Spitfire Scramble – Philip West

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Spitfire Scramble – Philip West

Overall size of print approx 20” x 28” / 53cms x 71cms.

Flt. Lt. Geoff ‘Boy’ Wellum leads this flight of Spitfires from 92 Squadron in a scramble to take on the might of the German Luftwaffe during the height of the Battle of Britain.

No 92 Squadron was first formed on the 1st September 1917 at London Colney and was disbanded on 7th August 1919.
Following the outbreak of the Second World War 92 Squadron reformed on 10th October 1939 at RAF Tangmere and first saw action over the Dunkirk evacuation beaches.
The Squadron was the first into action on September 15, 1940, now known as Battle of Britain Day. Towards the end of the Battle of Britain 92 Squadron flew from Biggin Hill.
By the end of 1940 the Squadron tally stood at 127 German aircraft destroyed.

The Primary Edition is signed by former Battle of Britain pilot Geoffrey Wellum DFC.

100 Prints in the Primary Edition £125.00
Spitfire Scramble – Philip West

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.
Spitfire Scramble – Philip West

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 80 × 12 × 12 cm


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