The Art of Chris French FGAvA

Professional Aviation and Military Artist

A Sudden Downpour

Short Stirling MkIV RAF 299 Squadron

October 1944, ground crew dash for shelter under a Short Stirling Mk IV of 299 Squadron at RAF Wethersfield, Essex, England. 299 and 196 squadrons had to depart the airfield in January 1945 after only four months as the severe Winter weather caused substantial damage to the runways.

I fancied depicting some typical English weather in a painting and as Wethersfield is only a few miles from where I live, it has local interest for me. My thanks to the team at Wethersfield Airfield Museum for useful references. Oil on canvas.

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Professional Aviation and Military Artist

Short Stirling MkIV RAF 299 Squadron

The Art of

Chris French FGAvA

Professional Aviation and Military Artist

Short Stirling MkIV RAF 299 Squadron