"The Valiant Few"

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SIZE 28.5" x 20"


A new Limited Edition print by Nicolas Trudgian.

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Nicolas has created this evocative painting of Hurricanes and Spitfires over the Thames estuary in the summer of 1940.

The long days of early August 1940 witnessed the most intense period of fighting during the Battle of Britain. Following their first action of the day, when No. 501 Squadron scrambled to intercept a morning raid, the Hurricanes now descend towards their forward base at Hawkinge to be refuelled and rearmed. For a few minutes they share the sky with fellow pilots flying their Spitfires back to Manston. Soon, these brothers in arms will be airborne again as another large wave of enemy aircraft is detected crossing the Channel. From the 10th July to the 31st October 1940, the tireless resolve of Fighter Command’s pilots bolstered Britain’s thin but impenetrable front line and would forever earn them the title 'The Few’.

From the studio of Nicolas Trudgian just two versions of this print are available:
The Remarque Edition of 40 prints signed by eight famous Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain.
The Canvas Giclee Edition of 35 prints. Signed by the Artist.

The Valiant Few is published by Vector Fine Art from whom other attractive editions of this print are available. For those alternative versions please visit our friends at   www.vectorfineart.co.uk 

    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. 

The Valiant Few Remarque Edition limited to 40 worldwide

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist and is signed by the Artist and the following EIGHT Hurricane pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain:

  • Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*
  • Group Captain Herbert Pinfold
  • Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
  • Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
  • Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE
  • Flight Lieutenant Peter Hairs MBE
  • Flight Lieutenant Len Davies
  • Flight Lieutenant Bill Green

The drawing size is approx. 6” x 2” and can be drawn to your own specifications. 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 18 worldwide

The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproduction of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 30" x 20".

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 17 worldwide

 The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproductions of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 30" x 20".

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.