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Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

Billy Drake

Billy Drake
The signature of Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

28 / 8 / 2011Died : 28 / 8 / 2011

Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

Joined the R.A.F. in 1936. His first posting was to 1 squadron flying Furies then Hurricanes and first saw action over France in the Spring of 1940 and was awarded his first DFC by the end of the year. As a Squadron Leader he was sent to West Africa to command 128 Squadron. 1942 saw his commanding 112 squadron in North Africa, in July saw an immediate BAR to his DFC and in December an immediate DSO. Posted to Malta as Wing Commander he won a US DFC in 1943. Back in the UK he now was flying Typhoons in the lead up to D-Day. With Pete Brothers he was sent to the States to attend the US Staff School at Fort Leavenworth. After the war he continued in the R.A.F. serving in Japan, Malaya, Singapore, Switzerland and his final posting as Group Captain RAF Chivenor, Devon. Retired in July 1963. Going to Portugal where he ran a Bar and Restaurant and dealing in Real Estate. In his flying career he accounted for more than 24 enemy aircraft. Sadly, Billy Drake passed away on 28th August 2011.

Latest Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased) Signed Artwork Releases !
 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940.

Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman. (B)
 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Throughout those critical months in 1940, the RAF engaged opposing pilots of the Luftwaffe time and time again and this atmospheric new painting depicts one such frantic engagement as one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the war, Douglas Bader leads his unit into battle.

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.
 After taking part in the Battle of France early in 1940, 85 Squadron moved to Croydon on the 19th August, where, led by renowned squadron leader Peter Townsend DSO DFC, the squadron played a notable part in the Battle of Britain. Thirty Hurricane squadrons participated in the Battle of Britain compared to only eighteen Spitfire squadrons, claiming 80 percent of the RAF victories. Sir Sidney Camms innovative design ensured the Hurricane became a classic fighter. Hurricane Patrol portrays Squadron Leader Peter Townsend leading 85 Squadron on a high altitude sortie during the long hot summer of 1940.

Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (I)
 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)


Items Signed by Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

 Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942. ......
The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.
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Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942. ......

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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942. ......
The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942. ......

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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.
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Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......

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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......

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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940. ......

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 Sqn Ldr Billy Drake is shown in Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk1a ET790 claiming a Ju87 Stuka  on the 31st of October 1942.  Sqn Ldr Drake commanded  112 Squadron flying Kittyhawks at Gambut on 24th May 1942.  He claimed a probable Bf109 on 6th June, another p......
Tribute to Squadron Leader Billy Drake by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Sqn Ldr Billy Drake is shown in Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk1a ET790 claiming a Ju87 Stuka on the 31st of October 1942. Sqn Ldr Drake commanded 112 Squadron flying Kittyhawks at Gambut on 24th May 1942. He claimed a probable Bf109 on 6th June, another p......

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 Following a violent collision with a Bf.109 over northern France on 9th August 1941, Douglas Bader found himself trapped in the cockpit of his Spitfire, now missing its entire tail, as it plunged toward the ground.  Only by releasing one of his arti......
Last of the Luck by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Following a violent collision with a Bf.109 over northern France on 9th August 1941, Douglas Bader found himself trapped in the cockpit of his Spitfire, now missing its entire tail, as it plunged toward the ground. Only by releasing one of his arti......NOT
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 P40 Kittyhawks of No.3 Squadron RAAF based at Ta Qali Airfield, Malta. ......
Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)
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P40 Kittyhawks of No.3 Squadron RAAF based at Ta Qali Airfield, Malta. ......

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 The Hawker Hurricane powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine is shown in combat with Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane played a major role in the aerial victory along with its companion the Spitfire. ......
Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (H)
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The Hawker Hurricane powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine is shown in combat with Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane played a major role in the aerial victory along with its companion the Spitfire. ......

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 Depicting Spitfires of No.229 squadron as they pass over Malta in 1942, a tribute to the young pilots, regarded as the saviour of an Island. ......
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
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Depicting Spitfires of No.229 squadron as they pass over Malta in 1942, a tribute to the young pilots, regarded as the saviour of an Island. ......

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A solo Spitfire on patrol off the coast of Dover during the Battle of Britain.......
Fighting Lady by Graeme Lothian (B)
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A solo Spitfire on patrol off the coast of Dover during the Battle of Britain.......

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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea. ......
Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea. ......

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 After taking part in the Battle of France early in 1940, 85 Squadron moved to Croydon on the 19th August, where, led by renowned squadron leader Peter Townsend DSO DFC, the squadron played a notable part in the Battle of Britain. Thirty Hurricane sq......
Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (I)
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After taking part in the Battle of France early in 1940, 85 Squadron moved to Croydon on the 19th August, where, led by renowned squadron leader Peter Townsend DSO DFC, the squadron played a notable part in the Battle of Britain. Thirty Hurricane sq......

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 Two Hawker Furies of No.1 Sqm, based at Tangmere in 1937. ......
Cloud Dancers by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Two Hawker Furies of No.1 Sqm, based at Tangmere in 1937. ......

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 Two Hawker Furies of No.1 Sqm, based at Tangmere in 1937. ......
Cloud Dancers by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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Two Hawker Furies of No.1 Sqm, based at Tangmere in 1937. ......

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Two 85 squadron Hurricanes returning to base after a battle over the skies of southern England in the summer of 1940.......Return From Combat by Simon Smith.
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Two 85 squadron Hurricanes returning to base after a battle over the skies of southern England in the summer of 1940.......

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 The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England.  It wa......Those Valiant Few by Robert Taylor.
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The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England. It wa......NOT
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 The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England.  It wa......Those Valiant Few by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England. It wa......NOT
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 The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England.  It wa......Those Valiant Few by Robert Taylor. (B)
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The Battle of Britain commenced at the beginning of June 1940, and for the next two and a half gruelling months the young men of Royal Air Force Fighter Command, duelled with the cream of Goerings Luftwaffe over the skies of southern England. It wa......NOT
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942. ......
In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942. ......

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 A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXEs of 611 Squadron make their way home from a patrol during the summer of 1942. At this time 611 Squadron were based at Kenley and were the first squadron to receive the new Mk.IX putting it on equal terms, for the first time......
Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (J)
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A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXEs of 611 Squadron make their way home from a patrol during the summer of 1942. At this time 611 Squadron were based at Kenley and were the first squadron to receive the new Mk.IX putting it on equal terms, for the first time......

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 If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of som......
Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
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If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of som......

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 If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of som......
Height and Sun by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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 If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of som......
Height and Sun by Robert Taylor. (B)
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 Few people become a legend in their own lifetime. Douglas Bader was one such person. An exceptional pilot and leader, t the age of 21, as a young RAF officer, he had both legs amputated after he crashed his aircraft.  Through sheer guts and determin......Fleeting Moments by Philip West. (AP)
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Few people become a legend in their own lifetime. Douglas Bader was one such person. An exceptional pilot and leader, t the age of 21, as a young RAF officer, he had both legs amputated after he crashed his aircraft. Through sheer guts and determin......

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 Battle of Britain, July 1940.  Spitfires of 609 Squadron returning to their satellite station airfield at Warmwell to re-arm and re-fuel, following an intercept mission against enemy aircraft trying to disrupt shipping along the South Coast of Engla......
Spitfires Over the Needles by Philip West. (AP)
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Battle of Britain, July 1940. Spitfires of 609 Squadron returning to their satellite station airfield at Warmwell to re-arm and re-fuel, following an intercept mission against enemy aircraft trying to disrupt shipping along the South Coast of Engla......

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 As Britain holds itself ready for perhaps the greatest battle it has ever fought, a pair of Mk 1 Hurricanes of 213 Squadron set out from their base at Biggin Hill for an early morning patrol over the Channel, they could meet the enemy at any moment.......
Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
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As Britain holds itself ready for perhaps the greatest battle it has ever fought, a pair of Mk 1 Hurricanes of 213 Squadron set out from their base at Biggin Hill for an early morning patrol over the Channel, they could meet the enemy at any moment.......

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 As Britain holds itself ready for perhaps the greatest battle it has ever fought, a pair of Mk 1 Hurricanes of 213 Squadron set out from their base at Biggin Hill for an early morning patrol over the Channel, they could meet the enemy at any moment.......
Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (RM)
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As Britain holds itself ready for perhaps the greatest battle it has ever fought, a pair of Mk 1 Hurricanes of 213 Squadron set out from their base at Biggin Hill for an early morning patrol over the Channel, they could meet the enemy at any moment.......NOT
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 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt B......
The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories. He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt B......

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 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt B......
The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories. He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt B......

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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launche......
A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England. As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launche......

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Although key to the allied campaign in the Mediterranean, Malta was virtually undefended against air raids in the early part of the Second World War. Just four Gloster Sea Gladiators, packed in crates, were deposited on the island by HMS Glorious, th......
Angels of Malta - Faith, Hope and Charity by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Although key to the allied campaign in the Mediterranean, Malta was virtually undefended against air raids in the early part of the Second World War. Just four Gloster Sea Gladiators, packed in crates, were deposited on the island by HMS Glorious, th......NOT
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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.
Price : £110.00
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......

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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (AP)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......

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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (B)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......

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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (C)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......NOT
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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (RM)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......

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 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (RMB)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......NOT
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 Alone in the aerial defence of Malta in the early part of WW2, these three Gloster Gladiators, nicknamed Faith, Hope and Charity, saw such intense action against the invading Italian air force that the enemy's commanders were convinced that a mu......
Veterans of the Med by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Alone in the aerial defence of Malta in the early part of WW2, these three Gloster Gladiators, nicknamed Faith, Hope and Charity, saw such intense action against the invading Italian air force that the enemy's commanders were convinced that a mu......NOT
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 On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all.  The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance.  It was late in ......Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all. The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance. It was late in ......NOT
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 On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all.  The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance.  It was late in ......Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
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On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all. The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance. It was late in ......

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 On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all.  The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance.  It was late in ......Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (C)
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On August 12th, 1940 the Luftwaffe turned their full attention to the RAF's forward fighter bases and radar stations with the intent to obliterate them once and for all. The outcome of the Battle of Britain hung in the balance. It was late in ......NOT
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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor
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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......

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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor (AP)
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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......NOT
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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor. (B)
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Throughout the long hot summer of 1940 the destiny of the British Isles, indeed the future of Europe, lay in the hands of a small band of young RAF fighter pilots. Against them stood the vast aerial fleets of an all-powerful Luftwaffe, gloating and c......

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 The long balmy summer days of 1940 provided perfect flying weather for the vast armadas of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters wreaking havoc over the southern counties of England. As summer wore on the enemy stepped up their attacks on airfields, radar ......
Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor.
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The long balmy summer days of 1940 provided perfect flying weather for the vast armadas of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters wreaking havoc over the southern counties of England. As summer wore on the enemy stepped up their attacks on airfields, radar ......NOT
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 The long balmy summer days of 1940 provided perfect flying weather for the vast armadas of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters wreaking havoc over the southern counties of England. As summer wore on the enemy stepped up their attacks on airfields, radar ......
Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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The long balmy summer days of 1940 provided perfect flying weather for the vast armadas of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters wreaking havoc over the southern counties of England. As summer wore on the enemy stepped up their attacks on airfields, radar ......NOT
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 Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54.  In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8......Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54. In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8......NOT
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 Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54.  In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8......Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor. (B)
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Just after midday on 27 September 1940 one of the bitterest engagements of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over Kent when the Spitfires of 19 Squadron took on the Bf109s of JG54. In the huge dogfight that ensued, 19 Squadron claimed 8......

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 Sunday 15 September 1940 and Luftwaffe supremo Hermann Goering believed victory over the RAF was at hand. Today, he decreed, would be the day that his 'glorious' Luftwaffe would finally break the back of Fighter Command's stubborn resist......
The Greatest Day by Robert Taylor. (D)
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Sunday 15 September 1940 and Luftwaffe supremo Hermann Goering believed victory over the RAF was at hand. Today, he decreed, would be the day that his 'glorious' Luftwaffe would finally break the back of Fighter Command's stubborn resist......NOT
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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young.
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young. (Y)
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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 The P-40, legendary for its service with Chennaults Flying Tigers in China, was one of the RAFs principle fighters in the north African Desert war. A low-level dogfight between P-40 Kittyhawks of 112 Squadron is shown, as they tangle with the Luftwa......
Duel in the Desert by Nicolas Trudgian.
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The P-40, legendary for its service with Chennaults Flying Tigers in China, was one of the RAFs principle fighters in the north African Desert war. A low-level dogfight between P-40 Kittyhawks of 112 Squadron is shown, as they tangle with the Luftwa......

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 The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian.
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The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......

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 The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian (AP)
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The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......

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 The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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 The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian. (XX)
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 The air war fought in the skies above the inhospitable wastelands of the North African desert were among the most hotly contested of the war. The outcome of the bitter land war raging below largely depended upon who controlled the air space above, a......
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Pilot Officer John Bisley of 126 Squadron in combat with Me 109s from JG-53 during one of the intense aerial air battles over Valetta in April 1942. Between the summer of 1940 and the end of 1942, Malta became one of the most bombed places on earth.......
Malta - George Cross by Robert Taylor. (B)
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 Royal Navy carrier Illustrious in Grand Harbour, Malta. <br><br>One available only - this was a companion print to a larger print.......
HMS Illustrious by Robert Taylor.
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Royal Navy carrier Illustrious in Grand Harbour, Malta.

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 Royal Navy carrier Illustrious in Grand Harbour, Malta. ......
HMS Illustrious by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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Royal Navy carrier Illustrious in Grand Harbour, Malta. ......NOT
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Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)


Battle of Britain and D-Day Spitfire Print Pack.
Pack Price : £370.00
Saving : £290
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Spitfires - High Patrol by Philip West.
Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (J)
Against All Odds by Philip West.
High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Group Captain Billy Drake Signature Print Pack.
Pack Price : £460.00
Saving : £525
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Titles in this pack :

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor
Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (J)
Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Billy Drake Signed Fighter Aircraft Print Pack.
Pack Price : £300.00
Saving : £265
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Titles in this pack :

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)
The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.

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Billy Drake Signature Aviation Art Multipack.
Pack Price : £370.00
Saving : £470
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (F)
Fleeting Moments by Philip West. (AP)
Spitfires Over the Needles by Philip West. (AP)
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)

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Nicolas Trudgian Aviation Print Pack.
Pack Price : £500.00
Saving : £510
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Titles in this pack :

Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Duel in the Desert by Nicolas Trudgian.
Dragons of Colombert by Nicolas Trudgian
Hurricane Heroes by Nicolas Trudgian.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Battle of Britain Hurricane Signature Pack.
Pack Price : £420.00
Saving : £380
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Titles in this pack :

Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (H)
Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (E)
Holding the Line - The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian.
Front Line Hurricanes by Robert Taylor.

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Battle of Britain Signature Print Pack.
Pack Price : £360.00
Saving : £599
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

At the Setting of the Sun by Simon Atack.
Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (H)
In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (F)
Fighter General by Graeme Lothian.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Aviation Print Pack.
Pack Price : £270.00
Saving : £230
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Titles in this pack :

The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.
Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian.
Duel in the Desert by Nicolas Trudgian.
Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)

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54 Sqn Battle of Britain Aviation Art Pack.
Pack Price : £500.00
Saving : £295
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Titles in this pack :

A Quick Despatch by Ivan Berryman.
Victory Above Dover by Ivan Berryman.
Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

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Pack 545. Pack of two Hurricane fighter prints by Robert Taylor and Graeme Lothian.
Pack Price : £320.00
Saving : £305
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor
Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian (AP)
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Two RAF Fighter Prints with Signature of Billy Drake, by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £320.00
Saving : £270
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Titles in this pack :

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor
Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (J)
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Pilot Signed WW2 Aviation Prints.
Pack Price : £170.00
Saving : £230
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Titles in this pack :

Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Fear Nothing by Anthony Saunders.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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WW2 Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Aviation Prints.
Pack Price : £300.00
Saving : £485
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson.
Return From Combat by Simon Smith.
Moonlight Hunter by Gerald Coulson.
High Patrol by Ivan Berryman.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Aviation Art Prints.
Pack Price : £580.00
Saving : £529
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Titles in this pack :

Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Spitfire Prints.
Pack Price : £680.00
Saving : £429
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Titles in this pack :

Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Hawker Hurricane Aviation Art.
Pack Price : £350.00
Saving : £225
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Titles in this pack :

Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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RAF Hurricane Pilot Signed Prints.
Pack Price : £220.00
Saving : £220
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Titles in this pack :

Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
Moonlight Hunter by Gerald Coulson.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Aviation Art Prints.
Pack Price : £240.00
Saving : £320
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Guardian Angel by Gerald Coulson. (AP)
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Aviation Art of Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £260.00
Saving : £245
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Titles in this pack :

Eagle Force by Robert Taylor.
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
Pack Price : £250.00
Saving : £310
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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Wing Commander Bob Foster Signed Aviation Prints.
Pack Price : £695.00
Saving : £310
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor. (B)
Spitfire F Mk21 by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Pack 431. Pack of two RAF 85 Squadron Battle of Britain Hurricane prints by Simon Smith and Robert Taylor.
Pack Price : £250.00
Saving : £190
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Return From Combat by Simon Smith.
Fury of Assault by Robert Taylor.

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Pack 546. Pack of two RAF Hurricane prints by Robert Taylor and Simon Smith.
Pack Price : £190.00
Saving : £135
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Titles in this pack :

Uneven Odds by Robert Taylor
Return From Combat by Simon Smith.

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Spitfire Art Prints by Philip West and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £95
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Spitfires - High Patrol by Philip West.
Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (J)

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Billy Drake Signed Kittyhawk Aircraft Art Prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £185.00
Saving : £155
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Desert Sharks and Eagles by Nicolas Trudgian.
Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)

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Two Billy Drake Signed RAF Fighter Prints by Robert Taylor and Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £205.00
Saving : £190
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)

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Billy Drake Signed Kittyhawk Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £120.00
Saving : £50
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Titles in this pack :

Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)
The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.

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Two Billy Drake Signature Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Philip West.
Pack Price : £230.00
Saving : £180
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Titles in this pack :

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (F)
Fleeting Moments by Philip West. (AP)

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Pilot Signed (Billy Drake) Spitfire Prints by Philip West and Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £230.00
Saving : £200
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Titles in this pack :

Spitfires Over the Needles by Philip West. (AP)
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)

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Nicolas Trudgian Desert War Aviation Prints.
Pack Price : £300.00
Saving : £110
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Duel in the Desert by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian Kittyhawk Prints.
Pack : SOLD OUT
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Desert Prang by Geoff Lea (AP)
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Hurricane / P40 Kittyhawk Print Pack.
Pack Price : £125.00
Saving : £125
With signature of Billy Drake. ......

Titles in this pack :

The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.

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Pilot Signed Spitfire Aircraft Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £275.00
Saving : £190
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

The Battle for Britain by Robert Taylor.
In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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Pilot Signed Spitfire Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £165.00
Saving : £150
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Merlin Chorus by Anthony Saunders.

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Signed WW2 RAF Fighter Prints by Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £145.00
Saving : £120
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (I)

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Spitfire Pilot Signature Prints by Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £165.00
Saving : £155
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
High Summer by Anthony Saunders.

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Hurricane / Spitfire Fighter Prints by Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £165.00
Saving : £125
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)
Salute the Few by Anthony Saunders. (APB)

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Spitfire Pilot Signature Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £275
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Head on Attack by Robert Taylor
Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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Signed WW2 Spitfire Fighter Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robert Taylor.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £230
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Angels Three Zero by Robert Taylor
Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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Pilot Signature P-40 Kittyhawk Prints by Anthony Saunders and Nicolas Trudgian.
Pack Price : £100.00
Saving : £70
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. (B)
Duel in the Desert by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Battle of Britain Fighter Aircraft Prints by Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £135.00
Saving : £145
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

A Nation Alone by Ivan Berryman.
Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Hurricane Aircraft Prints by Robert Taylor and Graeme Lothian.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £205
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian. (C)

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Pilot Signed WW2 Hawker Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £135
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
Can Openers by David Pentland. (D)

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Signed Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and Simon Smith.
Pack Price : £220.00
Saving : £140
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Fastest Victory by Robert Taylor
Return From Combat by Simon Smith.

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Dornier Do17 German Aviation Printrs by Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £115.00
Saving : £165
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Revenge of the Raider by Ivan Berryman.
The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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No.54 Sqn Aircraft Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £365.00
Saving : £165
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
Victory Above Dover by Ivan Berryman.

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No.54 Sqn Battle of Britain Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robert Taylor.
Pack Price : £300.00
Saving : £145
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
A Quick Despatch by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £375.00
Saving : £155
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Hornchurch Scramble by Robert Taylor. (B)
A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

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242 Squadron Hurricane Aviation Art by Richard Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £190.00
Saving : £175
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

High Patrol by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.

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No.242 Sqn Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Richard Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £210.00
Saving : £145
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.
High Patrol by Ivan Berryman. (E)

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Battle of Britain Aviation Prints by Richard Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £175.00
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Titles in this pack :

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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Battle of Britain Hurricane Aviation Art by Richard Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £145.00
Saving : £210
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Titles in this pack :

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (E)

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Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £300.00
Saving : £140
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

The Battle for Britain by Robert Taylor.
A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (APB)

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Battle of Britain Aviation Art Prints by Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £205.00
Saving : £80
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

A Quick Despatch by Ivan Berryman.
A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (APB)

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Malta Spitfires Aviation Prints by Stan Stokes and Anthony Saunders.
Pack Price : £175.00
Saving : £115
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Stung by the Wasp by Stan Stokes. (C)
Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (C)

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Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

Squadrons for : Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.1 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 13th May 1912

In Omnibus Princeps - First in all things

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On 13 May 1912, with the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps, No. 1 Company of the Air Battalion was redesignated No. 1 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. No. 1 Squadron was one of the original three Royal Flying Corps squadrons. Maitland continued as the new squadron's Officer Commanding and he was promoted to major several days after the establishment of the squadron. It retained the airships Beta and Gamma, adding Delta and Eta, as well as kites and a few spherical balloons. However, in October 1913 a sudden decision was made to transfer all the airships to the Naval Wing of the RFC (which became the Royal Naval Air Service by Admiralty dictat, not Cabinet decision, on 1 July 1914). While retaining kites 1 Squadron was reorganised as an 'aircraft park' for the British Expeditionary Force. On 1 May 1914, Major Charles Longcroft was appointed as the new squadron commander. Apart from a few weeks as a supernumerary in August and September 1914, Longcroft continued as the squadron commander until January 1915. The squadron returned to the UK from France in March 1919, being formally disbanded on 20 January 1920. On the next day it reformed at Risalpur in the North West Frontier of India (now part of Pakistan), flying the Sopwith Snipe. and from January 1920. It moved to Hinaidi near Baghdad in Iraq in May 1921, to carry out policing duties, retaining its Snipes, although it also received one Bristol Jupiter engined Nieuport Nighthawk for evaluation. It remained in Iraq, carrying out strafing and bombing against hostile tribal forces until November 1926 when it was disbanded. In early 1927 it was reformed at Tangmere, Sussex as a Home Defence Fighter Squadron, equipped with the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin. After receiving the Hawker Fury Mk.1 in February 1932, the squadron gained a reputation for aerobatics, giving displays throughout the United Kingdom and at the Zurich International Air Meeting in July 1937, where its display impressed but it was clear that it was outclassed by the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Dornier Do 17 also displayed at Zurich. The squadron re-equipped with the Hurricane Mk.I in October 1938 By the outbreak of the Second World War the Squadron had worked up sufficiently to deploy to France as part of 67 Wing of the Advanced Air Striking Force. In October it flew over enemy territory for the first time and on the 30th of that month claimed its first victory, a Dornier DO17. Further occasional combat took place and the successes mounted. However, the situation developed significantly in April 1940, and 10th May was the date on which No 1(Fighter) Squadron became fully operation in every sense of the word. Fighting was intense and a week later the Squadron was bombed out of its base at Berry-au-Bac; then began a series of retreats ending finally in a return to the UK. The Squadron was back at Tangmere by 23rd June and operational the following month. In August it marked its entry into the Battle of Britain by destroying 2 Messerschmitt BF110s; there was no let up in the fighting until 9th September when the Squadron moved North to Wittering for a rest. It returned South for the New Year when it engaged in fighter sweeps and carried out bomber escort duties. In February, it started Rhubarb and night flying; during the month the first of its Hurricane 11As arrived. This heralded a period of change for the Squadron whose strength now included both Czechs and Poles; the emphasis increasingly focused on night flying. In July the Squadron returned to Tangmere and, having achieved night operational status, this became its main task. The Squadron continued to conduct night intruder patrol until re-equipping with Hawker Typhoons in July 1942;it then moved North to Acklington where it reverted to daytime operations. The Unit exchanged its Typhoons for Spitfire X1s in April 1944 and with these continued its bombing raids. In June the Squadron began anti-V patrols (Divers) and this became its exclusive occupation, eventually tallying 39 hits. In the autumn it reverted to carrying out bomber escorts; to extend its range it sued the airfield at Haldegham on the Continent as an advanced landing ground. In May 1945 it converted to Spitfire F21s but these were only used operationally to cover the Channel Island landings. In 1946 the Squadron returned to Tangmere and took delivery of its first jet aircraft, Gloster Meteors. These aircraft were followed by Hawker Hunter F5s, which were flown from Cyprus during 1956 Suez crisis. In June 1958 No 1(Fighter) Squadron was disbanded but was reformed almost immediately on 1st July, to fly Hunter F6s from Stradishall, by renumbering No 2683 Squadron. It then moved to Waterbeach from where, flying Hunter FGA9s, it operated in the ground attack role as part of 38 Group. The Squadron continued in this role for the next 8 years, operating out of Waterbeach and then West Raynham. July 1969 heralded a move to Wittering to commence conversion to the Harrier and become the first operational squadron in the world to fly this unique vertical/short take off and landing aircraft. Since this time No 1(Fighter) Squadron has served in many parts of the globe, including Belize and most notably, the South Atlantic during the Falklands War in 1982, where it undertook the air defence role in Ascension Island before deploying for aircraft carrier based operations over the Falkland Islands equipped with Sidewinder air to air missile. Aircraft flew for 9 hours, direct to Ascension Island which set a new distance/duration record for the Harrier. Some aircraft then flew direct to the South Atlantic, where they operated from HMS HERMES. During this conflict, over 130 sorties were flown against heavily defended targets on the Islands; 3 aircraft were shot down by enemy fire. All 3 pilots ejected successfully, although one, who sustained shoulder injuries, was captured and became the only prisoner of war; he was later repatriated to the UK. The Squadron moved to RAF Stanley in the Falkland Islands at the end of hostilities and took on air defence duties until the latter part of the year when it returned to Wittering.

No.128 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st February 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st March 1946

Fulminis instar - Like a thunderbolt

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Known Victory Claims - Billy Drake

DATE

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LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

10/05/1940Flying Officer Billy DrakeNo.1 Sqn RAFHe111Verdun

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