With the Battle of Britain reaching its climax, Mk.Ia Spitfires from 92 Squadron return to their new base at Biggin Hill in early September 1940. As if in tribute to fallen comrades, a bright swathe of second-flowering corn poppies greet their thunderous arrival.
(The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.)
Overall size: 16¼" x 19¼"
Available in the following editions
Signed by three veterans of the Battle of Britain
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson - Spitfire Pilot with 616 and 619 Sqns
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories
Leading Aircraftsman Bill Jonathan - Ground Crew with 32 Sqn on Hurricanes
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