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This bookplate is made from an original pencil drawing of Battle of Britain fighter ace Pete Brothers by Steve Teasdale. Pete Brothers has signed underneath this highly detailed drawing in pencil. The bookplate is roughly 20cm x 12.5cm and will fit most books on the Battle of Britain. This will transform your book into a highly collectable copy.

In January 1936 Peter Malam Brothers joined the RAF on a short-service commission. He was posted to 9FTS Thornaby on 4th April and joined 32 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 11th October 1936, becoming a Flight Commander in late 1938.
Still with the squadron in 1940, Brothers claimed a Me109 on May 18th, a Me110 on the 23rd, Me109's on July 19th, 20th and 29th, a Me110 on August 16th, a Me109 and a Do17 on the 18th and Me109's on the 22nd and 24th.
Brothers was posted to 257 Squadron at Debden on 9th September, as a Flight Commander, and on the 15th he destroyed a Do17 and a Ju88. He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 13th September 1940) and posted to 52 OTU in January 1941 as an instructor.
Brothers was posted to Baginton in June 1941 to form 457 (RAAF) Squadron with Australian pilots and RAF ground crews. On 26th March 1942 he claimed a Me109 destroyed and on 29th April a probable Fw190. He took command of 602 Squadron at Redhill in June 1942 and on the 26th he damaged two Fw190's, on 18th August destroyed a Fw190 and on the 19th damaged another.
In October 1942 Brothers was appointed Wing Leader at Tangmere. He destroyed a Fw190 on 26th January 1943 and was awarded a Bar to the DFC (gazetted 15th June 1943). On 29th July Brothers was posted to 61 OTU and moved to a staff job at HQ 10 Group on 22nd November. He destroyed a Fw190 on 12th January 1944.

Battle of Britain Bookplate Pete Brothers Signed Original Pencil Drawing

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