Supermarine Spitfire Print First Light Philip West Mounted print


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First Light – Spitfire 
Battle of Britain July 1940
First Light – Spitfire
by Philip E. West
And 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.

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

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.
And 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.

Primary Edition
The overall size including the mount is 21.5″x 16″

Double Mounted £80.00
First Light – Spitfire

This print comes wrapped in clear cellophane to protect the print ready to give as a gift.



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