spacerThis print fits a readily available 16 in x 12 in framespacerSR 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class No. 34067 Tangmere with Nameplates plus Hawker Hurricane (17 Squadron) and Supermarine Spitfire (602 Squadron) (O. V. S. Bulleid) Steam Locomotive Print Click/tap the image to view a larger version


The light pacifics were designed by O.V.S. Bulleid to work over the restricted secondary routes of the Southern Railway. Two naming themes were used; ‘West Country’ and the ‘Battle of Britain’.

The ‘Battle of Britain’ locomotives were named in tribute to
the personalities, aircraft, RAF stations and squadrons involved in the 1940 air battle.

Scale of Locomotive & Aircraft: 5 mm/ft

Paper Size: 404 mm x 303 mm (16 in x 12 in)
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No. 34067 Tangmere

No 21C167 was named Tangmere, after the RAF station in West Sussex, by Wing Commander W G Clouston at Brighton Station on 19th September 1947. The cab side plaques showing the station badge of RAF Tangmere were attached in October 1956.

On withdrawal No. 34067 was sold to Dai Woodhams scrap yard in South Wales and was purchased from there for preservation and has since had several owners.

It is shown as running in 1960, in BR green with totem, fitted with Golden Arrow regalia, a service it worked while based at Stewarts Lane. The positioning of the brackets for the arrow was unique as the plaque was not dropped to allow more space. The coupling rods are reversed and still have the original Curl fixings. AWS has been fitted along with a speedometer. It is attached to a cut-down 4,500 gallon tender with the BR briquette water treatment system.

Built: (Brighton) September 1947. Withdrawn: November 1963.

Hawker Hurricane MkIA (17 Squadron)spacer

The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter to serve with RAF and was designed under Sydney Camm’s direction as a logical progression from the Fury biplane. The first flight of a production Hurricane took place on 6th November 1935 at Brooklands. It was powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and armed with eight .303 inch Browning machine guns. The first aircraft entering RAF service in late 1937.

The illustration portrays the plane flown by Flying Officer Manfred Beckett Czernin (DSO, MC, DFC) of 17 Squadron, the son of an Austrian Count, and diplomat, and an English mother, the daughter of a Baron. On 25th August 1940, while based at Tangmere, he shot down two Messerschmitt Bf110s and damaged another. Later in the war he joined the SOE, winning the MC.

Supermarine Spitfire MkIA (602 Squadron)spacer

The Spitfire was designed by Reginald J Mitchell of Supermarine Ltd., in response to a 1934 Air Ministry specification calling for a high-performance fighter with an armament of eight wing-mounted .303 inch Browning machine guns. Like the Hawker Hurricane it was powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The first production Spitfire flew on 15th May 1938 with deliveries to operational RAF squadrons commencing in the summer of 1938.

The illustration shows the Spitfire flown by Flight Lieutenant Alexander ‘’Sandy’’ Johnstone (CB, DFC, AE, DL), commander of 602 Squadron. The aircraft was named Kedoying and painted with a rampant cobra. The Squadron was based at Westhampnett (Goodwood) a satellite airfield of Tangmere. His tally for the Battle of Britain was 7 (2 shared) aircraft destroyed, 1 probable and 6 (1 shared) damaged. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions.


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