by Philip E. West
Philip West is recognised as one of the world’s finest aviation
artists. Collectors of his original oil paintings span the globe,
many waiting patiently for his next breathtaking canvas to appear.
Self taught, Philip has won many accolades for his paintings, not
the least of which was the prestigious Duane Whitney Award for Excellence
at the 1997 American Society of Aviation Artists Exhibition.
The following aircrew have signed copies of “Tornado
Wing Commander Alistair J. Byford MA RAF (Officer
Commanding 31 Squadron) He has flown nearly 3000 hours including
10 operational deployments.
Ldr. Andrew Arnold, Navigator, RAF, 31 Sqn. Executive Officer.
Lt. Helen Dawson, Navigator. RAF
Lt. Tom Boyle, Reserve Pilot. RAF
Matteo Omura, Navigator, Italian Air Force
Lt. Neil Pappini, Pilot, RAF
The following two pilots also signed the Artist Proofs and
Lt. James Heeps, Pilot RAF
Mark Humphries, Pilot. Royal Navy