Collector's autograph display featuring the original signatures of Group Captain DUNCAN SMITH DSO* DFC** and Air Commodore ALAN DEERE DSO DFC* - RAF Battle of Britain Pilots.
Two of the most famous fighter aces of WWII. Duncan Smith, a highly decorated Battle of Britain pilot, flew four operational tours on Spitfires, leading 64 Sqn and then 244 Wing's Spitfires in Malta. A great Wing Leader and a double-ace with 13 victories, 'Smithy' always led from the front. Determined, fearless, and a highly skilled fighter pilot, Duncan Smith had the respect of all squadron and wing pilots he led, and was decorated for gallantry no fewer than five times!
It was with 54 Sqn that Deere flew his first Spitfire, the aircraft he was to fly and fight with through the Battle of Britain and to the end of his operational career. Deere was a ferocious fighter ace, subjected his aircraft to stresses beyond the makers warnings, was always in the thickest of the dog-fighting and led a charmed life: he and his aircraft parted company no fewer than 9 times, but during a distinguished combat career he accounted for 22 enemy aircraft destroyed in the air.
This mounted ensemble will fit into a generally available, standard size 16 x 12 inch ready made frame. Or alternatively you can order it already fitted into a frame. More information on framing options.
Exclusive to us - this signature ensemble comes with a free, high quality, printed information sheet and a detailed pilot bio - particularly useful if you are giving the ensemble as a gift - more information.
FREE - pack of 4 top quality aviation Christmas cards included.
artwork by Darryl Legg.
Military Signature Archive.
16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), 17.5 x 13.5 inches including frame.
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