RETURN OF THE PATHFINDERS - Framed Collectors Piece
As dawn breaks on a crisp, icy morning, Pathfinder Mosquitos follow the course of the River Great Ouse on their return to RAF Upwood after a long overnight trip to Germany in early 1944. During a period that began on the night of 20 / 21st February 1944 this particular squadron undertook a series of 36 consecutive night attacks on Berlin.
Anthony Saunders’ atmospheric piece depicts the elite RAF Pathfinder Mosquitos of 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, a unit that had joined Bomber Command’s No 8 (Pathfinder) Group in July 1943. Thanks to the speed and manoeuvrability of the mosquito, they were one of the finest intruders of the war, carrying out some of the most dangerous and daring low-level pinpoint precision strikes ever seen.
This superb example has been framed to full conservation standards to include:
- Madapolam fabric used to cover Mosquitos
- Matted original autograph of Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*
- Reproduction RAF wings and miniature Victoria Cross
The Signed Print
Adding great authenticity, this Limited Edition print has been personally signed by four highly respected veterans who flew Mosquitos during WWII:
- Flying Officer Ken Oatley
- Flight Lieutenant George Dunn DFC MiD
- Flight Lieutenant John Trotman DFC*
- Flight Lieutenant Des Curtis DFC
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