MALTA – GEORGE CROSS – Artist’s Proof (Secondary Market Copy)
by Robert Taylor
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Malta
Pilot Officer John Bisley of 126 Squadron in combat with Me 109s from JG-53 during one of the intense aerial air battles over Valetta in April 1942. Between the summer of 1940 and the end of 1942, Malta became one of the most bombed places on earth. The RAF’s desperate fight to retain control of the diminutive Mediterranean island, and the defiant courage of the people of Malta, is one of the epic stories of World War Two.
Overall Print Size 33″ x 24″
Flight Lieutenant Ken Evens DFC
Flight Lieutenant Ian Maclennan DFM
Flight Lieutenant Colin Parkinson DFC
Flight Lieutenant Jack Rae DFC*
Squadron Leader Arthur Roscoe DFC
Flight Lieutenant Allan Scott DFM
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC, AFC
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Issued with Companion print: ‘HMS Illustrious’ signed by three additional pilots.
Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC*
Commander Mike Crosley DSC* Royal Navy
Lieutenant Commander Peter Twiss OBE DSC Royal Navy
This unique copy is available unframed, and comes with the details of the signing events that signatures were obtained at.
This secondary market print and companion print, have their original Certificates of Authenticity. Both prints are in extremely good condition, having been stored flat and out of sunlight since purchase.