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Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)

Bob Knights

Bob Knights
The signature of Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)

4 / 12 / 2004Died : 4 / 12 / 2004

Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)

A member of the elite 617 Dambusters squadron, Bob Knights had a key role on the night before D-Day. With the rest of the squadron he flew on Operation Taxable which simulated the approach of the invasion across the Pas de Calais by dropping metal strips of window to a very precise pattern. The enemy was completely deceived and kept most of their best troops on the wrong side of the Seine. Bob Knights had already flown a full operational tour with 619 Squadron Lancasters, including eight trips to Berlin, before volunteering for 617 Squadron. Under Cheshire he flew on some of the squadrons most challenging precision operations and later under Willie Tait took part in the attack that finally destroyed the Tirpitz. Seconded to BOAC in December 1944 he stayed with the airline after the war for a 30 year long career. He died 4th December 2004.
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Items Signed by Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)

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 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
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The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......

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 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian (AP)
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The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......

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 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......

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 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian. (XX)
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The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......NOT
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 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron. ......

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 Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
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Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......

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 Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack (AP)
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Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......

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 Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack. (Y)
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Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each ra......

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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards.  Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor.
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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards. Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......

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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards.  Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor (AP)
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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards.  Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor (C)
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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards.  Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor (D)
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Winter in Northern Europe brings short days, long nights and, for the most part, appalling weather making navigation difficult and flying hazardous, even by todays electronically sophisticated standards. Throughout RAF Bomber Commands arduous six ye......NOT
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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......Target Bearing 270 by Robert Taylor.
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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......

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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......Target Bearing 270 by Robert Taylor (AP)
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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......

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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......Target Bearing 270 by Robert Taylor (B)
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At sunrise on 12 November, 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz, lying in the Norwegian fjord at Tromso.......NOT
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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was ......
A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson.
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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was ......

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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was ......
A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson (AP)
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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was ......NOT
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 The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was......
A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson. (XX)
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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was......

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The Avro Lancaster was possibly the most versatile and successful bomber aircraft ever and certainly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command during WWII. Being able to deliver a greater payload than any other aircraft of The War, the Lancaster was ......
A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Veterans Association.  The Eastern Flank of the D-Day battlefield, 1300 hours, June 6th 1944.  No single picture could possibly encompass the actions of all British forces on D-D......
Normandy Veterans Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by Michael Turner.
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Veterans Association. The Eastern Flank of the D-Day battlefield, 1300 hours, June 6th 1944. No single picture could possibly encompass the actions of all British forces on D-D......NOT
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A first-hand account of the sinking of the Tirpitz by Bob Knights. - The early morning of 12th November 1944 was clear and very cold, and the wings of the Lancasters of 617 Squadron, parked on the airfield at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, were coated ......
The Sinking of the Tirpitz by Frank Wootton.
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A first-hand account of the sinking of the Tirpitz by Bob Knights. - The early morning of 12th November 1944 was clear and very cold, and the wings of the Lancasters of 617 Squadron, parked on the airfield at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, were coated ......NOT
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A first-hand account of the sinking of the Tirpitz by Bob Knights.  -  The early morning of 12th November 1944 was clear and very cold, and the wings of the Lancasters of 617 Squadron, parked on the airfield at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, were coate......
The Sinking of the Tirpitz by Frank Wootton (B)
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A first-hand account of the sinking of the Tirpitz by Bob Knights. - The early morning of 12th November 1944 was clear and very cold, and the wings of the Lancasters of 617 Squadron, parked on the airfield at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, were coate......NOT
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 A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......
No Turning Back by Robert Taylor (B)
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A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......

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Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)


Four Pack of Lancaster Aviation Prints
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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Eight Aviation Prints - 4 Spitfire and 4 Lancaster
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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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RAF Tribute Print Pack!
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Ultimate collector pack of aviation prints, featuring legendary aircraft of the RAF in WW2. This tribute edition consists of prints by artists Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian. The prints depict the legendary Spitfire fighter aircraft, the Hawker......

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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman.
Squadron Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian.
Holding the Line - The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian.
Hurricane Country by Nicolas Trudgian.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.
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Tony Iveson Signature Lancaster and Spitfire Prints.
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Target Bearing 270 by Robert Taylor.
Sinking the Tirpitz by Nicolas Trudgian.
Lest We Forget by Robert Tomlin.
Spitfire Country by Ivan Berryman.

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Dambusters Aviation Art Print Pack.
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Final Briefing by Anthony Saunders.
O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
No Way Back by Ivan Berryman.
A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson.

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Pack 243. Pack of two RAF WW2 Spitfire and Lancaster prints by Simon Atack.
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August Victory by Simon Atack.
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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RAF Lancaster Bomber Print Pack.
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Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor.
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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Aircrew Signed Lancaster Aviation Prints.
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Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian. (C)
One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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WW2 Signed Avro Lancaster Prints.
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One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Jet Attack by David Pentland. (F)
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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Lancaster Bomber Print Pack.
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One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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Aircrew Signature Avro Lancaster Prints.
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One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Summer Harvest by Gerald Coulson.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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WW2 Lancaster Aircraft Print Pack.
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One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Enemy Coast Ahead by Simon Atack.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
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Strike and Return by Robert Taylor.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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Dambusters Discount 5 Print Pack.
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A Lincolnshire Sunset 1944 by Gerald Coulson.
The One That Broke The Dam by Ivan Berryman.
O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
No Way Back by Ivan Berryman.
Raining Fire by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 659. Pack of Lancaster bomber prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor.
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Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam by Robert Taylor.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Pack 735. Pack of two Avro Lancaster signed prints by Anthony Saunders and Nicolas Trudgian.
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En-Route by Anthony Saunders.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Pack 736. Pack of two Lancaster bomber prints by Anthony Saunders and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Dambusters by Anthony Saunders.
The Dambusters by Graeme Lothian.
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Pack 788. Pack of two Lancaster bomber prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Tony Iveson Pilot Signed Lancaster Bomber Prints by Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Target Bearing 270 by Robert Taylor.
Sinking the Tirpitz by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Lancaster Aviation Print Pack by Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor.
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Strike and Return by Robert Taylor.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Lancaster Bomber Print Pack by Graeme Lothian and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian. (C)
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.

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WW2 Avro Lancaster Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor and Graeme Lothian.
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Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian. (C)
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor.

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WW2 Avro Lancaster Prints by Simon Atack and Robert Taylor.
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One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack.
Strike and Return by Robert Taylor.

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Classic Lancaster Bomber Prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor.
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Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)

Squadrons for : Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.617 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 23rd March 1943

Apres mois, le deluge - After me, the flood

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No.617 Sqn RAF

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No.619 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 18th April 1943
Fate : Disbanded 18th July 1945

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No.619 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Flt Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO, DFC (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Lancaster




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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

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