Dambusters' Portrait Collection 'For the Nation'

by Indian YMCA Centenary Mural in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 9th September 2018 we successfully raised £20 with 1 supporters in 28 days

Raise funds that can purchase the 133 Dambusters' portrait collection 'for the nation' to be gifted to a public museum for posterity

by Indian YMCA Centenary Mural in London, England, United Kingdom

In early 2018 Dan Llywelyn Hall had a portrait sitting with the last British Dambuster, George 'Johnny' Johnson. After this sitting, Dan decided that he would paint the portraits of all 133 of the Dambusters for archival photos supplied by families and historians and reunite Johnny with his squadron.

In May, at the time of the 75TH anniversary of Operation Chastise, families from all over the world unveiled the portraits at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. 

The collection was then part of an exhibition Dambusters Reunited, where Johnny came face-to-face with his fellow squadron members once again, for the first time in 75 years. This moving occasion marked the anniversary and it was decided by the artist and the Dambusters' families that the collection should remain intact and be eventually kept in a public museum for posterity.

The funding raised will help to purchase the collection and ensure the work is adequately displayed for generations to engage and enjoy for the years to come.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

0 of 133 claimed

Collector's Edition of the hard-book catalogue

Following the sell-out of the the first edition of the catalogue of Dambusters Reunited featuring all 133 portraits, the artist will make a second edition that will include additional features.

£90 or more

0 of 33 claimed

Ltd ed. complete 133 Dambusters' portrait print

An A2 print on archival cotton-rag paper signed & individually numbered. The print is from an edition of 133 and features portraits of the entire portrait collection. 33 will be released on this site and the others are for the Dambusters Gala dinner taking place on 7.9.18 at the RAF Club. Your print will be posted in a reinforced tube and is inclusive of postage world-wide.

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