A stunning print by Frank Wootton, showing one of the most spectacular attacks in the history of the Strike Wings, which took place on 21st July 1944. Four squadrons engaged a large protected convoy with over 30 escort ships off the East Friesian Islands. The protecting flak ships carried up to 72 anti-aircraft guns and on this occasion were firing 'chute and cable' - parachute supported cables, designed to bring down attacking aircraft. Warrant Officer Pilip Brett's Beaufighter dropped a torpedo, while one of the other aircraft attacked another ship with rockets. Two ships were sunk - one credited to Philip Brett - others damaged, and all the aircraft returned safely. The print is signed by Frank Wootton and 5 pilots: Philip Brett, Group Captain Richard Burns, Wing Commander David Cartridge, Group Captain Gatward and Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler. Issued in a numbered limited edition of 850. Comes beautifully mounted and framed, ready for hanging. A limited edition of 850.
The Benham TV Presenting Team
Gary 'Gazza' Ashburn
Gary ‘Gazza’ Ashburn is a popular and well-known face in the world of collectables and memorabilia. His down to earth approach, basic advice and tips are eagerly sought after and Gary has become affectionately known
as ‘The Collectibles Guru’.
For the past fifteen years, Gary has appeared
regularly on TV, Radio, Websites, Digital media and in both National and Specialist Press. Gary is a registered expert for several high profile collectables organisations, including BBC’s Cash in the Attic, Antique Roadshow, Flog It etc.
Paul Metcalfe is a TV & Live Events Presenter hosting shows for Sky TV, On line and live events. Paul is very excited to be part of
Benham TV which all came about from a chance meeting while hosting a huge Charity Gala for the Princes’s Trust. It was here Paul was reunited with his good friend former co host collectables Guru Garry Gazza Ashburn. In the past Paul has reviewed Soaps and TV shows on radio & worked behind the scenes on TV shows such as Soap Fever (ITV2) Top of the pops (BBC) Smart (CBBC) Blue Peter (CBBC) & Granada lifestyle channel (Breeze).
Debi has been entertaining us on television and radiofor the past 25 years. She has interviewed a wide range of celebrities on live television and radio, from politicians to pop stars. Her selling skills, approachability and sometimes “naughty” sense of humour gained her something of a cult following! Debi has been a presenter on Ideal World, QVC, The Jewellery Channel, TV Cruise Channel and many other stations!
A great addition to the Benham team, Jade has extensive presenting experience working for a number of broadcasters including Sky and ITV.