GRAND SLAM - Commemorative Book & Print Portfolio

by Richard Taylor

Editions Edition Size US($) QTY
Limited edition 150 $185.00
Artist proofs 25 $240.00
Remarques 15 $545.00
Double remarques 10 $875.00
Tribute edition 10 $1995.00
Standard unsigned book $28.95
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Richard’s spectacular drawing, completed on buff paper with subtle colour highlights, depicts Ken Trent and his crew as they gather in readiness for 617 Squadron’s raid on the Valentin U-boat construction facility at Farge, north of Bremen, 27 March 1945. Their modified Lancaster carries a massive ‘Grand Slam’ bomb as the final preparations are made the aircraft.

Ken Trent's remarkable story begins in the East End of London before taking him on a journey through RAF pilot training, to serving with 617 Squadron and completing more than forty perilous missions on Lancaster bombers over the unfriendly skies of occupied Europe.
Ken recalls these events with modesty and an unfailing sense of humour which serves as an inspiration to all.

The Standard Unsigned Book

We have a number of copies of individual unsigned books available while stocks last.

The Limited Edition Commemorative Portfolio

The special edition includes a copy of the new book BOMB DOORS OPEN, which is personally signed by the author:

  • Flight Lieutenant Ken Trent DFC*

Each book is accompanied by the matching numbered print GRAND SLAM by Richard Taylor which is personally autographed by three distinguished airmen that flew with 617 Sqn during WWII:

  • Flight Sergeant Charles Avey
  • Wing Commander John Bell MBE DFC
  • Flight Lieutenant Arthur F. Poore DFC

The Tribute Edition

Each portfolio is accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Richard Taylor which is personally signed one of 617 Squadrons greatest commanding officers:

  • Group Captain James 'Willie' Tait DSO*** DFC* ADC

The drawing is conservation matted to include the additional original signatures of two famous 617 Sqn pilots:

  • Squadron Leader Mac Hamilton DFC
  • Flight Lieutenant Fred Watts DFC
Lithograph and book set
23.5 x 13.5 inches
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Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.

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