Limited Edition of 400

Overall Print Size – 35¼” x 23¼”

The Hard Way Home

The Battle of Britain had been won by the young fighter pilots of Fighter Command, but now it fell to another band of young men to wage total warfare against the Nazi war machine – the aircrew of RAF Bomber Command. A lone Halifax of 405 Sqn RCAF struggles home the hard way – damaged and alone. One of the aircraft’s engines is already out and another is smoking badly as the exhausted pilot and his crew fight to keep their unwieldy bomber airborne. Any marauding Luftwaffe fighters would have found them easy prey, but fortunately they have been spotted by a formation of Hurricanes from 253 Sqn on a routine patrol. For that final leg of their long journey this crew will at last have protection to see them safely back to base.

Signed by the Artist, 2 Halifax aircrew & 2 Hurricane pilots:
Warrant Officer Harry Irons DFC – Rear Gunner / 158 Sqn
Warrant Officer Laurie Godfrey – WOP/Air Gunner / 408sqn
Warrant Officer Eric Carter – Hurricane Pilot / 615 sqn
Lieutenant Stanislaw Nawarski DFC KM – Hurricane Pilot / 302 sqn

Also available is the Collectors Edition of 250 (+£115)

Additionally signed by 12 Halifax aircrew and 4 Hurricane pilot:
Flying Officer Tom Sayer DFM – Halifax Pilot / 102 Sqn
Squadron Leader Frank Williamson AFC – Halifax Pilot / 102 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant “Bluey’ Mottershead DFC – Halifax Pilot / 158 Sqn
Warrant Officer John Morrison – Rear Gunner / 35 Sqn
Flying Officer Frank Walker – Rear Gunner / 466 Sqn
Flying Officer Len McNamara DFC – Rear Gunner / 158 Sqn
Warrant Officer Fred Maltas – Flight Engineer / 35 Sqn
Warrant Officer Reg Cleaver – Flight Engineer / 419 Sqn RCAF
Warrant Officer Harry Gough – Rear Gunner / 10 Sqn
Flying Officer Jack Easter – WOP/Air Gunner / 148 Sqn
Warrant Officer Sam Thompson – Mid Upper Gunner / 103 sqn
Flight Lieutenant Matt Holiday DFC – Mid Upper Gunner / 10 sqn
Warrant Officer Rex Statham – Flight Engineer / 158 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Kurt Taussig – Hurricane Pilot / 225 Sqn
Wing Commander John ‘Tim’ Elkington – Hurricane Pilot / 134 Sqn
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC AFC AE – Hurricane Pilot / 259 Sqn
Pilot Officer Stefan Ryll – Hurricane Pilot / 306 Sqn