Preparing T Tommy

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Preparing T Tommy  Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on antique buff paper with colour highlights, depicts 617 ground crew as they prepare Lancaster AJ-T for Operation Chastise on the afternoon of Sunday 16 May 1943. Originally the reserve aircraft, AJ-T was flown to the Sorpe Dam by Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy and his crew after their aircraft AJ-Q developed a coolant leak moments before take-off. Bomb Aimer George ‘Johnny’ Johnson successfully released their bomb, spot on target, at 00.46 hrs in the morning, 17 May 1943.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Limited Edition and Book Portfolio

Comprising a mint First Edition copy of ‘THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER’ including the original signatures of FOUR Dambusters. Each book is individually hand-numbered and accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Preparing T-Tommy signed by the artist Richard Taylor:


George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM

Includes a special bookplate signed by:
Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner on AJ-N)
Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer on AJ-N)
Ken Lucas (Dambusters Ground Crew for 617 Sqn).

Each set comprises a First Edition copy of ‘THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER’ individually signed by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, complete with a bookplate personally signed by the last surviving Canadian Dambuster Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner on AJ-N) along with Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer on AJ-N) who both actually breached the Eder Dam, and Ken Lucas (Dambusters Ground Crew for 617 Sqn). Each book is individually hand-numbered and accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Preparing T-Tommy signed by the artist Richard Taylor.

Preparing T Tommy  Richard Taylor

For the first time, ‘Johnny’ Johnson – Britain’s last surviving Dambuster and one of the very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time – relives the fateful night of 16 / 17 May 1943. He recalls with unique wit and insight the difficult training conducted in secrecy, the race against time to release the bombs, and the sheer strength and bravery shown by a small unit faced with great adversity and uncertainity. Embodying a whole squadron, and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come, 'Johnny’s' story is like no other.

 

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 21" x 12 1/2 " (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free - archival paper. Book Size 9 1/2" x 6 3/8"

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Limted Edition and Book Portfolio
UK £135.00
Edition Size -

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