This press release was issued in May on the 75th anniversary of the Dams raid.
On the anniversary of the famous Dambusters raid a Somerset artist, Mike Fuller has stepped in to raise money for 617 Squadron Association which keeps alive the history of the famous squadron.
Mike has produced two limited edition prints and for every one sold a donation will be made to the Association which keeps alive the history of the famous squadron which has been recently reformed and will provide F.35 jets to Britain’s latest aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Mike who lives near Minehead said: “ For many years I was an aircraft illustrator with BAC at Brooklands and used to walk by replicas of the grand slam and tall boy bombs that 617 squadron used on their famous raids.
He added: Since moving to Somerset I have turned my technical illustrator skills into producing highly detailed prints of famous aircraft, ships and motor cars.
I am particularly proud that I have been given to opportunity to produce prints of Johnny Johnson’s Aircraft T-Tommy which was involved in the famous raid and he has even signed a few which we will be offering over the next few weeks.
The second print that Mike has produced is of Laurence (Benny) Goodman’s Lancaster, which attacked the Arnsberg viaduct on March 19TH, 1945.
“Benny has signed this print,” so to have two famous veterans endorsing my work is fantastic.
The Chairman of 617 Squadron Association, Wg Cdr Andy Walters MBE DFC said: “ Mike has provided two stunning prints of these two aircraft which were shown to the veterans at our anniversary dinner at Woodhall Spa on Saturday and they were both delighted. The accuracy is truly amazing and I am sure that they will become collector’s items.
The artist-signed prints which are limited to 1,000 of each and include the associations “dams” logo can be obtained directly from Mike and money from each will be donated to 617 Squadron Association.
A4 prints are selling for £25.00 plus posting and packing and A3 for £35.
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Anyone wishing to purchase either of the two prints can buy them on profileprintsgallery.com