Escort for the Straggler by Robert Taylor

Escort for the Straggler by Robert Taylor

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In April 1945 the RAF attacked the "Eagles Nest" Hitler's mountain top castle in Berchtesgaden, nearly a final gesture in the European Air War. The raid was made by over 300 Lancaster's the mainstay of Bomber Command six years of air combat in Europe.

The print depicts the heavily damaged Lancaster UL-M2, which is joined in the early morning sunlight by escorting Spitfires of 504 squadron. The Spitfires surround and protect the damaged and struggling Lancaster. The Lancaster UL-M2 completed 140 operational missions more than any other Lancaster. 

The RAF edition is signed by Jim Bell, Sir Hugh Dundas, Laddie Lucas, Bill Reid, Ernest Rodley and Norman Scrivener. The comes with a companion print "Winters Welcome" signed by Hamish Mahaddie and J.B Tait. 

The RCAF edition signed by Bill Reid, Johnnie Johnson, Norman Scrivener and Ernest Rodley. The print comes with a companion print "Maple Leaf Halifax" signed by Jack Dundas, Chester Hull, W. Pierce, Stephen Puskas and John Turnbull.

The RAAF edition is signed by Bill Read, Bob Compton, W.R. Cundy, Al Deer, Arthur Doubleday and Rollo Kingsford-Smith. The print comes with a companion "Mosquito Mission" signed by R.B. Cowper and Flight Lieutenant Davies.


Editions Available:

  • Artist Proof with companion print, RAF, RCAF.
  • Limited Edition with companion print RCAF, RAAF.

Print Size, 33 x 25", companion 18" x 14"

Also available an RAF Folio Victoria Cross edition Artist Proof with companion print Winters Welcome and the Victoria Cross Edition matted print with the signatures of Leonard Trent, Norman Jackson and Leonard Cheshire. It also has a pair of RAF Wings and a miniature Victoria Cross. The main print has a small dent in the upper right cream border.

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