Winter of 41
by Philip E West
Overall size of all prints approx. 13” x 19” (33 x 48cms)
Heavy snow during the winter of 1941 sometimes kept pilots and their
aircraft grounded, including Spitfire ‘G’ George assigned to Geoffrey Wellum.
The Primary Edition is signed by Flt. Lt Geoffrey Wellum DFC
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500 Prints in the Primary Edition £69.99
The Primary Edition prints are signed by the artist and:
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.
Winter of 41
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