Home at Dusk
by Philip E. West
Approx. overall print size: 17¼” x 27½”/ 44 x 70cms
After another long day of dog-fighting with enemy aircraft, Flt. Lt. Geoffrey Wellum and his wingman from 92 Squadron make their way back to base as the sun sets over the River Thames.
As sure as night follows day, both pilots are all too aware that tomorrow will bring more aerial combat and the
ever present threat they may never live to see another sunset
Fl. Lt. Geoff Wellum DFC – as featured in the picture.
(For further details, please see below)
65 Prints in the Artists Proof Edition £140.00
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 Wellum was credited with three destroyed, four probables and several damaged and was awarded the DFC in July 1941.