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Gerald Coulson Moonlight Limited Edition signed by WW2
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Gerald Coulson Moonlight Limited Edition signed by WW2 Special Duties Lysander Pilot Flt. Lt. Peter Arkell RAF. This print is from the Limited Edition number 35 350 published in 2006 and is supplied with the original Certificate of Authenticity. The print is signed by the artist, Gerald Coulson, and Special Duties Lysander pilot: Flight Lieutenant Peter Arkell. For his first tour Peter Arkell flew Mustangs and Spitfires with 26 Squadron on intruder and low level photographic sorties over France, before joining 161 Squadron as Tempsford in 1944, flying Lysanders into occupied Europe mainly supporting SOE operations. He then accompanied the Lysanders to Burma where he flew 35 successful but hazardous missions supplying Force 136 behind the Japanese lines. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1997 for his work as chairman of the Anglo American community relations committee at RAF Fairford. Peter Arkell passed away on 27th August 2010. The print measures approximately 18.75 inches x 16 inches and has been stored flat, out of the light and is in very good condition. Print historical detail: Flying secret agents in and out of occupied France, transporting arms and radio equipment to the Resistance, and collecting downed airmen from behind enemy lines were all among the most hazardous flying operations of World War II. These cloak and dagger sorties, always conducted at night by the light of the moon, required a cool head and inordinate flying and navigational skills a duty performed courageously by the pilots of RAF Special Duty Squadrons. The aircraft most suited to these difficult tasks was the rugged Westland Lysander the aircraft Gerald Coulson has chosen to portray in his tribute to the pilots of the Special Duties Squadrons. With the moon at its fullest phase, a Lysander from 161 Squadron is en route to France, flying literally into the unknown. All autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.
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Gerald Coulson Moonlight Limited Edition signed by WW2

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Feb 24, 2021
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0068: Gerald Coulson Moonlight Limited Edition signed by WW2

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Gerald Coulson Moonlight Limited Edition signed by WW2 Special Duties Lysander Pilot Flt. Lt. Peter Arkell RAF. This print is from the Limited Edition number 35 350 published in 2006 and is supplied with the original Certificate of Authenticity. The print is signed by the artist, Gerald Coulson, and Special Duties Lysander pilot: Flight Lieutenant Peter Arkell. For his first tour Peter Arkell flew Mustangs and Spitfires with 26 Squadron on intruder and low level photographic sorties over France, before joining 161 Squadron as Tempsford in 1944, flying Lysanders into occupied Europe mainly supporting SOE operations. He then accompanied the Lysanders to Burma where he flew 35 successful but hazardous missions supplying Force 136 behind the Japanese lines. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1997 for his work as chairman of the Anglo American community relations committee at RAF Fairford. Peter Arkell passed away on 27th August 2010. The print measures approximately 18.75 inches x 16 inches and has been stored flat, out of the light and is in very good condition. Print historical detail: Flying secret agents in and out of occupied France, transporting arms and radio equipment to the Resistance, and collecting downed airmen from behind enemy lines were all among the most hazardous flying operations of World War II. These cloak and dagger sorties, always conducted at night by the light of the moon, required a cool head and inordinate flying and navigational skills a duty performed courageously by the pilots of RAF Special Duty Squadrons. The aircraft most suited to these difficult tasks was the rugged Westland Lysander the aircraft Gerald Coulson has chosen to portray in his tribute to the pilots of the Special Duties Squadrons. With the moon at its fullest phase, a Lysander from 161 Squadron is en route to France, flying literally into the unknown. All autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.

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