Military, Aviation and Naval
Pictures and Prints.
Welcome to the Cleeve Prints web site, we hope you enjoy your visit.
Cleeve Prints specialise in military, aviation and naval pictures and limited edition prints.
We are an authorised dealer for prints published by the Military Gallery and SWA Publishing which include artists such as Robert Taylor, Richard Taylor, Simon Atack, Gerald Coulson, Robert Watts, Peter Close, Philip E. West and Stephen Brown, Chris Collingwood, Randall Scott and Anthony Saunders.
I We would like to say thank you to everyone we met, chatted with or sold a picture to at Militaria 2016 on Sunday. We have not done this show for a few years but were really happy with the way the day went and will definitely be back next year. As we explained to everybody who took one of our cards, this site is sadly quite out of date so if there was anything you saw on our stand at the weekend that you don't see here please get in touch and we can always send you more details and photographs of the item. Over the next few months we hope to completely redesign the site which will involve this one going off line so please bear with us while we drag the site up to date.
We now stock the full range of Military Gallery Greetings Cards. There are 55 different cards to choose from including many of Robert Taylor's most famous works of art.
We are now proud to support the Defence Discount Service ( https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/ ). Members can obtain a 20% discount either by ordering on-line via the site or at shows and fairs by showing your Defence Discount Service card.
Can I please ask that if you intend to visit the workshop that you give me a ring before you come to ensure that I am at home as we do not store our pictures at the workshop. I can be contacted on 07814 519219
Our next show listed below:The Three Counties Showground
Sunday 20th March 2016
Steve Dyer Miniature Figure Painter
Pictures and Prints
Postage and Packing
Print Locating Service
Tropical Duties By Richard Taylor
On Wednesday 22 June 1938 a new sound was heard over the humid streets of Singapore as four Bristol Pegasus radial engines heralded the arrival of the RAF’s newest flying-boat- the Short Sunderland. For the men of 230 Squadron gathering on the slipway at Seletar, the approaching aircraft looked formidable and even from a distance, they could spot the powerful array of .303 machine guns it possessed.
As the big aircraft landed and taxied in, it towered over the obsolete bi-planes moored alongside. The squadron had been flying Short Singapore’s ever since they arrived here two years earlier but now, with war looming and recognising the strategic importance of Singapore, the Squadron had been chosen as one of the first units to be re-equipped with the world’s most advanced flying boat - the Sunderland.
Tough and reliable, the Sunderland would prove that it could turn its hand to almost any role that was asked of it. With a range approaching 3,000 miles it was ideal for the long-range maritime reconnaissance patrols it would need to cover the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, especially following Japan’s callous entry into the war and the fall of Singapore. Sunderlands would play a vital role in protecting the convoys to India and supplying isolated bases across the Indian Ocean.
As the war progressed, Sunderland flying-boats were increasingly used to attack enemy shipping between Burma and Malaya in the Bay of Bengal and over a 32 day period in the summer of 1944 two Sunderlands from 230 Squadron evacuated 537 critically wounded soldiers from the Chindit special forces by landing on a lake deep behind enemy lines in Burma. Following the Japanese surrender 230 Squadron found themselves once more in Singapore, this time to repatriate Allied POWs liberated from Japanese camps.
Signed by THREE of the last surviving veterans who flew and fought against the Japanese in Sunderland's with 230 Squadron have signed each print of Tropical Duties, their signatures adding a truly historic link to the many unsung heroes of World War II.
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM HALLISEY
The Limited Edition (edition size 350)
The Artist Proof (edition size 25)
The Remarqued Edition (edition size 25)
The Double Remarqued Edition (edition size 10)
Overall Print Size: 34 1/8'' wide x 22 5/8'' high
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By Phone with a credit or debit card.
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By Cash (All cash payments should be sent by at least Recorded Delivery. Please Note: Cleeve Prints cannot be held responsible for cash sent in the post.)Please note – if your are not paying by card over the phone please contact us in order that we can reserve your item for you by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone Steve on 07814 519219
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If you have a specific print in mind but are unable to locate it we may be able to help. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the print or subject you are looking for, giving as much information as possible. We will keep the details on file and mail you should we be able to locate what you are looking for. All queries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence; no information will be passed onto a third party.