Evening Patrol By Gerald Coulson
Limited edition Publisher Proof edition of only 10 Worldwide
During the early part of WWII the coastline of Britain was constantly under threat, particularly the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea.
The RAF played a vital role in protecting these supplies, taking part on long range patrols that were often long and arduous for the young pilots taking part. Often fighter squadrons being ‘rested’ during the Battle of Britain, would be moved north to carry out these coastal patrols before returning to the more intense fighting in the south.
This superb piece captures the mood on one such patrol as Spitfires of 610 Squadron return to their base flying over the Humber Estuary as the sun sets in the distance, late in 1940.
Signed by the following Fighter Aces of World War II
Group Captain Desmond Sheen DFC* Wing Commander Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC Squadron Leader Neville Duke DSO OBE DFC **
Group Captain Tom Dalton Morgan DSO OBE DFC* Squadron Leader Basil ‘Stapme’ Stapleton DFC Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC*
Squadron Leader A.C. Leigh DFC DFM Wing Commander Harbourne Stephen CBE DSO DFC* Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB CBE DSO** DFC*
Squadron Leader John Bentley Beard Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC Ae Wing Commander Eric Barwell DF
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