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Aircrew Signed Beaufighter Prints by Robin Smith and Geoff Lea.- Aviation Art Prints .com
RS1B.  RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith. <p>The print depicts the three squadrons that comprised the first, and most successful Coastal Command strike wing, based at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire.  Using Beaufighters nicknamed <i>whispering death</i> due to their speed and armament and low noise, they worked together as a team, destroying enemy shipping with terrifying efficiency.  A Beaufighter from 143 Squadron would go in first using 20mm nose cannon and wing guns.  Secondly a Beaufighter from 236 Squadron would follow with eight 60lb or 25lb rockets - 25lb warheads were found to be more effective as they penetrated deeper into the hull, creating more damage.  These two initial attacks reduced the on-deck anti aircraft initiative.  You only have to look at some of the spectacular photos of convoys under attack, the ships can hardly be seen for water spray and explosions.  This mayhem allowed a 254 Squadron Beaufighter with its 21in torpedo to finish the job off.  The three squadrons operated together on three occasions during the war at North Coates, October 1942 - August 1944, February 1944 - May 1944 and September 1944 - October 1944.  <br><br><i>This painting was commissioned for a reunion of association members at the North Coates airfield in May 2001.  The signatures on this edition were added to the prints at the reunion.</i><b><p>Signed by :<br>Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC,<br>Alex Yates,<br>Bill Knight,<br>and<br>Ken Lilly.<p>Signed limited edition of 500 prints, signed by aircrew and artist.<p>  Image size 20 inches x 12.5 inches (51cm x 32cm)
DHM0265D. Desert Prang by Geoff Lea. <b><p>Signed by Flight Lieutenant Ray Harington. <p>Pilot Signature edition of 200 signed prints. <p>Image size 16 inches x 10 inches (41cm x 25cm)

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Aircrew Signed Beaufighter Prints by Robin Smith and Geoff Lea.

PCK1829. Aircrew Signed Beaufighter Prints by Robin Smith and Geoff Lea.

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RS1B. RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith.

The print depicts the three squadrons that comprised the first, and most successful Coastal Command strike wing, based at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. Using Beaufighters nicknamed whispering death due to their speed and armament and low noise, they worked together as a team, destroying enemy shipping with terrifying efficiency. A Beaufighter from 143 Squadron would go in first using 20mm nose cannon and wing guns. Secondly a Beaufighter from 236 Squadron would follow with eight 60lb or 25lb rockets - 25lb warheads were found to be more effective as they penetrated deeper into the hull, creating more damage. These two initial attacks reduced the on-deck anti aircraft initiative. You only have to look at some of the spectacular photos of convoys under attack, the ships can hardly be seen for water spray and explosions. This mayhem allowed a 254 Squadron Beaufighter with its 21in torpedo to finish the job off. The three squadrons operated together on three occasions during the war at North Coates, October 1942 - August 1944, February 1944 - May 1944 and September 1944 - October 1944.

This painting was commissioned for a reunion of association members at the North Coates airfield in May 2001. The signatures on this edition were added to the prints at the reunion.

Signed by :
Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC,
Alex Yates,
Bill Knight,
and
Ken Lilly.

Signed limited edition of 500 prints, signed by aircrew and artist.

Image size 20 inches x 12.5 inches (51cm x 32cm)


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DHM0265D. Desert Prang by Geoff Lea.

Signed by Flight Lieutenant Ray Harington.

Pilot Signature edition of 200 signed prints.

Image size 16 inches x 10 inches (41cm x 25cm)


Website Price: £ 110.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £155.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £45




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Signatures on this item
*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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Alex Yates
*Signature Value : £15 (matted)

No.236 Sqn Beaufighter pilot who flew with the North Coates strike wing.
Bill Knight
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Navigator on Beaufighters with No.143 Squadron, part of the North Coates strike wing.
Ken Lilly
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Flew on Beaufighters as a Navigator with No.236 Squadron as part of the North Coates strike wing.
Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Commanding Officer of No.236 Squadron. Flew Beaufighters with the North Coates Strike Wing.
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.
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Flight Lieutenant Ray Harington
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Ray joined the RAF in 1941, completing his training in South Africa. In January 1944 he was posted to 603 Squadron flying Beaufighters in North Africa. Here he teamed up with navigator, Warrant Officer A.E. ‘Bert’ Winwood, and from where they launched attacks across the Mediterranean into Crete, Greece and the Aegean Islands against shipping, harbour installations and enemy aircraft with much success. In December 1944 they were posted to 235 Squadron Coastal Command, part of the Banff Strike Wing, converting to Mosquitos. In April 1945 they were shot down following a strike in the Kattegat, but avoided capture and with the help of the Danish resistance made it home, where they continued to fly again from Banff.

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