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These are original paintings by Graham Turner, painted in gouache on watercolour board for the Osprey book 'Battle of Britain 1940'. They are unique pieces of hand-painted artwork by this well known historical artist.Original paintings from Osprey book Battle of Britain 1940 by Graham Turner
Attacking the Chain Home radar sites - painting by Graham Turner Attacking the Chain Home radar sites Ref: GT-BB1

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/Bs of 3/Erprobungsgruppe 210 attack the Swingate early warning radar station just outside Dover on the morning of 12th August 1940.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 19"x 13" (48 x 33cm)

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Price: 650.00

Battle of Biggin Hill - painting by Graham Turner Battle of Biggin Hill Ref: GT-BB2

On 31st August 1940 RAF Biggin Hill is subjected to another devastating Luftwaffe air raid, the fourth of six over a three day period. As the bombs explode throughout North Camp, 79 Squadron Hurricanes take off to intercept the departing Dornier 17s, while in the foreground, RAF personel take shelter in a slit trench near a 72 Squadron Spitfire that has been damaged in the attack.

The 'North Camp' was once again hit hard, wrecking the large 3-Bay hangar and scoring a direct hit on the Sector Operations Block, again severing the tattered, patched together communications lines. In the dispersal area, 72 Squadron's one unserviceable Spitfire (R6928) remained - but not for long. The aeroplane could not be fixed in time to scramble, so the pilot Sgt R.C.J. Staples and ground crew dived into the nearby 'slit trench' with a Lewis machine gun team as the bombs began 'crumping' across the airfield and crashing into the buildings and hangars of 'North Camp'.

According to airframe-fitter Corporal Graeme Gillard, 'From our bomb shelter we saw our lone unserviceable Spitfire just curling up under the bombardment. One of our electricians, a brave but silly man, ran out to pick up an unexploded bomb. It exploded halfway to the perimeter woods. Many casualties, mostly WAAF, occurred. The runway was out of action.'
(Excerpt from the book caption)

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 19"x 13" (48 x 33cm)

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Price: 650.00

Meeting the Big Wing - painting by Graham Turner Meeting the 'Big Wing' Ref: GT-BB3

As they approach their target - London - on 15th September 1940, Heinkel He 111 H-3s come under attack from Hurricanes of 242 Squadron, led by Sqn. Ldr. Douglas Bader.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 22"x 17" (56 x 43cm)

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Price: 845.00

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Battle of Biggin Hill - detail from a painting by Graham Turner

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