On the morning of 11 July 1940, Douglas Bader, the new commander of 242 squadron took off alone in filthy weather to intercept a lone intruder that had been reported in his sector. Here we see Bader as he breaks into the clear, and spots the enemy. Minutes later the Dornier crashed into the sea, the first victory for Bader and 242 squadron.
A special edition is being made available bearing the signatures of four famous RAF Fighter Aces that flew Hurricanes and Spitfires with Douglas Bader in the Battle of Britain in 1940. Sadly, none of these renowned pilots are still with us today.
Overall size: 20" x 24"
Available in the following editions
Signed by four distinguished pilots who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain.
Framed with 4 additional signatures including Douglas Bader plus original WWII RAF wings.
Wing Commander Bob Stanford-Tuck DSO, DFC
Air Commodore Pat Jameson CB, DSO, DFC
Group Captain Peter Townsend CVO, DSO, DFC
Group Captain Duncan Smith DSO, DFC, AE
This four signature limited edition is fully conservation framed to include the signatures four additional RAF Aces, plus original WWII RAF pilot wings.
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader
Air Vice Marshall Johnnie Johnson
Group Captain Sir Hugh 'Cocky' Dundas
Wing Commander Ken Holden