Collector's autograph display featuring the original signatures of Air Marshal Sir HAROLD 'MICK' MARTIN KCB DSO* DFC** AFC - RAF Bomber Command - Hall of Fame Collection.
Sir Max Hastings, an authority on RAF Bomber Command, describes Mick Martin as "one of three great bomber pilots of WWII" - certainly he became one of Bomber Command's most highly decorated pilots. Initially flying Hampdens with 455 RAAF Sqn, in 1941 Mick Martin took part in the first 1000-bomber raids on Germany, flying a Manchester. After converting to Lancasters, and possibly due to his penchant for low-level flying, in 1943 he was recruited to 617 Sqn by Wing Commander Guy Gibson to fly as his Deputy Leader for the secret Dams Raid. In November of that year Leonard Cheshire became 617's CO and together with Martin, these two famous bomber pilots perfected precision bombing, and in particular the highly dangerous but vital art of 'target marking', the technique that did so much to improve the effectiveness of Bomber Command. Cheshire is quoted as saying "Mick Martin was the bravest man I ever knew, and should have been given my VC".
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 Robert Taylor.
Military Signature Archive
16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), 17.5 x 13.5 inches including frame.
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