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Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (E)


Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (E)

After taking part in the Battle of France early in 1940, 85 Squadron moved to Croydon on the 19th August, where, led by renowned squadron leader Peter Townsend DSO DFC, the squadron played a notable part in the Battle of Britain. Thirty Hurricane squadrons participated in the Battle of Britain compared to only eighteen Spitfire squadrons, claiming 80 percent of the RAF victories. Sir Sidney Camms innovative design ensured the Hurricane became a classic fighter. Hurricane Patrol portrays Squadron Leader Peter Townsend leading 85 Squadron on a high altitude sortie during the long hot summer of 1940.
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PRINT Duckenfield / Brown signature edition of 100 prints from the limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Duckenfield, Byron
Brown, Maurice Peter
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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Other editions of this item : Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian.DHM1177
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm)Artist : Graeme Lothian£10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : £90.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Tappin, H E
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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PRESENTATIONSignature Presentation edition of 10 prints from the edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Stanford-Tuck, Bob (matted)
David, Dennis (matted)
Tappin, H E (matted)
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


Signature(s) value alone : £190
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PRINTTappin signature edition of 50 prints from the edition of 1150 signed prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Tappin, H E
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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PRINTWilkinson signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Wilkinson, Ken
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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PRINT Wilkinson, Thom and Vera Lynn signature edition of 30 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
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Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Wilkinson, Ken
Lynn, Vera
Thom, Alex
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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PRINTBattle of Britain signature edition of 100 prints from the limited edition of 1150 prints.
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Duckenfield, Byron
Brown, Maurice Peter
Tappin, H E
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PRINTDrake Signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Drake, Billy
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 30 inches x 22 inches (76cm x 56cm)Artist : Graeme Lothian
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PRINTNeil / Pickering Signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Pickering, Tony
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PRINT Ayerst / Jones Signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Jones, Richard L
Ayerst, Peter V
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PRINTThom / Wilkinson signature edition of 70 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Thom, Alex
Wilkinson, Ken
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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Original painting by Graeme Lothian. Cunningham, John
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**Tappin signature edition of 50 prints from the edition of 1150 signed prints. (One print reduced to clear)

Ex display prints with light damage on border and some handling dents on image.
Image size 25 inches x 16 inches (64cm x 41cm) Wilkinson, Ken
+ Artist : Graeme Lothian


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The signature of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC (deceased)

Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45

Byron Duckenfield started at Flying Training School on 25th November 1935 in a Blackburn B2 at Brough. As a Sergeant, he joined No.32 Sqn at Biggin Hill on 8th August 1936 and flew Gauntlets and Hurricanes. He joined 74 Squadron at Hornchurch on 11th April 1940, flying Spitfires, and on 5th May was posted to 501 Squadron flying Hurricanes at Tangmere. On the 11th of May at Betheniville, he survived a crash in a passenger transport Bombay aircraft in an aircraft in which he was a passenger, While comin ginto land the aircraft at 200 feet the aircraft stalled and the aircrfat fell backwards just levelly out as it histhe ground. 5 of th epassengers were killed when the centre section collapsed and crushed them. Duckenfield was fortunate as he had moved position during the flight. as the two passengers sitting each side of where he was sitting had died in the crash. (it was found later that the Bombay had beeb loaded with to much weight in the aft sectiion. ) recovering in hospital in Roehampton. On 23rd July 1940, he rejoined No.501 Sqn at Middle Wallop, then moved to to Gravesend two days later, scoring his first victory, a Ju87, on the 29th of July 1940. During August and September he scored three more victories. After a spell as a test pilot from 14th September 1940, he was posted to command 66 Squadron on 20th December 1941, flying Spitfires. On 26th February 1942 he took command of 615 Squadron flying Hurricanes from Fairwood Common, taking the squadron to the Far East. In late December 1942 he was shot down in Burma and captured by the Japanese. He remained a POW until release in May 1945. After a refresher course at the Flying Training School in November 1949, he took command of No.19 Squadron flying Hornets and Meteors from Chruch Fenton. After a series of staff positions, he retired from the RAF as a Group Captain on 28th May 1969. Duckenfield would write later his details :

Burma

At first light, 12 Hurricanes IIC aircraft of 615 Squadron, myself in the lead, took off from Chittagong for central Burma to attack the Japanese air base at Magwe, 300 miles away on the banks of the River Irrawaddy. Arriving at Yenangyaung, we turned downstream at minimum height for Magwe, 30 miles to the South and jettisoned drop tanks. Just before sighting the enemy base, the squadron climbed to 1200 feet and positioned to attack from up sun. On the ramp at the base, in front of the hangers, were 10 or 12 Nakajima KI - 43 Oscars in a rough line up (not dispersed) perhaps readying for take. These aircraft and the hangars behind them were attacked in a single pass, before withdrawing westward at low level and maximum speed. A few minutes later perhaps 20 miles away form Magwe, I was following the line of a cheung (small creek), height about 250 feet, speed aboput 280 mph, when the aircraft gave a violent shudder, accompanied by a very lound, unusual noise. The cause was instantly apparent: the airscrew has disappeared completely, leaving only the spinning hub. My immediate reaction was to throttle back fully and switch off to stop the violently overspeeding engine. Further action was obvious: I was committed to staying with the aircraft because, with a high initial speed, not enough height to eject could be gained without the help of an airscrew. So I jettisoned the canopy and acknowledged gratefully the fact that I was following a creek; the banks of either side were hillocky ground, hostile to a forced landing aircraft. Flying the course of the creek, I soon found the aircraft to be near the stall (luckily, a lower than normal figure without an airscrew) extended the flaps and touched down wheels-up with minimum impact ( I have done worse landings on a smooth runway!) My luck was holding, if one can talk of luck in such a situation. December is the height of the dry season in that area and the creek had little water, it was shallow and narrow at the point where I came down: shallow enough to support the fusalage and narrow enough to support wing tips. So I released the harness, pushed the IFF Destruct switch, climed out and walked the wing ashore, dryshod. The question may occur -Why did not others in the squadron see their leader go down? - the answer is simple, the usual tatctic of withdrawal from an enemy target was to fly single at high speed and low level on parallel courses until a safe distance from target was attained. Then, the formation would climb to re-assemble. Having left the aircraft, I now faced a formidable escape problem? I was 300 miles from friendly territory: my desired route would be westward but 80% of that 300 miles was covered by steep north-south ridges impenetrably clothed in virgin jungle; these were natural impediments, there was also the enemy to consider. Having thought over my predicament, I decided the best I could do - having heard reports of mean herted plainspeope - was to get as far into the hills as possible and then find a (hopefully sympathetic) village. I suppose I may have covered about 15 miles by nightfall when I came upon this small hill village and walked into the village square. Nobody seemed surprised to see me (I suspect I had been followed for some time) I wa given a quiet welcome, seated at a table in the open and given food. Then exhaustion took over, I fell asleep in the chair and woke later to find myself tied up in it. Next day I was handed over to a Japanese sergeant and escort who took me back to Magwe and, soon after that, 2.5 years captivity in Rangoon jail.

Sadly we have learned that Byron Duckenfield passed away on 19th November 2010.


The signature of Squadron Leader Maurice Peter Brown (deceased)

Squadron Leader Maurice Peter Brown (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50

Maurice Peter Brown (known as Peter) was born in London on 17th June 1919. On leaving school he qualified for entry in the civil service with an appointment in the Air Ministry. But in April 1938 he left to join the Royal Air Force with a short service commission. In September 1939 he was posted to 611 West Lancashire Squadron with Spitfires in 12 Group, initially at Duxford and then Digby. His initiation into battle was over Dunkirk. He was at readiness throughout the Battle of Britain, including with the controversial Ducford Big Wing on 15th September, when the Luftwaffe's morale was broken, and then in late September with 41 Squadron at Hornchurch where the fiercest fighting with highest casualties had taken place. It was a quantum leap. In June 1941, after serving as a flight commander in the squadron, Peter was posted as an instructor to 61 Operational Training Unit at Heston and other OTUs and then at AFUs as a Squadron Leader Flying. He left the RAF with the rank of Squadron Leader and was awarded the Air Force Cross. In his flying career, Maurice Peter Brown flew Spitfire Mk.I, Mk.II and Mk.V. We have learned the sad news that Maurice Peter Brown passed away on 20th January 2011.
The Aircraft :
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HurricaneRoyal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 19th April
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
19April1941Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. W. G. Churches of 74 Squadron, was Killed.
19April1970Former British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. D. O. Finlay of 41 & 54 Squadrons, Passed away.

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