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This bookplate is made from sepia recycled card. It  features an original pencil drawing remarque portrait of Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot John ‘Dunlop’ Urie. Urie’s genuine signature has been mounted underneath the drawing by Steve Teasdale.

Urie was called to full-time service on 25th August 1939. He shared in the destruction of a He111 fifteen miles east of May Isle on 22nd December. The enemy aircraft was on a mine-laying operation.

In April 1940 Urie was appointed a Flight Commander. He damaged a Ju88 on 9th July, ten miles east of Fifeness. On 1st August Urie tore a wing off Spitfire P9461, landing at Drem in heavy ground mist, unhurt.

On the 18th he landed back at Westhampnett minus flaps and with one burst tyre after his Spitfire, X4110, was severely damaged in combat with Me109's over Ford. Urie was wounded in both legs.

On 13th November he shared in the destruction of a Ju88. In December 1940 he was posted to 52 OTU Aston Down.

Urie later commanded 151 Wing in Russia.

Battle of Britain John ‘Dunlop’ Urie Signed Original Drawing Bookplate

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