A tribute to the heroics of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, this collector's autograph display includes the original signature of Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND DSO DFC.
The Battle of Britain was the most decisive and significant air battle in the history of combat aviation. Had the RAF lost the battle, Hitler’s massed armies, sitting in the ports of northern France waiting for the Luftwaffe to gain control of the skies, were primed and ready to invade southern Britain. Had that happened, it is likely the war would have been lost in 1940. But history tells us the heavily outnumbered young pilots of RAF Fighter Command, had different ideas. Throughout the long hot summer of 1940, flying their Hurricanes and Spitfires from first light till dusk, often making five combat sorties a day, the RAF inflicted such heavy losses on the Luftwaffe that Hitler called off the invasion. The Battle of Britain was won and the Allies went on to win the war.
Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND DSO DFC - RAF Battle of Britain Pilot.
Chosen to represent the pilots of Fighter Command, this ensemble carries the original signature of Group Captain Peter Townsend. He commanded 85 Squadron's Hurricanes for more than a year from May 1940. First through the Battle of Britain as a day fighter squadron, then as the first night fighter squadron during the Blitz of London. After many other commands he became Equerry to King George VI in 1944.
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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