Mark Postlethwaite





A young Avro Lancaster crew arrive at their aircraft in preparation for an operational sortie over Germany. This atmospheric new print serves as a tribute to all those unsung crews of main-force who went about their thankless task night after night in the full knowledge that, statistically, they probably wouldn't survive their tour of 30 ops.

“The artwork is terrific, one of the best Lancaster prints I've ever seen. I can't stop looking at all the detail - from the correct handles on the bags, to the church in the far distance. It takes me right back to the days when I was boarding my Lancaster with my crew, and I can imagine that’s me as I was flying during the winter of 1943/44 the same time as portrayed in the scene.” W/O Royston Clark, 101 Squadron.

Veterans Mark Postlethwaite Detail

The artist, Mark Postlethwaite said about this stunning new edition - "The painting took 2 months to complete and was a real labour of love for me as I've had this scene in my head for several years. I hope you like it, a lot of research went into getting the details correct, as always, however it is still meant to be a generic tribute to the young unsung crews of Main-Force who did their bit without fuss or thanks".



We are delighted to announce that the first 100 prints have been signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite and countersigned by four RAF Bomber Command veterans. The artist signed editions have been signed by the artist only.


Flt Lt 'Steve' Stevens DFC, pilot 57 Sqn - 31 ops
Sqn Ldr Frank Leatherdale DFC, navigator 115 Sqn - 58 ops
W/O Royston Clark, W/Op AG 101 Sqn - 30 ops
and representing the WAAFs who worked tirelessly on the airfields,
Cpl Maureen Stevens, RT Operator, various bases including Scampton on the night of the Dams Raid.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Fine Art Paper Giclee Print

Overall Print Size 71cm x 43cm.

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Signed and Numbered Edition : Print Nos 1 - 100 (4 Signatures)
UK £75.00 Edition Size - 100

Artist Signed Edition :Print Nos 101 - 300 (Artist Signed Only)
UK £60.00 Edition Size - 200


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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.



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