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North Sea Sortie by Keith Aspinall. (B)- Airforce-Art
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North Sea Sortie by Keith Aspinall. (B)


North Sea Sortie by Keith Aspinall. (B)

Buccaneer S2B McRoberts reply of No.XV squadron flies over the North Sea. Designed for high-speed, deep penetration attacks at ultra low level, the Buccaneer has always been immensely popular with its aircrews. The design may be old, but the concept was brilliant, and the Buccaneer still retains a unique combination of range, war load and speed, unmatched by any other aircraft in RAF service. Pressed into service during the Gulf War, Buccaneers finally proved in the most spectacular manner what many had known for years - that the only suitable replacement aircraft for the Buccaneer is another Buccaneer.
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Item Code : KA0004BNorth Sea Sortie by Keith Aspinall. (B) - This Edition
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PRINTAircrew signature edition of 200 prints.

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Image size 14.5 inches x 9.5 inches (37cm x 24cm) Boggis, Peter
Simmons, Michael George
Oulton, Peter D
Cox, Edward
+ Artist : Keith Aspinall


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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 Air Commodore Peter D Oulton

Air Commodore Peter D Oulton
*Signature Value : £10

The signature of Air Marshal Sir Michael George Simmons KCB AFC

Air Marshal Sir Michael George Simmons KCB AFC
*Signature Value : £25

Educated at Shrewsbury School, Simmons was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1958. He became Officer Commanding No.15 Squadron in 1973, Station Commander at RAF Cottesmore in 1980 and Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Strike Command in 1980. He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group in 1985, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 1987 and Deputy Controller Aircraft in 1989 before retiring in 1992.
The signature of Group Captain Edward Cox

Group Captain Edward Cox
*Signature Value : £10



The signature of Squadron Leader Peter Boggis DFC (deceased)

Squadron Leader Peter Boggis DFC (deceased)
*Signature Value : £60

Flying Officer Peter Boggis, at the remarkably early age of 22, was the first pilot to fly MacRobert's Reply and did so with much distinction, courage and skill. He had proved himself an exemplary pilot, having flown 15 operational sorties. He took control of the bomber and joined Squadron XV in September 1941. Boggis flew many bombing raids over Europe in MacRobert's Reply, attacking Pilsen, Nuremberg, Cologne and, in a daylight raid on the port of Brest, destroying many German battleships. That sortie was particularly hazardous: casualties were high and the trip home was interrupted by much enemy gunfire. While flying over the Channel at almost sea level, Boggis heard his rear gunner shout that there were six aircraft on their tail. 'They were Halifaxes' Boggis later recalled with relief. 'They were a welcome sight. They opened up their formation in invitation and gratefully we climbed and were enfolded in their midst. We returned in grand style.' The manipulation of the Stirling bomber required much care. Their maximum bomb payload was 8,000lb so movement at take off and landing was, at best, cumbersome. They usually flew at 15,000ft which made them easy prey for enemy fire. For the Brest mission, his last with the squadron, Boggis was awarded the DFC for his bravery and skill: his flying under extremely dangerous conditions was highly commended. Boggis was transferred to a training squadron for the remainder of the war. A few months later, the original MacRobert's Reply had an accident with a Spitfire on take-off at Peterhead. The badge on the nose was preserved and transferred to another Stirling. That, in turn, was shot down over Denmark in May, 1942. But the tradition of naming a plane in the RAF MacRobert's Reply has lasted to the present day, with Bucaneers and Tornado aircraft carrying the name. After the war, Boggis took command of the squadron at Stradishall in 1947 and he retired from the RAF with the rank of squadron leader in 1967. Peter Boggis died on 2nd June 2010.
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BuccaneerThe Buccaneer. Designed for high-speed, deep penetration attacks at ultra low level, the Buccaneer has always been immensely popular with its aircrews. The design may be old, but the concept was brilliant, and the Buccaneer still retains a unique combination of range, war load and speed, unmatched by any other aircraft in RAF service. Pressed into service during the Gulf War, Buccaneers finally proved in the most spectacular manner what many had known for years - that the only suitable replacement aircraft for the Buccaneer is another Buccaneer.

Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 21st June
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21June1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. Salway of 141 Squadron, was Killed.

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