Keith’s graphic portrayal depicts Sergeant Don Kingaby carrying out last minute checks on his Mk.I Spitfire at the height of the Battle of Britain, summer 1940.
With the intensity of air fighting growing, Kingaby and the Spitfires of 266 Squadron will soon be heading out for their next mission of the day. Shortly after midday on Monday 12 August 1940 he would claim his first success by damaging two Ju88s and a Bf110 over the Solent during his first combat sortie from Tangmere. Granted an emergency commission in November 1941 and eventually rising to Wing Commander after the war, Don Kingaby scored 21 victories plus two shared, six probables and 11 damaged, and besides his DSO, he remains the only RAF pilot to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal three times. His story is indicative of the grit and resolve shown by this wartime generation.
This commemorative print is personally signed by artist Keith Burns, hand-numbered and issued with a unique Certificate guaranteeing its authenticity.
Overall print size: 17 ½” wide x 19 ½” high
Image size: 14 ½” wide x 15” high