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Celebrating 25 Years

This yearare very proud to have been in the Aviation and Signed book business for
25 years.
We have been on the air show circuit hosting signing events and raising many thousands of pounds for
RAF Charities over the years.
This year we will be exhibiting and producing some very collectable items to coincide with this milestone in our business.
We have been very honoured to have been associated with some of the most historical aviation aircrew from the Second World War.
Here's looking forward to seeing you all as the air show season approaches us.


Welcome

Hello and welcome to Vector Fine Art Prints. Here you will find a wide selection of Aviation Art prints by renowned artist's such as Frank Wootton, Robert Taylor, Nicolas Trudgian, Gil Cohen, John Shaw, Michael Turner, Richard Taylor and Ron Stark.

The choice of signed books is second to none and is so extensive that nowhere else can match it online.
We specialize in limited edition bookplates and take part in several book launches throughout the year.
For our forthcoming calendar visit the special events page.

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Colin and Rose


Spitfire Mk-1a Profile

This Supermarine Spitfire MK1-a is signed by Sir Hugh Dundas, Peter Townsend, Don Kingaby and the artist.
If you are into Battle of Britain, these are amazing original pencil signatures

Price £185


FOR KING AND COUNTRY
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
by
Nicolas Trudgian

This print has been produced to raise funds for the
Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
and to commemorate the
75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

For King and Country The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian

FOR KING AND COUNTRY
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
by
Nicolas Trudgian

In morning light, Hurricanes of No. 56 Squadron, with 'US-X' flown by Pilot Officer Geoffrey Page, scramble from North Weald to intercept a large formation of bombers heading for London. Below them, the airfield recovers from the damage of successive Luftwaffe attacks and the Hurricanes of No.151 Squadron which are receiving essential maintenance are, for safety, dispersed around the perimeter. Ground crews live under canvas to be close to their charges, while, just beyond the boundary hedge, life goes on as well as it can. On the 12th August 1940, Geoffrey Page would be shot down, bailing out, badly burned. It would be two years before he returned to flying.

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL TRUST’S OFFICIAL LIMITED EDITION PRINT COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Main edition limited to only 210 worldwide
Signed by Five of ‘The Few’

Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
In July 1939 he joined 608 Sqn, AuxAF as an aircraft hand. On the 24th August he was called up and re-mustered as an airman u/t pilot. On completion of training he joined 151 Sqn. at North Weald on the 15th July 1940. On 28th August following combat over the Thames he was wounded in the leg, loosing allot of blood he decided to make a crash landing at Eastchurch. Control fired a flare to alert him to the bomb craters on the airfield, he had no option but to try and land, he overturned the Hurricane in one of the craters. After convalescence he re-joined the Squadron until January 1941 where he was posted to Malta.

Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
On the 1st May 1939 he joined the RAFVR. On 2nd September he was called up for full time service, after initial training he was sent to Sutton Bridge to convert to Hurricanes. Commissioned on the 9th June he was then posted to 605 Sqn. on the 6th July. In combat with a Bf109 on 27th September his Hurricane was badly damaged, which he force landed at Gatwick, the following day he damaged a Ju88. Also seeing intense combats throughout October for which he clamed several victories. September 1941 he was posted to 55 OTU.  
His final score was 6 victories.

Flight Lieutenant Keith Lawrence DFC
In February 1938 he enrolled in the civil reserve of pilots in New Zealand, in June was granted a short service commission in the RAF, leaving for the UK on February 1st 1939. After training he was posted to 234 Sqn. flying Blenheim’s but the Squadron started to receive Spitfires in March 1940. Seeing intense combat through July and August with several victories before being posted to 603 Sqn. at Hornchurch on the 15th September. On the 8th October he was posted to the newly formed 421 Flight which was forming at Hawkinge, on the 26th November he was shot down by Bf 109’s, badly injured and landing in the Channel he was picked up by a mine-sweeper and was taken to Ramsgate.

Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Joining the RAFVR in October 1938, he was called up for full-time service on the 2nd September. After initial training he was commissioned and joined249 Sqn. in May 1940 flying Hurricanes. On the 7th September he claimed a Bf 109, He 111 on the 11th two Bf 109 on the 15th and a DO 17. On the 27th he destroyed a Bf 110 and a JU 88and also a Bf 110 probable destroyed and sharing a JU 88. In October he shared a DO 17 on the 25th and destroyed a BF 109 on the 27th. On the 7th November he also destroyed a JU 87 and two BF 109’s, on this same day he collided with another Hurricane bailing out unhurt. For these victories he was awarded a DFC on the 8th October 1940 and a bar on the 26th November 1940.

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Joined the RAF on a short service commission in August 1939. When training was completed and converting to Spitfires he was posted to 92 Sqn. on the 21st May 1940. In June the Squadron was based at Pembury and then moved to the famed Biggin Hill base in September, flying throughout the Battle of Britain with 92 Sqn with a victory on the 11th September and the destruction of a Ju88 on the 27th. In August 1941 he was posted to 52 OTU as an instructor.

Battle of Britain edition limited to only 50 worldwide
This comes with the companion print CROSSING THE EPPING ROAD signed by three pilots from 151 Squadron
FOR KING AND COUNTRY is signed by Ten of ‘The Few’ The five above and the following

Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
Joined the RAF VR in April 1938. After initial training and spending 6 months with the RAF he converted to Hurricanes. On the 14th September 1939 he joined 501 Sqn. The Squadron flew to France on the 10th May 1940 where he achieved several victories. Being withdrawn from France the Squadron regrouped and moved to Gravesend on the 26th July. During the next three months he fought with distinction in the Battle of Britain scoring more victories. He was awarded the DFM on the 22nd October 1940. November 1940 he was posted to 57 OTU.
He final tally was 8 victories with many damaged.

Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE
Joined with RAFVR in September 1938, being called up for full service on the 1st September 1939. On completion of training and converting to Spitfires he was posted to 616 Sqn. at Kenley at the beginning of September 1940. On the 16th he ditched in the North sea after running out of fuel chasing a JU 88. He was lucky enough to be picked up by a MTB and taken to Yarmouth. He was posted to 92 Sqn. on the 11th October.

Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE
In April 1939 he joined the RAFVR and began weekend flying. Called up for full time service on the 1st September1939. After training he was posted to 32 Sqn. at Biggin Hill with two other newly trained pilots. With no experience in flying Hurricanes the C/O sent them to 6 OTU. On the 25th August they rejoined 32 Sqn. Two days later the Squadron was posted for rest where Pickering and the two other pilots were sent to 501 Sqn. at Gravesend. On the 11th September he was shot down by a Bf109 on the 29th October he claimed a Bf109 destroyed. In December he was posted to 601 Sqn.

Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE
In March 1939 joined the RAFVR. After initial training and converting to Spitfires he joined 602 Sqn. at Drem on the 18th June. They were posted to Westhampnett   where he claimed a BF 110 destroyed on the 25th August and another on the 7th September. He was injured on the 9th September and did not return to  operations until the 7th October claiming a BF 109 destroyed on 29th. He stayed with the Squadron until the 2nd September 1941.

Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson
He joined the RAF VR in March 1939, he was called up on the 1st September 1939. After initial training and converting to Spitfires he joined 611 Sqn then moved to 616 Sqn. On the 1st October he joined 19 Sqn, he was then posted to 56 OTU as an instructor. In February 1943 he joined 234 Sqn then moved on to 165 Sqn. He was commissioned in February 1944 and released in the RAF in 1945.

Crossing the Epping Road by Nicolas Trudgian

CROSSING THE EPPING ROAD BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN
Hurricanes of No. 151 Squadron return to North Weald in the Summer of 1940.
Signed by Three of “The Few’
who flew with 151 squadron during the Battle of Britain

Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
In July 1939 he joined 608 Sqn, AuxAF as an aircraft hand. On the 24th August he was called up and re-mustered as an airman u/t pilot. On completion of training he joined 151 Sqn. at North Weald on the 15th July 1940. On 28th August following combat over the Thames he was wounded in the leg, loosing allot of blood he decided to make a crash landing at Eastchurch. Control fired a flare to alert him to the bomb craters on the airfield, he had no option but to try and land, he overturned the Hurricane in one of the craters. After convalescence he re-joined the Squadron until January 1941 where he was posted to Malta.

Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
Joining the RAF in 1939 on a short service commission. After training he was posted directly to 151 Sqn. having never flown a Hurricane he was converted there and then. On the 24th August he shot down a He 111and on the 30th in combat with another He 111 he forced landed his damaged Hurricane and to his amazement the bomber he attacked crashed in the adjoining field. The following day he attacked a JUG 88 and was hit by return fire and had to bail out. Being burnt he was admitted to Southend Hospital. After convalescence he re-joined the Squadron in December 1940.

Squadron Leader Doug Nicholls DFC
Joining the RAFVR in September 1939 and called up for full time service at the outbreak of war. After initial training he converted to Hurricanes in June 1940. Briefly being posted to 85 and 242 Sqn's. He was then sent to join 151 Sqn. at Digby. Sharing the destruction of a JU88 on the 30th September in which his Hurricane was severely damaged by return fire. He stayed with the Squadron until August 1941 when he was posted to 258 Squadron.

There will be a one signature edition which is signed by Air Commodore John Ellacombe of Crossing the Epping Road available at a later date

The Blenheim Battle of Britain Tribute edition limited to only 10 worldwide

The Blenheim Battle of Britain Tribute Edition by Nicolas Trudgian

Included the signatures already listed and AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BLENHEIM signed by Seven of ‘The Few’

Wing Commander Owen Burns
He joined the RAF in October 1939 as a wireless operator / air gunner, after completing training he joined 235 Sqn in June 1940. The squadron mainly carried out aerodrome protection duties and escort aircraft who were attacking the French ports. On February 14th 1941 he was injured on a landing accident. Then in December he joined 279 ASR Squadron flying Hudsons. He left the RAF in March 1948

Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
He joined 615 Sqn at Kenley in March 1938 as an aircraft hand he flew as a gunner in a Hawker Hectors on army cooperation duties. Called up for full time service 24th August 1939 and joining 219 Sqn at Catterick in July 1940. After the battle he converted to Beaufighters and being awarded the DFM 8th July 1941By the end of the war his crew had several victories and was released from the RAF November 1945

Group Captain John Cunningham DSO** CBE DFC* (Matted)
Her joined 604 Squadron AuxAF in November 1939 and after learning to fly he was asked by de Havilland to test light aircraft, on the 24th August 1939 he was mobilised and in September was made ‘B’ Flight Commander and after several victories he teamed up with Sergeant CF Rawnsley and they were to become the best know British night fighter partnership of the war, Being awarded the DFC on the 28th Jan 1941 and a DSO 8th August 1941 and a bar to DFC on 19th September 1941.
In august 1941 he was given command of 604 Sqn. Being awarded a bar to the DSO on the 24th August 1942 after claiming multiple victories the teams final success came in early 1944, and being awarded a second bar to the DSO on the 3rd March 1944. After the war Cunningham re-joined de Havillands.

Leading Signalman Herbert Flower
Joining the RAF in 1937 as a boy entrant (wireless operator). Later trained as an Air Gunner, and joined 248 Sqn. In late July 1940, he completed 126 sorties with coastal command off the shores of Scotland.

Flight Lieutenant Albert Gregory DFC
Joining the RAFVR in April 1939, In December he joined 151 Sqn flying Blenheims, when they were converting to Defiant it was found that Gregory was too tall and was posted to 219. He then joined 23 Sqn in December 1941 flying Bostons on intruder missions over France. March 1943 was awarded a DFC he retired from the Royal Air Force in 1955.

Flight Lieutenant Bob Hughes DFC AE
In the Spring of 1939 he joined the RAFVR enlisting in the RAF on 12th May 1939. On 17th August 1940 he joined 23 Sqn. as an Air Gunner flying in Blenheims. When the Squadron converted to Havocs on the 16th November he was posted to 9 Sqn. Bomber Command.

Flight Sergeant John Keatings
Joining the RAF in early 1935 being posted to Uxbridge In September 1935 he joined 45 Sqn. He took part in the 1937 Hendon Air display, after several postings he joined 219 Sqn then reforming as a night fighter unit at Catterick. He then combined operational flying and trained airgunner s at the end of th 1940 he became a senior armourment instructor, he was released from the RAF in 1945.

Wing Commander Richard Summers OBE Ostj AFM
 Joining the RAF in April 1939 as a direct-entry airman u/t Observer. On the 4th December he was posted to 242 Sqn. which were then equipped with Blenheims.  Then on April 16th 1940 he was posted to 219 Sqn. at Catterick, where he stayed operational with the Squadron until 28th September.

Vector Fine Art are proud supporters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and are donating
Stock to the value of £27,900 of this stunning print to be sold in the shop at Capel-le-Ferne.

Print edition sizes and prices

Main edition limited to only 210 worldwide £160 + postage and packing
Signed by 5 of the ‘Few’

Battle of Britain edition limited to only 50 worldwide £295 + postage and packing
Signed by 10 of the ‘Few’
This comes with the companion print CROSSING THE EPPING ROAD signed by 3 of the ‘Few’

The Blenheim Battle of Britain Tribute edition
Limited to only 10 worldwide £995
+ postage and packing
This comes with the print For King and Country signed by 10 of the ‘Few’ ,
the companion print CROSSING THE EPPING ROAD
and an ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A BATTLE OF BRITAIN BLENHEIM

Artist Signed edition limited to only 200 worldwide £70 + postage and packing

For King and Country Overall print size - 730cm x 510cm Image size 610cm x 370cm
Crossing the Epping Road print size - 41cm x 30cm


We are proud to announce the release of this most anticipated book
Men of The Battle of Britain
at the Flying Legends Air show on the Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July

Men of The Battle of Britain - A Major New Tribute to the Few by Kenneth G Wynn

Since it was first published in 1989, Men of the Battle of Britain has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain. Copies are also owned by many with purely an armchair interest in the events of 1940.

The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable detail. Where known, postings and their dates are included, as well as promotions, decorations and successes claimed flying against the enemy. There is also much personal detail, often including dates and places of birth, civilian occupations, dates of death and place of burial or, for those with no known grave, place of commemoration. There are many wartime head-and-shoulders photographs. Inevitably the high achievers who survived tend to have the longest entries, but those who were killed very quickly, sometimes even on their first sortie, are given equal status.

The 2015 third edition will include new names and corrected spellings, as well as many new photographs. Plenty of the entries have been extended with freshly acquired information. The stated nationalities of some of the airmen have been re-examined and, for example, one man always considered to be Australian is now known to have been Irish.

Vector Fine Art are very proud to announce THREE limited editions of the stunning New Book,
which all come in a custom made slip case.

The Main edition is a bookplate consisting of 15 original signatures of ‘The Few’ This is limited to only 20 copies worldwide with a custom built slipcase

The signatures are:
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE
Squadron Leader Michael Wainwright AFC
Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Flight Lieutenant William Walker AE
Wing Commander Terence Kane
Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
Flight Lieutenant Ted Hughes DFC
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson

£195 + postage and packing

Bookplate

 

The Battle of Britain edition is a bookplate consisting of 26 signatures of ‘The Few’
This is limited to only 25 worldwide
(Only Three Left)

The signatures are:
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE
Squadron Leader Michael Wainwright AFC
Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Flight Lieutenant William Walker AE
Wing Commander Terence Kane
Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
Flight Lieutenant Ted Hughes DFC
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson
Squadron Leader Gerald Stapleton DFC
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*
Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC
Leading signalman Herbert L Flower
Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence DFC
Warrant Officer David Denchfield
Warrant Officer Bill Green
Squadron Leader Doug Nichols DFC
Flight Lieutenant Mike Croskell

£275 +postage and packing
Very Low Inventory

Bookplate

Very Low Inventory

 

The Battle of Britain Tribute edition is a bookplate consisting of 45 signatures of ‘The Few’
This is limited to only 15 worldwide

The signatures are:
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE
Squadron Leader Michael Wainwright AFC
Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Flight Lieutenant William Walker AE
Wing Commander Terence Kane
Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
Flight Lieutenant Ted Hughes DFC
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson
Squadron Leader Gerald Stapleton DFC
Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*
Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC
Leading signalman Herbert L Flower
Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence DFC
Warrant Officer David Denchfield
Warrant Officer Bill Green
Squadron Leader Doug Nichols DFC
Flight Lieutenant Mike Croskell
Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier GCB CBE DSO
Air Commodore Pete Brothers DSO CBE DFC
Wing Commander Richard Summers OBE
Wing Commander Jack Rose MBE DFC CMG
Warrant Office William Hodds
Wing Commander Eric Barwell DFC*
Squadron Leader Peter Brown AFC
Squadron Leader Cyril Bamberger DFC
Wing Commander Ken McKenzie DFC
Flight Lieutenant Robin Lucas
Squadron Leader Peter Dawbarn
Squadron Leader James Lacey DFM
Air Chief Marshal Christopher Foxley-Norris
GCB DSO OBE FRSA
Group Captain Herbert Pinfold
Wing Commander Peter Olver DFC
Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
Squadron Leader Ken Lee DFC
Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling
KCB CBE DSO DFC AE
Flight Lieutenant Archibald McInnes

£495 + postage and packing

SOLD OUT

Bookplate

SOLD OUT

Bookplate

SOLD OUT


A stunning new limited edition pencil print exclusive to Vector celebrating
the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Readiness at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian

Readiness at Dawn - The Battle of Britain 1940
By
Nicolas Trudgian

Spitfires of 74 Squadron return to their base from an intense dogfight over the English Channel. As soon as they land they are hastily re-armed and re-fuelled by their diligent ground crews, so at a moments notice they can be scrambled to intercept another raid from the German Luftwaffe.
By the end of October 1940 The Battle of Britain was won by the gallant 'Few' and the plans to invade England were terminated.

This stunning new limited edition is exclusive to Vector Fine Art celebrating 25 years in business.

MAIN EDITION: LIMITED TO 125 WORLDWIDE £45 + postage and packing
carries the original signature of
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*

BATTLE OF BRITAIN EDITION: LIMITED TO 80 WORLDWIDE £75 + postage and packing
with the following signatures of 10 of 'The Few' is
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*,
Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*,
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE,
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE,
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson,
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose,
Wing Commander Terence Kane,
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE,
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE,
Leading Signalman Luiz Flower.


TRIBUTE EDITION: LIMITED TO 10 WORLDWIDE £175 + postage and packing
with the signatures above and the following matted signatures
Squadron Leader Gerald Stapleton DFC,
Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC*,
Squadron Leader Peter Brown, AFC
Wing Commander Peter Olver DFC,
Wing Commander George Unwin DSO DFM,
Squadron Leader Edward Smith DFC.

Readiness at Dawn - Tribute Edition by Nicolas Trudgian

ARTIST SIGNED EDITION: LIMITED TO 90 WORLDWIDE £25 + postage and packing

Paper size 41cm x 30cm


Vector Fine Art PrintsExhibiting at Duxford for 25 YearsDuxford 1990Duxford 1990
1990 This is where it all started, we set up trading at Duxford and Flight Lieutenant Anderson popped in to wish us good luck, he was a Battle of Britain pilot flying Blenheims

Duxford 1991
At the start of 1991 we began to expand  the business needing more and more room to exhibit our ever growing range of prints.

Duxford 1992
This was taken from the back of our van with the enormous crowds that would gather

Duxford 1994Duxford 1994This was our first major launch in 1994 which was Air Combat paintings volume 2 by Robert Taylor, with us was Sir Ivor Broom and
A V M 'Birdy' Wilson, we blocked the isle twice with queues.
On the Saturday evening we had to drive and pick up more stock of the books.

Duxford 1995
Colin is seen here getting a signature from Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC

Duxford 1995
In 1995 Robert Taylor joined us for the Flying legends air show seen here with Group Captain John Cunningham

Duxford 1996
1996 -  can't believe that Pete and Phil all these years later are still our closest friends.

Steak and Beer
The end of a hard day – steak and beer!

Duxford 1996
What a line up of Battle of Britain pilots, Dennis David, Peter Parrott, 'Birdy' Wilson, Raymond Puda

Duxford 1996
1996 The launch of Robert Taylor's Air Combat Paintings book Volume III with Roland Beamont and Johnnie Johnson

Duxford 1997Duxford 19971997 at Duxford with our dear friend Nicolas Trudgian and Dennis David

Duxford 1997
Duxford 1997
Our two daughters sitting in the cockpit of the Messerschmitt 109, perks of the job!

Duxford 1998Duxford 1998Over the years Vector have hosted some of the worlds most famous Battle of Britain pilots and become friends with so many. With their help we have managed to raise enormous sums of money for they charities.

Duxford 1998Duxford 1998
We hosted our dear friend Nicolas Trudgian's first book launch with Dennis David and Gunther Rall 

Colin and 'the old chap'
Colin with his biggest supporter and best friend 'the old chap'
Sadly at the end of last year he passed away, but still looking down telling me where to hang the pictures.

Reminiscing a small piece of Vector's history.

Duxford 2015 tyhe Signing queueDuxford 2015 Veterans signing

Duxford 2015 - Another successful signing event!

Duxford 2015 Annabelle and the veteransDuxford 2015 The family celebrating 25 years

The next generation! Not many two year olds can say they met Battle of Britain veterans.

VE Day Anniversary Air Show
Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2015

At the Duxford Air Show we will be celebrating our 25th year of exhibitions of signed aviation art by the world's leading aviation artists and signed aviation books.
Please come along and join us Saturday morning, where we will be hosting some of the 'Few'.

We have an extensive range of signed rare prints and books.

On Saturday morning we were very honoured to have Four Battle of Britain air crew with us signing for their charity.

Wing Commander Terry Kane
Flight Lieutenant Tony Pickering
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson

I am very sorry to say that we had a call from our great friend Tom Neil to say he was unable to come to Duxford as he is feeling a bit under the weather, he wishes everybody the very best with this fund-raising event.

We raised £1005 
Thank you to you all for the support

This is the only Duxford event that the Battle of Britain aircrew will be signing at, as the Flying legends and the Battle of Britain air show in September clash with official engagements to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


Footnote: Check out the updated books page too!


A Very Proud Moment

On Thursday 26th March 2015, six members of the Few, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, Wing Commander Tom Neil, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson and Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns were on hand as Her Majesty The Queen unveiled The Wing, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor and education centre at Capel-le-Ferne.

HM The Queen meeting Paul farnes and Tony Pickering
Her Majesty The Queen meeting Paul Farnes and Tony Pickering
HM The Queen with Colin and other members of the trustee's at the opening of The Wing
Her Majesty The Queen talking with Colin and other Trustee's

The Wing Capel-le-Ferne

Maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the site at Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion.

The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century.

The Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall lists the names of all those who took part in the Battle of Britain, while a replica Spitfire and Hurricane stand nearby as a reminder of the iconic machines they flew to victory.

The high-tech, multi-media Scramble Experience gives people a taste of what life was like to be one of the Few in 1940, while the Geoffrey Page Centre has been designed as a learning environment that is now available to schools.

The Memorial itself is free to visit and can be accessed on foot all day, every day. The car park and the Wing, including The Scramble Experience, open from 10 am every day and close at 4pm from 1 October to 28 February, at 5pm from March to the end of May and then at 6pm through to the end of September. There is a charge for The Scramble Experience.

 


A proud family around the unveiling plaque

We have been proud supporters and fundraisers for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust since 1992. We have raised large sums of money through signing events and auctions over the years.

Please visit http://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/
Thank you for your continued support


Memorial TreePlaque

This tree was planted at the National Arboretum with the monies collected from Duxford Air show.
Thank you for your support


I would just like to keep you all up to date, that the monies raised last year and May of this year have contributed into purchasing this stunning Sector Clock which has been restored and is now in place at
Capel-le-Ferne honouring our great friend Wing Commander Bob Foster.
We would like to thank everybody who contributed at the signing events it is nice to see all the funds that were given have gone to something so worthwhile.

Sector Clock MemorialSector Clock Memorial