Operation Judgement – The Taranto Raid
by Philip E. West
Approx. overall print size 16½” x 26½ ” / 42cms x 67cms
The attack on Taranto was the first major victory for naval air power in the world and blueprint for the strike on Pearl Harbour. The Fleet Air Arm played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces in the Mediterranean. Their greatest achievement was the strike against the Italian Fleet at Taranto, 11 November 1940 by four Fleet Air Arm squadrons and 40 or so men who carried out this daring raid. In this picture we see the Swordfish flown by Lt. FMA Torrense-Spence and Lt. AWF Sutton, having just released its torpedo.
The bravery of the Swordfish aircrew in this and all other operations is a matter of history and must never be forgotten.
25 Prints in the A/Proof Edition £180.00
Signed by Capt. AWF Sutton DSC* (Took part in the Taranto raid)
The Artist Proof edition has additionally been signed by
C.P.O. Donald Bunce
CGM Sub. Lt. Stanley Brand
Observer Telegraphist Air Gunner Pilot Lt. Cdr. Edgar Lee DSO Lieut.
NC Gillis P.O. Leslie Sayer DSM. Telegraphist Air Gunner Pilot