Pilot Memories (Hampden)
Beach Jump off (Spitfire)
Whirlwind in Normandy (Typhoon)
of the Sea and
Atlantic Nannette (Liberator)
'Mosquito' in Korea (T6 Texan)
Seafire Display Team (Seafire,Firefly)
Sea Furies (Sea Fury)
of a feather (RCN Avenger and T33)
The First Canuck(CF100,B25 Mitchell and Vampire)
Ghost Flypast (RCN Banshee,Tracker and Sikorsky S55)
Crew Support - Aviano (CF 18)
of the Sea and Sky"
Depicted in this painting is a huge Short Sunderland flying
boat over a battleship of the Royal Navy of the King George V (KG V)
class. Canadians served in both these aircraft and in large warships
such as the KG V as members of the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy,
Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World
oil on canvas board 18x24 (1997)
Display: National Archives CAAA art show - 1998. CAAA
traveling aviation art exhibit - Alberta locations (TAAE) 2002. RCAF
display Okanagan Military Museum, Kelowna,BC 2003. Artist's collection.
AIR POWER AT SEA DURING WW II
The Sunderland, with its exceptional over-water endurance
was a critical asset in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was so heavily
defended with machine guns in nose and rear turrets and in positions
along the fuselage that its Luftwaffe opponents nicknamed it the “Porcupine”.
In both its size and effect, it was truly an aerial battleship.
At sea the Third Reich brought the dagger very close to the
heart of the Allied war effort during the drawn out Battle of the
Atlantic. Airpower was to play a critical role in this theatre and
RCAF squadrons contributed significantly to the defeat of the U-boat
threat. Churchill himself credited the U-boats as the greatest danger
of the war.
more information go to: Imperial
War Museum Duxford