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Mosquito Coast by Stephen Brown. (AP)- Airforce-Art
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Mosquito Coast by Stephen Brown. (AP)


Mosquito Coast by Stephen Brown. (AP)

Seagulls take flight as the distant drone of Merlin engines starts to rise above the sound of wind and surf on their deserted beach. Overhead Mosquito B Mk IVs of 139 Squadron return low across the North Sea after a successful mission. In moments they will be gone, with only a few miles to navigate before they land at their base at Horsham St Faith in Norfolk.
Item Code : DHM2622APMosquito Coast by Stephen Brown. (AP) - This Edition
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Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.

Paper size 28 inches x 13.5 inches (71cm x 34cm) Burbridge, Branse
Perks, Geoffrey
+ Artist : Stephen Brown


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Other editions of this item : Mosquito Coast by Stephen Brown.DHM2622
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 100 prints. Paper size 28 inches x 13.5 inches (71cm x 34cm) Perks, Geoffrey
+ Artist : Stephen Brown


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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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The signature of Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Perks DFC

Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Perks DFC
*Signature Value : £40

Joining the RAF in July 1941 he trained as a pilot in the USA and was posted to 420 Sqn as part of no 6 Group (RCAF) initially flying Wellingtons. The unit then converted to Halifaxes and he moved firstly to 427 Squadron and then 434 Sqn still flying this aircraft. In November 1944 he joined OTU as an instructor on Halifaxes, converting to Mosquitoes in January 1945. He then joined 571 Sqn as part of the Light Night Strike Force, flying the B Mk XVI and dropping 4000lb cookie bombs over Germany. He left the RAF in 1946 but rejoined, finally leaving in 1958


The signature of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge DSO* DFC* (deceased)

Wing Commander Branse Burbridge DSO* DFC* (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50

Posted to 85 Squadron on night-fighters in October 1941, Branse Burbridge flew Havocs on his first tour, scoring just a single claim, but when he returned to 85 Squadron for a second tour - this time on Mosquitos, he was far more successful. His first enemy kill was in Febraury 1944 when he shot down a Messerschmitt 410 fighter plane off the Sussex coast. On the night of March 24, 1944 he became embroiled in a life-or-death dogfight with a Dornier 217 bomber over the Channel. His Mosquito chased the aircraft from 19,000ft to just 3,000ft before it crashed into the sea, with Wg Cmdr Burbridge pulling up with just 1,000ft to spare. During the period of the build up to the invasion of Normandy, and after, together with his radar navigator, Bill Skelton, They flew 30 sorties over Germany to provide escort cover to RAF bombers. His greatest achievement came on November 4, 1944 during a bombing raid over Bonn. He shot down three Junkers 88 bombers and a Me 110, firing just 200 rounds in the process. In total they claimed 21 victories in a ten month spell. In the days after D-Day, he shot down a Junkers 88 bomber on the France/Belgium border that was piloted by Major Herget, who was credited with 72 aerial victories. In June 1944 he also shot down three V-1s. With his final air victory, in January 1945, he passed the total set by John Cats Eyes Cunningham to become the highest scoring RAF night fighter Ace of the war. Following the war Wg Cmdr Burbridge studied theology at Oxford before becoming a lay preacher for the Scripture Union. He now lives in care in Chorleywood, Herts.
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MosquitoUsed as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.

Aviation History Timeline : 28th May
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
28May1918R Makepeace, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
28May1941 David Scott-Malden of No.603 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
28May1941 David Scott-Malden of No.603 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
28May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. A. Willans of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. O. Fenton of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. T. Naughtin of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. O. J. Dee of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. Gordon of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1941Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt G. B. Johnson of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
28May1978Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. A. Anderson of 253 Squadron, Passed away.
28May1981Commander Charles Lamb DSO DSC Royal Navy, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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