VIRUS/g4zyknm7.php?id=16259">

 


 

STRIKE AND RETURN

A CLASSIC ROBERT TAYLOR MASTERWORK LIMITED EDITION
COMMEMORATING THE INDOMITABLE AIRCREWS OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND

STRIKE AND RETURN by Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor has chosen 460 Squadron for this evocative tribute to the men of RAF Bomber Command who flew the torturous day and night raids throughout World War II. Under the command of the dashing young Group Captain Hughie Edwards, VC, between 1943-45 the Squadron took part in many of the most important raids of the war, becoming the most highly decorated squadron in Bomber Command by the end of hostilities.

"I stood on the end of the runway at RAF Binbrook during the filming of the Memphis Belle and gazed over the ageless, beautiful Lincolnshire landscape. It was easy to visualize the Lancasters of 460 Squadron returning home, battle-worn and tired as they would have done some fifty years earlier, and to imagine the emotions of the crews as they brought their mighty Lancasters back to this famous wartime base." - Robert Taylor

Four very highly collectable editions with the top edition having 17 signatures


The Signatories

THE AIRCREW EDITION
Squadron Leader PAT CARDON DFC AE
Flight Lieutenant BOB KNIGHTS DSO DFC
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC AE
Flying Officer BILL NORTH

THE RAAF EDITION
Flight Lieutenant W E ‘JERRY’ BATEMAN DFC - Pilot
Flying Officer HILARY M BAYLISS DFC - Pilot
Flight Lieutenant PHILLIP J COFFEY DFC DFM - Navigator
Flight Lieutenant JOHN R GARDNER DFC - Pilot
Flight Lieutenant R GORDON GOODWIN DSO DFM - Navigator
Flying Officer LAWRENCE W WOODS DFC - Bomb Aimer

THE COLLECTORS EDITION
Just 250 copies of this edition are issued with all the components of the
Aircrew Edition but, in addition, the main print is signed by extra signatures.
It is issued with a matching numbered print from Robert Taylor’s drawing
‘Night Attack’, signed by Bill Reid VC. A total of NINE signatures.

Group Captain DUDLEY BURNSIDE DSO OBE DFC*
Squadron Leader LAWRENCE CURTIS DFC AE
Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC (Companion Drawing)
Wing Commander ERNEST RODLEY DSO DFC* AFC AE
Flight Lieutenant FRED WATTS DFC

THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION SOLD OUT
A highly exclusive edition of just 50 copies issued with extra signatures,
and with the matching-numbered pencil proof
‘Last Lancaster Home’,
beautifully matted to include the signatures of four recipients
of the Victoria Cross Britain’s highest award for valour.

Warrant Officer M ‘BEN’ BRENNAN DFM AFM
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*
(Companion Drawing - matted)
Flight Lieutenant JAMES CASTGNOLA DSO DFC
Wing Commander ROD LEAROYD VC (Companion Drawing - matted)
Warrant Officer NORMAN JACKSON VC (Companion Drawing - matted)
Group Captain J B TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC
Group Captain LEONARD TRENT VC DFC ADC
Warrant Officer BILL WILCOX DFM


Print size: 31 x 24ins approx

Aircrew Edition Edition size: 400 Price: 195.00
RAAF Edition
Edition size: 250 Price: 250.00
Collectors Edition
Edition size: 250 Price: 275.00
Artist Proof
Edition size: 25 Price: £320.00
Victoria Cross Edition
Edition size: 50 Price: £695.00 SOLD OUT
PRINT TERMINOLOGY - see below


All major credit cards are accepted with delivery taking usually
5-7 days for Europe and 7-10 days for the rest of the World.

Back to the Aviation Art of Robert Taylor

View other Lancaster Prints