Swordfish in the Snow. Limited edition signed by veteran WWII & RNHF Pilots including Jock Moffat and Bruce Vibert
The Fairey Swordfish achieved legendary status in WWII and this evocative picture includes W5856 and LS326 in the snow with St Bartholomew's church (regarded as 'the Fleet Air Arm Church') at Yeovilton in the background.
This limited edition print (just 200) has the original signatures of two renowned WWII veterans and four pilots from the, sadly now defunct, Royal Navy Historic Flight. Both these aircraft reside in our Navy Wings hangar and with your ongoing support we hope to be flying them at public events for years to come.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of history that will look superb in any home.
Supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
Fairey Swordfish pilot – Lieutenant Commander Jock Moffat
Swordfish pilot Lt Cdr John ‘Jock’ Moffat was part of the attack that crippled the Bismarck on that fateful day in 1941.
Fairey Swordfish pilot - Lieutenant Commander Bruce Vibert DSC
The majority of Lt Cdr Vibert’s wartime career was spent in the cockpit of a Fairey Swordfish in the Battle of the Atlantic (where he sank U674) and on the Arctic convoys.
Commander Adrian Orchard OBE
Cdr Adrian Orchard was a Harrier Pilot, Deputy Commander of the British Harrier Force, CO at RNAS Culdrose and author of the bestselling ‘Joint Force Harrier’. He joined the Royal Navy Historic Flight as a Fairey Swordfish pilot.
Lieutenant Commander John Beattie
Lt Cdr John Beattie has flown myriad aircraft in his long flying career including Swordfish, Firefly and Sea Fury as a display pilot. John was CO of the Royal Navy Historic Flight and is still a very active flier on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft
Lieutenant Commander Mike Abbey
Lt Cdr Mike Abbey was originally a helicopter pilot in Lynx and Wessex and was later CO of the Royal Navy Historic Flight in which he flew the Fairey Swordfish.
Commander – Dave McKay
Commander Dave McKay was a Sea Harrier pilot and both a Naval Air Squadron Commander and CO of the Royal Navy Historic Flight.
Artist – Terrence Lee
Terrence Lee is a highly regarded artist who specialises in marine subjects and worked for a period at RNAS Yeovilton
Fairey Swordfish LS326 and W5856 are both members of the Navy Wings Heritage Flight and veterans of active service in WWII
Approx 59cm x 42cm
N.B. This item is supplied as a print. The image where it is depicted with a frame is for illustrative purposes only.