With an antique appearance, this aviation themed metal sign, entitled "Into Action" is made of 24 gauge steel and has rounded corners. It features a picture of World War II Royal Air Force Beaufighters in combat.
With an antique appearance, this aviation themed metal sign, entitled "Into Action" is made of 24 gauge steel and has rounded corners. It features a picture of World War II Royal Air Force Beaufighters in combat. Below the picture is a caption which reads:
"British Beaufighters shoot up Rommel's fleeing columns in North Africa."
This plaque would make a perfect gift for any WW2 or vintage aviation enthusiast, or would add an element of nostalgia to your kitches, office, living room, study or shed.
Size: 28 x 20 cm
Complete with fixings on back for wall hanging.
Developed as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, the Beaufighter was a two-seat all-metal fighter using components from the Beaufort torpedo-bomber. First flown on July 17 1939, the Beaufighter eventually equipped 52 RAF squadrons, giving outstanding service during World War II, in particular as a night-fighter and torpedo-bomber (where the aircraft were affectionally known as 'Torbeaus').
Entry into Fighter Command service came during August 1940 with the Fighter Interception Unit at Tangmere. The following month, five squadrons received the Mark 1F equipped with Mark IV Air Intercept radar for night-fighter duties although the type's first kill wasn't until November of that year. The Beaufighter continued as a night-fighter until 1943, and the last aircraft (a TT10) was not retired from RAF service until 1960, nearly 21 years after the type's first flight.
Comes in RAF branded cardboard packaging with the RAF logo and the following paragraph about the Royal Air Force on the back of the packing.
"Today's RAF are on readiness to defend the United Kingdom and its interests worldwide at a moment's notice, in a range of environments, using the latest technology and the best people via an agile, adaptable and capable air Force, that person for person is second to none."
This is an official licenced product. The RAF logo is a trademark of the UK Secretary of State for Defence and is used under licence.
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