Summer 1942 and Spitfire Mark VBs of 249 Squadron encounter a fighter escort including Me109s. The vital port of Valletta was a frequent target for the JU88s of the German Luftwaffe and keeping Malta in Allied hands was very much down to the gallant efforts of the RAF squadrons.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
- High quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
- Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete.
- Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
Nicolas Trudgian was born in 1959 and grew up in Plymouth; a vibrant place for a youngster where there was always something to see, be it planes and trains, aircraft carriers and submarines or tanks and helicopters. Nicolas's artistic skill came from his father, a very skilled amateur, who encouraged him to produce the drawings and inevitably, transport and military subjects loomed from each page.
The backgrounds to his aviation prints are for many collectors the real attraction, as in many cases his pictures would be satisfying even if the aeroplanes were removed. From the white cliffs of Dover to the sands of North Africa there are endless opportunities for backdrops to his aviation landscapes.
Since 1991 Nicolas has lived in the Cotswold Hills in Gloucestershire in a house built in the corner of what was once a Battle of Britain airfield.