First Light – Spitfire Primary Edition


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First Light – Spitfire By Philip West

Battle of Britain July 1940

by Philip E. West

Another busy start to the day at Biggin Hill in the summer of 1940.
The Battle of Britain is at its height and 92 Squadron Spitfires with Geoffrey Wellum in ‘G’ for George,
depart under early morning sunlight to engage a mass of incoming enemy aircraft over the southeast coast.
By the end of 1940 the Squadron was credited with having destroyed 127 German aircraft.

The Primary Edition is signed by Battle of Britain pilot Squadron Leader Flt. Lt Geoffrey Wellum DFC (whose aircraft is featured in the painting)

Small sized print
Overall size of Print 20″x 13″

100 Prints in the Primary edition  £65.00

The Primary Edition is signed by the artist and
First Light – Spitfire By Philip West

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.
First Light – Spitfire By Philip West



Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 80 × 12 × 12 cm


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