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The Pride of Britain

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The Pride of Britain-Spitfire
Philip E West
The overall print size 17½” x 27½ ” / 46cms x 69cms

The winter of ’41 is remembered well by Geoffrey Wellum, pilot of Spitfire ‘G’ for George.
Bitter cold and heavy snow during this Battle of Britain period made flying conditions almost unbearable.
The ground-crew’s job at RAF Manston, never easy at the best of times.
Involved working in all weathers to keep the aircraft in a state of readiness for the pilots to return to the battle at the earliest opportunity.

 prints are signed by Flt. Lt. Geoffrey Wellum DFC.

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 on 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.


The Pride of Britain-Spitfire

400 Prints in the  Primary Edition £125.00

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