spacerThis print fits a readily available 16 in x 12 in framespacerSR 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class No. 34069 Hawkinge with Nameplates plus Hawker Hurricane (32 Squadron) and Supermarine Spitfire (610 Squadron) (O. V. S. Bulleid) Steam Locomotive Print Click/tap the image to view a larger version

SR BATTLE OF BRITAIN CLASS
spacerFEATURING: No. 34069 HAWKINGE

The light pacifics were designed by O.V.S. Bulleid to work over the restricted secondary routes of the Southern Railway. Two naming themes were used; ‘West Country’ and the ‘Battle of Britain’.

The ‘Battle of Britain’ locomotives were named in tribute to
the personalities, aircraft, RAF stations and squadrons involved in the 1940 air battle.

Scale of Locomotive & Aircraft: 5 mm/ft

Paper Size: 404 mm x 303 mm (16 in x 12 in)
spacerFits a readily available 16spacerin x 12spacerin frame

 

Unsigned Print:
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Signed Print:
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No. 34069 Hawkinge

No. 34069 was named Hawkinge, after the RAF station in Kent, by Air Commandant Felicity Hanbury MBE, Director of the WAAF, at Dover Priory Station on 28th June 1948. This was the ninth anniversary of the formation of the WAAF.

Initially it worked on the Southern Region’s Eastern division before being transferred to the Western division, in March 1954, where it worked trains on the ex LSWR main line.

Portrayed as running in 1962 in BR green with later totem, fitted with AWS and speedometer. It is attached to a high sided 4,500 gallon tender with the BR briquette water treatment system.

Built: (Brighton) October 1947. Withdrawn: November 1963.

Hawker Hurricane MkIA (32 Squadron)spacer

The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter to serve with the RAF and was designed under Sydney Camm’s direction as a logical progression from the Fury biplane. The first flight of a production Hurricane took place on 6th November 1935 at Brooklands. It was powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and armed with eight .303 inch Browning machine guns. The first aircraft entering RAF service in late 1937.

The illustration portrays the plane flown by Flying Officer Peter Malam Brothers (CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar) of 32 Squadron which was based at Biggin Hill and used Hawkinge as a forward base. Over his career he was credited with 16 enemy aircraft destroyed, 10 during the Battle of Britain. He achieved the rank of Air Commodore and retired from the RAF in 1973.

Supermarine Spitfire MkIA (610 Squadron)spacer

The Spitfire was designed by Reginald J Mitchell of Supermarine Ltd., in response to a 1934 Air Ministry specification calling for a high-performance fighter with an armament of eight wing-mounted .303 inch Browning machine guns. Like the Hawker Hurricane it was powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The first production Spitfire flew on 15th May 1938 with deliveries to operational RAF squadrons commencing in the summer of 1938.

With the untimely death of the original designer, Reginald Mitchell, in June 1937, development was directed by his replacement, Joseph Smith.

The illustration shows the aircraft flown by Sergeant Ronald Fairfax Hamlyn (AFC DFM) of 610 Squadron on 24th August 1940 which was using Hawkinge as a forward base. While on a charge for negligence, after pranging his Spitfire the previous day while landing (DW-F), he shot down a Ju88 and four Me109s becoming an ‘ace in a day’ and was recommended for a DFM instead! He achieved the rank of Squadron Leader and retired from the RAF in 1957.

 

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