BATTLE OF BRITAIN VC

BATTLE OF BRITAIN VC
Original lithograph by Robert Taylor
Published by The Military Gallery, Bath, 1984

Signed in pencil by the artist, Robert Taylor and Flt Sgt Air Gunner Eric L. Kightly, who flew with James Nicolson, VC DFC on his last fateful mission.

Taylor depicts James Nicolson winning his Victoria Cross on 16 August 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain.

Nicolson was the only WWII pilot of the Battle of Britain, and in fact the entire RAF Fighter Command, to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

In 1945 Nicolson was with 355 Sqaudron flying RAF Liberators against the Japanese in Burma. On May 6th whilst returning from a bombing raid in Rangoon and with both engines on fire, Nicolson was forced to ditch in the Bay of Bengal. Eric Kightley and co-pilot Mick Pullen were the only two to survive the crash.

Image size: 52 x 39cm
Mounted size: 72 x 58cm

Price incl. VAT: £375.00
Price excl. VAT: £312.50
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