• Bob Stanford Tuck Tribute by Nicolas Trudgian

    $195.00

    A unique Collectors piece comprising a signed and numbered limited edition print mounted with a rare British Postal Cover, hand-stamped at Hendon in 1985, each signed by the great Battle of Britain fighter Ace Bob Stanford Tuck.

    These are no ordinary Postal Covers! Lavishly die-stamp printed from a specially commissioned engraving, aircraft and lettering are reproduced in full color relief, with RAF Fighter Command crest appearing in gold relief. In mint condition, each Postal Cover was officially hand-stamped at Hendon, home of 257 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, on the 45th Anniversary of the Battle, in August 1985. The authentic Royal Mail postmark is unique to this Postal Cover, each of which is individually hand-signed in pencil by Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck. Each valuable Postal Cover, on its own worth the price of the complete package, is conservation mounted together with a magnificent limited edition print by Nicolas Trudgian depicting Bob Stanford Tuck's 257 Squadron Battle of Britain Hurricane. This unique investment package is available exclusively from the Military Gallery and only through its appointed dealers, and comes with Certificate of Authenticity, ready to frame and proudly display. This superb new edition of Nicolas Trudgian's is restricted world-wide, to just 250 signed and numbered copies.

    Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC**
    Bob Stanford Tuck was a flamboyant fighter pilot, his dashing good looks, courage, and success in the air coming to epitomise the young flyers who fought and won the Battle of Britain. To the British public he was a hero in the mould of the knights of old, and today his name is legend. In the early stages of the Battle of Britain Bob fought with 92 Squadron flying Spitfires, quickly becoming one of the leading aces. Promoted to commend 257 Squadron, now flying Hurricanes, Bob's dashing style of leadership inspired his pilots to great success. He went on to command the Duxford and Biggin Hill Wings, taking his personal score to 29 air victories before being shot down by ground-fire over northern France in 1942.

    A rare opportunity to acquire a valuable collectors piece signed by one of the legends from the Battle of Britain.

    Overall mounted size: 17" wide x 19 1/2" high.