54 (F) Sqn Farewell by Michael Rondot


54 (F) Sqn Farewell by Michael Rondot

A multi-signed farewell tribute to a famous fighter squadron, No.54 (Fighter) Squadron the RAF's highest-scoring Battle of Britain squadron and the first operational RAF Jaguar squadron.

A famous fighter squadron with a glorious history, No.54(F) Squadron began its distinguished career in the fierce fighting on the Western Front during World War I. In 1940, flying Spitfires, it was the highest-scoring RAF fighter squadron in the Battle of Britain and went on to become one of the few squadrons to fly Spitfires operationally during the whole of World War II.

Always a front-line squadron, No.54(F) Squadron flew Tempests, Vampires, Meteors and Hunters before graduating from F-4 Phantoms to Jaguars in 1974. Led by Wing Commander Terry Carlton, it became the first RAF Jaguar Squadron at Coltishall, so continuing its tradition of flying only fighter/ground attack aircraft during its distinguished history.

Michael Rondot's wonderfully evocative print portrays three Jaguars breaking to land at Coltishall after the squadron's final mission. Led by their flagship with its specially painted fin, these Jaguars may be the last RAF aircraft to proudly wear 54's distinctive blue and gold colours after disbandment in 2005.

54 (F) Squadron Farewell - The Signatories

Each print is signed by

Wing Commander Neil Connell OBE
Officer Commanding 54(F) Sqn 2003-2005

Air Vice-Marshal Sir Roger Austin KCB AFC
Officer Commanding 54(F) Sqn Hawker Hunter 1968-1969

Air Commodore Terry Carlton
Officer Commanding 54(F) Sqn Jaguar 1974-1976

The Artist Proofs and remarques are also signed by

Air Commodore Ricky Wright CBE DFC DFM
605 Sqn Battle of Britain,
Officer Commanding 54(F) Sqn Vampire 1948-1949

Flight Lieutenant Ron Smyth DFC AE
111 Sqn and 249 Sqn Battle of Britain

Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
605 Sqn Battle of Britain, 54(F) Sqn Spitfire 1942-1944

54 Sqn Farewell by Michael Rondot

Print size:
27 x 20ins approx

Primary Edition size: 375 Price: £75.00
Artist Proof Edition size: 50 Price: 120.00
Remarque Edition size: 25 Price: 235.00
Giclee Canvas 30 x 20 Edition size: 10 Price: £375.00

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