"On a Wing and a Prayer"
by Philip E West
Overall print size 16in x 27in/ 40.5 x 68.5cms.
Limited Edition of 100
Edition signed by Stanley Brand, former Swordfish pilot.
The venerable Fairy Swordfish was the Fleet Air Arms premier torpedo-bomber at the outbreak of World War 11. It may have looked archaic in appearance, but its courageous crews proved time and time again that it was a potent fighting machine. 'Stringbags' as they were affectionately known, served in several important roles and theatres including Coastal Command, the Mediterranean and flying from MAC-ships protecting North Atlantic and Arctic convoys.