The Billy Fiske Foundation is proud to offer limited edition lithographs of Philip West’s painting ‘Comrades in Arms on Morning Patrol’. The original of this oil painting which will hang in the RAF Club in London, depicts Pilot Officer Billy Fiske and 601 Squadron Officer Commanding, Squadron Leader Max Aitken flying a patrol near RAF Tangmere 13 July 1940.
The proceeds from the sale of these lithographs will benefit the Billy Fiske Foundation and further the foundation’s mission of fostering the bonds between two nations, the dedication of the future Billy Fiske statue, as well as the promoting the legacy and memory of Billy Fiske in both nations.
Air Commodore James Linter, Air Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and Honorary Group Captain Kevin Billings, President of the Billy Fiske Foundation present a ‘Comrades in Arms on Morning Patrol’ to US Air Force Chief of Staff, General CQ Brown on 17 August, the 80th Anniversary of the day Billy Fiske died.
|These prints can be purchased in the US and the UK for domestic mailing. More on the artist, Philip E. West, can be found here.
Detail: The Battle of Britain, 1940… Hawker Hurricanes from 601 Squadron fly over Pagham Harbour with Selsey in the distance. They are returning to RAF Tangmere following combat with Stuka dive bombers.
Philip West says… “The painting was commissioned by the ‘Pilots Foundation’ to commemorate those courageous pilots and ground crews who fought for our freedom, with many coming to our aid from far off lands. The painting was born from several sketching ideas I prepared following study of the commissioner’s brief.”
Size: 24″ x 36”
Medium: Oil on canvas
Lithograph = £50/$75
Signed Lithograph = £125/$150
Limited Edition Lithograph = £250/$300
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