"A Summer for Heroes"

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Battle of Britain
Artists Proof
Canvas Giclees x 30
Defence of the Realm

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SIZE 24" x 14"


The white cliffs of the south east coast of England, standing defiantly in the face of would-be invaders, are now synonymous with the pivotal conflict in the summer of 1940, the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force's finest hour. Spitfire pilots of No.65 Squadron, heading home to re-arm and refuel, display the exuberance of youth as they swoop low in celebration over a downed Bf109. Above them, a squadron of Hurricanes climbs out to intercept raiders above the Channel where the swirling paths of duelling aircraft are traced in vapour, high in the summer sky.

Published in 2010.

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    Click here to navigate an enlarged image of the original painting by Nicolas Trudgian.

Each print is numbered and signed in pencil by Nicolas Trudgian and the signatories and is issued with an original certificate of authenticity from the publisher. 

Artist Signed Edition limited to 150 worldwide

Signed by the Artist. 




Aces Edition limited to 195 worldwide

Signed by 6 Battle of Britain Aces

  • Grp Capt Billy Drake DSO DFC
  • Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM
  • Wg Cdr Bob Foster DFC AE
  • Wg Cdr John Freeborn DFC*
  • Flt Lt Keith Lawrence DFC
  • Wg Cdr Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE 




Battle of Britain Edition limited to 200 worldwide

Signed by the above 6 Aces and the 19 aircrew below

  • Sqn Ldr Percy Beake DFC
  • Plt Off Norman Brown
  • Sqn Ldr Joe Chamberlain
  • Flt Lt Len Davies
  • Wg Cdr Tim Elkington
  • Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
  • Leading Signalman Herbert Flower
  • Flt Lt Trevor Gray
  • Flt Lt Bill Green
  • Flt Lt Peter Hairs MBE
  • Sgt Bill Hodds
  • Flt Lt Bob Hughes DFC AE
  • Sqn Ldr Tony Iveson DFC AE
  • Grp Capt Herbert Pinfold
  • Sqn Ldr Nigel Rose AE
  • Wg Cdr Jack Rose GMC MBE DFC
  • Wg Cdr Richard Summers OBE Ostj AFM
  • Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC
  • Sqn Ldr Doug Nicholls DFC




Battle of Britain Artists Proof Edition limited to 50 worldwide

Signed by the previous 25 aircrew and the following pilots, making a total of 30 Battle of Britain signatures.

  • Sqn Ldr Peter Brown AFC
  • Flt Lt Richard Jones
  • Wg Cdr Terrance Kane
  • Flt Lt Robin Lucas
  • Wg Cdr Peter Olver DFC   




Battle of Britain Remarque Edition limited to 35 worldwide

Signed by the previous 30 Battle of Britain aircrew.

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist, which can be drawn to your own specifications. Drawing size approx. 5" x 2".
When placing your order please specify your drawing requirements or whether you would like Nicolas to design it for you.
As this is a bespoke order please allow up to 4 weeks before shipping.




Canvas Giclee Edition : Rolled limited to 15 worldwide

This is a full sized reproduction on canvas of the original painting - 38" x 22" -  and is signed and numbered in paint by Nicolas Trudgian.

Particularly popular for shipping overseas, these canvas giclee prints are supplied rolled and will require stretching onto wooden formers by your picture framer before framing.




Canvas Giclee Edition : Stretched limited to 15 worldwide

This is a full sized reproduction on canvas of the original painting - 38" x 22" - and is signed and numbered in paint by Nicolas Trudgian.

Neatly mounted on wooden stretchers and with picture-hanging cord already fitted so that the giclee print may be hung on the wall straight away, even without a traditional frame.




Defence of the Realm Original Drawing and Remarque Edition limited to 10 worldwide

Each print finely remarqued with an original Nicolas Trudgian drawing and signed by the above 30 aircrew.

plus a separate original Nicolas Trudgian drawing signed by a further 10 Battle of Britain pilots,
with an additional 10 highly desirable original signatures matted in a custom-made mount.

  • Air Cdr Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC
  • Flt Lt Henry Clarke
  • Flt Lt Jimmy Corbin DFC
  • Flt Lt Mike Croskell
  • Flt Lt David Denchfield
  • Wg Cdr Bob Doe DSO DFC*
  • Sqn Ldr Bob Kings
  • Sqn Ldr Tony Pickering AE
  • Flt Lt William Walker AE
  • Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum DFC
  • Wg Cdr Roland Beamont CBE DSO* DFC* (matted)
  • Wg Cdr Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB KCB KBE DSO* DFC* AFC (matted)
  • Wg Cdr David Cox DFC* (matted)
  • AM Sir Dennis Crowley-Milling KCB CBE DSO DFC AE (matted)
  • Grp Capt Sir Hugh Dundas CBE DSO* DFC (matted)
  • ACM Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris GCB DSO OBE FRSA (matted)
  • AVM Johnnie Johnson CB CBE DSO** DFC* (matted)
  • Sqn Ldr Arthur Leigh DFC DFM (matted)
  • Wg Cdr Geoffrey Page DSO OBE DFC (matted)
  • Wg Cdr George Unwin DSO DFM* (matted)