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Evening Glory

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Evening Glory Spitfire

Battle of Britain – 1940

by Philip E. West

Approx. overall print size 16½” x 26½ ” / 42 cms x 67 cms

Without doubt the most famous British fighter aircraft. It always inspired devotion from pilots and mechanics alike – to this very day.
Flight Lt. Geoff Wellum in his 92 Sqn. Spitfire, during an all-too rare quiet moment, one evening during the summer of 1940 – the height of the Battle of Britain.

The aircraft that inspired devotion from pilots and mechanics alike, and such statements as “she really was the perfect flying machine; she hadn’t got a vice at all”,
was also admired by those on the ground. In propaganda posters and illustrations, the Spitfire represented Britain’s defiance and commitment to ultimate victory.
Evening Glory Spitfire

Signed by Flt. Lt. Geoffrey Wellum DFC.

100 Prints in the  Primary Edition

Special Price £160.00

 

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC joined the RAF with a Short Service Commission in August 1939. He joined no 92 Squadron flying Spitfires in June 1940 at the time of Dunkirk.
He flew throughout the Battle of Britain, later completing over 50 fighter sweeps and escorts over northern France and Belgium until August 1941.
He then joined 65 Squadron as Flight Commander in March 1942 operating over northern France and flew off Aircraft Carrier Furious on operation Pedestal, to Malta.
(Geoff was a Flt. Lt. during “Operation Pedestal”) He returned to the UK as a test pilot Gloster Aircraft and finished the war as a Pilot Attack Instructor.

Geoffrey was credited with three destroyed, four probables and several damaged and was awarded the DFC in July 1941.

 

 

 

 

 

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