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Desert Scorpions by Michael Rondot.


Desert Scorpions by Michael Rondot.

Dominating the foreground of his evocative painting of a typical resupply operation in the field are a Leyland Daf Drops vehicle from 12 Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport and a Multiple Launch Rocket System from 39 Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Item Code : MR0014Desert Scorpions by Michael Rondot. - This Edition
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 350 prints.

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Paper size 24 inches x 17 inches (61cm x 43cm) Billiere, Peter De La
Smith, Rupert
Durie, Ian
Wallace, John
+ Artist : Michael Rondot
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Other editions of this item : Desert Scorpions by Michael Rondot MR0014
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

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Paper size 24 inches x 17 inches (61cm x 43cm) Billiere, Peter De La
Smith, Rupert
Durie, Ian
Wallace, John
+ Artist : Michael Rondot
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The signature of General Sir Peter De La Billiere KCB KBE DSO MC MSC DL

General Sir Peter De La Billiere KCB KBE DSO MC MSC DL
*Signature Value : 45

General Sir Peter de la Billiere was born in 1934, educated at Harrow School and joined the KSLI in 1952. After commissioning into the Durham Light Infantry he served with 1 DLI in Japan, Korea and then for 2 years in the Suez Canal Zone and in Jordan. In 1956 he joined the Special Air Service in Malaya where he was mentioned in Despatches. In 1959 he led a troop during the assault in Jebel Akdar, where he won the Military Cross. He then served for almost 2 years with the Federal Regular Army before returning to command a Squadron of the SAS. From 1964 to 1966 General de ]a Billiere commanded A Squadron on operations in Radfan and Bomeo, gaining a bar to the MC. After completing the Staff Course at Cambericy and a Staff Appointment at United Kingdom Land Forces, he returned to 22 SAS as Second-inCommand and subsequently Commanding Officer. During the period 196o-74 he commanded operations in Musandam and Dhofar and established the Counter Terrorist Force immediately following the Munich Games incident. He was appointed a Member Of the Distinguished Service Order. After spending 2 years on the Directing Staff at the Army Staff College, Camberley, General de la Billiere took his family across the Nubian Desert by Land Rover to assume command of the British Army Training Team in Sudan in 1977 Between 1979 and 1983 he commanded the Special Air Service Group. He was made CBE- in the 1983 New Year's Honours List. During 1983 he was a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies and from June 1984 until July 1985 was Military Commissioner and Commander British Forces Falklands, where his wife and family were with him. From September 1985 to November 1987 he commanded Wales District in the rank of Major General and at the beginning of December 1986 was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Light Division. In 1987 he took up the appointment of GOG South East District and Permanent Peacetime Commander of the joint Force Operation Staff in the rank of Lieutenant General, He was appointed KCB in the 1988 New Year's Honours List. On October 6th 1990, General de la Billiere assumed command of the British Forces in the Middle East. Following his return to UK, he was promoted General and appointed as special adviser to the Ministry of Defence on Middle East matters.
The signature of Lieutenant Colonel John Wallace MBE RLC

Lieutenant Colonel John Wallace MBE RLC
*Signature Value : 35

Officer Commanding 12 Squadron Royal Corps of Transport
The signature of Major General Ian Durie CBE

Major General Ian Durie CBE
*Signature Value : 15

Commander Royal Artillery,1st British Armoured Division
The signature of Major General Rupert Smith DSO OBE QGM

Major General Rupert Smith DSO OBE QGM
*Signature Value : 35

General Officer Commanding 1st British Armoured Division
Artist Details : Michael Rondot
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Michael Rondot

Michael Rondot is well known in the military aviation world for his distinctive style of aircraft paintings and prints which have made him one of todays most widely collected aviation artists. During his 25 year career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force he flew over 5000 hours in combat jets, including Jaguar fighter bombers during the Gulf War, bringing a unique authority to his paintings that sets them in a class of their own. His portrayals of classic combat aircraft are much sought-after by both aviators and enthusiasts alike for their realism and powerful atmospheric settings.

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