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Pack 556. Pack of two Vulcan bomber prints by Geoff Lea and Simon Atack.
PCK0556. Pack 556. Pack of two RAF Vulcan aviation prints by Geoff Lea and Simon Atack, depicting Vulcan bombers in action. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM261. Vulcan Sunset by Geoff Lea.
Vulcan B2 bomber XM602 in its white paint scheme of the early 1960s. Delivered in November 1963 to No.12 Sqn, it subsequently formed part of the Coningsby Wing which moved to Cottesmore in 1964. This aircraft exchanged to the Waddington Wing in 1968, and joined 9 Sqn, 50 Sqn and 101 Sqn in 1975, 1979 and 1980 respectively. XM602 was preserved at St. Athan in 1982, but was eventually scrapped in 1993, with the nose section recovered by the Avro Aircraft Heritage Society.
Limited edition of 1000 prints.
Image size 24 inches x 16 inches (61cm x 41cm)
Item #2 - Click to view individual item
DHM2644. Return to Ascension by Simon Atack.
On the 30th April 1982, flying from Wideawake airfield on Ascension island, Flt. Lt. Martin Withers and his crew, flying RAF Vulcan (XM607) launched the first Black Buck bombing operation of the Falklands War. There and back the non-stop flight covered 7,500 miles, lasting 15 hours 45 minutes - at the time, the longest combat flight in history. The Vulcan was refuelled by Victor tankers five times on the outward journey and once on the return journey.
Signed by Flt Lt Martin Withers DFC.
Signed limited edition of 150 prints.
Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm)
Website Price: £ 135.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £245.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £110
All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling
|Signatures on item 2|
|*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.|
Squadron Leader Martin Withers, DFC
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)
|Joined the RAF in 1968. In 1971, he was posted to 44 Sqn at RAF Waddington as a Vulcan co-pilot, remaining there on 50 Sqn as a captain until 1976. After 3 years as a Jet Provost QFI at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, he returned to RAF Scampton as a QFI on the Vulcan Operational Conversion Unit. When the OCU closed, he moved again to RAF Waddington as Pilot Leader and Squadron QFI on 101 Sqn. The following year, during the Falklands War, he and his crew were selected to fly 2 of the 5 Black Buck missions. Martin Withers was the captain on XM607, the first Vulcan to bomb in anger during the Falklands War. On 1 May 1982, just one month after the Argentine invasion, Withers and his crew completed Black Buck One, the longest distance bombing mission in history until that time, and one of the most significant, attacking Port Stanley airfield during an 8,000 mile, 16 hour flight from their base at Ascension Island. for which he was awarded the DFC, with the other crewmembers being Mentioned in Dispatches. With the final demise of the Vulcan squadrons, he returned to No1 FTS at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, where he served as squadron commander and Deputy Chief Instructor, until leaving the RAF in 1991, having flown over 5500 hours (2000 on Vulcans). Since then he has accumulated a further 9500 hours on a variety of airliners, and is now flying the Boeing 767.|
|Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 21st May|
|21||May||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O L. W. Stevens of 17 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. DFC Kramer of 600 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1941||Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. W. Lochnan of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1942||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. Wilcock of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1942||Former Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. J. Vykoukal of 111 and 73 Squadrons, was Killed.|