Pathfinder Force de-Havilland Mosquito By Philip West smaller size


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Pathfinder Force de-Havilland Mosquito
 By Philip West

Overall size approx. 12½” x 19½” / 32 x 49cms

Passing low over Norwich Cathedral on this wintry evening, Pathfinder Mosquitoes begin to transit east from their bases on yet another dangerous night-time mission over enemy territory.
They will take the lead on this bombing mission and their role is to identify and mark pre-planned targets with flares,
enabling the main force of Lancaster and Halifax aircraft to drop their bombs as accurately as possible.
The Pathfinders were elite squadrons in RAF Bomber Command. Like all aircrew, these brave men took the fight to the enemy night after night until victory was achieved.

The Primary Edition is signed by a Mosquito Pathfinder pilot  For more details please see below the prices.

100 Prints in the Primary edition  £62.50

The Primary Edition is signed by the artist and

Flt. Lt. Ted Dunford DFC, (Mosquito Pathfinder Pilot) joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve in January 1939 at the age of 19.
He was mobilised September 1, 1939. Ted spent the next year training in the UK culminating in receiving his wings in September 1940.
He was sent to Southern Rhodesia as a flying instructor, then returned to the UK to join the Mosquitoes of 608 Sqdn. in the Light Night Striking Force (based at Downham Market, Norfolk) ,
flying fast high level raids, navigated by Flt/Sgt. Bill Read (RCAF) and carrying 4 500lb bombs, and later re-equipped to deliver the 4000lb “cookie”.

On one raid, flak over Berlin caused serious damage, including total loss of aileron control.
The subsequent return flight and successful landing (at the third attempt) was recognised by the award of a DFC.
On completion of the tour of 55 raids (including 27 to Berlin), navigator Flt/Sgt. Bill Read was awarded the DFM. After the war Ted flew for another 28 years as an airline captain.
Pathfinder Force de-Havilland Mosquito
By Philip West



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