Peter Close Sculpture

Battle of Britain Pilot

In this sculpture Peter Close has sought to personify one of Dowding’s young RAF fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain. In a crumpled uniform he stands looking to the sky with the air of youthful defiance that earned these young men Churchill’s accolade of ‘The Few’. The Pilot is depicted wearing a service dress uniform with shirt and tie, 1936 pattern boots, 1932 pattern ‘Mae West’, ‘B’ type flying helmet with ‘D’ oxygen mask and Mk III goggles.

  • Height 41cm/16in
  • Weight 3 kg
  • Made of cold cast bronze
  • Limited to an edition of 250
£295.00 £ 295.00