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This is a specially produced glossy bookplate bearing the original pencil signature of Battle of Britain and Typhoon veteran pilot Percy Beake.
After completing his training on Spitfires, in September 1940 he joined No 64 Squadron at Leconfield in Yorkshire before the squadron moved to Biggin Hill and then to an airfield in Norfolk. He flew patrols in the final stages of the Battle of Britain.

In June 1941 he asked to join a squadron at Biggin Hill in order to see more action. Flying Spitfires with No 92 Squadron, he participated in many sweeps and escort missions over northern France. Returning from one of these sorties he crash-landed in a field in Kent having run out of fuel.
After a rest he flew Typhoons for the remainder of the war.

Percy Beake Battle of Britain & Typhoons Signed Bookplate

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