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Heading For The Convoys (Remarque Edition)

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Heading For The Convoys Stephen Brown Remarque

RAF Catalinas of 210 Squadron over the West Coast of Scotland in 1944.
The Consolidated Catalina PBY-5 proved invaluable to the RAF in its efforts to defend vital convoys from the threat of enemy submarines, particularly
during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Signed by ACM Sir John Barraclough KCB CBE DFC AFC, John Cruickshank VC, Ronald Vaughn DFC, John Tattersall
Please see below for details of the signatories of this edition.
Heading For The Convoys Stephen Brown Remarque
The overall size of the prints are  28” x 20”

Number 1 out of 25 Prints in this Remarque Edition £450.00

The following Catalina pilots have all signed copies of “Heading For The Convoys”.
Heading For The Convoys Stephen Brown Remarque
Air Chief Marshal Sir John Barraclough KCB, CBE, DFC, AFC joined the RAF in 1938,
and flew continuously on maritime-air duties before and during the war in Coastal and overseas Commands on flying boats and landplanes with Nos. 209, 240, and 269 squadrons.

Flt. Lt. John A Cruickshank VC joined the Territorial Army in April 1939 and was mobilized for active service at the outbreak of World War II.
He served mostly in south east England. In July 1941 he transferred to the RAF for aircrew duties,
Heading For The Convoys Stephen Brown Remarque

Flt. Lt. John Tattersall made his first attempt at becoming a pilot by joining the waiting list for Pilots of Manchester Auxiliary Squadron.
He joined the RAF as a clerk in 1940 and remustered Aircrew in May 1941 and by June was on his way to the US Naval Air Service Station,
Pensacola, Florida.
Flt. Lt. Ron Vaughan, DFC joined the RAFVR in December 1940 and trained as a pilot-cadet with the US Navy at Pensacola,
Florida. After further Coastal Command training in the UK, he joined 10 OTU (detachment) at St Eval, Cornwall.
The tour was completed, as a Whitley co-pilot, on U-boat patrols over the Bay of Biscay, between December 1942 and March 1943.

F/Lt John Cruikshank VC had sunk U-361 on the previous day, from the same Arctic U-boat Flotilla.
F/Lt Vaughan instructed on Catalinas in Northern Ireland and was then posted to India, to join Catalina 240 Sqdn in Madras

 

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