Paintings and Models

There are a number of paintings and models of squadron aircraft, some of which have been produced on a commercial basis, others which have been privately commissioned. The following are some examples:

This painting by John Larder, was auctioned off at a squadron event in 1979 ….. it would be interesting to know (a) if anyone knows what became of it or (b) if anyone has the details about the sortie that it is depicting

“Time to go. Good luck everybody!” by IG Taylor 1995, depicting Halifax HX270 on its last flight.

[With kind permission of Ian Taylor / Herbert Dartnall]

– More on the Loss –

“Target Bombed, Set Course Home” by a POW (probably TJ Profit), depicting the loss of Halifax HR793

This picture was painted in 1944 by a prisoner of war for BT Royall who kept this painting with him for the duration of the war and then carried it all the way back to England (and then Australia) after wars end.

[Courtesy of Peter Royall]

– More on the loss –

“Homeward Bound” by Australian artist Barry Spicer

A trio of Avro Lancasters of 35 Path Finders Squadron (RAF), return home in the early morning light from another successful bombing mission. The lead aircraft depicts that of Sqn. Ldr. David Leicester

Model to commemorate the loss of W1050

[Built by John Wilson)

John explains the story behind the construction of this model – read more –

– More on the Loss –

A model of a Halifax, built using WWII perspex by Ron Gayner (who was a Squadron photographer)

[Courtesy of Dick Gayner]

A 42″ span electric Lancaster TL-C (one of the aircraft flown by No. 35 Squadron on Operation Lancaster [Goodwill Tour of USA]) in 1946

[Courtesy of Barry Martin]