STRIKE AND RETURN (Secondary Market Copy)
by Robert Taylor
A CLASSIC ROBERT TAYLOR MASTERWORK LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATING THE INDOMITABLE AIRCREWS OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND
True to their squadron motto “Strike and Return”, Avro Lancasters from 460 Squadron RAAF return to RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire following a daylight raid over Germany in the late winter of 1944.
With the sun almost set, evening shadows lengthen on a magnificent winter landscape dusted with snow, as Lancaster J-Squared leads the mighty bombers as they descend in the fading light.
This Artist Proof was orignally issued with four signatories:
Squadron Leader PAT CARDEN DFC AE
Flight Lieutenant BOB KNIGHTS DSO DFC
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC AE
Flying Officer BILL NORTH
However, this hugely desirable copy of the Aircrew Edition Artist Proof, also has an additional 121 veteran signatures, making this a unique 125 signature copy of this highly regarded print.
The print comes with it’s original Certificate of Authenticity and full details on all the signatories and where they were collected. It is in extremely good condition, having been stored flat and out of sunlight since purchase.
Overall print size: 31 x 24 inches
Edition Size – 25