“Day Duties for the Night Workers”
by Robert Taylor
54 Lancaster Aircrew Signatures!
From the Robert Taylor Graphite Collection
As the massive Lancaster looms majestically over them, the ever vigilant ground crew begin the task of preparing ‘their’ aircraft for the coming night’s operation. Checking, repairing and double-checking again, making sure that nothing goes wrong on the next trip, nothing that could endanger the lives of the crew who depend on them. It will be a race against time.
Robert Taylor’s magnificent new drawing, signed by distinguished aircrew who flew with Bomber Command during World War II, pays tribute to all the bomber crews who, night after night when the island fortress of Britain stood facing uncertainty, resolutely carried the fight to the enemy, delivering their deadly payloads deep in the heart of Germany.
The Victoria Cross Edition has 54 Lancaster aircrew signatures, including the signatures below, which have been beautifully conservation matted along with a miniature VC:
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC - Pilot / 617 Squadron
Warrant Officer NORMAN JACKSON VC - Flight Engineer / 106 Squadron
Wing Commander ROD LEAROYD VC - Pilot / 49 Squadron