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This 1999 hardback is in excellent condition. It tells the story of Battle of Britain Spitfire Ace and leader of 92 Squadron Brian Kingcombe. It has been remarqued with a large original pencil drawing by Steve Teasdale and features a genuine Brian Kingcombe  mounted signature above the drawing on the title page.
This is becoming a pretty scarce book and this copy is a real one- off. We don’t expect this to be available for long.

On 27th May 1940 Kingcome joined 92 Squadron at Northolt as ‘A’ Flight Commander.
He claimed two He111's destroyed and another probably destroyed on 2nd June, shared in destroying Ju88's on 10th and 24th July, probably destroyed a Me109 on 9th September, destroyed a He111 on the 11th, damaged two Me109's on the 14th, damaged a Do17 on the 15th and shared a Ju88, probably destroyed a He111 and damaged another on the 18th.
Kingcome destroyed a Me109 on the 23rd, damaged a Ju88 and a Me109 on the 24th, got a probable Do17, damaged another, shared a Ju88 and damaged two others on the 27th, destroyed a Me109 on 11th October, destroyed two more and damaged a third on the 12th and destroyed another on the 13th.
On 15th October Kingcome was shot down in combat with Me109's. He baled out, wounded, and was admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital at Chatham.
His Spitfire, X4418, crashed at Wybornes Farm, High Halstow.
Kingcome was awarded the DFC (gazetted 25th October 1940).
He rejoined 92 Squadron on 23rd December 1940 after recovering.
On 16th June 1941 he probably destroyed a Me109 and on 24th July destroyed another. Kingcome was posted away in August to 61 OTU as a Flight Commander. He returned to operations in February 1942, taking command of 72 Squadron at Gravesend.
He damaged a Fw190 on 15th April and got a probable Me109 on 27th May. In late June 1942 Kingcome was promoted to Acting Wing Commander, to lead the Kenley Wing. On 27th August he damaged a Fw190.

Brian Kingcombe Signed & Remarqued Original Drawing A Willingness To Die 92 Sqn

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