Book and Print Portfolio
With the Battle of Britain over, it was time for RAF Fighter Command to seize the initiative and go on the offensive. Taking the war into the enemy’s back yard brought new words into a pilot’s lexicon with names such as Rhubarbs – low-level incursions flown by two or three fighters to strafe, damage or destroy targets of opportunity on the ground.
It’s one such Rhubarb operation that Robert has chosen in this superb Masterwork drawing, a fitting tribute to all the pilots of Fighter Command whose bravery, skill and airmanship helped bring about the downfall of Hitler and his evil Third Reich.
The main Spitfire is that of Bob Stanford Tuck (pictured), hero of the Battle of Britain and high-scoring Ace who, in December 1941, became Leader of the Biggin Hill Wing. Robert portrays the Wing Commander and his wingman carrying out a Rhubarb Incursion over northern France with a tally of 29 victories already to his credit.
Only TWENTY FIVE copies of this memorable edition are available worldwide and to complete each portfolio is a mint copy of an exact facsimile edition of Stanford Tuck’s Flying Log Book.
Issued in a specially produced presentation sleeve and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, this book has been restricted to very limited numbers worldwide and covers Stanford Tuck’s entire RAF career from 1935 to 1954.
The Veteran's Edition
Adding great authenticity, each print is not only hand signed, numbered and personally titled by Robert, but exquisitely conservation matted to include the original signatures of THIRTY distinguished veterans who flew and fought with RAF Fighter Command during the Second World War, such as the famous Ace depicted, Robert Stanford Tuck:
- Wg Cdr BOB STANFORD TUCKDSO DFC** AFC
- Sqn Ldr NEVILLE DUKE DSO OBE DFC** AFC FRAeS
- Wg Cdr PETER AYERST DFC
- Air Cdre PETE BROTHERS CBE DSO DFC*
- A.V.M. J.E. ‘JOHNNIE’ JOHNSONCB CBE DSO** DFC* DL
- Wg Cdr TOM DALTON-MORGANDSO DFC* OBE
- Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC*
- P.O. STEFAN RYLL AFM*
- Flt Lt ALAN DAVIS
- Lt Gen Baron MIKE DONNET CVO DFC FRAeS
- Sqn Ldr MOHINDER PUJJI DFC
- Lt Col JAMES GOODSON DFC
- Fg Off KEN WILKINSON
- Wg Cdr JOHN FREEBORN DFC*
- Wg Cdr GEOFFREY PAGE DSO OBE DFC*
- Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON
- Sqn Ldr GORDON HENDERSONDFC
- Gp Capt DENYS GILLAM DSO** DFC**
- Sqn Ldr TONY IVESON DFC
- Flt Lt RICHARD JONES
- Air Cdre JAMES LEATHART DSO
- Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD
- Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC* AFC AE
- Flt Lt KURT TAUSSIG
- Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC
- Wg Cdr VIVIAN SNELL
- Wg Cdr HARBOURNE STEPHENCBE DSO DFC
- Flt Lt NIGEL KEMP
- Gp Capt PETER TOWNSEND CVO DSO DFC*
- Wg Cdr GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM*