CLOSING THE GAP
Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, wreaking devastation with their powerful rockets as fuel and ammunition from the retreating German column explode with shattering force. The Typhoons will hurtle back to base to re-arm and hastily re-fuel, ready for yet another withering strike on the encircled Wehrmacht columns.
In our opinion this superb edition from the worlds most collected aviation artist, is quite literally one of the best images he has ever produced.
Robert has only once before depicted the Typhoon and in his usual unsurpassed style he captures perfectly the raw power and sheer ferocity of these awesome aircraft as they wreak havoc amongst the German artillery during the famous Battle for Normandy. As a lasting tribute to the brave young RAF Fighter Pilots of the twenty squadrons of rocket-firing Hawker Typhoons who flew those perilous ground attacks during the invasion, and with a possible FIFTY signatures available in the edition, CLOSING THE GAP continues to prove hugely collectable amongst aviation specialists.
The Limited Edition
Every print in this edition has been signed by three hugely respected RAF Typhoon pilots who flew and fought in the skies over Normandy along with the artist Robert Taylor, and hand-numbered.
- Squadron Leader Percival Beake DFC
- Warrant Officer Jack Hodges DFC
- Warrant Officer John 'Abe' Lincoln
The Typhoon Edition
In addition to the pilots signing the limited edition, each print in this remarkable TEN signature Typhoon Edition is also signed by the following distinguished Typhoon fighter pilots.
- Flight Lieutenant Sir John Atkinson KCB DFC
- Flying Officer Kenneth 'Junior' Kneen
- Air Commodore C.D. 'Kit' North-Lewis DSO DFC
- Warrant Officer Doug Oram
- Squadron Leader Basil 'Stapme' Stapleton DFC
- Flying Officer Frank Wheeler DFC
- Pilot Officer 'Rusty' Townsend
The Normandy Veterans Edition
This impressive edition commemorates both the British Air and Land Forces who fought so valiantly in the grueling Battle of Normandy. Joining the ten RAF fighter pilots on the Typhoon Edition, each print is additionally signed by ten British Army veterans who fought in the Normandy breakout, making a total of TWENTY signatures in this edition.
- Staff Sergeant Peter Boyle
- Staff Sergeant John Brown
- Lance Corporal Alex Coventry
- Lance Corporal Alex Dixon
- Gunner Bill Grantham
- Lance Corporal Ray Williams
- Sergeant 'Tich' Rayner
- Driver Tom Sherbrook
- Corporal Bob Weedon
- Private Wally Menday
- 35 x 25 inches
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