Dambuster Signed Photos, 10x8 signed Photos and Aircraft signed photos

Dambuster Squadron Signed Photographs

Whilst getting 617 Squadron Signatures for our Memorial Flight Cover series we had the opportunity to ask the aircrew if they could kindly sign some photos for us. 

Those produced were: 

 617 Squadron Dambuster Crew photo signed GRAYSTON

The photograph shows the crew of AJ-N who were Pilot Officer LG Knight, Sergeant RE Grayston, Flying Officer HS Hobday, Flight Sergeant RGT Kellow, Flying Officer EC Johnson, Sergeant FE Sutherland , Sergeant HE O'Brien.

Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
(100 produced).

 617 Squadron Dambuster pilot MUNRO signed photo

The photograph shows Les Munro standing next to Len chambers who was also a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and took part in the Dams Raid as the Wireless Operator on Lancaster 'AJ-P' flown by Mick Martin. The original photograph was taken shortly after the Raid itself and shows them in their flying gear. The photograph has been hand signed by Les Munro in the bottom white margin and he has added his decorations CNZM DSO SQO DFC underneath where he has signed his name.Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100.

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Tirpitz photo signed WW2 WWII Colin COLE 617 Squadron RAF
Each photo measures 5" by 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature handsigned on the specially elongated bottom margin. The photograph is from the 1939-1945 period and has been reproduced and then signed by Colin Cole who was Wireless Operator with No 617 Squadron on the Tirpitz Raid. Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100,

Aircraft Photos

These are photos of aircraft that the signatories flew in or are associated with

SP(AA)01 B-24 RAF Consolidated Liberator photo signed BULLOCH DSO DFC
Each photo measures 5" by 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature hand signed on the specially elongated bottom margin. The photograph is from the 1939-1945 period and has been reproduced and then signed by Squadron Leader Terence M Bulloch DSO* DFC*. This signed photo forms part of a limited edition of Allied Aircraft photographs. This is number 1 in the new series, produced by ourselves. 
The photograph shows Liberators of 120 Squadron Coastal Command being equipped and serviced in between sorties. The Liberator is distinctive as it has the TV aerial like protusions from the wings which were part of the radar equipment used for detecting U-Boats. This photograph was probably taken in late 1941 at RAF Nutts Corner. 
Each photograph has been hand signed and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100

 SP(AA)01 Consolidated Liberator Squadron Leader Rae Walton MC AFC TD

At the outbreak of war Walton was a member of the Territorial Army and in April 1940 he was seconded to the RAF and completed his flying training as a pilot. His first posting was to No 53 Squadron equipped with Hudsons carrying out anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the coast of France. His second tour of operations was with No 120 Squadron equipped with Liberators and during this time attacked one U-boat. In May 1942 he was shot down by Bf 109s and ditched in the sea, eventually landing in Norway and evading via Sweden. During 1944 he flew Liberators and Yorks with No 511 Squadron, based at RAF Lyneham. In 1945 he served with No 232 Squadron based in Delhi, India supporting the army in Burma. He flew many politicians and senior service personnel to international conferences and for several months he was Lord Louis Mountbatten's personal pilot while he was Supreme Commander of South East Asia. Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100

 SP(AA)01 Consolidated Liberator Wing Commander Peter Cundy DSO DFC AFC TD
Cundy joined the Territorial Army in 1936. In 1940 he transferred to the RAF for Army Co-operation duties and having completed his training he was posted to 53 (Army Co-operation) Squadron. In May 1940 he took part in bombing raids against the Biscay ports, including the attacks on Brest where Scharnhorst, Gneisneau and Prince Eugen were in residence. Having completed his first tour he was posted to 120 Squadron providing air escort to the Atlantic Convoys. On 22 May 1941 he spotted and attacked U-373 along with her blockade runner and escorting Heinkel 115 aircraft. In October 1942 he joined No 224 Squadron, as 'A' Flight commander. On 26 February 1943 he attacked U-437 and later the same day attacked and seriously damaged U-508. On 3 July he attacked and sunk U-628, however he had to fly home on three engines.

 SP(AA)02 Avro Lancaster (Special) Flying Officer Ray Grayston 

Sergeant Ray Grayston took part in ’Operation Chastise’ as the Flight Engineer on Pilot Officer Les Knight’s Lancaster ED912, ’AJ-N’, which attacked the Eder Dam. On 15/16 September 1943 during a raid on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, flying low-level in poor visibility their aircraft hit trees and lost the two port engines and crew were forced to bale out. Grayston became a POW and was sent to Stalag Luft III. This photograph shows the specially modified Avro Lancasters of No 617 Squadron at RAF Scampton, still waiting the addition of squadron codes. Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse. (100 produced).

SP(AA)03 Dambuster Lancaster photo signed actor TODD 
This signed photo forms part of a limited edition of Allied Aircraft photographs. This is number 3 in the new series, produced by ourselves. Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100. The photograph shows Dambuster Lancaster ED925 before the Squadron codes were painted on which can be seen by the distinctive modification to the fuselage which allowed them to carry Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb which was used to destroy two of the dams in Germany in the epic raid of May 1943 in which Guy Gibson was awarded his Victoria Cross and gave the newly formed 617 Squadron their current squadron crest which features lightning bolts over a broken dam.

 SP(AA)04 P1B Lightning prototype photo signed ADFS test pilot

Each photo measures 5" by 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature handsigned on the specially elongated bottom margin. The photograph has been reproduced and then signed by Air Commodore Ellacombe.  This signed photo is a limited edition photograph. Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100. The photograph shows English Electric Lightning XG308 in flight. F Mark 1 The designation was applied to the balance of the first order of thirty production aircraft. During development work with the pre-production machines the fin height was increased but in other respects the design was unchanged. Armament was fixed at two Firestreak air-to-air missiles and two 30mm Aden cannon in the nose. The Lightning entered service with 74 Sqn in June 1960.

SP(AA)05 92 Sqn Lightning photo signed CO Ed Durham 
Each photo measures 5" by 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature hand signed on the specially elongated bottom margin. The photograph has been reproduced and then signed by Group Captain Ed Durham. This signed photo is a limited edition photograph. Each photograph has been hand signed and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 100. The photograph shows an English Electric Lightning of 92 Squadron in flight. The Lightning entered service with 74 Sqn in June 1960. 
Group Captain Ed Durham Commanding Officer 92 Squadron - (100 produced).

 10x8 Photographs

 Some of the photographs we felt were suited to 10x8 rather than 5x7 so we produced a handful of these larger photos

Hawker Hunter WB188 Squadron Leader Neville Duke OBE DSO DFC** (L) 
Probably most known for his Test Pilot years and particularly the Red Hawker Hunter, Duke was also the highest scoring RAF ace in the Mediterranean Theatre. Duke joined No 92 Squadron in April 1941 scoring four victories before being posted to the Middle East to fly with No 112 Squadron. By the end of February 1942 he had 8 confirmed and 3 probable victories and awarded the DFC. He rejoined No 92 Squadron in November 1942, which was now also in the Desert becoming a flight commander and awarded a DSO in March and by the end of his second tour had added a further 14 victories to his total. In October 1944 he returned to the UK in October and became a production test pilot with Hawkers. Post war he flew most of the Hawker experimental aircraft and broke the World Speed Air Record in September 1953 in Hunter WB188.
This photograph shows Hunter WB188 in flight with Duke in the cockpit painted in its 'duck egg blue' paint scheme. Hand signed 10in x 8in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse. (100 produced - Landscape).

Hawker Hunter WB188 Squadron Leader Neville Duke OBE DSO DFC** (P)  
Probably most known for his Test Pilot years and particularly the Red Hawker Hunter, Duke was also the highest scoring RAF ace in the Mediterranean Theatre. Duke joined No 92 Squadron in April 1941 scoring four victories before being posted to the Middle East to fly with No 112 Squadron. By the end of February 1942 he had 8 confirmed and 3 probable victories and awarded the DFC. He rejoined No 92 Squadron in November 1942, which was now also in the Desert becoming a flight commander and awarded a DSO in March and by the end of his second tour had added a further 14 victories to his total. In October 1944 he returned to the UK in October and became a production test pilot with Hawkers. Post war he flew most of the Hawker experimental aircraft and broke the World Speed Air Record in September 1953 in Hunter WB188. This is a stunning head on photograph showing Hunter WB188 in flight with Duke in the cockpit painted in its 'duck egg blue' paint scheme

No 112 Squadron Western Desert Squadron Leader Neville Duke OBE DSO DFC*
Probably most known for his Test Pilot years and particularly the Red Hawker Hunter, Duke was also the highest scoring RAF ace in the Mediterranean Theatre. Duke joined No 92 Squadron in April 1941 scoring four victories before being posted to the Middle East to fly with No 112 Squadron. By the end of February 1942 he had 8 confirmed and 3 probable victories and awarded the DFC. He rejoined No 92 Squadron in November 1942, which was now also in the Desert becoming a flight commander and awarded a DSO in March and by the end of his second tour had added a further 14 victories to his total. In October 1944 he returned to the UK in October and became a production test pilot with Hawkers. Post war he flew most of the Hawker experimental aircraft and broke the World Speed Air Record in September 1953 in Hunter WB188. This photograph shows members of No 112 Squadron in front of their legendary Kittyhawks painted complete with Shark Teeth. Duke is standing second on left leaning against the wing of the aircraft. Hand signed 10in x 8in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse. (100 produced).

Rae Walton MC hand signed 10 x 8 black and white photograph
Each photo measures 10" by 8" with a white border on all sides with the signature handsigned on the specially elongated bottom margin. Squadron Leader Walton has signed underneath himself with his aircraft behind (I think it is a Bristol Blenheim IV of No 53 Squadron) Limited edition certified and numbered on reverse.

EE BAC Lightning F1 RAF photograph signed AVM Howe AFC
Each photo measures 10" by 8" with a white border on all sides with the signature handsigned on the specially elongated bottom margin. The photograph is from the 1939-1945 period and has been reproduced and then signed by Air Vice-Marshal J.F.G. Howe CB CBE AFC, who was Commanding Officer of No 74 Squadron from 1960-1961 flying the very first squadron to be equipped with the Lightning F1s. He was later station commander of RAF Gutersloh the home of the Lightning F2s of Nos 19 and 92 Squadrons. He was a SAAF pilot during the Korean War joining the RAF in 1954. Numbered and certified on reverse.