Jeremy Houghton is a British painter whose work attempts to capture movement. For the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Jeremy has been tracking down and sketching the remaining airmen who flew in Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters during WWII. He has created a group picture of the four surviving fighter pilots who flew on the Battle of Britain entitled ‘The Last of the Few’, and a group picture of the seven remaining bomber airmen entitled ‘The Last of the Many’.
Both these pictures are being silent auctioned this summer, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale going towards RAF Air Cadets. These portraits, accompanied by further historic aviation works, will tour various galleries.
At the request of ‘The Last of the Few’ (Wing Commander ‘Tim’ Elkington, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, Wing Commander Thomas Neil and Wing Commander Paul Caswell Farnes), this group portrait was drawn simply with pencil, “to keep it simple, with no unnecessary frills or decoration”. This unique picture is being auctioned in aid of RAF Air Cadets through the Coachmaker’s Charitable Trust.