Operation Cerberus – The Channel Dash
Philip West

Multi Pilot Signed Print

Operation Cerberus – The Channel Dash by Philip West

The Channel Dash (officially known as Operation Cerberus) was one of three operations during the Second World War for which the Swordfish was to become the most famous. Heavily outgunned in the Straits of Dover on this day in February 1942 by the German warships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen, with their accompanying flotilla of destroyers and motor torpedo boats, and with top cover provided by deadly fighter aircraft of the Luftwaffe, all six Fleet Air Arm Swordfish were shot down. Only five of the eighteen aircrew survived. Here we see the Swordfish flown by Sub. Lt. Kingsmill and Sub. Lt. Samples with PO Bunce in the rear, fighting for their lives with his machine gun.

The bravery of the Swordfish aircrew in this and all other operations
is a matter of history and must never be forgotten.

The Signatories

Signed and Numbered
Signed by
C.P.O. Donald Bunce
(Shot down in the attack)

Artist Proofs
Signed by
Capt. AWF Sutton CBE DSC*
Lt. Cdr. Edgar Lee
Lieut. NC Gillis
Sub. Lt. Stanley Brand
(4 signatures)

Print size:
26.5 x 16.5ins approx

Signed and Numbered
Edition size: 100 Price: 95.00
Artist Proof Edition size: 50 Price: 125.00

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