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Flight Sergeant Ray Swift - Art prints and originals signed by Flight Sergeant Ray Swift

Ray Swift

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Flight Sergeant Ray Swift

Upon completing his training as a WOP/Air Gunner he was posted to 138 Sqn with whom he completed 46 Ops on Stirlings before transferring to Lancasters with 218 Sqn.

Items Signed by Flight Sergeant Ray Swift

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 no......RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith (B)
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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 no......

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Beaufighter Aircraft Aviation Art Prints by Robin Smith and Ivan Berryman.
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RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith (B)
Seastrike by Ivan Berryman

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Aircrew Signed Beaufighter Prints by Robin Smith and Geoff Lea.
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RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith (B)
Desert Prang by Geoff Lea. (D)

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Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith.
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Beaufighter Attack by Ivan Berryman.
RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith (B)

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Pilot Signed Banff Beaufighter Prints by Robin Smith and Keith Aspinall.
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RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith (B)
Trouble Brewing by Keith Aspinall. (B)

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Flight Sergeant Ray Swift

Squadrons for : Flight Sergeant Ray Swift
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flight Sergeant Ray Swift. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.138 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 20th September 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st April 1962.

For Freedom

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No.138 Sqn RAF

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No.218 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 24th April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 23rd August 1963
Gold Coast

In time

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No.218 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Flight Sergeant Ray Swift
A list of all aircraft associated with Flight Sergeant Ray Swift. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Lancaster




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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

Stirling




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Manufacturer : Short
Production Began : 1939
Number Built : 2381

Stirling

The Royal Air Force's first four engined monoplane Bomber, the Short Stirling first flew in May 1939 and entered front line service in August 1940 with no. 7 squadron. Due to its poor operational ceiling the aircraft sustained heavy losses and by mid 1942 the Stirling was beginning to be replaced by the Lancaster. Improved versions of the Short Stirling were built for Glider towing, paratroopers and heavy transport. also from 1943 many of the Stirling's were used for mine laying. A total of 2381 Stirling's were built for the Royal air Force and from this total 641 Stirling bombers were lost to enemy action. Crew 7 or 8: Speed: 260 mph (MK1) 275mph (MKIII) and 280mph (MKV)Service ceiling 17,000 feet Range: 2330 miles. (MK1) 2010 miles (MKIII) and 3,000 miles (MKV) Armament: two .303 Vickers machine guns. in nose turret, two .303 in browning machine guns in dorsal turret , Four .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret. Bomb Load 14,000 Lbs Engines: four 1150 Hp Bristol Hercules II (MK1) four 1650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI (MK111 and MKV)

See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
New victory claim added : Fw190 (Half shared victory.) claimed on 4th September 1943 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.302 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Sergeant F. S. Wilson : Squadrons updated (added No.83 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : R. M. Carrapiett : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Whitley Mk.V N1490 of No.78 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD734 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Hampden was abandoned after flying into a balloon cable over Birmingham. It's believed that the Hampden was set onto auto-pilot following the collision, and eventually crashed into the Irish sea.)
347th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-5907 : Squadrons updated (added 388th Bomb Group)
New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 5th September 1940 by Flight Lieutenant A. C. Rabagliati of No.46 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flying Officer Charles Parker :
Beaufighter Mk.Ic T3354 of No.68 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
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