• From:2009 American Society of Aviation Artists Awards

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      16" x 39" Oil Supermarine Spitfire Mk Is of No. 54. Sqdn. from RAF Rochford, Essex, flying over a fleet of working sailing barges in the river Thames estuary prior to the outbreak of WW II. These famous sailing barges, using barge boards on each side of the hull instead of a central keel were sea-going and unique to the Thames River. Their spritsail-designed rigging easily allowed the mast to be lowered for navigating under low bridges in the higher reaches of the river. Credit: Charles Thompson

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