A STUNNING TRIBUTE TO THE ICONIC FIGHTER PILOTS OF WWI. Sopwith Camels of 209 Squadron RFC on an early morning patrol in April 1918. This artist proof copy is.
Hand signed by three iconic aviators including one of the pioneers of the aviation industry. Sir THOMAS'TOMMY' SOPWITH BE, Hon FRAeS. One of the true pioneers of aviation he taught himself to fly in 1910 and subsequently set a number of records. After setting up his own Flying School he began designing aircraft and formed the Sopwith Aviation Company, producing more than 18,000 WWI aircraft including the Sopwith Camel, which he designed.
He is inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. 1st Baron of Inchrye MC and Bar. Joining the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 he flew throughout WWI, becoming an Ace with 9 aerial victories, most of them in the Sopwith Camel, and he was awarded the Military Cross twice for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on many occasions. After retiring from the RAF in 1923 he became a politician and was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament, serving with the Air Ministry during WWII.
Joining the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916 as a fighter pilot he became a double Ace scoring 10 victories, all in the Sopwith Camel and was awarded one of the first ever permanent commissions in the newly formed Royal Air Force in 1919. He held many positions during WWII including Deputy Director of Bomber Operations and Director General of RAF Personnel and became Commanding Officer in Chief of Bomber Command. It is of great historical significance that these legendary aviators have signed the print, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to collect an important piece of Aviation History. It is of great historical significance that these legendary aviators have personally signed the print, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to collect an important piece of Aviation History. Matted & framed pieces are'flat packed' in substantial packaging.
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