A WELCOME SIGHT
by Richard Taylor
A peaceful corner of eastern England is temporarily awakened from its summer slumbers by the thunder of Merlin engines, the familiar roar announcing the safe return of a squadron of Lancasters from their latest operation. With wheels already down, the pilots throttle back the huge engines as the heavies make their final approach to the airfield nearby. Below them, quiet will soon return to the countryside and on base, after debrief, the weary bomber crews will take a well-earned rest. They don’t expect it to last long; they could be flying again tonight.
Overall print size: 21” wide x 18” high
The mighty four-engined Avro Lancaster was the most famous and successful night bomber of World War II. Flown by the RAF, RCAF and RAAF the much-loved Lancaster formed the backbone of Bomber Command.
Each print in every edition of A WELCOME SIGHT is signed by two highly respected and decorated aircrew veterans who flew Lancasters with RAF Bomber Command’s legendary Pathfinder Force:
Wing Commander JIM WRIGHT DFC
A Navigator with 97 Sqn Pathfinder Force he completed 38 Operations.
Warrant Officer JACK WATSON DFM
A Flight Engineer with 156 Sqn Pathfinders flying a total of 78 Operations.