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Final Preperations

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Final Preparations
Soon to be cloaked in darkness, Wellington aircraft of 150 Squadron, RAF Newton.
Nottinghamshire, prepare for another dangerous mission, never knowing if they would return.

Signed by the artist, two pilots and two aircrew member.
25 Artist Proofs in this Edition £155.00

The overall size of the prints are 28” x 12½”
Please see below for details of the signatories of this edition..

Flying Officer Leslie Rosser (Pilot)
joined the RAF in April 1941, having transferred from the Army.
After two months, he was on his way to the USA via Iceland and Canada. He entered the USA at Detroit.
In July 1941, on a student visa and wearing civilian clothes, his pilot training started in Florida.

Mr. F Lowe, DFM (Pilot)
joined the RAFVR in 1938 and started flying training at Kidlington. He was posted to 16 OTU, Upper Heyford in July 1940 where he completed a course on Ansons and Hampdens. And later he retrained as a staff pilot until he was posted to CTS Finningsley in November 1940, before transferring to 49 Sqdn. Scampton in December 1940.

G V Tyack MBE
Enlisted in the RAF VR in 1940 and was initially posted to the Wellington OTU at Basingbourn. Upon arrival of the US 91st Bomb Group in 1942, the 30 MU became the next move.

Wg. Cdr. F H P Austin OBE
RAF joined the RAF in September 1932 as an aircraft apprentice.
And after three years at Cranwell he was posted to No16 (AC) Squadron and trained as an Air Gunner. In 1937, he joined No. 36 (TB) Squadron in Singapore and in January 1939 he returned to the UK for training as an Air Observer.

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