Puttalam Elephants
Limited Edition $320 Fleet Air Arm Edition  $375
Call 800-731-0060
Size 28-3/8 x 17

Commissioned by one of the Corsair pilots stationed at HMS Rajaliya in 1942, Robert Taylor’s superb painting Puttalam Elephants is one of many originals by Robert hanging in the wonderful art collection of the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Much admired by tens of thousands of visitors each year, this painting depicts the unusual tactics as employed at Puttalam in order to keep the land based naval fighters flying. Operating happily in conditions where towing tractors became quickly bogged down, the Puttalam Elephants provided an invaluable service, and became much loved by the pilots and ground crews.

THE LIMITED EDITION signed by Three pilots:

Lieutenant ERIC BEECHINOR RN, Sub Lieutenant (A) GORDON DUNNELL RNVR, Sub Lieutenant TONY MAYLETT.

THE FLEET AIR ARM FOLIO have been signed by five of the Royal Navy’s most distinguished fighter pilots. There are a total of EIGHT signatures in this edition.

Captain ERIC ‘WINKLE’ BROWN CBE, DSC, FRAeS, RN, Sub-Lieutenant VICTOR KAIRIS RN, Lieutenant CYRIL PRICE RN, Lieutenant PETER TWISS OBE, DSC*, RN, Lieutenant Commander BRUCE VIBERT RN.

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