Chance to purchase a piece of aviation history

Prints signed by George ‘Johnnie’ Johnson - the last remaining survivor of the original ‘617’ squadron - will be available to purchase online from this Thursday 9 May at our Ebay shop.

Air Marshal of the RAF Lord Stirrup and Air Vice Marshal, Andrew Turner have also signed a limited number of copies of Spitfire over Le Court, which was first shown at ‘Leonard Cheshire - A Pilot’s Story’ exhibition at The Mall Galleries last summer.    

Eight of the original paintings commissioned by aviation artist Graham Singleton will also be available to purchase on the new look fully accessible website.
Spitfire over Le Court is the work of Chris Draper and depicts the celebrated pilot and philanthropist flying over the first home he founded.

Draper commented:

‘The painting stems from an account in his biography of visitors to a fundraising fete in July 1951 held at Le Court watching him do an extremely low fly over.  It was a large Victorian Mansion, characterised by several tall chimneys, which many visitors thought Leonard had flown between.  Interestingly the Spitfire is still flying and is based at Biggin Hill.’
Signed A2 prints of Spitfire over Le Court are A2 are £180 (inc. VAT), while the painting’s minimum prices are as follows:

  • Leopard Moth £2,160
  • Cheshire portrait £2,160
  • Mustang £2,520
  • Avro Anson £1,620
  • Whitley £1,440
  • Avro Tutor £1,440
  • Hawker Hart £1,920
  • Halifax £1,440

The online auction begins on Thursday 9 at 7pm and finishes on the evening of Sunday 12.