COMING HOME TO KIRKBY
by Richard Taylor
The Avro Lancaster formed the backbone of RAF Bomber Command and was considered by many as the best bomber aircraft of WWII. 630 Squadron formed at East Kirkby in November 1943 as part of Bomber Command’s strategic bombing campaign. Equipped with Lancasters, they often flew together with 57 Squadron from their shared Lincolnshire base to take part in many major bombing raids including those on Berlin and Hitler’s alpine home at Berchtesgaden.
Overall print size: 20 1/2 ” wide x 15 3/4” high
This superb new piece from Richard is yet another example of why he is regarded as one of the best pencil artists in the industry. Completed in his trademark technique with a mixture of graphite with colour highlights on antique buff paper, this stunning collectors piece depicts Lancasters of 630 and 57 Squadron’s making a safe return to RAF East Kirkby after another gruelling mission to Germany in 1944.