Please note, very limited availability.
Escort carriers and MAC (converted merchantmen) ships made an indelible impact on the safety of the Atlantic (and Arctic) convoys and, once they were a standard part of the escort provision, almost eliminated losses by U-Boat attack.
The Fairey Swordfish proved itself to be perfectly suited to this hostile and unique environment and indeed, few aircraft types were even capable of operating in difficult weather conditions and from tiny decks.
With their open cockpits, being a member of a Swordfish crew was not for the faint hearted. Long patrols, freezing temperatures, storms and 'mother' ships that pitched and tossed as if possessed made life extraordinarily challenging.
The swatches are made of genuine pieces of fabric taken from a Fairey Swordfish and signed by the men who flew in these extraordinary and legendary aircraft on those perilous convoys.
Sadly, there are very few veterans left now.
They are from a limited edition of 50 and each is numbered and has a signature of authenticity. We have pairs numbered 10, 11, 12 and 13. We will supply as singles but, if a pair is ordered, will supply matching numbers if possible.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of history that will look superb in any home.
MAC ship print - signed by:
John Kilbracken DSC (Pilot)
Stanley Brand (Pilot)
Charles Simpson (TAG)
Escort Carrier print - signed by:
W.H. Thomson DSC (Pilot)
G.V. 'Curly' Pickard (Observer)
M.A. 'Andy' Thackeray (Telegraphist Air Gunner)
N.B. These items are supplied with a glass and wooden picture frame.