By Day By Night

Michael Rondot

 

 

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By Day By Night Michael Rondot

A famous World War Two Pathfinder unit, No.7 Squadron flew Stirling bombers before converting to Lancasters to spearhead the RAF Bomber Command night offensive in 1942. Post-war, the squadron flew Lincolns, Valiants and Canberra's before receiving Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters in 1982. Since then it has been constantly at the forefront of support operations in The Falklands, Northern Ireland, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Sierra Leone, and was deeply involved in the 1991 Gulf War, proudly continuing its "pathfinder" origins.

This beautiful and powerful portrayal of No.7 Squadron's heavily armed and highly modified Boeing CH-47 Chinooks in action provides a rare glimpse into the dark world of Special Forces helicopter operations. By Day, By Night portrays a pair of Boeing CH-47 Chinook, taking off in typical desert conditions faced by the squadron's crews during recent Special Forces operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Flying often at night, far behind enemy lines and in extreme weather conditions, No.7 Squadron's crews are frequently called upon to test the limits of their aircraft's performance envelope. Little is known about these operations and much of their flying is shrouded in the secrecy surrounding Special Forces, but the numerous honours and awards for gallantry which are quietly gazetted from time to time give some clues about the dangerous nature of No.7 Squadron's duties.

The Artist Proofs and Remarques from this edition are signed by one of the RAF’s most senior Commanders and by some of the most distinguished and decorated aircrew currently serving in the RAF.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Artist Proofs and Remarque editions are signed by the artist Michael Rondot and additionally signed by the following.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge KCB CBE ADC

Group Captain John Burr DFC

Group Captain Simon Falla DSO

Group Captain Sean Reynolds OBE DFC

Wing Commander Dom Toriati MBE

Plus additionally signed by former and current serving members of
No 7 Squadron.

Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 27"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

PRINT PRICES

Publisher Proof Edition
UK £165.00 Edition Size - 50

Remarque Edition
UK £260.00 Edition Size - 50

 

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