutenant WALLACE CUNNINGHAM DFC
Group Captain TOM DALTON-MORGAN DSO DFC* OBE
Flight Lieutenant LEONARD DAVIES
Group Captain BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC*
Air Commodore JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC*
Sergeant HUBERT LUIZ FLOWER
Wing Commander BOB FOSTER DFC
Corporal ALEC GRAY
Flight Lieutenant TREVOR GRAY
Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES AE
Squadron Leader KENNETH LUSTY
Squadron Leader JOCELYN MILLARD AE
Wing Commander ROGER MOREWOOD
Squadron Leader DOUGLAS NICHOLLS DFC AE
Flight Lieutenant REGINALD C. NUTTER
C.A.F JOE RODDIS
Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE
Wing Commander WILFRED SIZER DFC*
Wing Commander Sir KENNETH MAXWELL STODDARD KCVO KSTJ AE JP LLD
Colin has professionally framed the print with another 12 extremely rare Battle of Britain pilots signatures within the mount.
Air Vice Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO DFC
Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND DSO DFC
Wing Commander GEOFFREY PAGE DSO OBE DFC
Wing Commander GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM
Wing Commander BOB STANDFORD-TUCK DSO DFC
Air Chief Marshall Sir HARRY BROADHURST GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wing Commander E B B SMITH DFC
Wing Commander MIKE INGLEFINCH DFC
Group Captain HUGH DUNDAS CBE DSO DFC
Air Marshal DENIS CROWLEY-MILLING KCB CBE DSO DFC
Wing Commander DON KINGABY DSO AFC DFM
Air Commodore PETE BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC
The first is Hurricane Force, which is the original concept sketch from Hurricane Force,
it is signed by the pilot Pete Brothers
The second one is Hurricane Victory, this was made into a pencil print limited edition which accompanied Wings of Glory.
Also signed by Pete Brothers
SOLD RETURN OF THE FEW SOLD
Which depicts the spitfire 1A of 92 Squadron, Biggin Hill September 1940
Signed by the following Battle of Britain pilots:
Ken Wilkinson, John Gard'ner, Gerald Stapleton, Trevor Gray,
Byron Duckenfield, John Ellacombe, Bob Foster, Bob Doe,
Tony Iveson, Len Davies, Tim Elkington, Tom Neil,
Geoffrey Wellum, Nigel Rose, Billy Drake,
John Freeborn, Bill Green
SOLD Looking for Trouble by Frank Wootton OBE SOLD
Double Remarque signed by 94 Battle of Britain Aircrew
An amazing Dambuster collector's item
SOLD LANCASTER SOLD
The print is signed by no less than 22 original Dambusters
Sir Barnes Wallis and Karl Schutte who was a gunner on the Mohne Dam
It is also remarqued by Frank Wootton
The signatures are:
Joe McCarthy, Dave Rodger, Grant MacDonald, Steve Oancia, Les Munroe, Danny Walker, Ken Brown, Fred Sutherland, Frank Appleby, Harold Hobday, George Chalmers, Douglas Webb, Bill Howarth, Jim Clay, Bill Townsend, Basil Fennerman, Dudley Hill, Ray Graystone, George Johnson, David Shannon, Len Sumpter, Jack Buckley
SOLD THE BLONDE KNIGHT SOLD
Vector fine Art are pleased to announce this stunning pencil drawing with
the original signatures of no less than 16 pilots from the legendary JG52
The signatures are:
Readiness at Dawn - The Battle of Britain 1940
TRIBUTE EDITION: LIMITED TO 10 WORLDWIDE £175 + postage and packing
with the signatures above and the following matted signatures
Squadron Leader Gerald Stapleton DFC,
Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC*,
Squadron Leader Peter Brown AFC,
Wing Commander Peter Olver DFC,
Wing Commander George Unwin DSO DFM,
Squadron Leader Edward Smith DFC.
Since it was first published in 1989, Men of the Battle of Britain has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain. Copies are also owned by many with purely an armchair interest in the events of 1940.
The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable detail. Where known, postings and their dates are included, as well as promotions, decorations and successes claimed flying against the enemy. There is also much personal detail, often including dates and places of birth, civilian occupations, dates of death and place of burial or, for those with no known grave, place of commemoration. There are many wartime head-and-shoulders photographs. Inevitably the high achievers who survived tend to have the longest entries, but those who were killed very quickly, sometimes even on their first sortie, are given equal status.
The 2015 third edition will include new names and corrected spellings, as well as many new photographs. Plenty of the entries have been extended with freshly acquired information. The stated nationalities of some of the airmen have been re-examined and, for example, one man always considered to be Australian is now known to have been Irish.
Vector Fine Art are very proud to announce THREE limited editions of the stunning New Book,
which all come in a custom made slip case.
The Main edition is a bookplate consisting of 15 original signatures of ‘The Few’ This is limited to only 20 copies worldwide with a custom built slipcase
The Battle of Britain Tribute edition is a bookplate consisting of 45 signatures of ‘The Few’
This is limited to only 15 worldwide
The signatures are:
£495 + postage and packing
RETRIBUTION by Nicolas Trudgian
SOLD BATTLE OF BRITAIN ORIGINAL DRAWING TRIBUTE EDITION OUT
this carries the signatures of no less than 24 Battle of Britain air crew and is mounted with a miniature 1939-45 star with clasp.
The signatures are:
Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC, Squadron Leader Michael Wainwright AFC,
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson, Air Commodore Pete Brothers DSO CBE DFC,
Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence DFC, Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*,
Wing Commander John Gard’ner, Flight Lieutenant Jos Millard,
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC AFC AE, Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*,
Sergeant John Keatings, Flight Lieutenant Len Davies, Flight Lieutenant Albert Gregory DFC,
Leading Signalman Luiz Flower, Flight Lieutenant William Walker AE,
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC, Wing Commander Tim Elkington,
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones, Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE,
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE, Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
Flight Lieutenant Jos Millard
Framed within the mount are the original signatures of
Wing Commander Jack Rose CMG MBE DFC, Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE
SOLD MEMORIAL FLIGHT SOLD
Signed by the following Battle of Britain and Bomber Command Aircrew
The Battle of Britain Signatures:
Group Captain John Peel DSO DFC O/C 145 Sqn
Group Captain Frank Carey CBE DFC DFM 43 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Gordon Batt 238 Sqn
Group Captain Tom Gleave CBE O/C 253 Sqn
Air Commodore John Thompson CBE DSO DFC O/C 111 Sqn
Commander Ronald Hay DSO DSC 808 Sqn, FAA
Squadron Leader Vernon Simmonds 238 Sqn
Wing Commander Pat Hancock OBE DFC 1 Sqn
Squadron Leader Henryk Szczesny DFC 74 Sqn
Wing Commander Gordon Sinclair OBE DFC 310 Sqn
Group Captain George Darley DSO O/C 609 Sqn
Squadron Leader Donald Stones DFC 79 Sqn
Squadron Leader Peter Down 56 Sqn
Wing Commander Michael Ingle-Finch DFC 151, 607, 56 Sqn
Wing Commander Geoffrey Page DSO OBE DFC 56 Sqn
Wing Commander Peter Parrott DFC AFC 145,605 Sqn
Wing Commander Michael Constable-Maxwell DSO DFC 56 Sqn
Squadron Leader Boleslaw Drobinski DFC 65 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Arnold Lauder 264 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Fred Gash DFM 264 Sqn
Wing Commander Archibald McNeill-Boyd DSO DFC 600 Sqn
Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC 92 Sqn
Squadron Leader Cyril Bamberger DFC 41,610 Sqn
Wing Commander Robert Foster DFC 605 Sqn
Air Commodore Robert Deacon Elliott DFC 72 Sqn
Wing Commander William Gregory DSO DFC DFM 29 Sqn
Group Captain Desmond Sheen DFC 72 Sqn
Wing Commander Harbourne Stephen DSO DFC 74 Sqn
Air Vice Marshal Harold Bird-Wilson CBE DSO DFC AFC 17 Sqn
Wing Commander George Unwin DSO DFM 19 Sqn
Air Commodore Peter Brothers DSO CBE DFC 32 Sqn
Wing Commander John Kilmartin OBE DFC 43 Sqn
Squadron Leader John Gibson DSO DFC 501 Sqn
Squadron Leader Ben Bennions DFC 41 Sqn
Wing Commander Joe Kyall DSO DFCO/C 615 Sqn
Squadron Leader Lionel Casson DFC AFC 616 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant James Renvoize 247 Sqn
Alex Henshaw MBE Spitfire test pilot)
Group Captain Peter Townsend DSO DFC O/C 85 Sqn
Squadron Leader Frank Usmar 41 Sqn
Wing Commander Wilfred Sizer DFC 213 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Raymond Homes 504 Sqn
Squadron Leader Charlton Haw DFC DFM504 Sqn
Wing Commander Robert Doe DSO DFC 234, 238 Sqn
Squadron Leader Dennis Armitage DFC 266 Sqn
Wing Commander Douglas Grice DFC MBE 32 Sqn
Air Commodore Donald Macdonell CB DFC O/C 64 Sqn
Squadron Leader Hugh Heron AFC 266, 66 Sqn
Wing Commander Roland Beamont DSO CBE DFC 87 Sqn
Wing Commander Bernard Jennings DFM 19 Sqn
Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC AFC 87 Sqn
Wing Commander James Sanders DFC 615, O/C 422 Flt.
Wing Commander Ronald Kellett DFC 249 O/C 303 Sqn
Air Vice Marshal George Chamberlain CB OBE FIU
Air Vice Marshal Alexander Johnstone CB DFC O/C 602 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Denis Robinson 152 Sqn
Air Chief Marshal Christopher Foxley-Norris GCB KCB DSO CB OBE 3 Sqn
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC AFC AFM 249 Sqn
Wing Commander Ivor Cosby DFC 610, 72, 222 Sqn
Wing Commander Frederick Higginson OBE DFC DFM 56 Sqn
Wing Commander Robert Stanford-Tuck DSO DFC 92, O/C 257 Sqn
Squadron Leader John Urwin-Mann DFC 238 Sqn
Air Marshal Denis Crowley-MillingKCB CBE DSO DFC 242 Sqn
Air Commodore Paul Webb CBE DFC 602 Sqn
Air Vice Marshal Edward Crew CB DSO DFC 604 Sqn
Group Captain John Hill CBE O/C 222 Sqn
Wing Commander Hugh Kennard DFC 66 Sqn
Squadron Leader Arthur Pond AFC 601 Sqn
Wing Commander Timothy Vigors DFC 222 Sqn
Squadron Leader Percy Morfill DFM 501 Sqn
Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM 501 Sqn
Wing Commander James Storrar DFC 145, 73, 421 FLT
Group Captain Alec Ingle DFC AFC 605 Sqn
Wing Commander Christopher Currant DSO DFC 605 Sqn
Air Commodore Ronald Berry CBE DSO OBE DFC 603 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Robert Carr-Lewty AFC 41 Sqn
Air Commodore James Leathart DSO O/C 54 Sqn
Group Captain Allan Wright DFC 92 Sqn
Squadron Leader John Bentley-Beard DFM AFC 249 Sqn
Group Captain John Cunningham DSO DFC 604 Sqn
Flying Officer Croskell 213 Sqn
Wing Commander Thomas Hayes 600 Sqn
Group Captain John Bisdee OBE DFC 609 Sqn
Wing Commander Patrick Barthropp DFC AFC 602 Sqn
Group Captain Peter Simpson DFC 64, 111 Sqn
Group Captain Hugh Dundas CBE DSO DFC 616 Sqn
Air Commodore Roderick Chisholm DSO DFC 604 Sqn
Air Commodore Archie Winskill KCVO CBE DFC 72, 603 Sqn
Commander Richard Gardner DSC OBE 242 Sqn
Group Captain Irving Smith CBE OBE DFC 151 Sqn
Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB CBE DSO DFC
Signed by the following Bomber Command Aircrew
The original Dambusters signatures:
Sergeant Jim Clay Bomb Aimer AJ-W
Flying Officer Harold Hobday Navigator AJ-N
Sergeant Dudley Heal Navigator AJ-F
Flight Sergeant George Chalmers wireless operator AJ-O
Sergeant Frank Appleby Flight Engineer AJ-W
Sergeant Johnny Johnson Bomb Aimer AJ-T
Sergeant Ray Grayston Flight Engineer AJ-N
Group Captain James Tait DSO DFC O/C 617 Sqn - Tirpitz
R W Hewitt 617 Sqn
Squadron Leader Benny Goodman 617 Sqn - Tirpitz
Squadron Leader Bob Knights DSO DFC 617 Sqn - Tirpitz
Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC
Warrant Officer Norman Jackson VC
Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie DSO DFC 7 Sqn – Pathfinder
Colin has framed this to his usual high standards with an original wartime set of pilot wings, bombardier wings, navigator wings, air-gunner wings and radio operator wings.
All these are guaranteed original wartime.
THE DAM BUSTERS – WARTIME SURVIVORS OF No. 617 SQUADRON,
ROYAL AIR FORCE
This incredible profile is signed by no less 20 original Dam busters it is signed in pencil and has a stunning remarque
by Nicolas Trudgian.
The signatures are:
Les Munro pilot of AJ-W
Steve Oancia Bomb aimer of AJ-F
Harold Hobday Navigator of AJ-N
Bill Townsend Pilot of AJ-O
Fred Sutherland Front Gunner of AJ-N
Frank Appleby Flight Engineer of AJ-W
Bill Howarth Front Gunner of AJ-W
Len Sumpter Bomb Aimer of AJ-L
Jim Clay Bomb Aimer of AJ-W
Ray Grayston Flight Engineer AJ-N
Dudley Heal Navigator AJ-F
Basil Feneron Flight Engineer AJ-F
Edward Johnson Bomb Aimer AJ-N
Joe McCarthy Pilot AJ-T
George Johnson Bomb Aimer AJ-T
Grant MacDonald Rear Gunner AJ-F
Dave Rodger Rear Gunner AJ-T
George Chalmers Wireless Operator AJ-O
Danny Walker Navigator AJ-L
David Shannon Pilot AJ-L
This is also signed by Norman "Spud" Boorer worked directly with Barnes Wallis with the development of the Bomb
And also signed by the artist Keith Broomfield.
SOLD OUT HURRICANE SQUADRON ACE SOLD OUT
The story of Battle of Britain ace
Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC
An extremely rare limited edition of 25 copies worldwide with a purpose made slipcase.
This limited edition has 19 original signatures of 'The Few'
Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC
Wing Commander Eric Barwell DFC*
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*
Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
Wing Commander Frantisek Fajtl DFC
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Squadron Leader B G Stapleton DFC
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson
Squadron Leader Ken Lee DFC
Flight Lieutenant David Denchfield
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE
Squadron Leader Peter Brown AFC
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC
Wing Commander Terence Kane
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Flight Lieutenant Henry Sprague RCAF
Wing Commander Jack Rose CMG DFC MBE
SOLD Fight for the Sky SOLD
A superb presentation remarque with 48 Battle of Britain aircrew signatures who either flew the Hurricane or Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.
Sqn Ldr C S Bamberger DFC 610 Sqn,
Wg Cdr P P C Barthropp DFC AFC 602 Sqn,
Sqn Ldr R A Beardsley DFC 610 Sqn,
Sqn Ldr G H Bennions DFC 41 Sqn, A/Cdr P M Brothers CBE DSO DFC 32 Sqn, A/Cdr C B Brown CBE AFC AE 245 Sqn,
SQN Ldr P F Morfill DFM 501 Sqn, A/Cdr C J Mount CBE DSO DFC 604 Sqn, Wg Cdr T F Neil DFC AFC 249 Sqn,
Wg Cdr P Olver DFC 611 Sqn, Gp Capt J R a Peel DSO DFC 145 Sqn, Wg Cdr G L Sinclair OBE DFC 310 Sqn,
General S Skalski DSO DFC 501 Sqn, Wg Cdr C F Currant DSO DFC 605 Sqn, Wg Cdr R F T Doe DSO DFC 234 Sqn,
Gp Capt B Drake DSO DFC 213 Sqn, A/Cdr J L W Ellacombe CB DFC 151 Sqn, Wg Cdr P C Farnes DFM 501 Sqn,
Wg Cdr R W Foster DFC AE 605 Sqn, Mr P H Fox 56 Sqn, Wg Cdr J C Freeborn DFC 74 Sqn,
Flt Lt P R Hairs MBE 501 Sqn, Sqn Ldr N E Hancock DFC 152 Sqn, Mr C G Hilken 74 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T C Iveson DFC AE 616 Sqn, Wg Cdr T M Kane 234 Sqn, Sqn Ldr K N T Lee DFC 501 Sqn,
A/Cdr D N Roberts CBE DFC 609/234 (O/C Middle Wallop), Wg Cdr H M Stephen CBE DSO DFC 74 Sqn,
Gp Capt A R Wright DFC AFC 92 Sqn, Sqn Ldr G Wellum DFC 92 Sqn, Wg Cdr H M T Heron AFC 266 Sqn,
Gp Capt W D David CBE DFC AFC 87 Sqn, Wg Cdr G C Unwin DSO DFM 19 Sqn, A/Cdr Sir A Winskill KCVO CBE DFC 603 Sqn,
Sqn Ldr L H Casson DFC AFC 616 Sqn, A/Cdr P C Webb CBE DFC 602 Sqn, Wg Cdr T A Vigors DFC 222 Sqn,
Sqn Ldr N Rose 602 Sqn, AVM S Johnstone CB DFC AE 602 Sqn, AVM J E Johnson CB CBE CSO DFC 616 Sqn,
Gp Capt J D Bisdee OBE DFC 609 Sqn, Gp Capt D F V Sheen DFC 72 Sqn, Wg Cdr P L Parrott DFC AFC 145/ 605 Sqn,
Sqn Ldr A C Bartley DFC 92 Sqn, Sqn Ldr B G Stapleton DFC 603 Sqn, Capt A R F Thompson DFC 249 Sqn,
Gp Capt A D Murray DFC 501/73 (O/C)
This is without a doubt is the best ACS profile I have ever seen, signed by by no less than 94 Battle of Britain veterans including 23 Commanding officers.
It is unfaded and in fantastic condition and has only recently been framed.
I am selling this on behalf of a close friend, it is the most treasured item in his collection.
Whoever purchases this, payment will be made direct to him.
If you are serious about this outstanding profile please do not hesitate to call me.
SOLD Sting of the Black Tulip SOLD
This stunning original drawing is matted with an original wartime signature of Erich Hartmann
This would be the jewel in any Robert Taylor's collection
SOLD OUT The Great Escaper by Simon Pearson SOLD OUT
Limited edition of only 25 worldwide and comes in a hand made slipcase
The bookplate is signed by no less than 5 Great Escapers all of which got out of the tunnel.
Pilot Officer P G Royle
No 54 out of the tunnel
Squadron Leader R S Churchill
No 63 out of the tunnel
Flight Lieutenant M M Shand DFC
No 76 our of the tunnel
Squadron Leader B A James MC
No 39 out of the tunnel
Flight Lieutenant L Brodrick
No 52 out of the tunnel
SOLD MEMORIAL FLIGHT SOLD
Flying Officer Edward H Marsh 152 Sqn Battle of Britain
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson 19 Sqn Battle of Britain
Wing Commander George Unwin DSO DFM 19 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Flight Lieutenant E Minchin 122 Sqn
Air Commodore Alan Deere DSO CBE DFC 54 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Air Commodore Pete Brothers DSO CBE DFC 32 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Warrant Officer Norman Jackson VC
Air Vice Marshal Harold Bird-Wilson DSO CBE DFC AFC 17 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Squadron Leader O Aanjesen DFC (Norwegian Ace)
Squadron Leader Joseph Singleton DSO DFC AFC 25 Sqn (Ace)
Air Vice Marshall Johnny Johnson CB DSO DFC Kenly Wing (Ace)
F Hawkins no other details known
Squadron Leader Buck Casson DFC AFC 616 Sqn Battle of Britain
Flight Lieutenant D Freeman DFC 617 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Jim Pickering AFC 64 Sqn Battle of Britain
Wing Commander Edward Shipman AFC 41 Sqn Battle of Britain
Squadron Leader Francis Murphy DFC 486 Sqn (Ace)
Group Captain Peter Townsend DSO DFC 85 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Wing Commander Edward Deansley DFC 152 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Squadron Leader Edward Smith DFC 610 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace
Seymour ATA no further details known
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones 19 Sqn Battle of Britain
R M Pugh no further details known
Flight Lieutenant Jan Kowalski 303 Sqn Battle of Britain
Wing Commander Christopher Currant DSO DFC 605 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
T M Dzidzic no further details known
R J Walker no further details known
Squadron Leader R T Gougher DFC 85 Sqn (Ace)
Captain S Heglund DSO DFC 331 Sqn (Norwegian Ace)
Pilot Officer R Robertson DFC 72 Sqn (Ace)
Flight Lieutenant A H Scott DFM 1435 Sqn (Ace)
Wing Commander J Storrar DFC 145 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Flight Lieutenant Owen Hardy DFC 72 Sqn (Ace)
Flying Officer Wilfred Miller DFC 169 Sqn (Ace)
Wing Commander Eric Barwell DFC 264 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Lieutenant Ronald Hay DSC 801,808 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Squadron Leader Kenneth Lee DFC 501 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Squadron Leader Peter Hearne DFC 65 Sqn (Ace)
Squadron Leader Walter Hibbert DFC 274 Sqn (Ace)
Squadron Leader John Gibson DFC 501 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC 421 Flight Battle of Britain 112 Sqn (Ace)
Group Captain William Dennis David CBE DFC AFC 87 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Wing Commander Ralph Sampson OBE DFC 602 Sqn (Ace)
Group Captain Tom Dalton-Morgan DSO DFC 43 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Squadron Leader A Owen DFC DFM 600, 85Sqn (Ace)
Wing Commander A Page DSO OBE DFC 56 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Group Captain J Cunningham DSO OBE DFC 604 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
Group Captain Hugh Dundas CBE DSO DFC 616 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
R Rayner no further details known
Captain Ragnar Dogger DFC 331 Sqn (Norwegian Ace)
Gordon Mitchell (son of R J Mitchell)
Flying Officer James Allen DFM 232 Sqn (Ace)
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Smith 74 Sqn Battle of Britain
David Dick no further details known
Group Captain Gerald Edge OBE DFC 605 Sqn Battle of Britain (Ace)
SOLD RETURN OF THE FEW SOLD
This incredible sought after print has been signed by 72 Battle of Britain aircrew
This was started well over 20 years ago and is in mint condition.
Sadly time has taken its toll and only six are still with us.
A truly collectable and historic investment for the future.
Pilot officer R L Jones 19 Sqn
Sergeant G Stevens 213 Sqn
Pilot Officer J E Johnson 616 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant J Cunningham 603 Sqn
Sergeant P Ward-Smith 610 Sqn
Flying Officer M P Brown 41 & 611 Sqn
Flying officer W D David 87 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant E Holden 501 Sqn
Squadron Leader P W Townsend 85 Sqn
Pilot Officer L H Casson 616 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant E C Deansley 152 Sqn
Sergeant K A Wilkinson 616 Sqn
Sergeant G C Unwin 19 Sqn
Sergeant D H Nicholls 56 Sqn
Sergeant B J Jennings 19 Sqn
Sergeant H Chalmers 65 Sqn non operational
Flying Officer A C Deere 54 Sqn
Flying Officer R P Beamont 87 Sqn
Pilot Officer W L B Walker 616 Sqn
Flying Officer R W Wallens 41 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant R R S Tuck 257 Sqn
Pilot Officer G H E Welford 607 Sqn
Pilot Officer K A Lawrence 234, 603 Sqn 421 Flt
Sergeant P H Fox 56 Sqn
Sergeant C Stone 64 Sqn non operational
Sergeant J Stokoe 603 Sqn
Sergeant L G Batt 238 Sqn
Pilot Officer D T M Lumsden 236 Sqn
Sergeant D A C Hunt 66 Sqn
Flying Officer P L Parrott 145, 605 Sqn
Sergeant A H Thom 79 Sqn
Pilot Officer F W Higginson 56 Sqn
Pilot Officer H J S Beazley 249 Sqn
Flying Officer J C Freeborn 74 Sqn
Sergeant H D Denchfield 610 Sqn
Squadron Leader H M Pinfold 56 Sqn
Flying officer F I Kilmartin 43 Sqn
Sergeant H E Green 141 Sqn
Sergeant R A Beardsely 610 Sqn
Pilot Officer J A Jaske 312 Sqn
Flying Officer A G Page 56 Sqn
Lieutenant AMcL MacKinnon 804 (FAA) Sqn
Pilot Officer P W Dunning-White 145 Sqn
Flying Officer J A C Bird-Wilson 17 Sqn
Pilot Officer E G Parkin 501 Sqn
Pilot Officer G H Westlake 213 Sqn
Pilot Officer K W MacKenzie 501 Sqn
Sergeant T G Pickering 501 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant D M Jack 602 Sqn
Sergeant J Gregory 29 Sqn
Sergeant W J Green 501 Sqn
Pilot Officer J D Bisdee 609 Sqn
Flying Officer C N Overton 609 Sqn
Pilot Officer P R Hairs 501 Sqn
Sergeant R Puda 605 Sqn
Pilot Officer P Olver 603, 611 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant F M Thomas 152 Sqn
Sergeant D G S R Cox 19 Sqn
Pilot Officer T A Vigors 222 Sqn
Pilot Officer N R Norfolk 72 Sqn
Pilot Officer T F Neil 249 Sqn
Pilot Officer E D Glaser 65 Sqn
Pilot Officer H G Niven 602 Sqn
Sergeant R F P Phillips 602 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant C H Maclean 602 Sqn
Flying Officer J Rose 32 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant J A O'Neil 238, 601 Sqn
Sergeant J M B Beard 249 Sqn
Pilot Officer G H Bennions 41 Sqn
Sergeant E W Wright 605 Sqn
Pilot Officer W Cunningham 19 Sqn
SOLD Men of the Battle of Britain SOLD
By Kenneth Wynn
This is a superb 1st edition, full leather bound, with a purpose made case.
It has been signed on the title page by
Tom Neil, Bob Foster, Nigel Rose, Len Davies, Tony Pickering, Ken Wilkinson, Terry Clark, Terence Kane
It has a bookplate signed by
Peter Brothers Vic Bergman, Bob doe, David Denchfield, Norman Brown, Roger Moorwood, Luiz Flower,
Bob Foster, Trevor Gray, Tony Iveson, Ken MacKenzie, Terry Clark, Jimmy Corbin, John Gardner, Mike Croskell,
Peter Hairs, Paul Farnes, Tony Pickering, Alex Thom, Nigel Rose, Tom Neil, Bill Green, John Ellacombe,
Geoffrey Wellum, Wiliam Walker, Terence Kane, Len Davies
Also has two portraits that are loosely placed in the book signed by John Cunningham and James H Lacey
Comes in a purpose made case to protect this superb piece of Battle of Britain history
SOLD The Dambusters By Robert Taylor SOLD
Published in 1980
Considering the age of this print it is in really good condition
The print is signed in pencil by
Marshal of the Royal Air force Sir Arthur T. Harris
The following original Dambuster Pilots
Mick Martin, Joe McCarthy, Bill Townsend, Ken Brown, David Shannon, Geoff Rice, Les Munro
The following Bomber Command Victoria Cross Holders
Leonard Cheshire, Len Trent, Rod Learoyd, Norman Jackson, Bill Reid (signed in pen)
The following original Dambuster aircrew
George Chalmers, Fred Sutherland, Ray Grayston, Grant MacDonald, Dave Roger, Edward Johnson
The Following 617 Ground Crew
Joe Parsons, Arthur Roddis
Also signed by Norman Boorer who worked directly with Sir Barnes Wallis on the development of the bouncing bomb.
A real piece of aviation history.
Original pencil drawing by Nicolas Trudgian
SOLD Filthy Thirteen 5th June 1944 SOLD
Signed by 4 original filthy thirteen who dropped on D Day
The Filthy Thirteen
The Demolition Section was assigned and trained to demolish enemy targets behind the lines. They were ordered to destroy a bridge over the Douve River during the Normandy Invasion of Europe in June 1944, a mission that cost the lives of most of these men. The group was airdropped for the mission by aircraft of the 440th Troop Carrier Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
This unit was best known for the famous photo which appeared in Stars and Stripes, showing two members wearing Indian-style "mohawks" and applying war paint to one another. The inspiration for this came from Jake McNiece, who was part Native-American.
After a disciplinary incident while on leave, McNiece joined the "Pathfinders". These were paratroopers sent in ahead of the main force to guide them in. Expected casualties were 80-90%. The pathfinders were dropped into the encircled town of Bastogne at the height of the Battle of the Bulge. Their equipment enabled them to guide in subsequent airdrops of supplies crucial to the continued resistance of the trapped 101st Airborne Division.
McNiece considered that any activities not directly concerned with killing the enemy were irrelevant, an attitude that led him to be in constant trouble with the military authorities. Nevertheless, McNiece finished the war with four combat jumps, a very rare feat for an American paratrooper. His jumps were made in Normandy, the Netherlands as part of Market Garden, the Pathfinder jump in to Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, then his last jump as an observer with the 17th Airborne Division during Operation Varsity.
Of the activities of the Filthy Thirteen, Jack Agnew once said, "We weren’t murderers or anything, we just didn’t do everything we were supposed to do in some ways and did a whole lot more than they wanted us to do in other ways. We were always in trouble."
This is mounted and ready to frame with a stunning set of originally Paratrooper wings, a miniature purple heart and a miniature bronze star.
The mount size is 560cm x 460cm
SOLD FLY FOR YOUR LIFE SOLD
The story of R R Stanford-Tuck DSO DFC**
By Larry Forrester
This is a companion book club edition published in 1958
It has been superbly leather bound in a hand made slipcase, for its age it is in superb condition.
Signed on the title page by Bob Stanford-Tuck
SOLD A SUPERB ORIGINAL DRAWING SOLD
TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
THAT ETERNAL SUMMER BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN
With some incredibly rare Battle of Britain signatures
The drawing is mounted with miniature 1939-45 Star
with Battle of Britain Clasp, Distinguished Service Order,
Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Flying Medal.
The drawing is signed by:
Keith Lawrence, Owen Burns, John Keatings, Tony Pickering, Paul Webb, Jack Rose, Jos Millard,
Ken Wilkinson, Trevor Gray, Nigel Rose, Pete Brothers, Norman Hancock, Albert Gregory,
John Down, Richard Summers, Robin Appleford, Bob Foster, Michael Wainwright, Gerald Stapleton,
Donald Jack, William Walker, Edward Smith, Peter Olver, Robin Lucas, John Ellacombe,
Byron Duckenfield, Geoffrey Wellum, John Freeborn, Peter Brown, Mickey Mount, Glen Niven,
Paddy Barthropp, Hector MacLean
Mounted matted signatures are:
Dennis David, Johnnie Johnson, Geoffrey Page, Bob Doe, Robert Fumerton, Denis Crowley-Milling,
Harry Broadhurst, Gordon Sinclair, George Unwin, John Gibson, John Cunningham, Fred Barker,
John Peel, Hugh Dundas, A D Murray, Tom Draper-Williams, Ken lee, Tony Bartley,
Nevil Overton, George Darley, Raimund Puda, John Beazley, Nigel Kemp, James Coward,
John Thompson, Jan Kowalski, Roland Beamont, Cyril Bamberger, David Roberts, Billy Drake,
Dennis Armitage, Eric Barwell, Arthur Leigh, Stanislaw Skalski
SOLD An original drawing by Nicolas Trudgian SOLD
A chance to obtain a piece of Battle of Britain history
The original signature of
Flight Lieutenant James Nicolson VC DFC
The only Battle of Britain pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
SOLD James Nicolson VC SOLD
249 Sqn. From Boscombe Down
Friday 16th August 1940
Despite being badly burned and injured Nicolson stayed in the shattered cockpit of the Hurricane to press home an attack on a BF110. Finally freeing himself from the doomed aircraft he dropped into space but was too disorientated to open his parachute. Only the rush of air revived him enough to pull his ripcord but even then had to pretend to be dead to avoid the attention of a prowling BF109. When he was low enough to peel out of danger from the German he then became the target of the trigger-happy volunteer soldier on the ground who inflicted further injury on Nicolson with a 12 bore shotgun. Eventually coming to earth he was rushed to Southampton Hospital where against all odd he began to make his recovery.
SOLD Sting of the Black Tulip SOLD
by Robert Taylor
This is from the private collection of Robert Taylor artist copy Remarque No1/5.
This is an incredible triple Remarque and the best I have ever seen.
The print is signed by:
Erich Hartman, Walter Wolfrum, Adolf Dickfeld, Walter Krupinski, Alfred Grislawski,
Edmund Rossmann, Gunther Rall, Kurt Schade.
SOLD Eagles at Dawn SOLD
This is a fantastic Remarque drawn on the bottom left of the tint border, signed by Luftwaffe fighter pilots including the legendary Erich Hartmann
SOLD Return of the Few SOLD
By Robert Taylor
Published in 1986 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Spitfire.
On the print is a superb Remarque by the artist
The print is signed by:
Air Commodore Alan Deere, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson, Group Captain Peter Townsend,
Wing Commander Bob Stanford-Tuck, and Group Captain Allan Wright.
This is in fantastic condition
SOLD Last Flight Home SOLD
An incredibly rare Remarque
Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO**, DFC, Warrant Officer Norman Jackson VC
Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC, Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC
SOLD JG 52 SOLD
This is the most collected German Robert Taylor print on the market No240/1000 with a fantastic original drawing by the artist crafted below the title.
The print is signed by Adolf Galland, Dietrich Hrabak, Mackey Steinhoff, Gunther Rall, Friedrich Oblesser,
Walter Krupinski and Erich Hartmann.
An extremely rare print signed by the legendary ‘Dick’ Winters
SOLD We Were A Band of Brothers SOLD
Artist Proof edition no. 61/101
Easy Company on the ‘Night of Nights’
Richard D Winters, Salvatore F Bellino, Maxell M Clark, Lynn P Compton,
William “Wild Bill” J Guarnere, Forrest L Guth, Edward J Joint, Paul E Lamoureux,
Joseph A Lesniewski, Clarence O Lyall, Donald G Malarkey, Earl V McClung,
Edward D Shames, Roderick G Strohl
This is one of the most difficult prints to obtain, signed by this legendary leader.
Has a very slight dent on the bottom right corner of the white, in my opinion this does not detract from this outstanding piece of art work.
Very rare book signed by Sir Barnes Wallis
SOLD Barnes Wallis SOLD
By J E Morpurgo
1st edition 1972 Hardback - Dedicated signed in the book on the front end paper
“To Charles Glover
from Barnes Wallis
May 4th 1973”
SOLD Knights Cross SOLD
This is one of the official Remarque. Signed with Best Wishes Robert Taylor October ’90,
The print is in fantastic condition signed by Eric Hartman
SOLD Biggest Brother by Larry Alexander SOLD
Signed by the Legendary Leader Dick Winters, alongside Dick Winters it is signed by Wild ‘Bill’ Guarnere,
Don Malarkey, Clancy Lyall, Ed Tippa, Buck Compton, Brad Freeman, Ed Shames, Paul Roger,
Herb Suth, Buck Taylor.
SOLD Hurricane Profile of Group Captain Dennis David SOLD
Carries the original signatures of:
Donald Scott, Henry Sprague, Keith Ogalvy, Teeny Overton, John Ellacombe, John Peel, Tony Pickering, Lawrence Thorogood, Douglas Clift,
Peter Parrott, Charles Frizzel, Noel Stanfeld, James Renvoize, Wladak Gyns, Charles Green, Bill Green, Alex Hurry, Robert Fumerton, James Thomson, Paul Pitcher, Peter Hairs, Aubrey Innis, Mike Cooper-slipper, Robert Nutter, Peter O’Brian, John Cunningham, Ken MacKenzie, Alec Ingle, Frank Carey, Ginger Murray, Michal Maciejowski, Dal Russell, Pete Brothers, Roland Beamont, J G Millard, Gerald Holder, Gordon Batt, Ricky Wright,
Bunny Currant, Ben Bent, Herbert Green, Sandy Sanders, Anthony Trumble, Doudly Honor, Alan Kellow, Cyril Hampshire, H Bird-Wilson,
Raymond Puda, Arthur Montagu-Smith, Frank Twitchett, Tom Dalton-Morgan, Bob Foster, Tom Neil, John Grandy, Gordon Sinclair, Geoffrey Stevens, Geoffrey Page, John Young, Cyclops Brown, Ron Smythe, Gordon Parkin, Dennis David.
This incredible profile was signed over 20 years ago and has 62 incredible rare Battle of Britain aircrew signatures. It is also remarqued by the
artist J Ashurst.
SOLD “Sailor” Malan SOLD
This superb drawing is the original from the pencil print which accompanied The Biggin Hill Wing print.
Matted and ready to frame with the original extremely rare signature of the greatest RAF Fighter Pilot and
Wing Leader from the Second World War “Sailor” Malan
This is the best example of his signature that I have ever seen.
SOLD SPITFIRE SCRAMBLE by Robert Taylor SOLD
This is a presentation copy given to me many years ago signed by 62 Battle of Britain Aircrew, some of these signatures you will not see on any other prints. All signed in pencil and in mint condition.
Dennis David, Peter Parrott, Alec Ingle, Ginger Murray, Frank Carey, Michael Wainwright, James Thomson,
Jerry Edge, William Walker, Roland Beamont, Bob Doe, H Bird-Wilson, Iain Hutchinson, Raymond Puda,
John Ellacombe, John Grandy, Percy Morfil, Alex Thom, Frank Twitchett, Desmond Sheen, John Beazley,
John Freeborn, Killy Kilmartin, Adam MacKinnon, H M Pinfold, David Denchfield, Gordon Batt,
Peter Dunning-White, Archie Winskill, Gerald Stapleton, Jack Stokoe, Donald Jack, Paddy Barthropp, James Sanders, Roger Morewood, Henry Sprague, Norman Norfolk, Johnnie Johnson, Geoffrey Stevens, Dave Glasier,
Moose Fumerton, Glen Niven, Hector McLean, Ray Sellars, Peter O’Brian, Buck Casson, Richard Jones, John Peel, Randall Phillips, Peter Brown, Herbert Green, Mike Croskell, George Westlake, Bob Beardsley, Josef Jaske,
Noel Correy, Douglas Hone, Joe Kyall, Doug Nicholls, Bill Green, George Unwin, Arthur Spears.
Overall size of this print 430mm x 340mm.
Original Drawing by Nicolas Trudgian
SOLD Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC DSO* DFC* SOLD
This stunning portrait of Guy Gibson, with his Lancaster from the Dams raid beneath is framed with the original signature of the legendary Dambuster leader Guy Gibson.
Beneath the signature is mounted the miniature medal group of Gibson.
SOLD A Tribute to the Dambusters SOLD
This incredible piece of art comprises of 6 original drawings.
The drawing is signed by James Tait, Freddie Watts, Benny Goodman, Tony Iveson, John Bell, Bernard Kent,
Ted Wass, Jack Lammons, James Castagnola, Basil Fish, Bob Knights, Frank Tilley, Dennis Cooper, David Shannon.
Framed within the mount are the original pencil signatures of:
Leonard Cheshire, Bill Reid, Joe McCarthy, Frank Appleby, Steve Oancia, Edward Johnson, Les Munro,
Grant McDonald, Dave Rodger, David Shannon, Mick Martin, George Johnson, George Chalmers, Ken Brown,
Ray Grayston, Fred Sutherland, and the station adjutant Harry Humphries.
The superb combination of signatures has no less than 13 original Dambusters.