“Vital Support” by Robert Taylor
THE GRAPHITE PORTFOLIO - The second in Robert Taylor's series of limited edition pencil drawings.
Crucial to every squadron in the RAF were the unsung heroes of World War II - the ground crew. Without the vital support of these dedicated men who refuelled the aircraft, rearmed them, maintained them and kept them flying, the pilots and aircrew would, quite simply, never have got into the air. Robert Taylor's drawing VITAL SUPPORT shows ground crew bombing up a Mosquito of RAF Bomber Command.
Flight Lieutenant RAY HARRINGTON
Wing Commander BRANSE BURBRIDGE DSO* DFC*
Wing Commander ERIC BARWELL
Flight Lieutenant KEN TEMPEST
Warrant Officer BERT WINWOOD
Squadron Leader TOMMY BROOM DFC
Flight Lieutenant AUBREY 'HILLI' HILLIARD
Flight Lieutenant GEOFFREY PERKS
Flying Officer MAURICE WEBB DFM
Flying Officer JACK YOUENS
In addition to the ten pilots and crew who have signed the Limited Edition, each print has been individually hand matted to include an ORIGINAL fragment of Madapolam Fabric that belonged to de Havilland 98 Mosquito Prototype W4050. Also matted are the ORIGINAL signatures of two of the greatest Mosquito pilots of all time:.
Group Captain JOHN CUNNINGHAM CBE DSO** DFC* AE DL FRAeS
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*