Limited Edition of 450

Overall Print Size – 33″ x 25¼”

Valiant Response – The Hardest Days III

The print is part three of the ‘Hardest Days’ trilogy commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Air Armada and Hornchurch Scramble are the other prints in the series.

The Spitfires of 54 Squadron, quickly scrambled from nearby Hornchurch, clash with the Me109s from 1./JG51 over Kent. Below, Me110s from KPRG210 are about to receive unwelcome attention as the rest of the Spitfires hurtle down upon them and in the distance, a group of Hurricanes rip through a dense formation of Do17s from KG76 as they struggle back to France. What clouds there are will be unlikely to give much sanctuary and, for the onlookers on the ground far below, the skies will soon be filled with weaving trails of smoke and debris. For nearly a week the Luftwaffe had thrown everything they had into the attack on southern England in order to annihilate RAF Fighter Command, in preparation for Operation Sealion, the invasion of Britain. And, heavily outnumbered, the young RAF Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of Fighter Command had so far repelled them, at a cost. But on Sunday 18 August 1940, the Germans launched the heaviest formations of aircraft seen in the battle so far. This was to be a grinding day of relentless assaults on the airfields of southern England, the ‘hardest day’ of the Battle of Britain.

Signed by the Artist &
Flight Lieutenant Richard C Jones
Squadron Leader Doug Nicholls DFC
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson

Also available is the Anniversary Edition of 350 (+£85)

Additionally signed by 9 RAF & Luftwaffe Battle of Britain veterans:
Flight Lieutenant Benjamin Bent DFC
Group Captain Byron Duckinfield AFC
Flight Lieutenant William J Corbin DFC
Wing Commander John ‘Tim’ Elkington
Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence DFC
Flight Lieutenant Robin Lucas
Oberleutnant Günther Seeger
General Johannes Steinhoff