.The Primary Edition is signed by a Royal Navy Phantom pilot.
Artist Proof and Remarque editions are signed by an additional
pilot and a Senior Observer.
Further details of the print signatories can be found below.
Primary Edition is signed by the artist and:
Cdr David Braithwaite MBE MRAes MCIM (Pilot) started flying
in 1964. He was with Front Line Sea Vixens from 1966 in 890,
892, 893, 899 Squadrons, before flying F4 Phantoms from 1971
to 1984 off Ark Royal and for 2 tours with the USN as a Warfare
Instructor and Operational Test Director.
became Top Gun Qualified in 1972 and flew 6 types of F4 and
2 types F14 jets. David continued as the Senior Pilot on 809,
800 and 801 Squadrons Sea Harrier, having completed Weapons
Evaluation on IFTU at Yeovilton.
and Aviation Staff trained and MOD Warrior in 1985. He has
accrued over 1000 hrs in three operational types with in excess
of 1400 fixed wing day and night deck landings. - and survived!
Artist Proof and Remarque editions are also signed by:
Neville Featherstone RN (Pilot) did National Service in the
Royal Navy, ending up as a Sub Lieutenant aboard a minesweeper.
then read Law at London University for a year at the end of
which his tutors advised that they saw little future for him
as a lawyer – a blessing in disguise, as he rejoined
the Navy and trained as a fixed wing pilot. He did two front-line
tours east of Suez flying Sea Vixens from the carrier HMS
Centaur. On return to the UK he qualified as a Flying Instructor
(QFI) and spent two years at RNAS Brawdy in Wales teaching
‘pipe-line’ pilots to fly the swept wing Hunter.
the end of this appointment he was invited to go to the US
Naval Air Station Miramar at San Diego, California to fly
the F4 Phantom. This was at a time when the USN was suffering
heavy losses in Vietnam and was fully stretched to train sufficient
replacements. More importantly it provided invaluable experience
on the Phantom which had been ordered by the Royal Navy as
a replacement for the Sea Vixen.
1968 when the first RN Phantoms arrived at RNAS Yeovilton
he joined 700P, the Intensive Flying Trials Unit. This metamorphosed
into 767 Squadron where as QFI and Senior Pilot he was responsible
for training naval crews for the front-line 892 Squadron and
RAF crews for the first Squadron to re-equip with the Phantom.
During these happy times he was the Navy’s aerobatic
display pilot in that most exciting of aircraft, the Phantom.
Subsequently he flew the Hawker Siddeley 125 in the joint
service VIP squadron at Northolt. He commanded 750 Naval Air
Squadron at RNAS Culdrose and, after completing the Canadian
Staff Course, carried out staff jobs in MOD and SHAPE Belgium,
before retiring as a Commander in 1987.
Peter Rickard RN (Senior Observer) joined the Royal Navy in
1956 and after general naval training qualified as an Observer.
In his flying career he served world-wide in four front-line
and two second-line Naval Air Squadrons in Sea Venom, Sea
Vixen, Buccaneer and Phantom aircraft.
as an Electronic Warfare specialist, after his first two front-line
appointments he was appointed to 700Z Flight which was charged
with bringing into service the new Buccaneer SMk1 and then
served ashore and afloat in the first front-line squadron
to operate the aircraft.
was later the Senior Observer of 767 Naval Air Squadron flying
the Phantom F4K, the squadron responsible for the training
and conversion of all Royal Navy and Royal Air Force aircrew
to the fighter variant of the Phantom.
general service he served in two appointments as the Executive
Officer to the Captains 2nd and 8th Frigate Squadrons. In
1981 he took command of the frigate HMS PENELOPE and was part
of the Task Force in Operation Corporate, the Falklands War
of 1982. Staff qualified at the Royal Naval College Greenwich;
his other appointments were as the Naval Aviation Officer
at the Joint Warfare Establishment Old Sarum, as an Instructor
at the Naval Observer School, and on the Staff of the NATO
Commander in Chief Channel and the National Commander in Chief
Fleet at Northwood.
posts held were at the Ministry of Defence London in the Directorate
of Naval Plans and with the Flag Officer Naval Air Command.
He retired in 1988.
numbered certificate of authenticity included.
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