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Cheshire’s Gift
  • Cheshire’s Gift
  • Cheshire’s Gift
  • Cheshire’s Gift
  • Cheshire’s Gift

Cheshire’s Gift

£2,400.00Price

Leonard Cheshire VC, OM, DSO**, DFC, Baron Cheshire of Woodhall, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroic service during World War 2, becoming one of the youngest commanding officers in the RAF. Cheshire led the 617 Squadron, the Dambusters, for eight months.

 

On 25th June 1944, Wing Commander Cheshire navigated his RAF Mk 3 Mustang above the German V1 storage and launch site at Siracourt in Northern France, marking the site for the accurate delivery of the 12,000 lbs Tallboys payload of 17 Avro Lancasters from 617 Squadron before returning home to RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

  • Cheshire’s Gift’

    Oil on Extr-fine Linen

    2018

    Unframed

    115 x 51 cm (Image area)

    Certificate of Authenticity included.

     

    Originally displayed at the 2018 Guild of Aviation Artists Annual Exhibition in The Mall Gallery, London, the artist has also reproduced the painting as a limited-edition print.

     

    Delivery and shipping insurance are included in the purchase price.