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Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith. - IvanBerryman.com

B0289. Beaufighter Attack by Ivan Berryman. <p> A pair of Beaufighters attacking Axis shipping in the North Sea.  Without doubt one of the most outstanding and versatile aircraft in the Allied inventory during World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was to endure a cautious reception by its crews when it first entered service, not least due to difficulties experienced by crews attempting to abandon a stricken aircraft in an emergency. Its performance and hard-hitting potential quickly overcame such doubts, however, and it went on to earn a commendable reputation - and the nickname Whispering Death. <b><p>Signed by Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark<p>Signed limited edition of 35 prints.  <p> Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)
RS1B.  RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith. <p>The print depicts the three squadrons that comprised the first, and most successful Coastal Command strike wing, based at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire.  Using Beaufighters nicknamed <i>whispering death</i> due to their speed and armament and low noise, they worked together as a team, destroying enemy shipping with terrifying efficiency.  A Beaufighter from 143 Squadron would go in first using 20mm nose cannon and wing guns.  Secondly a Beaufighter from 236 Squadron would follow with eight 60lb or 25lb rockets - 25lb warheads were found to be more effective as they penetrated deeper into the hull, creating more damage.  These two initial attacks reduced the on-deck anti aircraft initiative.  You only have to look at some of the spectacular photos of convoys under attack, the ships can hardly be seen for water spray and explosions.  This mayhem allowed a 254 Squadron Beaufighter with its 21in torpedo to finish the job off.  The three squadrons operated together on three occasions during the war at North Coates, October 1942 - August 1944, February 1944 - May 1944 and September 1944 - October 1944.  <br><br><i>This painting was commissioned for a reunion of association members at the North Coates airfield in May 2001.  The signatures on this edition were added to the prints at the reunion.</i><b><p>Signed by :<br>Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC,<br>Alex Yates,<br>Bill Knight,<br>and<br>Ken Lilly.<p>Signed limited edition of 500 prints, signed by aircrew and artist.<p>  Image size 20 inches x 12.5 inches (51cm x 32cm)

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Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith.

PCK2174. Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith.

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B0289. Beaufighter Attack by Ivan Berryman.

A pair of Beaufighters attacking Axis shipping in the North Sea. Without doubt one of the most outstanding and versatile aircraft in the Allied inventory during World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was to endure a cautious reception by its crews when it first entered service, not least due to difficulties experienced by crews attempting to abandon a stricken aircraft in an emergency. Its performance and hard-hitting potential quickly overcame such doubts, however, and it went on to earn a commendable reputation - and the nickname Whispering Death.

Signed by Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark

Signed limited edition of 35 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)


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RS1B. RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith.

The print depicts the three squadrons that comprised the first, and most successful Coastal Command strike wing, based at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. Using Beaufighters nicknamed whispering death due to their speed and armament and low noise, they worked together as a team, destroying enemy shipping with terrifying efficiency. A Beaufighter from 143 Squadron would go in first using 20mm nose cannon and wing guns. Secondly a Beaufighter from 236 Squadron would follow with eight 60lb or 25lb rockets - 25lb warheads were found to be more effective as they penetrated deeper into the hull, creating more damage. These two initial attacks reduced the on-deck anti aircraft initiative. You only have to look at some of the spectacular photos of convoys under attack, the ships can hardly be seen for water spray and explosions. This mayhem allowed a 254 Squadron Beaufighter with its 21in torpedo to finish the job off. The three squadrons operated together on three occasions during the war at North Coates, October 1942 - August 1944, February 1944 - May 1944 and September 1944 - October 1944.

This painting was commissioned for a reunion of association members at the North Coates airfield in May 2001. The signatures on this edition were added to the prints at the reunion.

Signed by :
Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC,
Alex Yates,
Bill Knight,
and
Ken Lilly.

Signed limited edition of 500 prints, signed by aircrew and artist.

Image size 20 inches x 12.5 inches (51cm x 32cm)


Website Price: £ 110.00  

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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Terry Clark was born in Croyden on 11th April 1919. Terry Clark joined 615 RAuxAF in March 1938 in Kenley, as an Aircrafthand. Called up in 1939, he joined 615 Squadron, Auxiliary Air force, and flew as a gunner in Hawker Hectors before he qualified as an Air Gunner and also a Radio Observer. He joined No.219 Sqn at Catterick in July 1940 and flew on Beaufighters throughout the Battle of Britain. By September 1940, the conflict had reached its zenith and at night the feared Blitz began in earnest. More radar specialists were needed to deal with the threat so Mr Clark was sent to Beaufighters. He did not receive any training and still wore the AG brevet, but people began to ask why a plane without a gun turret had an air gunner on board, so he was given a badge that said RO. Eventually, in recognition of his new role, Mr Clark was awarded his third flying badge N for Navigator. His job was to track enemy aircraft and guide the pilot towards the selected contact. It was while flying the Beaufighter that he was awarded the DFM on 8th July 1941 after assisting his pilot to down three aircraft at night. He joined 1455 Flight in 1941, forming at Tangmere with Turbinlite Havocs, then flew the same aircraft with 1451 Flight at Hunsdon, locating enemy aircraft by Radar in the Havoc for accompanying fighters to attack and destroy. Commissioned in May 1942 from Warrant Officer and in May 1943 he was posted to No.488 Sqn RNZAF.
Signatures on item 2
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Alex Yates
*Signature Value : £15 (matted)

No.236 Sqn Beaufighter pilot who flew with the North Coates strike wing.
Bill Knight
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Navigator on Beaufighters with No.143 Squadron, part of the North Coates strike wing.
Ken Lilly
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Flew on Beaufighters as a Navigator with No.236 Squadron as part of the North Coates strike wing.
Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Commanding Officer of No.236 Squadron. Flew Beaufighters with the North Coates Strike Wing.

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