GERALD COULSON ' THE MAGIC OF FLIGHT' LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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SALE VERY RAREGERALD COULSON’THE MAGIC OF FLIGHT’MOUNTED LIMITED EDITION PRINTONE OF AN EDITION OF 500THIS ONE IS NO 400/500 SIZE 16″ X 24″ ApproxHAND SIGNED BY GERALD COULSON AND SIR ALEX HENSHAWNEVER BEEN FRAMED SOLOMON & WHITEHEAD STAMPRARE LIMITED EDITION PUBLISHED IN 1996 TO MARK THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST TEST-FLIGHT OF THE SPITFIREHAND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST & ALEX HENSHAW MBEALEX HENSHAW MBE BECAME ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN & CELEBRATED PILOTS FOR TEST-FLYING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR,HIS LEGENDARY SKILLS LED HIM TO BECOMING COMPETENT ENOUGH,AT THE AGE OF 19 & AFTER ONLY 6 HOURS OF TUITION,TO FLY SOLO.WHEN WAR WAS DECLARED ALEX HENSHAW APPLIED TO JOIN THE RAF,DURING THE WAITING PERIOD HE WAS INVITED BY VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPITFIRE & WALRUS. HE ACCEPTED & WENT ON TO BECOME THE CHIEF TEST PILOT AT THEIR SHADOW FACTORY IN CASTLE BROMWICH,BIRMINGHAM. DURING HIS PRESTIGIOUS FLYING CAREER,ALEX FLEW APPROXIMATELY 122 DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIRCRAFT & ACCRUED A TOTAL OF ABOUT 6000 FLYING HOURS LEADING TO HIM BEING AWARDED THE MBE IN 1945 FOR WARTIME SERVICEPLEASE LOOK AT OUR FEEDBACK AND BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.WE ARE A MAIN STREAM GALLERY OPEN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 11AM TO 5PM TELEPHONE NO 01889 881688 

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