Spitfire Tribute - Flight Lieutenant Sir ALAN SMITH DFC Signature


A special tribute to the iconic Supermarine Spitfire, this collector's autograph display includes the original signature of legendary Spitfire pilot Flight Lieutenant Sir ALAN SMITH DFC.

The Spitfire was, and still is, an icon of aviation history. In 1940 it came to symbolise the fighting spirit of a nation when control of its skies was the last remaining barrier to enemy invasion. Standing alone against the assembled might of German Forces, only the devil-may-care courage and sheer determination of the RAF’s young pilots, stood between Britain's freedom and Hermann Goering's mighty Luftwaffe. When the Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940, although it was the Hurricane squadrons that bore the brunt of the fighting, it was the Spitfire that fired the nation’s imagination. The Spitfire continued to be developed and improved versions played an important role in many campaigns including the D-Day invasions.

Arguably the greatest defensive fighter ever built, this legendary little aircraft, revered by its pilots and feared by it foes, earned a place in aviation folklore like no other aircraft before it or since.

This display ensemble pays homage to the Spitfire and the dashing young pilots that flew it in combat. The artwork by Darryl Legg depicts the Spitfire of legendary fighter leader Sir Douglas Bader on a fighter sweep over northern France in 1941. This aircraft was a rare MkVa configuration being a MkV but with the cannons replaced by machines guns as in the MKI, an arrangement insisted upon by Bader.

Expertly double mounted with metal RAF pilots wings and a miniature replica DFC medal this highly collectable ensemble carries the original signature of Spitfire pilot Flight Lieutenant Sir ALAN SMITH DFC. Joining No. 616 Squadron as a sergeant pilot in January 1941, based at RAF Tangmere, Alan Smith flew the Spitfire under Wing Commander Douglas Bader and was selected as his wingman a role in which he was described as “a perfect number two”.

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.

Artist:

artwork by Darryl Legg.


From:

Military Signature Archive.


Edition:

50



Size:

16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), 17.5 x 13.5 inches including frame.




£0.00 £95.00
0 Rewards Points
QTY
Out Of Stock

We also recommend

FIGHTER COMMAND TRIBUTE - PETER TOWNSEND RAF Pilot Signature - R2001

FIGHTER COMMAND TRIBUTE - PETER TOWNSEND RAF Pilot Signature - R2001

£125.00
THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION - BILL REID VC RAF Pilot Signature - R2003

THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION - BILL REID VC RAF Pilot Signature - R2003

£125.00
Operation Chastise - MICK MARTIN and DAVID SHANNON Original Signatures

Operation Chastise - MICK MARTIN and DAVID SHANNON Original Signatures

£97.00
Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Hawker Hurricane - 3 Pilot Sigs

Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Hawker Hurricane - 3 Pilot Sigs

£97.00
Close Shave - PETER TOWNSEND v ERICH RUDORFFER - Original Signatures

Close Shave - PETER TOWNSEND v ERICH RUDORFFER - Original Signatures

£147.00
Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Messerschmitt Bf109E - 3 Pilot Sigs

Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Messerschmitt Bf109E - 3 Pilot Sigs

£97.00
Contest Over the Reich - DON KINGABY v ALFRED GRISLAWSKI - Signatures

Contest Over the Reich - DON KINGABY v ALFRED GRISLAWSKI - Signatures

£147.00
BOMBER COMMAND TRIBUTE - MICK MARTIN RAF Pilot Signature - R2002

BOMBER COMMAND TRIBUTE - MICK MARTIN RAF Pilot Signature - R2002

£125.00
Graphite Collection - Me110G-4 Nightfighter Pilot Martin Drewes Sig

Graphite Collection - Me110G-4 Nightfighter Pilot Martin Drewes KC

£135.00
Honours Even - BOB STANFORD-TUCK v HERBERT IHLEFELD - Signatures

Honours Even - BOB STANFORD-TUCK v HERBERT IHLEFELD - Signatures

£147.00
The Sinking of the Tirpitz - J.B 'Willie' Tait and Danny Daniels Sigs

The Sinking of the Tirpitz - J.B 'Willie' Tait and Danny Daniels Sigs

£97.00
Graphite Collection - USAAF Mustang Pilot Robin Olds Signature

Graphite Collection - USAAF Mustang Pilot Robin Olds Signature

£135.00
Graphite Collection - RAF Hurricane Pilot Bob Stanford-Tuck Signature

Graphite Collection - RAF Hurricane Pilot Bob Stanford-Tuck Signature

£135.00
Spitfire Tribute - Group Captain Sir HUGH DUNDAS  DSO* DFC Signature

Spitfire Tribute - Group Captain Sir HUGH DUNDAS DSO* DFC Signature

£95.00
Spitfire Tribute - Squadron Leader P.W.E 'NIP' HEPPELL  DFC* Signature

Spitfire Tribute - Squadron Leader P.W.E 'NIP' HEPPELL DFC* Signature

£95.00
The Lancaster Crew Tribute - 7 Original Signatures

The Lancaster Crew Tribute - 7 Original Signatures

£225.00
Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Supermarine Spitfire - 3 Pilot Sigs

Battle of Britain Trilogy - The Supermarine Spitfire - 3 Pilot Sigs

£97.00

The item has been added to your basket

Continue Shopping
Proceed To Checkout