During No. 17 Squadron’s interception of the withdrawing German aircraft following the lunchtime attack, Sq/L. Williams attacked a Dornier, but separated from the other members of his Squadron, came under attack from 4 ME109s. He was able to throw them off after a series of hectic turns down to sea level.
The painting shows Williams rejoining Sgt. Wilfred John Etherington, his No. 2, and Green Section, from his Squadron in front of the Swingate Chain Home radar station at Dover. The tall metal transmitting masts are seen to the left and the smaller wooden receiving towers to the right.
Williams was killed one week later on the 25th August in a head on combat with an ME110. Etherington served the RAF throughout the conflict and survived the war.
Oil on Canvas Board, Size c. 12"x8". Price £217 (+p&p small)