Just Airborne At Sea, Signed and numbered by the artist
The Royal Flying Corps launches a Sopwith 2F.1 Camel as a surprise for Zeppelin L.53.
The Sopwith 2F.1 Camel flown by Flight Sub Lieutenant Stuard D. Culley lifts from a “lighter” towed by the British destroyer HMS Redoubt in the North Sea on 10 August 1918. An hour later, the German Zeppelin LZ.53 was intercepted and destroyed while flying at 19,000 feet, putting an end to this unchallenged harassment of the British Fleet. LZ.53 was the last Zeppelin destroyed in WWI and Culley’s Camel ditched along side the Redoubt and was recovered.
This aircraft survives today and hangs in the Imperial War Museum in London, England,*
“Just Airborne at Sea”, World War I, British Sopwith 2F.1 Camel, Stuart D. Culley pilot, German Zeppelin L.53, HMS Redoubt, North Sea, Imperial War Museum, London, Sopwith lithographic print