A special tribute to the iconic Supermarine Spitfire, this collector's autograph display includes the original signature of legendary Spitfire pilot Group Captain Sir HUGH DUNDAS DSO* 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 Group Captain Sir HUGH DUNDAS DSO* DFC. As part of Bader's 616 Squadron flying Spitfires, Hugh 'Cocky' Dundas frequently flew with Wing Commander Douglas Bader and built a reputation as a fine fighter pilot and tactician. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross on 5th August 1941 for his unflagging courage in the face of the enemy and the utmost tenacity in supporting his leader.
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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