A recent covert mission was authorised on the 10th September for the Association Secretary to take delivery of a signed print showing Avro York LV633 “Ascalon” by an aviation artist Philip West. It depicts Ascalon on its maiden voyage with ‘The Owner’ on board departing from North Front en route to Algiers (Maison Blanche) on May 28, 1943.

It has been signed by very much retired (but still as active as one can be at a healthy 92 years of age) Air Commodore John Mitchell, Churchill’s Navigator throughout the war years. John’s diary has been serialised each issue in our own Newsletter and published in Book form. If you visit the site of Sean Feast, the Ghost writer, more details are available with some rather good photos from the book. John managed to get through a very long day of book signing at Chartwell, which was most productive.

If you have time to look at the web site for www.swafineart.com you will find this rather imposing painting It is being marketed in their series ‘In Defence of Britain Collection’ . John has a copy, mounted but not framed – and signed by himself, which he has given to the Squadron archive.


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