TROPICAL DUTIES – A SALUTE TO THE SHORT SUNDERLAND (Remarque)
by Richard Taylor
Tough and reliable, the Sunderland would prove that it could turn its hand to almost any role that was asked of it. With a range approaching 3,000 miles it was ideal for the long-range maritime reconnaissance patrols it would need to cover the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, especially following Japan’s callous entry into the war and the fall of Singapore. Sunderlands would play a vital role in protecting the convoys to India and supplying isolated bases across the Indian Ocean.
Overall Print Size: 34⅛ x 22⅝ inches
Richard Taylor has once again completed a magnificent painting as a tribute to the outstanding Sunderland and the men who flew it in the Far East. As the sun beats down on tropical island anchorage a Mk III Sunderland from 230 Squadron unloads essential supplies at a forward base on an archipelago deep in the Indian Ocean. A second aircraft, breaking a patrol, prepares to land.
THREE of the last surviving veterans who flew and fought against the Japanese in Sunderland’s with 230 Squadron have signed each print of Tropical Duties, their signatures adding a truly historic link to the many unsung heroes of World War II.
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM HALLISEY
Flight Lieutenant GRAHAM STEVENS
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘EDDIE’ BARDGETT
Edition Size – 25
This remarqued copy has an exquisite original pencil drawing in the bottom print border. Richard’s remarques are well known for their stunning quality and we are pleased to be able to offer this pristine copy for sale.