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Johnny Johnson - The Last Dambuster

On 12th November, I had the absolute honour and privilege of meeting the 97 year old Johnny Johnson and presenting him with a framed print of one of my photographs for his 98th birthday on 25th November 2019.  Johnny is the Last Dambuster - the last surviving member of 617 Squadron to have flown on Operation Chastise on the night of 16-17 May 1943. 

Led by the 24 year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson, nineteen Lancaster bombers took off from RAF Scampton for an audacious low-level attack on three German dams in the Ruhr valley, using Barnes Wallis's revolutionary 'Upkeep' bomb weighing over 9,000 lbs.  Johnny was the bomb aimer on T-Tommy and attacked the Sorpe dam.  Of the nineteen aircraft to take part, eight crashed or were shot down and 53 aircrew from Johnny's squadron were killed.


Johnny is an honorary member of the 120 Squadron (CXX Squadron) Association - he served on CXX Squadron in the early post-war years. 

To mark his 98th birthday on 25th November 2019, I am selling a limited edition of 120 framed photographs of the Lancaster 'Just Jane' taken at night at the former RAF East Kirkby.  This is the same photograph that we gave Johnny for his birthday and is professionally  framed in exactly the same way by Kaleidoscope Framing of Shrewsbury. 

I will be donating 10% of all the proceeds from sales of this limited edition framed picture to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

I'm The Lucky One

Limited Edition Framed Photograph of Lancaster 'Just Jane'


This is a high resolution black and white night time photograph of Lancaster bomber 'Just Jane', taken at the former RAF East Kirkby in Lincolnshire - near where I live. 

The 24" by 16" photograph is printed on exhibition quality pearlescent photographic paper, chosen for the beautiful sheen that it gives to black and white photographs.  The printed photograph has a 2" mount border within a deep white mount with a V-groove around it.  This is all finished in a simple black wooden frame and the dimensions of the complete framed photograph are 30" by 22" - ideal for hanging above your mantelpiece!  

The photographer's signature (my signature!) is in pencil on the mount, at bottom right.  The limited edition number (for example, 2/120) is in pencil at bottom left.  You can choose which unique number you would like, subject to availability. 

The price of each of the limited edition of 120 framed photographs is £280 and this includes postage and packing within the UK.  Ten percent of all sale proceeds will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF). 

Click on any of the 'Contact Me' buttons on this page to send me a message.  Tell me which numbered framed photograph (from 2 to 120*) you would like and I will reply with confirmation and payment details. 

*Prints are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis - number one has sold already.

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