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Vicker Wellington Bomber Prints.
DPK0309. Vicker Wellington Bomber Prints. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
B13. The Loch Ness Wellington by Ivan Berryman.
R-Robert was dramatically retrieved after nearly forty years on the bed of Loch Ness in Scotland. It is being restored at the Brooklands Museum.
Signed by Sir George Edwards,
Wing Commander Peter Berry DFC,
Signed limited editon prints.
Image size 22 inches x 15 inches (56cm x 38cm)
Item #2 - Click to view individual item
DHM2179. Wellington by Robert Taylor.
Published in 1980 this rare art print shows Wellingtons of 425 Squadron RCAF, with the aircraft KW - E and KW - N clearly shown. This superb prints carry the rare original signature of FLt/Lt Townsend who passed away in April 1991. These were the only prints he signed personally. 100 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, and 431 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Mannheim. The crews were over the target at between 12,000 and 16,000 feet, releasing 118,000 lbs of high explosives and 91,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, bombing was accurate with severe damage being caused.
Wellington X HE-475 coded KW-E, failed to return from this operation :
Sgt P. Bujold RCAF, taken prisoner
Sgt W. Harris RAF, taken prisoner
P/O H. Gray RAF, killed
Sgt W. Redding RAAF, taken prisoner
F/Sgt J. Leblanc RCAF, killed.
Signed by Flight Lieutenant Bill Townsend CGM DFM (deceased).
Signed edition of 1500 prints.
Paper size 24 inches x 20 inches (61cm x 51cm)
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AS0003C. Dawn Return by Anthony Saunders.
A Wellington returns low over the calm, dawn water of the North Sea, vainly struggling to maintain both height and speed.
Signed by Sqd Ldr Larry Lewis DFC DFM (deceased).
Lewis signature edition of 30 prints (Nos 1 - 30) from the signed limited edition of 50 prints.
Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)
Item #4 - Click to view individual item
GC187. Overdue by Gerald Coulson.
The Vickers-Armstrong Wellington entered service life in the RAF in 1938 as a medium bomber. As the mainstay of the Bomber Command, it bore the initial brunt of the RAFs night offensive during 1940. Without the benefit of sophisticated navigation aids, the bomber crews had difficulty locating and hitting targets and also contending with rapidly improving German defences. The picture depicts an incident at sunrise on the morning of 26th July 1940. A Wellington 1c of 99 Squadron, based at Newmarket Heath, returns from a raid over Dortmund. An engine fails over the North Sea and the aircraft, captained by Squadron Leader Sarll, struggled almost to its home base and crashed just south of Cambridge. The crew survived.
Signed limited edition of 850 prints.
Image size 26 inches x 20 inches (66cm x 51cm)
Website Price: £ 300.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £490.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £190
All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling
|Signatures on this item|
|Curator of Aviation, Brooklands Museum|
|Director of Brooklands Museum and involved in planning and recovery of Wellington|
Norman Spud Boorer (deceased)
|Norman Boorer was part of Barnes Wallis's hand picked three-man team of specialist design engineers who developed UPKEEP, the code name for the famous bouncing bomb. Sadly, Spud Boorer passed away in May 2004.|
|Project Co-ordinator, Wellington Restoration, Brooklands Museum|
|Chairman Loch Ness Wellington Association and instigator of Wellington recovery|
Sir George Edwards OM CBE FRS (deceased)
|George Edwards joined Vickers in 1935 working with Barnes Wallace on the Wellington and Warwick before becoming Chief Designer in 1945. At Vickers, he led the design team for the Valiant, Viscount and VC-10 and later, as Chairman, British Aircraft Corporation, he led the BAC-111, TSR2 and Concorde projects. A keen aviator since 1948, he learnt to fly in a Tiger Moth to better communicate with his company test pilots and flew in all his subsequent designs, culminating with a Mach:2 flight in Concorde with Brian Trubshaw in 1971. He is one of the most esteemed and successful industrial leaders and engineers in aviation history with numerous honours and awards to mark his many achievements. He died 2nd March 2003.|
Wing Commander Peter Berry DFC
|Pilot of Loch Ness Wellington R for Robert|
|Signatures on item 2|
Flight Lieutenant Bill Townsend CGM DFM (deceased)
|Pilot and Captain of Lancaster AJ-O, he attacked the Ennepe Dam. Transferring to the RAF from the Army in 1941, Bill Townsend served a tour as a pilot with 49 Squadron, before joining 617 Squadron, at the time a Flight Sergeant. As part of 617 Squadron Bill Townsend flew Lancaster ED-886 codenamed AJ – O for Orange in the famous dambuster raid of May 1944. Flight Sergeant Townsend flew his bomber and crew in the third wave of the famous raid. After the first two dams (Mohne and Eder) were breached, O for Orange was tasked to attack the Ennepe dam. With no anti-aircraft firing at them, they had time to do three trial runs before they released their bomb, but it failed to damage the dam. Forced to fly back at tree top level by enemy action, his Lancaster was the last to return. It limped home short of one engine. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for his courageous actions in the raid. Bill Townsend was later promoted to Flight Lieutenant. He had been a pupil at Monmouth and after the war studied at Lincoln College, Oxford. He became a business man and a civil servant after his studies. FLt/Lt Townsend passed away in April 1991 , there with a flypast by 617 Tornadoes at his cremation on the 15th April 1991
|Signatures on item 3|
Sqd Ldr Larry Lewis DFC DFM (deceased)
|Larry Lewis started the war on Wellingtons, moving to Dakotas on Special Operations in Burma where he won an immediate DFC for a mission to pick up crew and special forces from the jungle, where two other Dakotas had failed.|
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