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Billy Drake Signed Kittyhawk Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Ivan Berryman.- Aviation Art Prints .com
DHM0422B. Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders. <p> P40 Kittyhawks of No.3 Squadron RAAF based at Ta Qali Airfield, Malta. <b><p>Signed by Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased). <p>Drake signature edition of 200 prints from the signed limited edition of 2500 prints. <p> Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)
B0293. The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman. <p> Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942. <b><p>Signed by Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased). <p>Signed limited edition of 35 prints. <p> Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)

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Billy Drake Signed Kittyhawk Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Ivan Berryman.

PCK1272. Billy Drake Signed Kittyhawk Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Ivan Berryman.

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DHM0422B. Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders.

P40 Kittyhawks of No.3 Squadron RAAF based at Ta Qali Airfield, Malta.

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

Drake signature edition of 200 prints from the signed limited edition of 2500 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)


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B0293. The Jaws of Victory by Ivan Berryman.

Group Captain Billy Drake in Curtiss P.40 AL161 of 112 Sqn downing a Stuka during the North Africa Campaign in 1942.

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

Signed limited edition of 35 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)


Website Price: £ 120.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £170.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £50




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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 Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45 (matted)

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.
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.
NameInfo


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

Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45 (matted)

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.

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Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Roy Pengilley : Squadrons updated (added No.582 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
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