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Operation Judgement – The Taranto Raid


 
 

Operation Judgement – The Taranto Raid

by Philip E. West

Approx. overall print size 16½” x 26½ ” / 42cms x 67cms

The attack on Taranto was the first major victory for naval air power in the world and blueprint for the strike on Pearl Harbor. The Fleet Air Arm played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces in the Mediterranean. Their greatest achievement was the strike against the Italian Fleet at Taranto, 11 November 1940 by four Fleet Air Arm squadrons and 40 or so men who carried out this daring raid. In this picture we see the Swordfish flown by Lt. FMA Torrense-Spence and Lt. AWF Sutton, having just released its torpedo.

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

100 Primary Edition*: £SOLD OUT

50 Artist Proofs **: £150
25 Remarques ***: £250
15 Double Remarques ***: £350

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* Signed by Capt. AWF Sutton DSC* (Took part in the Taranto raid)

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

*** Signed by: Capt. AWF Sutton DSC* ; Lt. Cdr. Edgar Lee; Lieut. NC Gillis; Sub. Lt. Stanley Brand; C.P.O. Donald Bunce; P.O. Leslie Sayer DSM. (6 signatures – inc. men who flew against the Bismarck, the attack on Taranto, and the German warships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen – The Channel Dash).

Capt. AWF Sutton CBE, DSC* C.P.O. Donald Bunce CGM Sub. Lt. Stanley Brand
Observer Telegraphist Air Gunner Pilot Lt. Cdr. Edgar Lee DSO Lieut. NC Gillis P.O. Leslie Sayer DSM. Telegraphist Air Gunner Pilot Telegraphist Air Gunner.

 
 
 

Sub. Lt. Stanley Brand
Pilot

C.P.O. Donald Bunce CGM
Telegraphist Air Gunner

Lt. Cdr. Edgar Lee DSO
Telegraphist Air Gunner

 
 
 
 

P.O. Leslie Sayer DSM
Telegraphist Air Gunner

 

Lieut. NC Gillis
Pilot

Capt. AWF Sutton CBE, DSC*
Observer

 

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